Consultation begins on plans for 100 homes in Norwich street
People will be able to help to shape the design of an affordable housing development in Norwich when a consultation begins next month.
About 100 homes – a mix of flats and houses – will be built by Orbit Housing Association on a cleared site next to Goldsmith Street.
The final number of homes will be determined by the design, which local residents and businesses can comment on as part of the public consultation before any planning applications are submitted. People will also get the chance to highlight any areas of concern that need to be addressed prior to the application being made.
Having approved the redevelopment of the Goldsmith Street area in June 2011, Norwich City Council's cabinet rubber-stamped the sale of the site to Orbit Housing Association in February. Orbit will begin construction on site by May 2013 with a completion target of March 2015. The council will be able to place a number of people from its waiting list for housing in some of the properties.
The site constitutes an investment of between �9m and �10m in the area along with opportunities for construction jobs. Bert Bremner, portfolio holder for environment and development, said: 'This important consultation is your chance to help shape a sizeable affordable housing development in Norwich. All comments made will be carefully considered.'
You may also want to watch:
Residents and businesses in the Goldsmith Street area will be written to with details of how they can take part in the consultation.
- 1 Deputy lieutenant of Norfolk sells beloved thatched Broads home
- 2 Aviva to close two large office sites in Norwich
- 3 Part of seventh skeleton discovered in city street
- 4 New 24-hour McDonald's branch poised for green light
- 5 Timeline: When should you receive the coronavirus vaccine?
- 6 Nurse's 'heartbreak' over hospital care as her father dies on Covid ward
- 7 Wetherspoon pubs reveal reopening plan after 'zero' sales
- 8 Crash between two cars left road partially closed
- 9 Coronavirus outbreak at construction company working on County Hall
- 10 Could free public transport rescue Norwich city centre?