Search

Plans for 350 homes off Norwich Common, Wymondham, set to be discussed for a third time

14:06 16 June 2012

Plans for 350 new homes between Wymondham and Hethersett will come before decision-makers for a third time.

A South Norfolk Council planning committee unanimously rejected proposals for up to 350 houses off Norwich Common in Wymondham last year after approving the same scheme three months earlier.

However, the plans by Landstock Estates Ltd and Landowners will go before district councillors at a specially arranged meeting on Friday after the developer appealed the most recent planning decision at the site known as Carpenters Barn, which is set to go before an inquiry next month.

Members of the authority’s planning committee turned down the proposals over concerns about the erosion of the greenfield gap between Wymondham and Hethersett.

Planning officers at the council are recommending approval of the homes scheme because there is a shortage of land being brought forward for development across the Norwich area. The government’s new National Planning Policy Framework has also been published with a presumption in favour of sustainable development and a greater emphasis on meeting the five year land supply.

South Norfolk Council had reconsidered its original decision in favour of the Carpenters Barn development following rulings by Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who had rejected applications, despite a land supply deficit.

A spokesman for the council said that if approved, the scheme would go towards the 2,200 new homes earmarked for the town over the next 14 years.

However, the district council’s Wymondham Area Action Plan identifying preferred sites for development up until 2026 has not yet been completed.

0 comments

Other news

The junction on the A140 near the Swan pub near Diss

Calls have been made for the speed limit to be reduced at a notoriously dangerous A140 junction, after it was highlighted in a road safety report.

06:10
Tom Baker is a sprayer operator and also chairman of the Diss YFC.

As part of our regular series of profiles on the region’s Young Farmers’ Club (YFC) members, sprayer operator TOM BAKER talks about keeping crop pests and diseases under control on an estate near the Norfolk-Suffolk border.

Yesterday, 11:36
File photo of queuing traffic.

A three-mile journey along the A140 took drivers more than an hour through Long Stratton on Friday because of roadworks.

Yesterday, 06:30
Clubs

1st Sculthorpe Scouts at a Jamboree at Sennowe Park, Guist.

Date -- 10 August 1960

Photograph -- c10194

It sounds like the sort of quest that would merit its own activity badge.

Most Read

06:10
Tom Baker is a sprayer operator and also chairman of the Diss YFC.

As part of our regular series of profiles on the region’s Young Farmers’ Club (YFC) members, sprayer operator TOM BAKER talks about keeping crop pests and diseases under control on an estate near the Norfolk-Suffolk border.

Read more
The junction on the A140 near the Swan pub near Diss

Calls have been made for the speed limit to be reduced at a notoriously dangerous A140 junction, after it was highlighted in a road safety report.

Read more
Suffolk County Council
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The first auction at the new Wymondham Salerooms at Suton.; auctioneer Matt Wilkins; photo by Adrian Judd

The founder of a Norfolk auction house whose business failed after a few months has been ordered to pay nearly £7,000 in unpaid rent.

Read more
Thu, 16:33
Police officers on patrol.

A burglar was disturbed by homeowners who heard a noise coming from a room in their house on Cranley Road.

Read more
Friday, January 1, 2016
The Fox and Hounds pub in Great Moulton has reopend under new ownership. One of the new owners is Terry Devlin pictured with manager Katie Archer.

When a planning application was submitted to turn the former Fox and Hounds pub in Great Moulton into a residential property, it was met with concern from villagers and councillors.

Read more
South Norfolk Council

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 3°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition