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Fight renewed to stop new homes

PUBLISHED: 14:47 23 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:11 06 July 2010

PEOPLE living close to a proposed site for 10 new homes at Carlton Colville are renewing their campaign against the project.

Some residents have contacted Waveney District Council to object to a renewed application by Persimmon Homes seeking consent to build the properties on a green space of under an acre between Beccles Road and Chapel Road.

PEOPLE living close to a proposed site for 10 new homes at Carlton Colville are renewing their campaign against the project.

Some residents have contacted Waveney District Council to object to a renewed application by Persimmon Homes seeking consent to build the properties on a green space of under an acre between Beccles Road and Chapel Road.

Denise Carver, of Beccles Road, said the site was so close to major roads that children would be put in danger.

She added: “The infrastructure cannot sustain more building. The sewers literally are at bursting point.

“As a community, we must fight to save some of our green areas and stop building on every spare piece of land.”

The proposal to build the homes was withdrawn by the developers last year because of the time required for collating additional information about drainage, highways and soil investigation.

The proposed development would consist of a mixture of two, three and four-bedroom properties.

An investigation of the site was conducted in February and concluded that the site bore no risk of contaminants.

Despite local people's concerns, Anglian Water says that the existing local drainage system has enough capacity to accommodate the proposed additional 10 plots.

A report to councillors contains a statement from Persimmon Homes saying that much consideration has been given to positioning the proposed new homes as far as possible from existing houses to the west of the site.

It adds: “Due to the positioning of the new dwellings there is space to introduce a landscaped tree and shrub area to give further screening between the new dwellings and the existing properties.”

Waveney's development control committee is expected to discuss the application later this year.

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