Bid for 45 new homes in Broadland village gets go ahead

PUBLISHED: 15:55 18 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:51 19 October 2018

A decision is expected to be made on Wednesday on proposals to build 45 homes to the south of Somerton Road in Martham. Picture: Google Maps

A decision is expected to be made on Wednesday on proposals to build 45 homes to the south of Somerton Road in Martham. Picture: Google Maps


A bid for a 45-home estate on the fringes of a Broadland village has been approved.

Planners at Great Yarmouth Borough Council said the scheme - which has drawn concerns - would be a significant boost to housing supply.

The application came from developers La Ronde Wright who asked to build on agricultural land to the south of Somerton Road, close to Flegg High Ormiston Academy.

The development will see an existing barn on Church Farm converted into two homes, with the addition of 43 further homes and associated infrastructure.

It includes a new network of access roads, public green spaces and a pond area, and would be situation to the east of White Street.

Six of the homes have been earmarked for social housing and three as affordable homes.

One objector tagged it a “horrendous ill-considered” development which would see property prices dip and spoil countryside views.

Concerns were also raised about traffic, pressure on local services, and flooding.

MORE: Major development for village would see more than 40 new homes built

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