Plans for up to 170 homes in Downham Market approved

Housing generic. Photo credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Housing generic. Photo credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Plans for up to 170 homes in Downham Market were given the go-ahead at a West Norfolk planning committee meeting yesterday, despite concerns over a proposal for a new roundabout allowing access to the site from the A1122.

Developers want to build the houses on land east and south of Denver Hill. They submitted an outline application, with all matters reserved apart from access.

Geoffrey Wareham proposed to reject the plans, saying: 'I don't think the proper place for the exit and entrance into the site has been chosen. I believe

there is a safer area for the roundabout to be and it would enhance other areas of Downham Market.'

Officials pointed out Mr Wareham's alternative was


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on land not owned by the applicant.

The meeting heard the planned roundabout is around 200 yards from the roundabout linking the A1122 and the A10.

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Sandra Buck said the site was 'ideal' in a town with a train station, adding: 'Where else are going to go with all these developments we need?'

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