5,000 homes, a new school, and a quayside leisure zone - have your say on Yarmouth 2030

PUBLISHED: 13:50 26 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:33 27 September 2018

Opposition is building in Ormesby to a 190-homes allocation proposal, part of a wider borough council planning document Picture: Liz Coates

Opposition is building in Ormesby to a 190-homes allocation proposal, part of a wider borough council planning document Picture: Liz Coates


People have just days to comment on where more than 5,000 new homes could be built across the Great Yarmouth borough.

A key planning document, Local Plan Part 2, is proposing site allocations for major residential developments.

It proposes spreading the homes over a range of towns and villages including Hemsby, Ormesby St Margaret, and Belton.

Among the options being considered are 190 homes on the former Pontins site in Hembsy, 100 homes in Belton on land off New Road, and 400 homes on The Conge in Great Yarmouth.

In Ormesby a bid for 190 homes on agricultural land south of Cromer Road is being put forward.

The planning document says there is still scope for development in Ormesby which has seen relatively few housing completions and permissions and has good roads and services.

Posters have been put up around the village asking people to say ‘no’ to the proposal.

Others commenting online have raised a string of concerns to do with traffic, pressure on services, and spoiling the character of the village.

The council is stressing they are only suggested allocations.

Under Government housing targets the borough is looking to find sites for 5,139 homes up to 2030.

No allocations are sought for Winterton, and Filby and Fleggburgh are said to have had their fill.

A new bowling green is planned for Runham and a new school is earmarked for Bradwell south.

Ferryside in Gorleston is destined for 35 new homes.

A vision for Hall Quay in Yarmouth sees it becoming a vibrant area for bars and restaurants with policies helping to dangle carrots.

In a joint statement, Graham Plant, the council leader, and Trevor Wainwright, the Labour group leader, said: “Sustainable development is vital to ensure the borough’s economy continues to grow and future generations have jobs and the right mix of good quality homes, which are two of the council’s top priorities.

“This is about the borough’s future – our future generations – and it’s important that everyone has the opportunity to help shape this document.”

Hard copies of the consultation document are available for inspection at the Town Hall and local libraries.

All comments must be received before midnight on Sunday, September 30.

To comment online and view the documents visit the consultation page here.

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