28 August 2008
Latest on White House Development

The background here is that this property was purchased some while ago by a developer who in January of this year applied to demolish the White House and replace it with 16 properties being eight private and eight affordable dwellings.  This was opposed by the parish council and the application was subsequently withdrawn on 29th February.

It was quickly replaced however on 4th March by a further application, again opposed by the parish council, for the demolition of the existing White House to be replaced by six private and two affordable dwellings.  Breckland Council refused this and an appeal has been lodged.

With this appeal under way a further application was submitted on 23rd June for the erection of one 3 bed detached bungalow, one 4 bed detached house & two 4 bed semi detached houses and while again opposed by the parish council this has been recommended by the planning officer but as yet there is no indication on Breckland's web site as to the council's decision on this matter.

Regardless of Breckland's decision, the appeal for the application lodged in March will continue giving the developer the opportunity to develop the larger number of properties should that appeal succeed.

NB - Additional Information Just Located.

The Council's decision is:

Deferred, but the Officers be authorised to approve on
completion of a legal agreement to ensure retention and
restoration of the White House and subject to conditions
including the requirement for the reserved matters
application to be in accordance with the indicative design.

For a full report on how the decision was reached click the external link below - see page 9/10 of this 15 page report.

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