Homes plan for Tasburgh beats objections

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A six-home development in Lower Tasburgh has been approved despite village objections.

The parish council and 12 householders complained that the site in Low Road was outside the development area, and was a suburban development in open countryside.

It was also argued there were existing drainage problems, a poor bus service, that permission would set a precedent for similar developments, and that there were sites for 10-20 houses in Upper Tasburgh.

However, South Norfolk Council planning department said that in the absence of a five-year housing land supply, the objections did not outweigh the benefits of allowing the development. The application, by Gerald and Sarah Barnes, was unanimously approved by the council’s development management committee.