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New 24-home plan for area overlooking Snettisham countryside

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A developer has submitted new plans for a 24-home development on a grassed paddock next to an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Hopkins and Moore’s previous proposal for Common Road, Snettisham, was refused because the affordable homes within it were ‘ugly and not integrated’.

A design and access statement submitted with the new plan said: “An opportunity has been taken to provide a scheme which responds well to the site circumstances and suitably enhances the character and appearance of the surrounding area, maximising the positive aspects of the sites situation whilst providing much needed additional housing, including affordable housing, for the village.

“The development represents a design-led bespoke project, which deals sensitively in terms of its response to the constraints of the site.“

West Norfolk’s planning committee was recommended to approve the previous plan last month but went against officers’ advice.

A refusal notice said the proposed affordable housing units were of an unattractive design, clustered together in a cramped layout on one corner of the site and proposed garages were too small.

The previous plan attracted 12 letters of objection, with concerns that 24 homes was too many for the site, the homes were not in keeping with the village and sewers and roads were not up to the extra strain.

The new design and access statement said the site is contained in a tree and hedge-lined area.

It said: “The retention of the majority of these will enable the creation of a residential development which will sit quietly upon the site.”

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