New homes for HL Food site

An application to redevelop the former HL Foods site and adjacent land in North Walsham has been approved by North Norfolk District Council s Development Committee today.

The site has been a long standing eyesore since closure of the factory and demolition of the buildings some years ago.

Today s approval will lead to the construction of 176 family homes, the provision of public open spaces and land for employment development. Commitment has also been given to providing a 50 space car park for North Walsham railway station and road connections to allow development of further homes.

The approval gives the opportunity to bring the brownfield site back in to positive use and represents a vote of confidence in North Walsham. It will also provide much needed footfall for the town centre and support the North Walsham economy.

Additionally, it will secure the 2.3m investment loan from the Greater Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership making future site development possible.

Council Leader, Tom FitzPatrick, said: I am delighted by this decision which represents another major investment in the town. When faced with a site that has stood derelict for many years and that looked set to remain so for many more to come, I am pleased that the committee supported the positive move to invest in the town.

For too long North Walsham has been blighted by a lack of action and we are determined to deliver change for a better future.

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