Plans to change strip of land from farm use to housing in village

The Mushroom Farm development in Martham. Picture: Persimmon Homes

The Mushroom Farm development in Martham. Picture: Persimmon Homes - Credit: Persimmon Homes

Housing developers have asked for permission to a strip of farm land into housing.

The Mushroom Farm development in Martham. Picture: Persimmon Homes

The Mushroom Farm development in Martham. Picture: Persimmon Homes - Credit: Persimmon Homes

The technical change is a supplementary application to plans for 100 new homes on a former mushroom farm in Martham.

The new application seeks to provide additional green space and other uses ancillary to the homes plan which has already been approved.

Developer Persimmon Homes was granted planning permission to build the new homes off Back Lane in the village last year.

The thin strip of land runs from the southern corner of the site to the north east corner.

View of Martham from St Mary the Virgin church tower. The former Mushroom Farm can be seen towards t

View of Martham from St Mary the Virgin church tower. The former Mushroom Farm can be seen towards the back. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2013

Despite some opposition from villagers, the plans were approved.

Back Lane would be closed to two-way traffic and become a cul-de-sac, with two turning points.

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A zebra crossing would be installed close to the former junction of Back Lane and White Street.

The site of the former Mushroom Farm in Martham which has been cleared. Persimmon Homes Anglia have

The site of the former Mushroom Farm in Martham which has been cleared. Persimmon Homes Anglia have submitted plans to build homes on the site.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

The site of the former Mushroom Farm in Martham which has been cleared. Persimmon Homes Anglia have

The site of the former Mushroom Farm in Martham which has been cleared. Persimmon Homes Anglia have submitted plans to build homes on the site.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

The site of the former Mushroom Farm in Martham which has been cleared. Persimmon Homes Anglia have

The site of the former Mushroom Farm in Martham which has been cleared. Persimmon Homes Anglia have submitted plans to build homes on the site.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

Broadland Mushroom Farms Ltd of Martham, salesman Bernard Thain checks a consignment of mushrooms wi

Broadland Mushroom Farms Ltd of Martham, salesman Bernard Thain checks a consignment of mushrooms with Alice Southgate in the packing dept. pic taken 20th July 1967 c11893 pic to be used in the edp 16th feb 2009