More than 1,000 homes could be built across the city under plans to breathe new life into council-owned land. 

Norwich City Council is set to allocate £585,000 to fund an ongoing review of council-owned sites that could be used for development. 

Having partnered with property consultancy firm Bidwells, the council has revealed a potential for up to 1,200 new homes to be built across four priority sites. 

The sale of these sites, of which the locations are yet to be confirmed, would have the potential to raise more than £5m for the cash-strapped council. 

The future of 10 other sites remains unclear, requiring further investigation to determine whether they are well-suited for disposal to the wider market. 

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City Hall has said it is facing "huge financial pressures" and recently suffered a huge blow as it was revealed last month that its revamp of Anglia Square was being scrapped. 

The £300m project now faces an uncertain future after developers Weston Homes said it was no longer financially viable. 

Councillors will decide whether to provide the £585,000 additional funds for continued assessment of its development sites at a meeting on March 12.