Concerns over access to new homes on Hunstanton Sheep Field | Latest Norfolk and Suffolk News

PUBLISHED: 21:04 19 January 2018 | UPDATED: 21:24 19 January 2018

People living around a proposed development of affordable homes in Hunstanton are concerned over access. Picture: Matthew Usher.

People residing round a proposed growth of reasonably priced homes in Hunstanton are involved over access. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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Plans to construct 30 reasonably priced homes on a subject in Hunstanton have angered individuals residing across the website.

They concern their roads might be used to access the event proposed for the Sheep Field, between Alexandra Road and Tesco.

Some 176 of them have signed a petition calling for the event to as an alternative be accessed through a roundabout on the grocery store’s access street.

It was introduced to Hunstanton Town Council tonight by Sandy Marchant, who lives on Crescent Road close to the proposed growth. Mrs Marchant mentioned it had been signed by residents of Crescent Road, Melton Drive, Willow Road, Hill Street and Alexandra Road.

Mayor and city council chairman Adrian Winnington mentioned late final yr it had been approached by West Norfolk council, which owns the Sheep Field, about constructing reasonably priced homes.

“They are very keen that these houses and the people living in these houses take responsibility for the area and it becomes a community housing site,” he advised the total council assembly.

A doc seen by edp24 says there can be “approximately 30” homes within the growth. It provides desire might be given to native individuals and these working within the city when it comes to letting or promoting the properties.

Town councillor Robert Corby mentioned: “I don’t personally imagine the event ought to undergo Alexandra Road, I don’t imagine it ought to undergo Waveney Road.

“There are lots of questions this proposal doesn’t answer. We may need houses but there are loads and loads of sites in Hunstanton designated for development.”

Mr Corby requested whether or not any various access to the positioning had been thought-about. The Tesco roundabout was constructed with a possible additional exit which may serve a future growth.

Mr Winnington mentioned the city council was conscious of the issue over access and had put that to the borough. He added: “The cause they’ve chosen that website is that they personal that website and additionally they’ve acquired cash from the federal government to counteract the variety of second homes on this space.

“The provision of affordable housing is a very important criteria for this town. A number of us have mixed views on this, we are eager to see this kind of housing but we are very concerned about the access and the problems that might cause.”

He mentioned residents considerations can be taken on board and relayed to the borough council.

Councillor Christine Earnshaw mentioned: “There’s very little affordable housing in Hunstanton. Our problem is not whether that field should be built on, our problem is access.”

No formal planning utility has to this point been drawn up for the positioning. A public session is being held at Hunstanton Town Hall on Thursday, February 22 (2 – 7pm).

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