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Homes plan for Foulsham building yard refused by councillors

PUBLISHED: 15:45 01 August 2018

Blyth and Sons Builders' Yard in Foulsham. Picture: Google

Blyth and Sons Builders' Yard in Foulsham. Picture: Google

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Plans to develop a building yard into 11 new homes in a Broadland village have been refused by councillors.

MacKinnon Construction Ltd had hoped to build homes on the TH Blyth and Sons Builders’ Yard in Foulsham, in a project that would have seen industrial buildings on the site demolished.

However, after a variety of concerns were raised by members of the public speaking at a meeting of Broadland District Council’s planning committee, members voted to refuse the application.

They included fears that the new homes would overlook existing homes on both Chapel Lane and Low Common Close - resulting in a loss of privacy - and that the development could exacerbate existing flooding problems on Chapel Lane.

The plans had been recommended for approval by officers, however Hellesdon councillor Tony Adams moved for them to be refused.

Committee members then voted in favour of the proposal being rejected.

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