Diss Catholic church homes plan backed

The Roman Catholic Church in Diss is to be demolished to make way for housing.The existing building was put up many years ago as a temporary structure and a new church is now planned on an alternative site within the town.

The Roman Catholic Church in Diss is to be demolished to make way for housing.

The existing building was put up many years ago as a temporary structure and a new church is now planned on an alternative site within the town.

South Norfolk Council received four objections from neighbouring residents who claimed that redeveloping the site with 12 houses would result in increased, traffic, noise and light pollution. There were also concerns about overlooking of properties and the visual impact.

However planning officers were happy with the design of the dwellings which attempts to reflect the older, more traditional buildings in the area, particularly those surrounding Fair Green and terraced properties along Stanley Road.


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Consent was granted on Tuesday by the council's south-west area planning committee, subject to a number of conditions. These include detailed plans of roads, footpaths and surface water drainage, landscaping, and the submission of an energy efficiency statement.

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