New homes next to historic south Norfolk inn approved

A new eight home development was given the go ahead next to an historic Grade I listed south Norfolk hotel after councillors were reassured the homes would not affect the 17th century inn.

Cripps Development's plans for the homes and garages next to the Scole Inn, in The Street, Scole were approved by South Norfolk Council's planning committee after assurances were given the properties on land behind the Old Reading Room would not have any effect on the Inn's triple Dutch gable.

Although the site is within the Scole conservation area, planning guidelines under the joint core strategy stated the village was a service village and as such there was a principle in favour of residential development.

An original application was submitted in 2008, but withdrawn following concerns raised by Norfolk County Council's highways department over visibility for motorists at the site entrance.

However, following subsequent negotiations with the latest plans, the concerns of the highways department had been resolved.

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