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More than 40 objections to homes plan in Dickleburgh

Objections to homes application in Dickleburgh
Objections to homes application in Dickleburgh

Objectors have lined up to fight plans for 22 new homes at Dickleburgh.

More than 40 objections have been registered with South Norfolk planners - the parish council says the number is actually 50 - and the big issue is extra traffic on a narrow country road.

Hopkins Homes want to develop land north of Harvey Lane which serves the village school - one objector says it is already “pretty manic” at the end of the school day - the village centre, social club and bowls club and a children’s play area.

The parish council calls it a “heavily trafficked rural lane” which would only become more dangerous if the development was allowed. The Friends of Dickleburgh School say that even if there was room for children who would live at the new development, there was no pavement on which they could safely walk to the school.

South Norfolk councillor Clayton Hudson said that the plans should be sent back to the developer for more thought on the objections, as well as the loss of privacy to other properties and the school capacity. Norfolk County Council says that Harvey Lane is narrower than normally required for estate development.

South Norfolk council has not yet set a date for considering the plans.

The Diss Express has attempted to contact Hopkins Homes but is yet to receive a comment.

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