A Norfolk village is about to get even bigger after a housing bid was approved despite a homeowner's fears it would affect his privacy.

The 33-home scheme, linked with a further seven homes to the north, has been given the green light to go ahead on land off Station Road in Ormesby.

The plans include 24 houses on the open market, seven so-called 'affordable homes', and one shared ownership dwelling.

At a Great Yarmouth Borough Council meeting this week, representatives from developer Denbury Homes spoke to councillors about the merits of the scheme, promising modern homes built for the future consisting of a variety of different designs.

Eastern Daily Press: An aerial view of the plot of land which will be built on to create 40 new homes in OrmesbyAn aerial view of the plot of land which will be built on to create 40 new homes in Ormesby (Image: Google)

It is the final seal of approval from GYBC who agreed to accept the proposed layout and design of the development following outline planning permission being granted in 2020.

But one homeowner, Keith Sparks, raised concerns that the new housing would affect his privacy. 

He worried that one of the new properties would overlook his house and affect his view and called on the developers to consider rotating the new home to avoid affecting his privacy.

Eastern Daily Press: The layout of the housing scheme by Dunbury HomesThe layout of the housing scheme by Dunbury Homes (Image: Dunbury Homes)

"I purchased this property 30 years ago and I never expected homes to be built behind it," he said.

"My view was beautiful to look at - it is only fair that other people have to make sacrifices as well."

A number of councillors sympathised with his situation and urged officers to work with the developers to see if there could be a solution found.

The representatives from Dunbury Homes agreed to look at what was possible although it was noted by officers that it may not be possible without substantial changes to the layout of the scheme.

Despite the grievance of the homeowner, councillors praised the design of the homes.

Councillor Geoffrey Freeman said: "This development has renewed my faith that it is possible to build great new homes."

Members voted unanimously to approve the scheme, subject to officers approving the surface water drainage plans.