Proposals for new homes in Thurston

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Hopkins Homes is consulting local residents on plans for a phased development of up to 175 high quality new homes and public open space on land south of Norton Road, Thurston.

The proposals, to be delivered over a phased period of time, include a range of house types including bungalows, family housing and starter homes. A proportion of the properties will be designated as affordable homes in line with local housing need.

The development will be planned to be in keeping with the local area and will include allotments, a trim trail and an informal kick about area.

If the proposals are approved they are expected to generate around £1.4 million in Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). Seventy-five per cent of this will be spent by the District and County Council on local projects and 25 per cent could be retained by Thurston Parish Council.

They could also generate a further £1.58 million investment in local facilities and public services through the Government’s New Homes Bonus scheme.

A drop-in public consultation event is being held on Tuesday (March 22), at New Green Centre, Thurston (IP31 3TG), between 2pm and 6.30pm. Residents attending the event will have the opportunity to view and discuss the plans with members of the project team and provide feedback.

Robert Eburne, planning manager of Hopkins Homes, said: “We are really looking forward to presenting our plans and discussing the proposals with the local community.

“It is important to us that the planning application is informed by the views of local residents, so please come along to let us have feedback and ask any questions that you have.”

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