Bid to build 90 homes is lodged by Diss-based business

Frontier Agriculture in Diss.

Frontier Agriculture in Diss. - Credit: Archant

Frontier Agriculture has submitted plans to construct 90 homes on its site off Sandy Lane in Diss.

In the application submitted to South Norfolk Council, the crop and grain marketing business have proposed the demolition of existing buildings on the 3.78 hectare site, which include silos and storage buildings, and the construction of 90 homes.

Sixty of these houses are proposed to be market housing, 15 will be social rented housing and 15 will be intermediate housing, which falls between social housing and market housing.

In April when a tentative proposal was made by Frontier Agriculture, councillors opposed the plan at a town council meeting stating the housing development would put strain on the town's infrastructure.

This comes after a bid in December by Persimmon Homes to build more than 140 homes on farmland to the north of Frenze Hall Lane received more than 20 letters of objection.