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Village warning over plan for 300 new homes on edge of Downham




Community leaders have warned that plans for hundreds of new homes on the edge of Downham will lead to more traffic running through their village.

A special town council meeting will take place tonight to discuss detailed plans for 300 homes off the town's A1122 southern bypass.

But parish councillors in the neighbouring village of Denver have already voiced their objections to the new scheme.

Fears have been raised over plans to build hundreds of new homes on this land off the A1122 at Downham.
Fears have been raised over plans to build hundreds of new homes on this land off the A1122 at Downham.

In a letter to West Norfolk Council, which has been published on its website, the parish authority said the proposed construction of a new roundabout on the A1122 would increase the level of traffic using roads through the village.

It added: "We are seriously concerned that the traffic plan for this latest greenfield development has not been viewed in terms of its wider impact on Denver or the local infrastructure generally.

"Will the developers consider funding traffic calming through Denver?

However, documents submitted on behalf of the new applicant, Prosperity Homes Broadoaks Limited & Koto Limited, said consent for the roundabout had been sought in the outline application, which was approved on appeal three years ago.

Tonight's meeting takes place over Zoom from 7pm.



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