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Plans for 131 homes set for approval

PUBLISHED: 09:54 02 July 2008 | UPDATED: 10:56 08 July 2010

Plans by meat processing company Bowes of Norfolk that could see 131 homes being built at Watton are being recommended for approval.

The 7.66-acre site off Brandon Road is used for storage by the nearby animal slaughtering and processing business.

Plans by meat processing company Bowes of Norfolk that could see 131 homes being built at Watton are being recommended for approval.

The 7.66-acre site off Brandon Road is used for storage by the nearby animal slaughtering and processing business.

But the company is looking to develop a mix of one to four-bedroom properties, including affordable homes. The application also allows for public open space, as well as contributions towards schools, library services, and walking/ cycling projects. However, it insists the number of properties quoted in the appli-cation is merely indicative and subject to conditions.

The Highways Agency raised objections to the scheme because of concerns about access and visibility. And environmental health officials want more information about possible noise from the meat processing plant. One letter has been received about the implications for wildlife, poor drainage and possible contamination.

But officers at Breckland Council are advising coun-cillors to grant permission as long as the scheme is shown to be in keeping with its surroundings and improve-ments to recreational facilities are secured.

A planning meeting will consider the scheme tomorrow.


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