Mobile homes plan raises objections

The site of a planned development of 23 mobile homes in Norwich Road, Attleborough

The site of a planned development of 23 mobile homes in Norwich Road, Attleborough - Credit: Archant

A bid to site 23 mobile homes on a field in Norwich Road, Attleborough has been launched by a developer.

The site of a planned development of 23 mobile homes in Norwich Road, Attleborough

The site of a planned development of 23 mobile homes in Norwich Road, Attleborough - Credit: Archant

But neighbours are up in arms about the plan, claiming the low-cost housing would ruin the look of the road.

Tingdene Parks has applied to Breckland Council for permission to place mobile homes in the empty field, which is on land it owns to the north of similar housing at Oak Tree Caravan Park.

Norwich Road resident Robert Hornby said he objected to the idea. He said: 'I know people want houses but I don't like it.'

He added: 'I would like to see a nice row of bungalows and if they want to put a row of mobile homes behind that, then that would suit me fine.


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'I know people have got to live somewhere but when people buy these homes they still have to pay council tax.'

Another nearby resident, who asked not to be named, said: 'I strongly dislike and disapprove.

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'These kind of plastic homes don't suit the style of houses that are already on Norwich Road.

'There are a lot of people who are fed up with it because the developers think they can come in and do whatever they want wherever they want.'

Attleborough's mayor Tony Perkins said siting mobile homes behind a row of bungalows would be 'a good compromise'.

He said: 'It would make it more in keeping if there was a line of bungalows and then mobile homes behind there.

'But you also have to consider that mobile homes are a lot more affordable for people who are planning to retire.

'Not everybody can afford bricks and mortar.'

He added: 'There are already mobile homes further back on the site so you can understand them wanting to use that field rather than having it standing empty.'

A plan for 375 new homes on field on the other side of Norwich Road was approved in January this year on appeal after Breckland knocked it back last year.

Tingdene parks did not reply to this newspaper's request for a comment.

n Do you have a story about a development in Attleborough? Email stuart.anderson@archant.co.uk.

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