Search

Plans for new homes on former school site in Necton refused planning permission

PUBLISHED: 06:00 01 June 2017

Necton VC First School

Necton VC First School

Archant

An application for permission to build 10 homes on the site of a former school in Necton has been rejected by Breckland Council planning officers.

The plans were refused planning permission on the grounds that there is not sufficient infrastructure to support them and it would cause over development of the site.

The Necton Church and School Estate Trust, the developers behind the application, proposed to demolish the former school buildings and replace them with 10 homes. But the plans attracted objections from local residents and the parish council.

In the decision notice, case officer Heather Byrne wrote: “Ten dwellings would result in an over development and cramped form of development, out of keeping, and detrimental to, the character and appearance of the area and street scene as well as the amenity of surrounding residents and future occupiers.”

Other news

A new project to help protect the future an area of the Brecks which is home to many rare plant and animal species is to be launched.

Thu, 16:57

Youth club members in Swaffham have held a tea party and debate to celebrate 90 years of British men and women having equal rights to vote.

Wed, 10:09

If you are unsure about the amount of medication you’re taking, tell someone – that’s the message local people and carers are being urged to adopt during Learning Disability Week this week as part of a national campaign to stop the over medication of people with a learning disability.

Wed, 06:30

A church says it has lost hundreds of pounds to an estate agent who has gone to ground owing landlords thousands.

Most Read

A new project to help protect the future an area of the Brecks which is home to many rare plant and animal species is to be launched.

Read more
United Kingdom
Friday, August 25, 2017

A resident’s group, councillors and a wildlife organisation have expressed their anger after a planning inspector overturned a council’s decision to reject a housing development.

Read more
Keith Gilbert
Thu, 16:57

Youth club members in Swaffham have held a tea party and debate to celebrate 90 years of British men and women having equal rights to vote.

Read more
Tue, 16:02

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) is poised to decide whether to press forward with a possible takeover of the management of the county’s fire and rescue service.

Read more
Lorne Green
Wed, 06:30

A church says it has lost hundreds of pounds to an estate agent who has gone to ground owing landlords thousands.

Read more
Watton

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 12°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Watton and Swaffham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Watton and Swaffham Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy