Opposition to Attleborough homes plan

Traffic concerns have been raised over plans to create a new dental surgery and housing development in Attleborough town centre.An application has been submitted to Breckland Council that could see the creation of eight homes at the rear of Halford House, in High Street.

Traffic concerns have been raised over plans to create a new dental surgery and housing development in Attleborough town centre.

An application has been submitted to Breckland Council that could see the creation of eight homes at the rear of Halford House, in High Street.

But the scheme, which also includes a dental surgery, has been met with opposition from town councillors, Norfolk County Council, and some residents over the absence of onsite car parking.

The proposals by Philip Ley, of Old Buckenham, would see the extension of a barn to create space for two dentists. A part of the existing barn would be demolished to make way for eight two-bed semi-detached houses that would be accessed from Eden Lane.


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The plans have been recommended for refusal by Attleborough Town Council, which is against the 'overdevelopment' of the site and the lack of parking provision, which members say would 'exacerbate' the congestion problems at the nearby Edenside car park. Town councillors have also called for all future housing developments to proving parking.

The county council's highways department has also objected over the 'sub-standard' access and restricted visibility at its junction with the High Street, which could cause highway safety problems. Breckland Council has so far received three letters of objection from local residents.

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In an application to the district council, Mr Ley said car parking had not been provided because of the town centre location. However, cycle racks would be installed, he added.

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