Controversial Mulbarton homes plan tipped for approval

06:30 05 December 2012

Mulbarton parish council chairman Peter Leigh by the site in the village where 180 new houses are proposed.

Mulbarton parish council chairman Peter Leigh by the site in the village where 180 new houses are proposed.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2012

Controversial plans for 180 new homes in a south Norfolk village will come before decision makers today.

Proposals for the new development on greenfield land on the edge of Mulbarton, near Norwich, have prompted opposition from the parish council and 149 letters of objection from local residents.

However, the scheme at Long Lane by Welbeck Strategic Land is being tipped for approval by officers at a South Norfolk Council meeting today.

Planning officers have identified the land as a preferred site for new housing in the Greater Norwich area. However, they would like 150 homes to be the limit for the 13ha of land. They add that there is also a lack of five year land supply in the area for new housing.

Local people have raised concern about increased flooding, loss of privacy for neighbours, the density of the proposals, and the increased traffic in the area.

Officials from Mulbarton Primary School and Humbleyard doctors surgery have written in support of the scheme because the development would lead to the investment in new facilities.

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  • The potential flooding risk which needs to be addressed is that the developers are trying to send all the surface drainage run off through the village via people's back gardens which already takes the road drainage from the Rosary and various items in between. There is an existing surface water sewer in Cuckoofield Lane which was put in by a major developer but this option was withdrawn 10th Feb 2012. I am no expert but as a rough guide using formula obtained from the web there was about 800 gallon per minute flowing in this ditch 6pm 7th Dec 2012.

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    Anthony James

    Monday, December 10, 2012

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