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What 45,000 new homes will mean for our city

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Tens of thousands of people will be flocking to the Fine City over the next two decades.

Plans have been submitted to government which would see 45,000 new homes built on Norwich turf by 2041.

But what is the impact on the city's schools, surgeries and transport network as a result of the Greater Norwich Local Plan?

The proposed scheme has been three years in the making and identifies sites for new homes, jobs and infrastructure.

Plans are already in place which identify locations for three-quarters of the new homes and over 5,000 of those were built between 2018 and 2020.

Where homes could be built under the Greater Norwich Local Plan. Photo: Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council, South Norfolk District Council - Credit: Archant

Among the areas which fall under the scheme are Sprowston, Old Catton, Horsford, Hellesdon, Drayton, Blofield and Great Plumstead.

And one of the most radical proposals in the Greater Norwich Local Plan is for a new garden village at Honingham Thorpe.

The total deliverable housing commitment for Sprowston, as an example, totals 1,246 between 2018 and 2038 in addition to the Beeston Park development of 3,500 homes in Old Catton.

But Norwich North MP Chloe Smith has called for infrastructure to be built as part of the plans to serve those living in the area in 20 years.

She said: "The pandemic has caused an........

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