Village population to swell as 15 homes set to get approval
Despite fierce objections, a village in south Norfolk is on the verge of getting 15 new affordable homes.
Chapel Farm Partners’ bid to site the homes on a field behind Mount Pleasant, in Dickleburgh, could increase the village’s population by a minimum of 45 people.
South Norfolk Council planning officer, Ian Reilly, has recommended that the local authority’s planning committee gives the application planning permission at its meeting this Wednesday.
The project has generated 24 letters of objection in all.
These range from complaints that Dickleburgh has already provided affordable housing and about the potential increase in the volume of traffic, to the perceived unsuitability of the site and the visual impact it could have.
In all, one four-bedroom house to accommodate six people, one wheelchair-friendly bungalow to house three people, two three-bedroom houses to accommodate five people each, one three-bedroom bungalow to house five people, two two-bedroom flats to accommodate three people each, two one-bedroom houses to accommodate two people each, one two-bedroom bungalow to house three people, and four two-bedroom houses to accommodate four people each would be built.
Thirty-one car-parking spaces, 15 bicycle parking spaces and one disabled parking bay would be constructed to accompany the new homes.
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