New homes plan causes a stink in Bacton

An artist's impression of a street scene in the proposed development. Picture: NNDC

An artist's impression of a street scene in the proposed development. Picture: NNDC - Credit: NNDC

Work is set to start on building 24 new homes in Bacton - despite concerns that the local sewerage system is unable to cope.

North Norfolk District Council has approved an application from Lowestoft developers Wellington

Construction Ltd to develop land behind the Duke of Edinburgh pub on the Coast Road.

However, Bacton & Edingthorpe Parish Council raised concerns over the proposals.

It stated: 'The Council is extremely concerned with the flooding and poor sewerage services at this location and especially within Bacton.

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'The sewerage system is unable to facilitate these additional houses and it is of paramount importance that this comment is noted and dealt with in advance of the development.'

Elsewhere, Cambridgeshire developers Hastoe Housing Association, who specialise in providing affordable rural housing to enable local people to remain within their communities, have applied to NNDC for planning permission to build nine new homes in Beeston Regis.

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The site earmarked for development is off Beeston Regis Common layby in Cromer Road.

In Cromer, Suffield Park Infants School has submitted plans for the construction of a new single storey school building next to the existing school in Mill Road, and the removal of the five temporary units.

The plans include the creation of six classrooms, two group rooms, a WC and ancillary external works, including 15 additional staff car park spaces.

Suffield Park councillor John Lee, chairman of North Norfolk District Council, said: 'This application has my full support.'

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