Major housing development plans for Diss go on display

Members of the Diss-Organised group with the revised plans for the Frenze Hall Lane development. Pic

Members of the Diss-Organised group with the revised plans for the Frenze Hall Lane development. Picture: Rebecca Murphy - Credit: Archant

Revised plans to build more than 100 homes in Diss have been put on display in the town.

Members of the Diss-Organised group with the revised plans for the Frenze Hall Lane development. Pic

Members of the Diss-Organised group with the revised plans for the Frenze Hall Lane development. Picture: Rebecca Murphy - Credit: Archant

Controversial plans from Persimmon Homes to build 142 homes on land off Frenze Hall Lane were rejected by South Norfolk Council's planning committee in March. The committee voted against the plan on the grounds of poor design, and the form, bulk and massing of the plots.

The housing company have now resubmitted plans which include a reduction in the number of homes to 136.

Instead of two storey houses adjacent to existing bungalows on Hawk Crescent there are two bungalows and affordable housing is distributed evenly across the site.

A residents group called Diss-Organised, which has 200 members, was set up as a way for residents to get their opinions across.


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The group's main objection to the original bid was access to the site via Falcon Avenue - which has now been amended.

Joyce Thomas, a member of the group, said: 'I think it is more like a village and it is much better. They have stopped vehicle access to Falcon Avenue.

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'As far as we are concerned we do not have nothing to complain about. It is a relief.

'People can change things they really can but they have to put the effort in.'

A consultation period will be held by Persimmon Homes until June 21.

For more information email anglconsultation@persimmonhomes.com

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