Plans for yet another estate

There is another planning proposal for land off London Road in Attleborough. Picture by: Sonya Dunca

There is another planning proposal for land off London Road in Attleborough. Picture by: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

An application to build an extra 200 homes on the outskirts of Attleborough has been made.

Developer Orbit homes has applied to Breckland Council to built the estate on the site of the Haverscroft House Farm in London Road.

But Attleborough Town Council has recommended the plans be turned down, as the estate would be outside the town's 'core strategy' and neighbourhood plan.

The development, which would lie between London Road and the A11, would include a mix of homes including 120 private dwellings and 80 'affordable' dwellings.

The affordable section would be made up of 20 rented properties, 30 starter homes – to be offered at 80 per cent market value – and 30 shared-ownership homes.

The new estate would also include roads, open space, a pumping station, an electrical substation and natural play areas.

The application states that after community feedback, Orbit has already agreed to boost the number of bungalows and one-bedroom units.

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The developer has also agreed to put in a landscape buffer along the southern boundary and a noise buffer next to the A11.

But the town council has advised Breckland to turn down the plans.

A letter from Attleborough's town clerk Gina Lopes said: 'Refuse [the application] as this land is outside of the core strategy, the development boundary, policy boundary and the emerging neighbourhood plan.

'Also concerns that there is only one vehicle access onto a very busy road.'

Ms Lopes also questioned whether the estate would be part of the 4,000 new homes already earmarked for the town, and said the would be no spin-off benefit to the town through section 106 funding.

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