BREAKING: Appeal lodged over retail units rejection in Diss

An appeal has been lodged over the refusal of four non-food retail units behind the Thatcher's Needle pub in Diss.
An appeal has been lodged over the refusal of four non-food retail units behind the Thatcher's Needle pub in Diss.

An appeal has been lodged against South Norfolk Council’s refusal of planning permission for four non-food retail units in Diss.

Marston’s planning application for land behind the Thatcher’s Needle pub was turned down in March on the grounds of scale and design.

It would have seen three units in one building and one further unit on its own, and provide 189 parking spaces, of which 12 are disabled.

South Norfolk Council officers had recommended that the plans be approved.

Diss Town Council had recommended refusal on the application, while representatives of the Diss Heritage Triangle project and the Diss Heritage Traders group had spoken out against the plan.

The appeal will now be decided by the Planning Inspectorate.