Officers back homes plan for Snettisham land

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A scheme to build 24 new homes on the edge of a coastal village should go ahead as long as legal agreements are completed by this autumn, planning officials say.

The proposal for the land on Common Road, Snettisham, will go before the West Norfolk Council planning committee next Monday, June 2.

And officers have recommended that the plan is either approved or refused, depending on whether legal agreements relating to affordable housng and open spaces are completed within three months.

Applicants Hopkins and Moore (Developments) Ltd maintain the site is suitable for housing because of its close proximity to village facilities.

Members of Snettisham parish council have supported the application, though they have raised concerns over water drainage issues and access to the site.

They said: “The turning onto a narrow road we feel needs to be widened for safety reasons, and there are issues with the flow of traffic in Common Road already which needs to be addressed at the same time.”

Twelve residents have also voiced concerns about the potential impact of the development.

Some objectors argue the plans are too large for the site, while others fear it would increase flooding problems in the area.

Police have also objected because of what they say is a lack of natural surveilance over the proposed parking area.