Diss lorry park plans approved
A disused lorry park on the edge of Diss is set for a new life after plans for a flats development received the go-ahead .Outline proposals for a residential scheme at a redundant transport depot at the entrance of the town, off Victoria Road, were approved by South Norfolk Councillors.
A disused lorry park on the edge of Diss is set for a new life after plans for a flats development received the go-ahead .
Outline proposals for a residential scheme at a redundant transport depot at the entrance of the town, off Victoria Road, were approved by South Norfolk Councillors.
The application by Lexham Property Management comes after a 40 flats scheme on the brownfield land was refused by district councillors last year because of flooding fears.
The new plans for a 0.8ha area near the River Waveney now fall within the Diss development boundary and outside the high and medium risk flood zones.
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Members of the South Norfolk Council planning committee granted the scheme on Wednesday, despite the objection of Diss Town Council.
Tony Palmer, town and district councillor for Diss, said the land should be retained for commercial use and a flats development would contribute to traffic problems on the already congested Victoria Road.
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'This area is right up against businesses and we do not have an unlimited amount of sites for employment use,' he said.
The number of flats at the former lorry park has not yet been established and would require a detailed planning application.