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Revised plans submitted for flats overlooking Diss Mere




New sketches show the reduction in size of the Mere-side project. Image: KD Architects/South Norfolk Council
New sketches show the reduction in size of the Mere-side project. Image: KD Architects/South Norfolk Council

A developer behind plans to build a modern block of flats overlooking Diss Mere have scaled back the design following objections.

A scheme to build two four-bedroom flats and a three-bedroom flat next to the wildlife garden and floating boardwalk were submitted to South Norfolk Council in December.

The proposal was greeted with opposition from nearby residents, shopkeepers, and the town council who claimed the plans were out of scale and too domineering.

The proposals would see an existing garage and two store buildings behind the Happy Palace Chinese restaurant in St Nicholas Street demolished to make way for the development.

The ambitious design featured a modern looking building finished largely in glass and metal, with balconies offering occupants a view over the Mere.

But new sketch comparisons submitted by KD Architects on behalf of its client show revised plans, which the applicant hopes will now win favour.

Earlier plans were described by opponents as a ‘monolithic lump’ and an over ambitious ‘Swiss family Robinson-style ski-lodge’.



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