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Developers promise new village green as part of housing plans

PUBLISHED: 12:14 14 October 2019 | UPDATED: 12:14 14 October 2019

The site next to the church in Flordon that is subject of a planning application for 14 new homes. Picture: Google

The site next to the church in Flordon that is subject of a planning application for 14 new homes. Picture: Google

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Plans have been submitted to build 14 new houses in a South Norfolk village together with a new public green space, play area and access to the historic church.

Plans for 14 new homes in Flordon include a new village green, play area and wildlife walks. Picture: CLA Architecture/South Norfolk CouncilPlans for 14 new homes in Flordon include a new village green, play area and wildlife walks. Picture: CLA Architecture/South Norfolk Council

Developers Pennygate Properties want to build a mixture of five-bedroom detached, four-bed semi-detached, three-bed terrace and two-bed houses on land off The Street in Flordon, near Tasburgh.

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Plans submitted to South Norfolk Council envisage the homes surrounding a new village green and play area for under-fives, with retained wildlife areas including a woodland walk.

The land is owned by the applicant, Pat London, and was originally farmed by her father, George Fincham, for over 50 years, forming part of Orchard Farm.

The proposals also include new footpaths and a new lychgate to St Michaels and All Angels church that would be a "focal point within the village".

The planning submission states: "Establishing a village green and open space as the centre of this proposal turns a previous inaccessible piece of scrubland into a significant village hub."

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