Plans for a Danish-style housing scheme in the city centre have been resubmitted after they faced a number of objections.

The 34-home co-housing project, called Angel Yard, is proposed for a derelict site in Oak Street and Sussex Street but objections from a number of council bodies forced it back to the drawing board.

Developer Town had been expecting to begin work by the start of this year but has now submitted a revised application for a project that has been in the works since 2008.

Originating in Denmark during the 1960s, co-housing sees communities build a neighbourhood from scratch with an ethos of sharing and cooperation - with private properties complemented by communal areas.

Norwich Evening News: An artist's impression of Angel YardAn artist's impression of Angel Yard (Image: Town)

Objections included one from Historic England which said the development "did not respond to the historical context" of the area and deemed it an "inappropriate development in the setting of the Great Hall".

Norwich City Council's development officer asked bosses to provide details of how much of the new scheme would be made up of affordable housing.

The city council's conservation team asked for the developers to change their design to include red bricks, which it felt would be more in keeping with the area than the grey ones initially proposed.

Norwich Evening News: The junction between Oak Street and Sussex Street where the development would be basedThe junction between Oak Street and Sussex Street where the development would be based (Image: Google Maps)

Conservation officials also asked for proof of the height and scale of the development.

A city council arboricultural officer objected to the plan over the loss of a willow tree, which he described as a "large, vigorous specimen".

The new plans range from one-bed apartments to three-bed houses and include a four-storey flat block, with shared facilities including a common house, laundry facilities, guest rooms and a large communal garden.

Norwich Evening News: Plans for Norwich's Angel YardPlans for Norwich's Angel Yard (Image: Norwich City Council)

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Neil Murphy, director at Town, said: “We envisage Angel Yard to be a significant project for the city, bringing forward a high-quality, low-energy scheme that responds to local people’s demands for more sustainable housing options.

"The project has all the ingredients to set a precedent for sustainable neighbourhood living.

Norwich Evening News: An artist's impression of the new developmentAn artist's impression of the new development (Image: Norwich City Council)

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"At the heart of the project are the co-housing group, who have championed the sustainable ambitions of the scheme and will be living there to realise them.”

Plans have been widely supported by public commentors with just four of 17 comments objecting to the plans.

Those wishing to comment on the plans have until September 12.