Plans for 670 Norwich homes backed

Artist's impression of the new development planned for Deal Ground The new development will allow a Grade II listed brick kiln to be used for bats

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A multi-million pound 670-home development on the outskirts of Norwich has been backed by city councillors.

Norfolk developer Serruys Property submitted plans for homes, restaurants and commercial buildings on disused industrial land south of the city.

Objectors had expressed concerns over flooding, access to nearby roads and impact on wildlife.

The new development includes cycle and pedestrian paths and a bridge across the River Wensum.

Final go-ahead for the plan now hinges on the agreement of South Norfolk District Council, which shares the site with the city council.

The new development includes cycle and pedestrian paths and a bridge across the River Wensum.

Robert Barker, of Baca Architects, said they aimed to create a "socially responsible development".

Objectors to the scheme said the site, close to the rivers Yare and Wensum and Whitlingham Broad, posed a high risk for flooding.

Councillors imposed conditions on the developer to take into account better designs of access to the large development and care for wildlife at nearby reserves.

The developer, Serruys Property, must also obtain approval from the Broads Authority and provide affordable housing.

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