Plans have gone into build 40 homes in a West Norfolk village.
The Gayton Estate has applied to West Norfolk Council to develop a site on Manor Farm to north of Back Street, Gayton.
Plans were announced earlier this year to build a £4.5 million new primary school at the corner of Back Street and Winch Road, which has met with some opposition.
The planning statement says: “It is proposed as an integral part of this application in lieu of the provision of affordable housing for social rent, that eight plots would be gifted to the borough council for inclusion on the council’s register for self-build/ custom built housing to meet the requirements of the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 which places a duty on local councils in England to keep and have regard to a register of people who are interested in self build or custom build projects in their area.”
The application adds that these plots would be made available to “local residents and first time home owners” who wish to build their own homes.
The planning statement goes onto say: “It is in a central sustainable location within the Key Rural Service Centre village of Gayton and in a highly sustainable location. Accordingly, the outline proposals are commended to the council.”