Villagers are to have their say on plans to build almost 4,000 homes on the outskirts of Norwich.

The Rackheath North Masterplan, which has been in the planning for over five years, would see 3,850 new homes built in the village on land north of Green Lane West along with two new primary schools, a new secondary school and office space.

It would represent one of the biggest developments Norfolk has seen in years, with two local centres and large open spaces also included in the plans.

Part of the plans would see Muck Lane closed in order to transform it into a footway and cycleway to encourage sustainable modes of travel.

It would also include sports provisions, orchards and allotments, utilities, energy centres, a primary substation, foul pumping stations and a community waste recycling centre.

But now developers Taylor Wimpey say they need city folk's help to "refine" the project.

Two public exhibitions will be held on the plans, one at Salhouse Jubilee Hall on Saturday, September 30, between 11am and 4pm, and one at The Pavillion in Rackheath on Monday, October 2, between 2pm and 8pm.

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Those wishing to have their say who cannot make it to the events can also email their opinions to

When the plans were being discussed last year, community groups raised traffic concerns around the volume of traffic on Station Road and Norwich Road - as there is an extremely narrow bridge along the route.

Those fears were realised last November when heavy rainfall closed the road after it caused the bridge to flood.

Following the flooding Taylor Wimpey said it was aware of the issue and would be putting forward a drainage plan.

Plans were initially submitted in April 2022 and it is hoped a decision on the Rackheath Masterplan will be made by the end of 2023.