Transport fears over Ashill home scheme

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Plans for a new house in a village near Swaffham should be blocked because of a lack of access to local services, a report says.

Community leaders have backed the proposed development adjacent to Redmoor on Cressingham Road, Ashill, which will be examined by Breckland Council’s planning committee on Monday.

But officials say the plan should be rejected because it fails to meet planning guidelines requiring the widest possible use of alternative transport to cars.

Their report said: “Although bus stops are located within 500m from the proposed dwelling, the route to them would be along an unlit country lane with no footways, no speed limit, and no road frontage development.

“It would not, therefore, enable easy accessibility to services and facilities.”

The report also said the site stands outside the village’s development boundary.