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600-home development proposed off main road through Bradwell

PUBLISHED: 13:23 25 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:45 25 October 2018

The site just off Beccles Road in Bradwell where Lanpro proposes to build its 600 homes. Picture: Joseph Norton

The site just off Beccles Road in Bradwell where Lanpro proposes to build its 600 homes. Picture: Joseph Norton

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Developers are preparing proposals to build 600 homes and a petrol station just off the main road through Bradwell.

Lowestoft-based developers Badger Building are behind the proposals which if permitted would be off Beccles Road at the site opposite the Bluebell Meadow development.

In a report to Great Yarmouth Borough Council, prepared by Norwich-based planners Lanpro on behalf of the developers its says the development aims to build a “sustainable community” over a 12-year period.

But residents have hit back at the plans with one labelling them a “nightmare”.

The development which will be arranged into a series of ‘walkable neighbourhoods’ would be split into a number of phases with the initial phase seeing 139 houses built.

Ross Phillips, 39, of Bluebell Meadow, said: “There just isn’t the infrastructure needed for more houses at the minute and it is chaos out on the roads.

“I have two children at school and they are struggling as it is.

“It would be a nightmare if I am honest and I would probably consider leaving the area if the development went ahead.”

Rebekah Ellis, 28, also of Bluebell Meadow, thinks it is difficult to predict how big of an effect the development would have.

She said: “I do not think it is a bad idea to build more houses in the area if they managed it properly. It is difficult to predict what kind of impact it would have on services so I would not be completely against it.”

The proposal also includes plans for a series of new access points into the site from Beccles Road and New Road.

A spokesperson for Badger Building said a planning application would be submitted in due course.

The development is proposed to be delivered over a 12-year period to “ensure that a balanced and sustainable community, supported by the necessary infrastructure will be delivered from the earliest phases”.

In an Environment Impact and Assessment screening and scoping report prepared for the council it says the development will assist in meeting the needs of the borough by delivering its housing requirements as set by the ‘Local Plan’.

The development would see an average of 50 houses built per year.

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