Overstrand clifftop homes approved by councillors

Overstrand GVs. Village sign, beach, street views.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Overstrand GVs. Village sign, beach, street views.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A coastal housing development which was granted planning permission in 1966 will be completed over the next two years.

The application to build 10 properties at Hillingdon Park, Overstrand, which already includes 25 homes, was approved by North Norfolk District Council's development committee on Thursday.

Concerns included the loss of 120 trees, the impact of more homes on existing sewage, surface water and drainage issues, proposals not respecting the front building line, cliff erosion and loss of privacy for current homes.

The council's planning department received 71 letters of objection from 36 representees and nine comments from three representees.

Mary Haynes, chairman of Overstrand Parish Council, said: 'There are already problems with drainage on the street. As this street is virtually on the cliff edge serious consideration should be made to make sure no damage is done to our cliffs.'

Trees have grown in the plots where the homes will be built, since the original properties were constructed, and 120 will be felled.

Some 160 trees and 140 shrubs will be replanted to restore the woodland character of Hillingdon Park.

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Conditions for surface water disposal will be imposed.