Diss car park site set to be transformed

A car park over looking the picturesque Diss Mere could be set to be transformed if a planning application is successful.

A proposal to build two retail units in the King’s Head Yard, overlooking Diss Mere, has been submitted to South Norfolk Council.

The submission follows a successful application made last year to build a new JD Wetherspoon pub on the same section of land.

The most recent proposal - made by N J Myhill Architects on behalf of Joe Darrell, who owns the land - seeks to replace a previous application to build to build three flats and three retail units with a couple of two storey retail units.

The site is currently used as a car park.

In a design and access statement, the architect said: “The proposal provides the opportunity to mask bland brick facades and improve the appearance of the area recently blighted with illegal flytipping and mindless graffiti.”

The application is available to view on the South Norfolk planning website, with the reference number 2017/2818.