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Pott Row housing proposal backed by officials

Detailed plans for a large new housing development in a West Norfolk village will be examined by councillors next week.

Outline proposals for the site at Chapel Road, Pott Row were given the go-ahead four years ago, at a time when the borough was deemed to have inadequate supplies of housing land.

But, although community leaders continue to oppose the scheme, officials are recommending it is approved by West Norfolk Council’s planning committee next Monday, August 10.

Planning Applications (19654395)
Planning Applications (19654395)

Members of the Grimston parish council, which serves the village, claim their concerns about the application have not been properly addressed.

They particularly argue that the development as it is proposed would be overly cramped.

But officers reported: “The proposal shows a good mix of dwellings, incorporating the required amount of affordable units, pepperpotted across the site.

“The layout demonstrates that this number of dwellings can fit within the site without having a detrimental impact in respect of form and character or neighbour amenity.”

The committee meeting, which starts at 9.30am, will be conducted over Zoom and broadcast on the borough council’s YouTube channel.

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