Major development plans lodged for Hunstanton

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Plans have been lodged to build a new care home and 120-home development in Hunstanton.

The le Strange Estate is working with Pigeon Investment Management on the two separate developments in the town.

An outline application to build a care home quarter along with 60 new homes on land south of Hunstanton Commercial Park and Lynn Road has been lodged with West Norfolk Council.

The organisations are looking to create a care home of approximately 60 beds and 60 housing with care units within the quarter.

The planning statement says: “The provision of new homes, housing with care units and a care home will bring economic benefits to the area both during and after construction. Indeed, not only would the proposed development provide new residential dwellings, which would ‘support growth and innovation’ by providing residential accommodation for people of a working age which will directly contribute to ensuring the availability of local labour force, but the construction of the dwellings themselves would create jobs which will enable construction workers in the area to find employment.”

The housing development would include 24 affordable homes along with 36 which will be sold on the open market.

The statement said: “The proposed development would bring additional residents to the area and with them increased demand for local goods and services which would result in increased use of local shops and services, securing their future and bringing a boost to the local economy and increasing their viability.”

The second outline application could see 120 homes being built on land east of Cromer Road.

Developers hope to build 96 homes and apartments, which would be sold on the open market. There are hopes to build a mix of one bedroom to five bedroom properties.

Up to 24 affordable homes, ranging from one bedroom apartments to four bedroom houses, will also be offered as part of the plans.

The planning statement says: “The proposed development would meet local and national objectives through the delivery of a number of material benefits not least the provision of new housing, including a policy compliant affordable provision to meet a significant need in the borough and deliver some of the additional housing identified for Hunstanton.

“Economic benefits through the generation of jobs and increased spending during and after construction would also result. The scheme will also provide a significant provision of open space over and above policy requirements and on site ecological benefits. These benefits will significantly and demonstrably outweigh what could be considered as only minimal harm in terms of the change in local landscape character.”