Opposition builds to ‘concrete jungle’ housing plan on Broads

A bid has again been submitted to build homes off Green Lane in Filby, famous for its award winning

A bid has again been submitted to build homes off Green Lane in Filby, famous for its award winning flower displays Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Villagers are holding their hands up against a housing plan for new homes in a field.

Planners are deciding if land described as being behind Philmar Lodge in Filby is suitable for ten n

Planners are deciding if land described as being behind Philmar Lodge in Filby is suitable for ten new homes Picture: Google Maps - Credit: Archant

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A previous bid for nine homes was refused and another for 15 was withdrawn.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.

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.

Filby is a lovely village that doesn't need any more new homes according to objectors to a new housi

Filby is a lovely village that doesn't need any more new homes according to objectors to a new housing plan behind Philmar Lodge Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017


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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.”

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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.

Filby Broad photographed from above, an aerial perspective on a beautiful summer's day. The village

Filby Broad photographed from above, an aerial perspective on a beautiful summer's day. The village is famous for boating and Britain in Bloom success Picture: Graeme Taplin - Credit: Graeme Taplin

To view the plans click the link here.

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