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Diss Town Council opposed to vets demolition plan


A plan to demolish a vets and turn the site into five homes has been met with opposition by Diss Town Council.

The application was lodged by the Uplands Way Veterinary Clinic at the end of August.

Planning documents, submitted to South Norfolk Council by agent Wood and Stephen Ltd, said the vets was moving to a more “appropriate” location to cope with the demands of the “expanding” business.

The application proposes four terraced dwellings, two storeys each, and a bungalow on the 137 sq metre site.

Discussing the application at a planning committee earlier this month, councillors recommended refusal.

They felt the plan was an over development of the site, there was insufficient parking, as well as expressing concern at the number of vehicles already parking on Uplands Way.

Norfolk County Council’s highways department have asked for revised plans, claiming the initial application failed to show any car parking details for the proposed properties.

South Norfolk Council will have the final say over the plans at a later date.

The application, 2015/1992, can be viewed online at www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/planning

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