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Village homes scheme includes a store and post office




Proposals to build 49 new homes together with a village store and post office at West Walton are back with planners.

Outline permission for the scheme, at the Tamar Nurseries site in School Road, was approved back in 2016, in spite of objections from more than 20 residents.

Now it is back with West Norfolk council for further approval with more details of the scheme and plans to revise the access.

West Walton village sign. (46816016)
West Walton village sign. (46816016)

The proposal is to built a mix of two-three, four and five-bedroom houses together with some affordable homes.

And they include a village store and a post office close to the School Road entrance to the site giving the village an amenity which it has been missing for several years.

When the scheme first came up for consultation around five years ago it was supported by the parish council. But residents who complained at the time were concerned about over development which would affect the charm and character of the village and turn it into something closer to a town. There were also worries about creating more traffic along a road which accessed two schools, including Marshland High School, and was already busy at peak times.



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