Public meeting called over Ingoldisthorpe homes plan

The village pond and field at Ingoldisthorpe ANL-150613-103614009
The village pond and field at Ingoldisthorpe ANL-150613-103614009

A public meeting will take place tonight to discuss controversial housing proposals in a West Norfolk village.

Developers have submitted an outline planning application to build new homes on the field around the Ingoldisthorpe pond, which is currently open pasture land.

But parish councillors have already voted to oppose the proposal, which was submitted to West Norfolk Council last month.

And residents are now being invited to a meeting at the village’s church hall tonight at 7pm to further debate the scheme.

Although the current application is merely seeking approval for the principle of developing the site, the application argues that the field could accommodate 12 new homes.

Documents submitted to the borough council as part of the application also insisted that around half of the field would be made available for public use if the scheme is approved.

But objectors say they do not want the field, which is seen as a key open space at the heart of the village, to be developed at all.

Concerns have also been raised about flood risks, the effect on existing residents and the impact of additional traffic on the area.