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Holiday lodge development opposed by councils

PUBLISHED: 13:25 14 June 2019 | UPDATED: 11:03 15 June 2019

A development of 25 holiday lodges could be built at Garboldisham. Picture: WT Design Ltd/Breckland Council

A development of 25 holiday lodges could be built at Garboldisham. Picture: WT Design Ltd/Breckland Council

WT Design Ltd/Breckland Council

Proposals for a holiday development including 25 vacation lodges in Garboldisham have been opposed by two parish councils.

Illustration of how holiday lodges planned for land in Garboldisham could look. Picture: Parker Planning Services/Breckland CouncilIllustration of how holiday lodges planned for land in Garboldisham could look. Picture: Parker Planning Services/Breckland Council

Plans submitted to Breckland Council by Parker Planning Services include a cluster of single-storey lodges and a reception building with a shop, café and bike hire facilities on land off Hopton Road.

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Garboldisham and Blo' Norton councils argue the development would have a negative impact on neighbours, wildlife sites and pose road safety problems.

In its submission Blo' Norton Parish Council stated: "Access is close to a dangerous bend in a 60mph speed limit section of road. Local residents are aware of this problem but visitors to the site would not be, thus increasing the likelihood of a serious accident."

Garboldisham Parish Council stated: "We have grave concerns over aspects of the plan. We are concerned the site is set between two county wildlife sites of major ecological importance."

Most of the 3.22 hectare site is currently grassland with a number of redundant outbuildings. Planning permission was previously granted in 1996 for a wildlife park.

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