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New homes plans for Ringstead

A former road haulage yard in the heart of Ringstead village is at the centre of proposals for a new housing development.

The scheme, which has been submitted to West Norfolk planners, would create a total of ten detached and semi-detached three and four-bedroomed homes off Chapel Lane.

The applicant, West Side Property Development Ltd, has stated that eight would go on the open market and two would represent affordable or social housing.

Viritors Guide - Ringstead.. (45837179)
Viritors Guide - Ringstead.. (45837179)

Planning permission to develop the site was granted in 2018 after an appeal but this expired in February and this latest application, which includes a required social housing element, is seeking to renew that permission. It also allows for highway access improvements.

The site is on the west side of the High Street and covers about1.25 acres. It was the road haulage yard for J C and W Jacob from the 1940s until 1977 and parts of the site have continued to be used for storage of construction materials and landscaping waste.

The application is for 10 high quality houses providing a range of sizes to suit different households. These will include four modest semi-detached houses, four larger semi-detached houses and two detached houses in a courtyard-style layout. The developers have stated that existing hedgerows and trees will be retained in landscaping plans.

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