A140 car business could be demolished to make way for new homes

Scole Engineering on Diss Road could move as part of plans for new homes on the site. Picture: Simon

Scole Engineering on Diss Road could move as part of plans for new homes on the site. Picture: Simon Parkin - Credit: Simon Parkin

Plans have been submitted to demolish a garage and vehicle repair business close to the A140 and build new homes on the site.

Scole Engineering on Diss Road could move as part of plans for new homes on the site. Picture: Simon

Scole Engineering on Diss Road could move as part of plans for new homes on the site. Picture: Simon Parkin - Credit: Simon Parkin

The owners of Scole Engineering plan to relocate the existing family business to a smaller facility if approval is given to convert the site on Diss Road.

A planning application submitted to South Norfolk Council seeks permission to remove two 1960s commercial buildings to make way for nine new homes.

Illustration of new homes being proposed for the site of Scole Engineering, as seen from Diss Road.

Illustration of new homes being proposed for the site of Scole Engineering, as seen from Diss Road. Picture: South Norfolk Council - Credit: South Norfolk Council

The plans include pairs of semi-detached two-story style three-bed properties along the street eastwards from The Laurels, while further back on the sloping site two one and a half story houses then at the rear of the land bungalow style accommodation.

The application describes it as: "A small development to complement the aesthetics of the street whilst supplying a variety of housing styles to accommodate differing needs and allowing the relocation of a family business to a smaller facility."


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There has been a car business on the site near to the Diss junction roundabout on the A140 for many decades. The workshops currently provide garage services including vehicle repairs, tuning, bodywork and spraying.

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