A developer has lodged plans to build 79 houses on the site of a former football ground by the coast.

Badger Building is seeking permission to build the homes at Emerald Park, the former home of Gorleston FC, off Woodfarm Lane in Gorleston.

Plans also include the associated garages, access road, open spaces and landscaping - as well as 178 parking spaces.

The site, a 20 minute walk from Gorleston High Street, would have a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom houses.

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Vehicular access would be off Woodfarm Lane, while a path for pedestrians would lead across Magdalen Recreation Ground and join Edinburgh Avenue.

A decision on the bid is expected by April 8.

To comment on the plans, search Great Yarmouth Borough Council's planning portal for reference 06/24/0102/F.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Gorleston FC in action.Gorleston FC in action. (Image: Archant)

In 2021, the borough council gave outline planning permission for demolishing the football ground and building 97 houses on the site. 

Originally, Gorleston FC had hoped to play their home games at a new ground at East Norfolk Sixth Form College.

Last year, however, the club said that the pitch development at the college was "no longer a viable option".

Instead the club - known as the Greens - reached agreement with Great Yarmouth Town FC to play their home games at the Wellesley.