An image of the site east of Cromer Road, Hunstanton, where 120 new homes have been proposed. Picture: Supplied.

Two major planning applications have been submitted for 180 new homes at Hunstanton.  

Investment management company Pigeon, of Bury St Edmunds, has submitted two separate plans, in conjunction with le Strange Estate, to West Norfolk Borough Council.

One application is for up to 120 homes on land east of Cromer Road. The second is  for a 60-bed care home, up to 60 housing with care units and a further 60 new homes on land south of Hunstanton Commercial Park and east of King’s Lynn Road.

The two sites together total 25-acres (around ten hectares).

The application for 120 homes is for a mix of two, three and four bedded-homes and ten flats (96 in total) for  the general market. Also proposed are 24 social rented homes comprising houses and maisonettes.

Planning documents submitted to the council say the application has followed significant pre-application discussions with borough and town councillors and a public consultation.

The proposed access will be off the A149 Cromer  Road. Also proposed will be a  “substantial public open space” with play spaces, recreational areas, circular walks and landscaping, according to documents.

The care home application plus 60 homes has 36 properties for the general market of two, three and four houses, a mix of 24 flats and two and three bedded homes.

Planning documents with the application say discussions have also been held for the comprehensive development.

Rob Snowling, principal planner with Pigeon, said: “The development proposals follow-on from an extensive community engagement exercise that Pigeon undertook last year.

“Both schemes include substantial areas of open space and landscaping that will help to create attractive schemes that will be sympathetic to the existing town.

“The care home and housing with care proposals present the opportunity to create a new care home quarter in Hunstanton to help meet the demands of an ageing population.

“The provision of new homes, housing with care and a care home will also bring economic benefits through the creation of new jobs for Hunstanton, both during and after construction.

“The proposed development will also provide new homes, which will help to support the vitality of Hunstanton by providing residential accommodation for people of a working age.”

Hunstanton Mayor Andrew Murray said he hoped to meet with the developers shortly.

Mr Murray, who is also chairman of the town’s civic society, added: “These applications need to be considered in detail.”

He said the society would be  meeting to discuss the applications.