Bid for 665 new homes on estate not covered by Broads protection zone
- Credit: Liz Coates
A bid to build 665 homes on the east Norfolk coast is not affected by a new anti-development zone.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council has confirmed the Persimmon Homes estate plan for land off Jack Chase Way at West Caister is not included in a new Broads protection zone.
Last week Natural England told Great Yarmouth Borough Council it must not grant planning permission for any schemes involving 'overnight accommodation' in a specific catchment area, until plans can prove they will not lead to more nutrients flowing into waterways.
The catchment area had included an area north of Great Yarmouth, near Caister.
Caister Parish Council has objected to the proposed development over road infrastructure concerns, environmental fears and the impact on facilities and utilities.
Persimmon says the homes will benefit the area's economy.