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Impassioned plea to fend off plans for meadowland

A public consultation is to be held into plans to build 24 bungalows on Parish Fields in Diss.

Scott Properties will host the consultation at the Diss Youth and Community Centre in Shelfanger Road, on Monday, July 15, from 4pm to 7.30pm.

The consultation is open to everyone and will detail the development proposals.

Parish Fields in Diss. ..Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (13539333)
Parish Fields in Diss. ..Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (13539333)

The Parish Fields Friends group – formed to help preserve and protect the meadows, which they say are an “historic part of the town’s green heritage for future generations” – has urged people to attend

“It is likely to be the only opportunity for local residents to meet the developer in person before an official planning application is submitted, and to see what Parish Fields Friends are objecting to,” said group member David Whatley.

“This is the beginning of the planning process for a large-scale development on Parish Fields – a beautiful and undeveloped meadowland in the heart of Diss.

“Again and again, attempts have been made to build on Parish Fields over the years and, again and again, the people of Diss have come together to reject the destruction of what is a historically significant part of our green heritage, not to mention a valuable refuge for wildlife and a meadowland officially designated as an important open local space in South Norfolk Council’s local plan.

“We passionately believe Parish Fields should be preserved and celebrated as a vibrant green space for future generations.”

Scott Properties has set up a dedicated consultation website at www.diss.mscott.co.uk for people to leave any feedback on the plans.

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