Mattishall homes scheme is reduced in size

An action group has been set up in Mattishall against a 90-home development in the village. Picture:

An action group has been set up in Mattishall against a 90-home development in the village. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

A scheme for eight homes on the outskirts of a village near Dereham has been submitted to planners.

The proposal is a significant fall in the number of houses originally being considered for the site next to South Green farm in Mattishall.

Consultation took place to find villagers' views on a scheme for 25 to 30 homes off Welborne Road.

In a design and access statement submitted to Breckland District Council on behalf of the applicant the agent, CwP Architectural Services, states that after a negative response from villagers it was decided to reduce the size of the scheme.

The statement said: 'From the public consultation response we did have some consultees express that they would support the proposal if the scheme was smaller and made less impact on the local community.

You may also want to watch:

'With this in mind the applicant decided to reduce the number for this application and concentrate on a smaller much more sustainable proposal.'

Should the scheme be given the go ahead three of the homes would be affordable and all eight would be built to the Passive Haus standard of energy efficiency.

Most Read

The development would accessed from Welborne Road and 22 parking spaces would be provided.

The design and access statement acknowledges that a number of proposals have been put forward for the Mattishall area.

It said: 'We feel that any proposal put forward should consider the local feeling and the objections raised particularly around the potential highways issues and the highlighted lack of infrastructure in place to cope with a large increase in the population.'

As previously reported, villagers have formed an action group in Mattishall against plans for 90 homes on a greenfield site.

What do you think of the Mattishall homes plan? Email

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus