Scheme for 83 homes at the Tud valley returns

Almost identical plans to build 83 homes in the Tud river valley have been resubmitted after a previous scheme was thrown out by councillors.

Members of the South Norfolk planning committee rejected the scheme due to the physical impact on the landscape, and criticism was aimed at the scheme by residents in Costessey.

Their concerns included flood risks, the parking and traffic impact, and drainage issues around the town.

Now agents from Boyer Planning Ltd, acting on behalf of Mrs K Kozersky, have filed fresh plans for the land north of Farmland Road, which includes greater detail about landscaping.

In their planning statement, they write: 'This application, whilst similar to the previously refused scheme, has been amended. 'Landscaping is now not a reserved matter. [There are] updates to the densely planted landscape infrastructure areas on the site [and] further detail provided in relation to the drainage lagoons and swales.'

Recreational footpaths have also been updated and the heights of selected buildings have been reduced to a maximum of 1.5 storeys.

County councillor for Costessey Tim East has reinforced his view that he is 'implacably opposed to development in the river valley of the Tud.'

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As the plans have been lodged within 12 months of the previous application, it comes at no extra cost to the applicant.