Developer loses appeal over eco-house plan near Dickleburgh Moor
- Credit: South Norfolk Council
An appeal against the refusal of plans to build an eco-house close to Dickleburgh Moor has been rejected by a planning inspector.
The proposals would have seen a self-built home, featuring a striking curved design and carbon negative eco features, on a plot of land adjacent to Moorlands on Norwich Road.
Dickleburgh Village Society was amongst those to object arguing it would impact on the nearby wildlife wetland at Dickleburgh Moor.
South Norfolk Council refused the plans in October 2018 stating it: "Would be out of keeping with the open nature of this part of Dickleburgh and would not enhance or conserve the landscape character."
The applicant Derek Lock had appealed against the council's decision but planning inspector Graham Chamberlain has dismissed the appeal stating the proposals would be contrary to the local development plan.
He said: "The appeal scheme would have moderate economic, environmental and social benefits. These would not be more important than the harm I have identified to the character and appearance of the area."