Opposition mounts to plans to part-demolish historic Diss building

The Nunnery, Denmark Street, Diss ENGANL00120140601093147
The Nunnery, Denmark Street, Diss ENGANL00120140601093147

Diss Town Council and Historic England have opposed plans to demolish most of the 19th Century Nunnery building in Denmark Street, and build four new homes.

Diss Town Council said they were not opposed to the principle of residential development at former care home, which closed in 2013. But the council were concerned about the layout, design and loss of the building. Historic England said the Nunnery was a ‘heritage asset’ and should be retained.

But a supporting statement for applicant RTB Homes said the development would meet local housing needs on a brownfield site and would be sympathetic to the designated conservation area.

South Norfolk Council will have the final decision.