Housing plan revealed for Terrington St John school field

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More than 30 homes could be built on a field used by a village primary school if new plans are approved.

An outline planning application has been submitted for 35 properties to be built on the site off School Road, Terrington St John.

Documents submitted to West Norfolk Council on behalf of the applicants, listed as Messrs Stott, Humphrey and Burman, say the land is currently used as a playing field by pupils from the nearby primary school.

However, they add: “The applicants have undertaken to provide new land for a more generous school playing field to the east of the proposed development which will be provided with enhanced facilities.”

The developers say they hope a legal agreement can be reached in order to secure the new field.

Although most of the site lies outside the village’s development boundary, the applicants point out that the village has been identified as being suitable for development within the borough council’s local development framework, which aims to shape development across the borough over the next decade.

But one resident has already objected to the scheme, pleading with planners not to “ruin” the village.