Up to 69 new homes could be built on land at Snettisham.

An outline planning application has been submitted to West Norfolk Council to develop land north of Poppyfields Drive.

The application, on behalf of Pigeon Investment Management, proposes 48 homes with a mix of one, two, three and four bedrooms and 21 social homes with similar numbers of bedrooms. Seven of these would be for first time buyers with a connection to the village.

Of the homes proposed, 17 would be two-bed bungalows to cater for residents wanting to downsize, the applicants said.

The development would be designed for “permanent residence” and not second or holiday homes, according to the application.

Documents also say the application would be a “high quality landscape and design-led scheme” which would include open space and green infrastructure. 

Also proposed is “extensive” public open space,  landscaping, tree planting and new grassland.

Local carrstone would also be used as part of the materials.

Documents say there would be a contribution towards local health care facilities in consultation with NHS England and the local clinical commissioning group.

The application has been submitted in the wake of what has been described as an “extensive programme of pre-application consultation”  with residents, groups, the parish and borough council.

This included a two-day public exhibition attended by 263 people. The application said  feedback from the exhibition suggested there was no need for an additional village hall.

As a result, the plans have been changed and, based on ongoing discussions, the intention is to transfer land to the east of the scheme to the parish council to be use for  public open space.

The agents have said in accordance with borough council requirements, the proposed scheme would “provide a financial contribution towards education, health and leisure/community facilities”. 

“The intention is to ensure that the proposed scheme can make a notable contribution to the social, economic and environmental qualities of this area for many years to come,” planning documents state.