Decision deferred on 17-home and village hall plan for Scole

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The decision on a planning proposal for 17 new houses and village hall in Scole has been deferred by South Norfolk Council.

The plans, submitted by Mr B Tunmore, is for land west of Norwich Road in the village, and would also see the construction parking, an area for open space recreation and wildlife areas.

In August 2014, a consultation process was carried out by the applicants. Of the 563 properties in the parish, 487 were contacted. In response 92.5 per cent backed the plans, while 24 were against.

A wide array of groups including St Andrew’s Church, Scole and District Gardeners Club, Diss First Responders, Scole Old Boys Club, and Scole WI all support the proposed development.

Planning officers have recommended refusal.

Their reasons include it is outside the settlement boundary, harmful to the open countryside, does not represent a sustainable development, and insufficient justification for there being no affordable housing.