Plans for a “low-density” housing development on Cawston Road, Reepham, will be outlined at a public consultation, which is planned for Tuesday 7 May from 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm at St Michael’s.
The 8.77-hectare site known as “Reepham 1”, which is owned by the Salle Estate, has been identified by Broadland District Council as one of several on the edge of town that could be earmarked for housing development under the proposed Local Development Framework.
If selected, this site to the west of Cawston Road, comprising agricultural land and pasture, could see up to 200 new houses being built over the next 15 years.
However, Swaffham-based architects Parsons + Whittley have come up with plans for 100 energy-efficient dwellings each of one to four bedrooms and made using sustainable materials. As well as social housing, this could be a mix of self-build and dwellings designed using the low-energy “Passivhaus” construction.
A key feature will be a bio-bed system to treat sewage and surface run-off with effluent being piped under gravity to a natural treatment plant, which will incorporate a nature reserve with public access.
There will be two vehicle access points – on Cawston Road and Wood Dalling Road, with the layout of the former to be altered for safety reasons. The plans also provide for the retention of the ancient hedged footpath that bisects the site.
Further details will be published on www.reephamlife.co.uk as soon as they become available.
See our earlier story HERE