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Two applications for more than 400 homes in Wymondham submitted to South Norfolk Council

07:00 11 December 2014

Wymondham Abbey. Photo: Bill Smith

Wymondham Abbey. Photo: Bill Smith

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Two applications which would see more than 400 homes built in Wymondham have been submitted.

A bid for 375 homes on Gunvil Hall Farm, on land between London Road and Suton Lane, was put in to South Norfolk Council last week.

The plans, submitted by Januarys Consultant Surveyors, would see the new homes, a new town cemetery and associated infrastructure built on the 69-acre site.

A previous application for 385 homes, a primary school and a cemetery on the site was refused by the district council in April this year, due to concerns over the impact on the settings of Gonville Hall and Wymondham Abbey.

The reason for refusal stated that “the development would lead to a detrimental impact to the setting of the Grade II listed building of Gonville Hall, and its moats which are of equivalent significance to a scheduled monument, and the Grade I listed building of Wymondham Abbey”.

According to a heritage report submitted by Montagu Evans in the latest application, “the revised scheme has responded to the criticisms made “.

The report says that there will be creation of larger areas of open space to the east and west of Gonville Hall to retain its rural setting.

“The cemetery has also been redesigned in an informal layout and without a cemetery building, so that it is appropriate for its rural location,” it adds.

Meanwhile, a reserved matters application - which sets out the finer details of the blueprint - has been submitted for 13 homes at Chapel Road and 20 at Bunwell Road, Spooner Row.

On the council’s planning site David Thurston has raised his concerns over facilities in the area.

He wrote: “There are no shopping facilities, just the local public house. There are no bus routes in the village, unless you pre-book the Thursday Hopper bus. Most of the residents of Spooner Row have lived, and moved to the village for what it is now, not to be located in an overcrowded and over populated town with no facilities.”

The final decision on homes will be made by South Norfolk Council.

What do you think of the plans? Contact reporter Lauren Cope on lauren.cope@archant.co.uk

3 comments

  • It is going to happen all around Norfolk. Even villages dabbled in size without any infrastructure in them, not to mention roads. Soon there will be no rural living.

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    Aija Dreimane

    Thursday, December 11, 2014

  • I expect the planners will make their usual mistake of insisting that so called ‘social housing’ is mixed with privately owned property, thus dragging the development downmarket from day one.

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    Norfolk John

    Thursday, December 11, 2014

  • The beauty of this once lovely market town has been utterly destroyed by the planners and developers, so why stop there?

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    Heading for Squalor

    Thursday, December 11, 2014

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