Opposition builds to ‘concrete jungle’ housing plan on Broads
PUBLISHED: 16:27 10 October 2020 | UPDATED: 16:32 10 October 2020
Villagers are holding their hands up against a housing plan for new homes in a field.
Greenfields Properties wants to build ten homes off Green Lane, in Filby, famous for boating and blooms, behind new homes facing Ormesby Lane which have just gone up.
A previous bid for nine homes was refused and another for 15 was withdrawn.
The new plans show a mix of three-bedroom bungalows and four and five bedroom houses off a new road, and include a widening of Green Lane.
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People from multiple villages north of Yarmouth have objected to the proposals - their protests published alongside other documents on Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s planning portal.
Their comments span concerns about flooding and noise, to loss of agricultural land and the effect on a village that has already been targeted by developers.
One objector said: “Filby is a lovely village. Already there are too many new builds, especially at this location and to have all these extra houses and road widened will just make it a housing estate and not in keeping with the country village we all know and love.”
Another said the plans amounted to “a concrete jungle”, adding: “It would be devastating for us all.”
People have until October 23 to have their say.
To view the plans click the link here.
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