Search

Plans for ‘car-free’ development approved despite neighbour’s complaints

PUBLISHED: 13:15 03 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:15 03 January 2018

The former Newtown Motors workshop off Ormond Road in Great Yarmouth. Photo: Google Street View

The former Newtown Motors workshop off Ormond Road in Great Yarmouth. Photo: Google Street View

Archant

Plans for a ‘car-free’ development on a pocket of land behind existing homes were approved despite opposition from neighbours.

The site is former car workshop in Ormond Road, Great Yarmouth and is surrounded by terraced housing.

It can only be accessed via a narrow alleyway which neighbour’s complained was too small for vehicles.

Permission was granted by Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s planning committee on the condition that the alleyway be permanently closed to road traffic once construction has finished and prior to the first householders move in.

The two-bedroom homes will not have parking spaces and it was acknowledged it would likely lead to an increase in the number of cars parking in the street.

As the site cannot easily be accessed by a fire engine, Norfolk Fire and Rescue recommended that the new buildings have sprinkler systems installed.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Great Yarmouth Mercury. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Great Yarmouth Mercury