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Have your say on plans for 280 new homes in town

PUBLISHED: 11:55 10 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:55 10 May 2018

Hopkins Homes have revealed plans to build 280 new homes in Beccles. Image courtesy of Waveney District Council.

Hopkins Homes have revealed plans to build 280 new homes in Beccles. Image courtesy of Waveney District Council.

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A developer has revealed plans to build 280 new homes in Beccles and is asking residents for their views on the scheme.

A drop-in public consultation event is being held at Beccles Public Hall over plans for 280 new homes. Picture: Archant.A drop-in public consultation event is being held at Beccles Public Hall over plans for 280 new homes. Picture: Archant.

The houses would be built by Hopkins Homes on land west of London Road and would also include public open space, a children’s play area and new pedestrian and cycle connections.

A drop-in public consultation event is being held tomorrow, May 10, at Beccles Public Hall in Smallgate between 3pm and 7.30pm.

Residents attending the event will have the opportunity to view and discuss the plans with members of the project team and provide feedback.

Robert Eburne, director of planning at Hopkins Homes, said: “We look forward to presenting our plans for the new homes in Beccles to local residents and discussing their views.

“It is integral that the development fits in with the existing community, therefore it is important that the planning application is informed by the thoughts of the community.

“Please do come along to see the plans and ask any questions you might have.”

The proposals include a range of property sizes and styles including bungalows, one and two-bedroom homes and a variety of family homes. Affordable homes will make up 30pc of the proposed development in line with Waveney District Council’s planning policy.

If the proposals are approved they are expected to generate around £1.7m in Community Infrastructure Levy - a planning charge which helps deliver infrastructure to support the development of the area. Eighty-five percent of this will be spent by Waveney District Council on local projects and 15pc or £255,000 could be retained by Beccles Town Council.

Hopkins Homes said the proposals will also generate further investment in local facilities and public services through the government’s ‘New Homes Bonus’ scheme.

Information about the proposals and how to provide feedback will be added to www.londonroad-beccles.co.uk following the exhibition event.

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