Proposals for 17 new homes in Gayton have been approved by West Norfolk Council’s planning committee.
The plans to demolish two barns, convert one into two semi-detached homes and build 15 new dwellings at the Church View Lane site were granted permission by the committee on Monday.
Before the committee discussed the application, planning officer Chris Fry told members that things that they might wish to consider included views of the nearby church from the site and that design references had come from houses which have already been built in the area.
This application is the last stage of outline permission which was granted in 2008 for 29 new residential units following the relocation of a farm yard outside of the village.
Scott Brown, agent representing the applicant, said: “There is no detriment to the church and where possible, existing materials will be used. We hope the committee will allow this final phase to be approved, as it will be an asset to the history of the site.”
Members raised concerns about water facilities and the risk of flooding, however, the majority of the committee approved the plans.