Councillors make a U-turn on 19-home development for village and refuse application

Poringland village sign. Picture: Andrew Tullett

Poringland village sign. Picture: Andrew Tullett - Credit: Archant

Councillors have completed a U-turn on a development of homes in a South Norfolk village.

In December 2016, South Norfolk District Council's planning committee granted planning permission for 19 homes off Heath Loke in Poringland.

However, after the application was returned to the committee, its members instead unanimously elected to reverse their decision and refuse the application.

The plans set out a 19-home development, including some affordable homes and would have involved raising the land by almost a metre.

However, committee members made a U-turn and refused the application due to fears over drainage and landscape impact.

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Lisa Neal, committee member for the Poringland and the Framinghams ward, said: 'I still feel there are a lot of things the developer has to do for me to support the application.'

John Benson of Poringland Parish Council had previously told the committee the parish council also continued to object to the development.

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