New homes for Watton

NINETY-ONE new homes could be built in the north of Watton.

NINETY-ONE new homes could be built in the north of Watton.

Hopkins Homes has submitted a full planning application to Breckland Council for a new housing development on land west of Saham Road which is currently grassed garden and meadow land.

The 91 homes planned for the 3.27 hectare site would be a mix of open market homes and affordable housing.

Of the 55 open market homes, there would be 10 two-bedroom houses and 28 three-bedroom houses, while 17 of the houses would have four or more bedrooms.

Thirty-six of the homes would be affordable housing. This would include eight one-bedroom flats, 15 two-bedroom houses, nine three bedroom houses, and four houses with four or more bedrooms.

The plans also include 199 parking spaces and 91 cycle spaces.

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There would also be an area of public open space that would be nearly 6,000 square metres. The design and access statement said this open space would act as a visual and social centre to the new housing development and the surrounding area, and that it would create 'a new heart for this part of the town.'

A new access road to the site from Saham Road is also part of the plans.