Plans to build dozens of new homes on the site of a former eatery, dubbed an eyesore by a resident, have been approved this week.
Outline permission for 31 homes on the site of the old Necton Diner and Garage, on Norwich Road, was granted by members of the Breckland District Council planning committee on Monday.
The site has been empty for more than four years and, in an officers’ report to the committee, one resident urged members to allow the development.
The resident said: “The site must be one of the worst eyesores in Norfolk. The sooner it’s done the better.”
But two other letters objected to the proposal, raising concerns over road safety and drainage. Necton parish council also raised concerns over the number of homes proposed.
The permission is subject to legal agreements committing the developer to making a contribution towards the provision of play and library facilities being completed within three months.