Permission granted for 30 new homes in Coltishall

The development will cover a 2.47 acre site on the eastern side of Rectory Road, adjacent to the for

The development will cover a 2.47 acre site on the eastern side of Rectory Road, adjacent to the former Bure Valley Railway line. Picture: Broadland District Council Offices. Photo from Google Maps - Credit: Google Maps

Permission has been granted for 30 new homes to be built in Coltishall, despite traffic concerns from local councillors.

The development will cover a 2.47 acre site on the eastern side of Rectory Road, adjacent to the former Bure Valley Railway line.

It was given approval this morning by Broadland District Council's planning committee, which voted 9-1 in favour.

Bob Grindrod, vice chairman of Coltishall Parish Council, spoke out against the application during the meeting. He said: 'Why is the evidence of road unsuitability, poor visibility and history of speeding, accidents and near misses being ignored?'

According to the officer's report Norfolk County Council's Highway Authority did not object to scheme.

Aylsham ward councillor for Broadland, Ian Graham, said the developer was planning to widen the road and footway. He said he was 'quite happy' with the plans.

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