December 10 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Objectors will not have to face 250 new homes on their doorstep after councillors turned down one of the applications for land at a village on the outskirts of Norwich.
David Wilson Homes’ proposal to build 150 homes to the west of Norwich Road and south of Caistor Lane in Poringland was rejected by South Norfolk Council’s development management committee yesterday.
However, a separate application for outline planning permission for up to 100 further homes to the north of that site was approved.
The council received a total of 120 objection letters to the two applications, raising fears the plans would create increased traffic congestion, would change the face of the area, heap pressure on infrastructure and cause drainage problems, as well as being overbearing.
However, council officers had recommended the plans be approved, acknowledging the risk of extra traffic, but saying highway improvements would reduce the impact.