We have identified 19 sites, currently used for parking, as potentially being suitable for developing into affordable housing.
We are in the process of gathering local opinion from those who live next to the garages or small car parks, as well as those who rent these, regarding what they think about this.
For each site we have made an estimate of how many homes could potentially be built on it – see table below.
Local people were invited to an information evening to tell us what they think of this initial proposal.
People who live by the site or rent a garage or parking space can give us their comments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to Housing development, Norwich City Council, City Hall, St Peters Street, Norwich, NR2 1NH.
If you have any queries, please call 0344 980 3333.
Comments must be received by Saturday 30 June.
The next steps
Any comments received will be presented to cabinet in July, along with a report detailing officer recommendations, for it to make a decision on which sites may be explored further.
It is important residents are aware that no decisions have been made about whether these sites will be developed. What local people think about the proposal to build affordable housing in these areas is crucial to inform cabinet’s decision. Any sites which are progressed will involve detailed formal consultation before any plans are finalised.
Residents will be informed of the decision cabinet has reached and what the next steps are.
For any sites to be taken forward, the following process, in brief, would then take place.
- We would tender for registered provider (housing association) involvement.
- The successful housing association/s would then draw up plans for an appropriate scheme for the site for formal consultation with residents.
- This consultation would inform the plans for a final scheme and a planning application would then be submitted.
- As with all planning applications, this would start another round of public consultation.