Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, on 24 June we launched our first-ever online consultation, on our proposed new development at Northrepps.
We sent all local residents a personal invitation containing a square code that they could scan, giving them instant access to our plans for the 19 new homes. There was also a direct link to the live consultation from our website.
There is a desperate shortage of affordable housing in north Norfolk, with young families in particular struggling to stay living in the area.
Our online consultation replicated our regular face-to-face consultations, with topic boards that residents could click on to view the house designs, watch a ‘fly-through’ video of the scheme, and learn more about local housing need and how we provide affordable housing. Visitors could ask us questions via a live chat function during the 4-hour event. They could also give their feedback on our plans in an online questionnaire.
Thanks to our partners Aecom and North Norfolk District Council for their support with this event. The response was encouraging, with 42 views of the plans on the day. The proposals are still available to view. The closing date for feedback is Tuesday 30 June.