Developers agree deal for Sprowston homes site

Three leading housebuilders will work together on a major development bringing 1200 new homes, sports facilities and a school to the north east of Norwich.

Hopkins Homes, Persimmon Anglia and Taylor Wimpey will work in partnership to deliver the development, at White House Farm in Sprowston, as part of wider proposals which will see major growth in the area.

The companies have jointly purchased the land, which has planning consent for a full range of residential apartments and houses, from one to five bedrooms, with a percentage designated as affordable housing.

A package of infrastructure improvements includes a link road between Salhouse Road and Wroxham Road, a new school, open space and sports facilities.

Initial road and service infrastructure works are scheduled to begin by the end of September, with the first homes due for release next year.

The Government estimates around 300,000 new homes need to be built each year to meet the demand that has grown since the economic downturn of 2008.

It has put in place a raft of measures, such as a review of planning regulations, providing finance for large-scale infrastructure projects and helping individuals to access affordable mortgages through schemes like Help to Buy.