200 new homes for former Pontins holiday camp refused

The Former Hemsby Pontins Holiday camp.

The Former Hemsby Pontins Holiday camp. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Plans to build hundreds of new homes on a former Pontins holiday camp have been refused by councillors in Great Yarmouth.

The borough council's Development Control Committee voted six to five to refuse the plans after planning officers recommended they approve them.

The plans put forward by landowners Northern Trust would have seen the 21-acre site turned into a residential area with two acres allocated for commercial use.

The resort closed eight years ago and the site is currently derelict with wildlife running freely.

Hemsby Parish Council and other speakers voiced objections to plans for a 200-home estate on the former holiday centre site at the planning meeting.

Plans were previously rejected three times.

The Pontins site has been derelict since its closure in 2009, which caused the loss of 55 jobs in the village.

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The 200 homes proposed in the plans would have included a mixture of detached, semi-detached and terraced homes, along with commercial units.

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