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Former air base sold to developer
Empty homes at RAF West Raynham
Homes at the former RAF West Raynham stood empty for years
A former RAF base in Norfolk has been sold to a developer who has plans to build an eco-village on the site.

Tamarix Investments, which bought the former RAF West Raynham airbase near Swaffham, plans to build new homes, commercial premises and a hotel.

The firm wants to replace an electricity station with a bio-mass generator that will run central heating into new homes.

It also plans a business park and a luxury hotel and spa complex.

The air base was closed in 1994 and about two years ago work started to refurbish former servicemen's homes.

The first 25 of 172 former MoD homes to be renovated go on show on 10 November.

Roger Gawn, a director of Tamarix, said: "The overall infrastructure is already in place.

"Our aim is to build on this and create an environment which is self-sustainable, eco-friendly, has good leisure, community and business facilities."

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