The planning department has refused planning permission to build housing in Clenchwarton because the land is a level 3 flood plain .
So, this land in Clenchwarton has a big chance of flooding, so you shouldn’t build houses on it, according to the council.
There is another area that is also a level 3 flood plain – Marsh Lane at Lynnsport. So why did they pass permission to build here? Also, why did some of the councillors vote not to build in Clenchwarton, but to build in Marsh Lane?
Is the reason why these councillors voted this way so they did not to have more housing in their own backyard that will bring more problems to the area they live in? Councillors should have either voted against more housing in both places or in favour of more housing in both places.
No one in Lynn is against building more houses, but the houses must be built in the right way, in the right place and with the necessary increase in infrastructure in place before any house is built.
Whatever happened to the Government’s plan of building on brown sites and getting empty houses back on the housing market first before new houses are built?
Robert Raab, Fairstead Estate