Broadland District Council is giving residents an opportunity to comment on two new proposed sites for housing development in Reepham.
The six-week public consultation – “Site Allocations – New potential sites put forward by promoters of development” – commenced on Monday 11 October and will end at 5 pm on Monday 25 November.
Broadland said a number of potential development sites have been promoted by landowners/agents in reply to the recent Preferred Options consultation exercise.
“Many of these sites have been considered previously, but some of the proposals received are new sites or are materially different to those previously considered,” said Broadland. “The Council is therefore seeking views on a number of new/modified sites.”
The new sites in Reepham are on Whitwell Street and off Broomhill Lane, which are now Reepham Town Council’s preferred site options.
An outline scheme for 22 new homes on Whitwell Street/Mill Road now includes 0.5 hectares adjacent to the primary school to safeguard an area of land for future expansion of the school.
Meanwhile, the 12.5-hectare site off Broomhill Lane includes a concept to build an undetermined number of new homes on 4 hectares of the site, while on the remaining 8.5 hectares it is proposed to build a new sports hall for Reepham High School & College, along with improvements to the management of school traffic and the extension and enhancement of school grounds.
Details of these two sites can be found on pages 44-87 of the Supporting Documents that can be viewed/downloaded from the Consultation Portal.
Following this latest consultation, Broadland will assess all of the comments that have been made before developing a proposed submission version of the Site Allocations Development Plan Document. It is intended that this will be published in early 2014 and then submitted for examination later that year.
See our earlier news stories:
Reepham Town Council backs two new sites for housing
Outline housing scheme proposed for Whitwell Road site
Broadland’s ‘Preferred Options’ summer consultation opens
Broadland announces preferred sites for development