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New homes could be built opposite school on former playing field

PUBLISHED: 16:51 13 September 2019

New homes could be built on a school's former playing field in Necton. Picture: Google Maps

New homes could be built on a school's former playing field in Necton. Picture: Google Maps

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Plans could see a batch of new homes built on a school's former playing field.

The old voluntary aided first school closed in 2007 and merged with Necton V.C. Middle School. Picture: ArchantThe old voluntary aided first school closed in 2007 and merged with Necton V.C. Middle School. Picture: Archant

An application has been lodged to construct eight properties on the field, adjacent to the old voluntary aided first school on School Road in Necton, near Swaffham.

The school itself closed in 2007 and was merged with Necton V.C. Middle School to create Necton Church of England Primary School, which sits directly opposite.

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Seven dwellings - five detached two-storey houses and two detached bungalows - have previously been approved for the site, but now the applicant is seeking to increase the number to eight.

In comments provided by parish clerk James Howard, Necton Parish Council has requested that three of the dwellings are single-storey due to their proposed backing onto existing bungalows.

The council has also asked that the prospective contractor "acts responsibly" in front of school children, driving at low speeds and avoiding "swearing or unacceptable behaviour".

Residents have meanwhile expressed concerns about over-development and traffic during school pick-up and drop-off times.

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