Shelved plans for 450 homes on the outskirts of the city are likely to be brought back to life, along with the expected community facilities.

Developers announced last month that they would be ditching plans for phase two of the White House Farm development in Sprowston after failing to agree on a solution to nutrient neutrality environmental issues with Broadland District Council.

But councillors expect another developer to come forward, with the land off Atlantic Avenue earmarked for development in the Greater Norwich Growth Triangle - although the neighbouring Sprowston Manor hotel had strongly opposed the plans.

A phase three was also mooted but with phase two plans on hold, so is infrastructure such as children's play areas and a pedestrian crossing near White House Farm Nursery.

Newly elected Labour Sprowston East councillor, Martin Booth, said he would continue to push for the crossing.

Norwich Evening News: Newly elected Labour Broadland district councillor Martin BoothNewly elected Labour Broadland district councillor Martin Booth (Image: Broadland District Council)

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He said: "It's disappointing they pulled out but I'm hopeful and pretty certain another developer will take it on as it already has [outline] planning permission.

"It's a real shame because the crossing is needed for the nursery.

"I'll continue to push the present developer on it and when it's adopted, the county council, as it's something I know people want.

Norwich Evening News: Land at White House Farm in Sprowston which is earmarked for 456 new homesLand at White House Farm in Sprowston which is earmarked for 456 new homes (Image: Google Maps)

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"We'll get it one way or another, but I'd rather have it built before the road is adopted."

Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon Homes and Hopkins Homes had hoped to build another 456 homes as part of phase two, with around 1,200 built during phase one in the past decade.


Norwich Evening News: Liberal Democrat councillor Caroline Karimi-Ghovanlou Liberal Democrat councillor Caroline Karimi-Ghovanlou (Image: Archant)

Liberal Democrat councillor Caroline Karimi-Ghovanlou, who is also on the Broadland planning committee, is also worried the accompanying facilities will not be built.

She said: "I don't know what will happen now, but I am disappointed the play area, crossing and multi-use pitch won't be built as they're really needed in the area."