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Dozens of new affordable homes planned for Weeting site

Developers have submitted plans which, if approved, would more than double the number of new homes originally envisaged on one village site.

Proposals for 35 properties on the land off Lynn Road, Weeting, were first approved by Breckland Council eight years ago.

But new plans, lodged with the authority by the Longhurst Group, seeks permission to increase the number of properties still further to 76.

Planning Applications (12078486)
Planning Applications (12078486)

The group says all of the proposed properties would be classed as affordable and would be available either on a shared ownership or a social rent basis. Most would be made available for rent.

Documents submitted on their behalf said: "The proposals in this application represent a sustainable development, consistent with national and local planning policy, which should be approved without delay."

An initial application for 35 homes, plus allotments, was approved in 2012, before subsequent applications for further housing won outline and detailed consent in 2013 and 2017 respectively.

The reports say the site currently has planning permission for a total of 56 new properties.

Weeting has been identified as a local service centre within the district's plan for future housing development.

Such settlements are expected to accommodate around 15 per cent of the total number of new homes, around 6,000, sought across the district by 2036 between them.

Papers associated with the current application say there is already an application for 450 new homes at the southern end of the village.

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