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Plans unveiled for 180 homes in Caister-on-Sea

17:30 12 September 2014

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Members of the public are being asked to have their say on plans for a new housing estate in Caister-on-Sea.

Pegasus Group is consulting on outline proposals for 180 dwellings on land north of Caister, west of Ormesby Road.

The developer describe their plan as affordable housing and a mix of house sizes and types with a public open space. Access onto the estate would be off Ormesby Road. There would also be the creation of a new cycle link within the site parallel to Caister bypass and Ormesby Road.

In 2012, parish council chairman Tony Overill accused borough planners of allowing overdevelopment and said there were too many homes being built in the village.

At the time, the council had just approved plans for 12 town houses on the former Esso garage site in Yarmouth Road and lodged plans for five new homes in Charles Close. The Charles Close dwellings were completed in April - and have been celebrated for being among the first new council homes in the borough in 20 years.

11 comments

  • The reality is Common Sense we DO need more housing, So why not Caister? I'm sure someone would like a second home to rent out, I would buy one there..! I already own three and it makes a lot of money. Ideal place near the sea you can add 20% on rent here.

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    Dave Sims

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  • The reality is Common Sense we DO need more housing, So why not Caister? I'm sure someone would like a second home to rent out, I would buy one there..! I already own three and it makes a lot of money. Ideal place near the sea you can add 20% on rent here.

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    Dave Sims

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  • The reality is Common Sense we DO need more housing, So why not Caister? I'm sure someone would like a second home to rent out, I would buy one there..! I already own three and it makes a lot of money. Ideal place near the sea you can add 20% on rent here.

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    Dave Sims

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  • The reality is Dave Sims is that there is far far more houses planned than just 180, just visit the Great Yarmouth Council website and after a long long search you will find the plans for may more in Caister!!!

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    Common Sense

    Monday, September 15, 2014

  • Very interesting Lionel...! if that's not a reason for these houses to be built I don't know what is..! Very Very Interesting. Common Sense...I can't see how 180 houses will make a Town..! get in touch with reality.

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    Dave Sims

    Monday, September 15, 2014

  • I cannot believe that they will allow 180 houses to be built on what is GRADE ONE agricultural land, this land only covers 21% of this country and we need this land to feed the people of this country whose population is growing on a daily basis. There is no industry or work in Caister on Sea apart from seasonal tourism work which only pays the minimum wage and most of the workforce are on a zero hours contract anyway! I think it is the duty of the people of Caister on Sea to oppose these plans and keep Caister a village and not turn it into a town.

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    Common Sense

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

  • In 1970 the population was near 35 million.. .. Now it is near 65 million... Another 5 million is predicted by 2025 .. Where the extra 5 million will live and find jobs , will be a miracle .. There are many 3 bed houses in the UK with up to 8 people living inside as services and lack of houses for the current population now at 65 million .. 70 million will be even more problems .. The USA being over 15 times bigger than the UK with 330 million .. Like for like size wise we should only have 50 million for our small island .. Compared to the USA size .. .. An American said this year, you have 65 million in your small UK Island.. Are you mad in the UK.. Have you no control.. .. Now we have these proposed houses in Caister to add to the proposed 1000 houses to be built near the James Padgett in Gorleston .. More people more traffic more jobs needed, more hospital queues, more dentists and doctor surgery places .. A very interesting future 10 years in prospect .. There is limit to anything beyond that, then someone has to suffer.. car parking outside your own house is now becoming short of space in some parts of GY and Gorleston more problems of traffic congestion in the future is obvious if the population increases. and a 1000 extra cars hit our roads... when is enough ... enough.

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    Lionel

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

  • In 1970 the population was near 35 million.. .. Now it is near 65 million... Another 5 million is predicted by 2025 .. Where the extra 5 million will live and find jobs , will be a miracle .. There are many 3 bed houses in the UK with up to 8 people living inside as services and lack of houses for the current population now at 65 million .. 70 million will be even more problems .. The USA being over 15 times bigger than the UK with 330 million .. Like for like size wise we should only have 50 million for our small island .. Compared to the USA size .. .. An American said this year, you have 65 million in your small UK Island.. Are you mad in the UK.. Have you no control.. .. Now we have these proposed houses in Caister to add to the proposed 1000 houses to be built near the James Padgett in Gorleston .. More people more traffic more jobs needed, more hospital queues, more dentists and doctor surgery places .. A very interesting future 10 years in prospect .. There is limit to anything beyond that, then someone has to suffer.. car parking outside your own house is now becoming short of space in some parts of GY and Gorleston more problems of traffic congestion in the future is obvious if the population increases. and a 1000 extra cars hit our roads... when is enough ... enough.

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    Lionel

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

  • I cannot believe that they will allow 180 houses to be built on what is GRADE ONE agrcultural land, this land only covers 21% of this country and we need this land to feed the people of this country whose population is growing on a daily basis. There is no industry or work in Caister on Sea apart from seasonal tourism work which only pays the minimum wage and most of the workforce are on a zero hours contract anyway! I think it is the duty of the people of Caister on Sea to oppose these plans and keep Caister a village and not turn it into a town.

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    Common Sense

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

  • Lionel, I’m sure in another 520 years time we will have more hosing etc...a lot can happen in that time, it’s something you shouldn’t worry over too much now, by then we may be living on other planets.

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    MickB1

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

  • In 1970 the population was near 35 million.. .. Now it is near 65 million... Another 5 million is predicted by 2535 .. Where the extra 5 million will live and find jobs , will be a miracle .. There are many 3 bed houses in the UK with up to 8 people living inside as services and lack of houses for the current population now at 65 million .. 70 million will be even more problems .. The USA being over 15 times bigger than the UK with 330 million .. Like for like size wise we should only have 50 million for our small island .. Compared to the USA size .. .. An American said this year, you have 65 million in your small UK Island.. Are you mad in the UK.. Have you no control.. .. Now we have these propose houses in Caister to add to the proposed 1000 houses to be built near the James Padgett in Gorleston .. More people more traffic more jobs needed, more hospital queues, more dentists and doctor surgery places .. A very interesting future 10 years in prospect .. But as they say that is life ...

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    Lionel

    Friday, September 12, 2014

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