Plans have been lodged which could see almost 100 homes built on farmland in a Norfolk town.

Cripps Development Ltd is looking to secure planning permission for 91 new homes on 7.8 acres of land to the north of Spirketts Lane in Harleston.

The Beccles-based developer has lodged plans for what it describes as a "high-quality landscape and design-led sustainable scheme" with South Norfolk Council.

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The proposed homes would be a mixture of houses, flats and bungalows, ranging from one to five bedrooms.

The developer says 61 homes would be available on the open market, with 20 affordable homes and 10 in shared ownership.

During public consultation, some people in the town expressed concerns about increased traffic and the impact on the town's infrastructure, such as doctors.

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The developers, in the documents lodged with the application, state they would have to pay a "substantial" £550,000 amount through the community infrastructure levy.

That is a charge on developers imposed by councils to be used for improvements needed to support new homes.

A decision on whether to grant permission will be made by the council in due course.