The West Winch house plan will soon be subject to public consultation
Public consultation is due to begin next month on a master plan that could see 4,000 homes built on land around West Winch.
A draft plan will be considered by the borough council later this month and, if approved, will be open for public consultation from August 5.
He will oversee the development of up to 4,000 homes and coordinate the phasing of associated infrastructure southeast of Lynn.
This will include the usual planning notices and activities with parish councils to ensure they have a say.
Due to the scale and nature of this project, additional sessions are also being held for people to come and review the Master Plan Framework, ask questions of the specialists, and provide feedback, concerns or suggestions. , so that these can be taken into account in the development of the final framework master plan.
It will also be possible to view the document online and submit comments via the council’s website.
Cllr Richard Blunt, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development, said: ‘This is a very important document which at a high level defines, in broad locations, where the infrastructure detailed in the plan infrastructure delivery is considered appropriate, whilst ensuring that there is a degree of separation between the development and the village of North Runcton, and integration with the existing development and facilities at West Winch.
“The infrastructure delivery plan covers transport networks, education, public services, community and health facilities and of course green spaces and corridors, including outdoor sports facilities.
“The Framework Master Plan also sets out expectations for design, home mix, sustainability and green credentials, as well as the need to consider the impact on local heritage and local biodiversity.
“It is essential that local people carefully review this Framework Master Plan later this summer to review the large locations we have identified and provide us with feedback for consideration.
“Once formally adopted, the Framework Master Plan will be used to determine how this major development will take shape over the next approximately 18 years.”
A major element of the framework master plan concerns the provision of a new access road to the accommodation. Norfolk County Council is currently awaiting a response from the government on the strategic business case submitted to it last March.
If successful, Norfolk County Council would be able to move on to the next phase, which would be to complete the design of the road, for which there would be further consultation. We hope that an announcement will be made soon enough for this project.