New proposals to build dozens of homes on the site of a village sports ground have been submitted to borough council planners.
But the company behind the plan for the Fosters sports ground in Main Road, Clenchwarton has insisted that it has learned the lessons of an inspector’s rejection of their last proposals for the area.
Developer Elm Park Holdings, which owns the site, has submitted an application for outline planning permission to build 40 new homes to the West Norfolk Council.
If approved, a mix of flats and houses, including eight affordable properties, will be built on the site of the old sports ground and social club, which closed in 2004.
And the firm says it has taken on board concerns raised from its previous failed bid to develop the site.
Last autumn, a government planning inspector rejected an outline application to build 75 properties, including 15 affordable homes, on the land. The application had earlier been refused consent by the borough council.
One of the main concerns was the perceived effect of “filling in” the open space between housing in the Coronation Road and Main Road areas and the main village itself.
A report submitted to the council on the developers’ behalf said: “In response to the comments made in the inspector’s report, the development proposals have been re-worked on a landscape and visually-led approach.”
Consultations on the proposals are ongoing and a target date for a decision has been set for November 1.