Housing plans for former Gayton pub

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Land behind a former village pub could become a housing development.

Freebridge Community Housing has submitted an outline application to build on a field behind the former Rampant Horse in Gayton.

The association already has planning permission to create four homes within the closed pub.

The application, which was lodged with West Norfolk Council, states that a number of semi-detached and terraced homes could be built on the site. But no numbers of homes have been included within this application.

The design and access statement says: “It is understood the former public house car park has been used for non-consented and uncontrolled casual parking for non-patrons, and in recognition of this potential loss of a car park to development, it is proposed - in mitigation, in recognition of the concerns of the local community - to construct an area of defined parking spaces in the northern extremity of the site nearest the main road.

“It is considered that this will also have significant related benefits to highway safety.”

The site is close to Hills Crescent, which is mainly owned by Freebridge. The design and access statement says that the access is included within an earlier bid for the change of use.