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Homes plan for Watton engineering site

PUBLISHED: 16:23 18 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:47 08 July 2010

Fresh plans have been sent to council officials to redevelop a former engineering site at Watton for housing.

Abbey Engineering had previously applied for permission to build on its land at Brandon Road - next to Bowes abattoir - but the proposals were withdrawn.

Fresh plans have been sent to council officials to redevelop a former engineering site at Watton for housing.

Abbey Engineering had previously applied for permission to build on its land at Brandon Road - next to Bowes abattoir - but the proposals were withdrawn.

Now a new application has been submitted to Breckland Council which provides a “significant area” of open space to be a buffer between the current industrial site and the proposed new homes.

No specific number of homes is proposed in the outline plans for the 2.5-acre site but agent Paul Took said in a letter to Breckland that it “was likely to be less than 25” and would include affordable housing.

Mr Took said the site had become derelict and the re-development would be a “major benefit” to the area.

The application includes a report on noise and measures to tackle it.

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