A controversial proposal to construct a major wedding and functions venue in Bressingham is set to go ahead after receiving planning permission earlier today.
Two applications proposing the conversion of buildings at the rear of Bressingham Hall, which were submitted by the well-known Bloom family, and a separate application to install a marquee at the site were all approved, despite significant objections from local residents regarding its potential impact on the village.
Adrian Bloom, head of the Blooms business enterprises, said this new venture would be key to providing revenue for the upkeep of Bressingham Gardens, and would have knock-on benefits to local commerce and employment.
During the meeting of South Norfolk Council’s planning committee, conflicting evidence was heard about the issue of noise levels from the venue, with opponents claiming it was an “ill conceived” idea for the area, while Bressingham and Fersfield Parish Council also stated it could not support the plans.
However, councillors voted unanimously to follow the planning officer’s initial recommendation for conditional approval, concluding it was a suitable and sympathetic use for the site that would provide “a considerable enhancement to a major asset of south Norfolk.”
For a full report, see this Friday’s edition of the Diss Express.