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Diss woodland plan set for backing

PUBLISHED: 10:11 03 October 2008 | UPDATED: 10:42 12 July 2010

A scheme to create a Diss community woodland looks set to get the go-ahead next week.

South Norfolk Council has only received one letter of objection to the proposal to use agricultural land at Factory Lane for the purpose.

A scheme to create a Diss community woodland looks set to get the go-ahead next week.

South Norfolk Council has only received one letter of objection to the proposal to use agricultural land at Factory Lane for the purpose.

The site, which falls into the adjoining parish of Roydon, is meadowland with trees, hedges and a pond. Applicant Diss Community Woodland Project is looking to create a public wildlife amenity with a parking area, path and new pedestrian and vehicular access.

Planning officers are recommending approval - pointing out that a timber post and rail fencing is proposed to enclose the parking area which would be open to public view from the street. And they do not consider the scheme will damage the privacy and amenities of nearby dwellings.

Parish councils at Diss and Roydon are both in favour, and there have been seven letters of support from local residents. The one objection came from a neighbour concerned about the location of the car park.

The district's south west area planning committee will consider the application on Tuesday.

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