Revised 136 homes application for Diss submitted

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

Persimmon Homes has submitted its revised plans for a large housing application in Diss.

Their initial bid for a 142 dwelling estate, at land north of Frenze Hall Lane, was turned down in March by South Norfolk Council, prompting them to go back to the drawing board.

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 had been raised by residents and the town council, mainly over whether the infrastructure in Diss could cope.

But the developer said they took those concerns on board, and presented fresh plans to the town in June.

They said they worked with a residents group, Diss Town Council, South Norfolk Council and Norfolk County Council.

The revised application sees the number of homes be reduced 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.

The principle of homes on the site has been established by the adoption of the Local Plan by South Norfolk Council, which Diss Town Council objected to in consultations in 2012, 2013, and to the Planning Inspector in 2014/15.

The application, 2016/1566, can be viewed online at the South Norfolk Council planning portal at info.south-norfolk.gov.uk/online-applications