Homes ‘would cut open land’ gap in Old Hunstanton

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Plans to build 15 new homes would cut the open space between a coastal village and its neighbouring town in half, community leaders have claimed.

Parish councillors in Old Hunstanton have called for the scheme on land south of Coach House, Cromer Road, Hunstanton to be rejected when it goes before West Norfolk Council’s planning committee next week.

The authority claimed that the plan would reduce green belt land between Old Hunstanton and the town of Hunstanton by 50 per cent.

The parish councillors also argued that the access to the site is too close to a sharp bend on the busy A149.

Hunstanton Town Council said it shared the concerns over access, but said the parish council should propose an alternative site.

But the developers, the Hastoe Housing Association, claimed most local people were “supportive” of its proposals when a consultation session was staged last month.

County highways also said that it had no objections to the plan.

A report to the committee calls for the application to be approved, as long as legal agreements relating to the provision of affordable housing in the development are completed within three months.