Plan for three shop units in King’s Head Yard in Diss backed by town council

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A plan for three new shop units which would add to the ‘life’ of Kings Head Yard in Diss has been recommended for approval by the town council.

Submitted by applicant Joe Darrell, of Talconeston Hall Estates Ltd, the proposal for the three new units in the car park off Mere Street, which would include first floor flats, had initially been granted planning permission in 2010 but had since expired.

The design and access statement submitted to South Norfolk Council, who will have the final say on the plan, read: “This development was designed to maximize the site’s Mere frontage and presents a new opportunity to link the Mere to the shopping district of Mere Street.

“This new application proposes to add to the ‘life’ of the yard through the addition of both retail and residential use.

“Mixed use provides activities throughout the day so that the Yard becomes an exciting ‘discovered’ space for shoppers, diners and visitors alike.

“The commercial potential of each unit is enhanced by the presence of the others and the water frontage is open to everyone.”

Diss Town Council had recommended refusal on the initial application in 2010.

The application, 2015/1995, can be view in full online at www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/planning