450 homes could be built on outskirts of town

The land between Brandon Road and Mundford Road that could be developed. Picture: Google

The land between Brandon Road and Mundford Road that could be developed. Picture: Google - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of new homes could be built on the Norfolk/Suffolk border between a village and a town.

The outline planning application would see up to 450 homes built on the outskirts of Brandon, between the town and Weeting, as well as access roads, car parking and public open spaces.

Talavera Estates has submitted the plans to Breckland Council to build the homes at Mill Farm, Brandon Road, Brandon.

The documents claim that the homes would be high quality residential with access to the development from Brandon Road and the A1065 Mundford Road. Also included is infrastructure works.

It is on a wedge of land between Brandon and Weeting about 150 metres away from Brandon train station. Although the development would be built on the outskirts of Brandon it is technically in Norfolk in the parish of Weeting.

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Due to landscaping the developers say that the homes would be limited to three-storeys.

The land falls outside of development boundary for the district but the application argues that not enough homes have been built.

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The developers say that because Breckland Council is unable to show a five-year land supply the homes would contribute to the council reaching its target.

The documents say: "It is our position that, based on adopted planning policy and the established OAN, that the adopted Local Plan does not meets the full, objectively assessed needs for market and affordable housing in the housing market area and there is not a five-year supply of housing.

"The proposed development comprising up to 450 dwellings will significantly boost the supply of housing that is not currently provided."

If approved, building work would start within three years and see a phase of 90 homes built.

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