Diss Town Council to have their say on 136 homes plan on Wednesday

Land north of Frenze Hall Lane.
Land north of Frenze Hall Lane.

Diss Town Council is set to offer its recommendation on a revised 136 homes plan in the town at a meeting on Wednesday.

Persimmon Homes went back to the drawing board after seeing their 142 property bid for land north of Frenze Hall Lane rejected by South Norfolk Council.

The new proposed layout for a 136 homes plan in Frenze Hall Lane, Diss. ANL-160706-143856001

The new proposed layout for a 136 homes plan in Frenze Hall Lane, Diss. ANL-160706-143856001

Concerns from residents and the town council were mainly whether Diss’s infrastructure. The developer said they worked with residents’ group Diss-Organised, Diss Town Council, South Norfolk Council and Norfolk County Council.

Nick Woods, of Diss-Organised, said at the group’s latest meeting on Thursday, resident’s were “happier” with Persimmon’s latest design.

“Although it’s far from perfect it represents a decent compromise by all parties,” he said.

“Persimmon are to be congratulated on their good spirited liaison and interaction since the spring, which has enabled us all to get to a situation where local residents are happier.

Although it’s far from perfect it represents a decent compromise by all parties

Nick Woods, Diss-Organised

“Of course we’d all like to see no development here and Diss being able to absorb the extra demand on highways, infrastructure and services. But we live in an imperfect world and at the end of the day we’ll all have to absorb the development and its problems in the stoic fashion Diss people do.”

South Norfolk Council will have the final say on the plans.

The revised plans have seen a reduction in the number of homes from 142 to 136, an additional 50 car parking spaces, distribution of affordable housing around the site, and access to Falcon Avenue for pedestrians, cycles and emergency vehicle only.