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Bid for 67 homes at gateway to seaside village

PUBLISHED: 05:51 19 August 2020 | UPDATED: 08:26 19 August 2020

Badger Building wants to build 67 homes in Scratby. Part of the plot already has permission for 19 homes under a separate bid Picture: Google Maps

Badger Building wants to build 67 homes in Scratby. Part of the plot already has permission for 19 homes under a separate bid Picture: Google Maps

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A bid to build homes on a wedge of land would create a “village green” gateway for a seaside community.

Lowestoft-based Badger Buidling claims its proposal for bungalows and houses would be an opportunity to create a “character” gateway to Scratby.

Planning documents submitted to Great Yarmouth Borough Council reveal the developer is looking to build 28 bungalows and 39 houses on land along Scratby Road, formerly a fruit growing and pick-your-own field.

Some 13 properties will be “affordable”.

They say six people responded to a consultation which saw 30 leaflets delivered.

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Concerns raised included the effect on the “quiet” village, capacity at schools and the doctors’ surgery, as well as the ability of sewerage and infrastructure to cope.

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Two responses were in general support.

Plans show homes overlooking a central green and a “character village green” alongide the A149.

Councillor Geoff Freeman whose Great Yarmouth Borough Council ward includes the site said the plans were “worthy of good consideration.”

They supercede a previous application for 19 homes on the same site which was approved.

People have until September 5 to have their say.

Find the plans online here.


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