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North Runcton villagers to have say 1,100 home plan

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North Runcton Parish Council is running a public consultation on the 1,100 homes Hardwick Green development on Saturday and Sunday in the Village Meeting Place.

Suffolk-based developer Hopkins Homes has submitted plans to West Norfolk Council to build homes and a primary school along with a partial link road on a 50 hectare site which lies between the A10 and A47.

The parish council says it was told that development could be ongoing until 2026 and that a total of 6,000 homes could be built in the area.

A statement from North Runcton says: “Residents have expressed concerns that this development will have wider implications than just for the parishes of North Runcton, West Winch and Setchey and that it will affect everyone coming to Lynn for shopping or tourists.

An indicative road for access was included in the initial consultation proposals but, currently, as there is no money from Government or Norfolk County Council Highways, there is great concern that a ‘piece-meal’ development may go ahead.

“It is very important at this stage for people to confirm their views in writing. Comments should be sent in to the borough council planning department as soon as possible.”

Residents from surrounding villages are invited to the event which runs from 10am to 4pm.

 

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