Developer hopes to build dozens new homes across Gorleston and Great Yarmouth

Gordon Road

Gordon Road - Credit: Archant

Housing developers have submitted plans to build 40 new homes across Gorleston and Great Yarmouth.

Burnt Lane

Burnt Lane - Credit: Archant

Applicants Dawson Brown Ltd, have submitted plans to build 18 new homes on Burnt Lane in Gorleston, and 22 new flats on Gordon Road in Great Yarmouth.

Concerns have, however, been raised over the Gorleston plans which consist of nine two bedroom houses and nine two bedroom flats.

Neighbours have expressed fears over the design of the proposals, as well as the level of parking on the road.

The developer has said the proposal is 'entirely in keeping with the surrounding properties and uses.'

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On Great Yarmouth Borough Council's planning website, one consultation response, from a couple living on the same street as the planned development, said: 'While we welcome a decision on new proposals for this run-down site, we do however feel that the plans for the nine flats are quite imposing and could be overbearing in height and appear out of keeping with the design and character of existing dwellings in Burnt Lane.

'We welcome that these new homes will have designated parking due to the issues that current residents experience, but have concerns around additional traffic flow onto Burnt Lane from the Beccles Road roundabout.

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'This entrance will only allow one vehicle to travel either way at one time which makes it dangerous to stop on a busy roundabout to wait to turn into Burnt Lane if another car is attempting to turn out.

'This could be alleviated by extending the one way system down to the roundabout. There will be ample access to the new properties via High Road, Burnt Lane, Addison Road, Church Road and Garnham Road.'

Another resident, who also submitted a consultation response, said: 'I hope the council have taken into consideration the parking situation on Burnt Lane as we already have to fight for parking spaces due to people from surrounding roads parking on the road.'

The new homes will be built on Burnt Lane on the site of two large Victorian villas and the former Ivy House and The Hollies care home which fronts onto Addison Road.

Addison Road is largely formed of 1920s semi-detached properties whereas Burnt Lane consists of mostly Victorian terraced properties, with some newly built homes.

Meanwhile, plans for new homes on Gordon Road in Yarmouth consist of 14 one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom flats.

It would be built on a site which is currently used for storage and retail.

In planning, access and design statements for both plans, the developers gave, word for word, the same statement which said: 'The development is sympathetic to its site and surroundings and seeks to ensure that the proposal respects the character of the site and the locality and street scene.

'The location of the proposal and its design is fit for purpose and located sensitively to minimise impact.

'The proposal has no adverse neighbour impact.'

The developers added that Burnt Lane is narrow in places and it is proposed that resident parking and bin space is provided to the north east at the rear of the proposed residential development so that it doesn't create any highways issues.

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