Decision date set for 142 homes plan in Diss

Land north of Frenze Hall Lane has a consultation event later this month for a development of 136 homes ANL-151006-144229009

Land north of Frenze Hall Lane has a consultation event later this month for a development of 136 homes ANL-151006-144229009

  • Application to be decided on Wednesday, March 30
  • NHS England ask for financial contribution to expand health services in town
  • South Norfolk MP ‘shares concerns’ of local GPs
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South Norfolk Council planners have recommended approval to a 142 homes application in Diss.

The application, submitted by Persimmon Homes for land north of Frenze Hall Lane, is set to be decided by the district council’s Development Management Committee on Wednesday, March 30, from 10am.

More than 65 residents attended a Diss Town Council planning committee meeting to offer a recommendation on Persimmon Homes' plan for Frenze Hall Lane. ANL-160402-163912001

More than 65 residents attended a Diss Town Council planning committee meeting to offer a recommendation on Persimmon Homes' plan for Frenze Hall Lane. ANL-160402-163912001

In its recommendation, South Norfolk Council officers say the application represents a “sustainable” form of development, and is a scheme that delivers a “high quality” design. Commenting on the proposal NHS England “request a financial contribution is paid towards funding expanded healthcare premises, servicing the residents of this development.”

The revised application has drawn a number of objections.

Diss Town Council upheld its initial recommendation of refusal last month, claiming “insufficient amendments” had been made to “satisfactorily address” the concerns raised.

In their initial recommendation in December, they objected due to the impacts on the roads as well as the effect of construction traffic, medical provision and school places.

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon said he shared the concerns of local GPs and the impact of the new development of health provision, and added he was disappointed the scheme does not make provision for serviced plots to facilitate self-build homes.

A group of concerned residents was also formed after the application was submitted, in a bid to get the best deal for the town.

The application 2015/2496 can be viewed online at www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/planning