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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Up to 300 new homes could be built in a village on the outskirts of Norwich – with the public urged to have their say on the proposals.
Planners Barton Willmore are acting on behalf of landowners who believe up to 300 new homes and business starter units could be built on 19.3 hectares of land to the north and south of Shotesham Road.
The developers intend to unveil their proposals at a public exhibition in the village’s community centre early next month.
They are among a number of parties who have suggested development in Poringland which they would like to see included in a South Norfolk Council blueprint for where new homes and jobs should be created in the district between now and 2026.
That document, the Site Specific Allocations and Policies Development Plan, is due to go out for consultation next month.
While inclusion in the document does not mean development will definitely go ahead, sites included within it are more likely to successfully gain planning permission at a later date.
Andrew Wilford, of Barton Willmore, said: “We want to understand the views of the local community as to where it would prefer to see Poringland’s earmarked development to take place.
“It’s important that with South Norfolk Council’s draft proposals already under way, residents and businesses have the opportunity to form a balanced view on all the development options available to them.
“We warmly welcome the opinions of Poringland residents and want to work with them to identify community projects that will benefit the village”.
Caroline Milton, parish clerk for Poringland Parish Council, said the parish council had yet to see the proposals but members would be heading to the public exhibition.
The exhibition will be held at the community centre, in Overtons Way, between 3.30pm and 9pm on Monday, September 10.
For those unable to attend, details of the exhibition will be available at www.poringlandbwpplan.com from the following day.
The public exhibition comes a couple of weeks before South Norfolk Council officers pay their own visit to the village to get views on the Site Specific Allocations and Policies Development Plan.
That consultation event will take place at the community centre between 3pm and 7pm on Monday, September 24.
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