Warning over homes plan near Terrington St John school

Planning news.
Planning news.

Plans for 35 new homes and a dedicated school car park would make a village’s traffic problems worse, community leaders have warned.

Proposals for the site on School Road, Terrington St John, were rejected by West Norfolk Council last year.

But members of its planning committee are now being urged to approve the scheme, subject to the completion of legal agreements, when they meet in Lynn on Monday.

Developers are seeking outline permission to develop a 2.86 hectare site, which includes the village primary school’s field.

The application includes a new field, as well as a dedicated parking area for the school.

But parish councillors say the area around the school is already extremely busy at peak times, adding: “The entrance to the development will only add to these concerns.”

The application has been referred to the committee because of the parish council’s opposition and a request from the local ward councillor, former Mayor Barry Ayres.

Opponents also argue other sites which lie closer to the A47 would be more suitable for a development of this size.

But planning officers say the site is the most suitable for development in either Terrington St John or nearby Tilney St Lawrence.