12:14 p.m. April 28, 2022
Plans that could include 1,300 new homes, playgrounds and a new primary school in north Lowestoft are expected to be submitted later this year, it has emerged.
It comes as more views are gathered on the development of a new community as part of a distinctive garden village in the countryside north of Lowestoft.
As Suffolk County Council unveiled a virtual and public exhibition last week as part of a second phase of consultation for the master plan, locals are being urged to have their say.
The final eight-week exercise for the proposed North of Lowestoft Garden Village follows a consultation last year that asked local people for initial views on a project to be built on 71 hectares of farmland west of Corton.
Of the proposed 1,300 new homes, 30 percent would be classified as affordable housing and there would be a retirement community that would include a nursing home/nursing home and additional nursing and/or assisted living homes.
A spokesman for the Borough Council said: “The final number of homes to be provided will be confirmed in the subsequent building applications that would follow approval of the proposed master plan.
“The exact employment mix is not known at this time, but it is expected that a new business park will be created that will accommodate business and investment in this part of the city.
“It is planned that a framework construction application will follow in the course of 2022.”
Encouraging people to speak up, Richard Smith, Suffolk Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Transport Strategy and Waste, said: “The 2021 public consultation has generated useful feedback from both the public and statutory advisers.
“We now have a proposed master plan for the program and we want to hear what the public thinks of it.
“Any comments received during this process will be actively considered by the project team and incorporated into the final version of the master plan as appropriate.”
As the deadline for comments on the consultation is 4:00pm on Friday 17 June, visit the North of Lowestoft Garden Village website for more details and to leave comments on the proposed Master Plan.