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At least 8,000 dwellings will be built between 2001 and 2021 in accordance with the East of England Plan. These dwellings will be built in locations which accord with the Spatial Strategy having regard to the needs of each location and their capacity to support additional development. Development will be phased to ensure that it does not occur until appropriate infrastructure is available and sites will be released in order to ensure a consistent delivery of housing. Allocations for new residential development will be identified in the Site Specific Proposals Development Plan Document in accordance with the range of dwelling numbers identified below.

Settlement Built at April 2007 Commitment at April 2007 Allocation (range) Windfall Estimate* Total (upper allocation) 2001-2021
Cromer 234 223 400 - 450 225 1,133
Fakenham 179 145 800 - 900 206 1,430
Holt 157 105 250 - 300 137 700
North Walsham 203 174 400 - 550 244 1,170
All Principal Settlements 774 647 1,850 - 2,200 812 4433
Hoveton 28 14 100 - 150 20 212
Sheringham 219 63 200 - 250 164 696
Stalham 64 86 150 - 200 67 417
Wells-next-the-Sea 45 59 100 - 150 52 306
All Secondary Settlements 356 221 550 - 750 303 1631
16 Service Villages 480 370 300 - 450 395 1,695
Non Service Villages 452 274 0 0 725
Barn conversions, and rural housing exception schemes - - 0 1,004 1,004
All other areas 932 644 300 - 450 1399 3,424
TOTAL ALL AREAS 2,062 1,512 2,700 - 3,400 2,514 9,488
Cumulative Total 2,062 3,574 6,974 9,488 -

 *Estimate based on half the historical rates of completions (from 1997 to 2007) and applied to the 10 year period 2011 to 2021.

Allocations in the Service Villages and Coastal Service Villages, on one or more sites, will be for a maximum of 26 dwellings, except for Briston / Melton Constable and Mundesley where allocations for up to 50 dwellings will be considered. 

Allocations will be made to ensure that over the plan period at least 65% of new dwellings will be located in the towns and that at least 60% of all development within the plan period is accommodated on Brownfield land.

At least 30% of housing built between 2008 and 2021 will be affordable, of which approximately 70% to 80% will be for social rented accommodation with the remainder comprising intermediate/affordable housing.

The accommodation needs of a range of households of different sizes, ages and incomes will be met by ensuring that the type of housing built contributes to meeting identified needs.

Accommodation will be provided to meet the needs of specific groups of people including the elderly, the disabled and the identified needs of Gypsies and Travellers.

In designated Residential Areas appropriate residential development and compatible non-residential development including small-scale business, community, leisure and social uses will be permitted.


Last updated: 14th May 2019