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Norwich to get 1,000 new homes

Norwich is set to get 1,000 new homes as plans to develop land at Bowthorpe have been approved by Norwich City Council's planning committee.

The development was approved as it would provide much needed housing for the city. The plans for the new site include homes as well as a care home, at least one shop and an open space.

The first phase of building will include around 180 homes, including 47 council houses.

1,000 new homes have been approved for Norwich Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Archive

Councillor Brenda Arthur, leader of Norwich City Council said:

“The council and HCA partnership has as its key priority the provision of homes and jobs to the city because this is what matters most to residents.

The homes we need are a real mix - from those to be rented privately, to those for people on the social housing register to others for families looking to buy their first home - and this development looks at going a long way to meeting this need.

Building these homes will also give a meaningful boost to the jobs market including demonstrating our commitment to making sure at least 10 per cent of the contractor workforce will be made up of either young people breaking into the jobs market or those who have been unemployed.”