Residents In Uproar Over Proposed Development

The best property surveyors Norwich has to offer are sure to be interested to learn that residents of the market town of Swaffham are in uproar about a proposed development on land south of Norwich Road.

MLN Land and Properties is proposing to build 185 houses on the site and residents are particularly displeased as the site is opposite another similar plot, which has been earmarked for 170 homes, according to EDP 24.

The major complaint from the residents is that Swaffham will become swamped with new builds, resulting in the town losing its appeal to both residents and visitors. Breckland council has already approved planning for 1,000 new homes (outline plans for a further 92 homes off New Sporle Road will be discussed by Swaffham Town Council on Wednesday), compounding the argument from locals.

It has also been argued that despite the location being popular due to its proximity to other towns and major transport routes, the area does not have the infrastructure in place to cope with such a high volume of development.

Jeanne Flynn, from Swaffham, said: “There is a group of Swaffham residents fighting these proposals. We have written to and had meetings with the town council, and sent individual letters for help to Liz Truss.”

Richard Bishop, town clerk, noted that the local town council will review the plans once Breckland Council has received the application.

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