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How city's 'missing segment' could be worth tens of millions in housing

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What has been described as Norwich's "missing segment" could in fact become a record-breaking addition to the city's housing market.

Developers are seeking to build 3,500 homes and create 6,000 jobs in the areas around Carrow and Trowse under the East Norwich Masterplan.

The scheme covers four sites in the same area to the southeast of the city.

These are Carrow Works, home of the former Colman's and Britvic factories, the adjacent Deal Ground, the May Gurney sites in Trowse and the Utilities site between Thorpe Hamlet and Whitlingham.

Although many of the homes would be built on available brownfield sites such as Carrow Works, the scheme would also see new homes near marshland alongside the river.

Matt Williams, a member of the Norwich Society’s strategic planning and transport committee, said: "The developers see this very much as bridge between the industrial part of Norwich and Whittlingham moving into a more rural, village setting.

Matt Williams is a retired geologist from NR2. - Credit: Matt Williams

"This has been the missing segment in an otherwise circular development of........

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