Search

New Hoveton development could accommodate up to 45 jobs

PUBLISHED: 06:00 17 February 2017 | UPDATED: 19:12 17 February 2017

The North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) offices in Cromer.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) offices in Cromer. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2014

Work is set to start on transforming a Norfolk-based marine business, based in cramped offices in Hoveton which have no inside toilet, into a world-leading centre of excellence.

FW Properties Ltd has been granted planning permission to demolish an unused building and construct a new two-storey home for Benthic Solutions Limited (BSL) on Stalham Road Industrial Estate.

It also been granted outline planning permission to construct three further units to allow the business to expand and support up to 45 jobs.

Members of North Norfolk District Council’s development committee agreed the move following fears BSL, currently based in Hoveton’s Marsh Road, could have been forced to move out the area due to a lack of suitable alternative accommodation.

Julian Wells, who co-founded Norwich-based FW Properties, said: “If approved, the new building could be ready for occupation by the end of the year.”

Neighbours raised concerns over the proximity of the new building to their homes in Waveney Place and Littlewoods Lane, as well as disruption and noise from vehicles visiting the site.

The district council’s own landscape officer also objected to the scheme but planners insisted any intrusion was only “marginal”.

And, while acknowledging the new scheme would cause “disturbance to some”, Hoveton councillor Nigel Dixon added that he believed the “benefits outweighed the negatives”.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Norfolk News visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Norfolk News staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Norfolk News account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other news

Fears that a lack of volunteers could force the closure of one of the best skateparks in north Norfolk have been allayed after the community jumped on board a public appeal to save it.

Airmen dashing about in goggles and leather caps, the purr of propellers, fragile biplanes lifting off and landing with a bump and a hop.

10:07

A long-running wind farm debate in north Norfolk is set to be dragged out further after a council announced plans to appeal against a decision made by the Planning Inspectorate.

The police officer who died was named by Scotland Yard as Keith Palmer, a 48-year-old husband and father.

Most Read

Yesterday, 16:32

A new food and music festival this summer in north Norfolk will be held in a 1,000-acre deer park, next to the award-winning Gunton Arms pub in Thorpe Hamlet.

Read more
Norwich

Fears that a lack of volunteers could force the closure of one of the best skateparks in north Norfolk have been allayed after the community jumped on board a public appeal to save it.

Read more
Tim Adams

They form one of the fastest receding coastlines in Europe; but the soft sand and clay cliffs of north Norfolk also hold the secrets to the country’s past.

Read more
10:07

A long-running wind farm debate in north Norfolk is set to be dragged out further after a council announced plans to appeal against a decision made by the Planning Inspectorate.

Read more
Tom FitzPatrick
Friday, October 19, 2012

A Cromer man was overpaid about £2,000 in council tax and housing benefits after failing to tell a council that his wife was working.

Read more

Most Commented

10:07

A long-running wind farm debate in north Norfolk is set to be dragged out further after a council announced plans to appeal against a decision made by the Planning Inspectorate.

Read more
Tom FitzPatrick

Fears that a lack of volunteers could force the closure of one of the best skateparks in north Norfolk have been allayed after the community jumped on board a public appeal to save it.

Read more
Tim Adams
Yesterday, 16:32

A new food and music festival this summer in north Norfolk will be held in a 1,000-acre deer park, next to the award-winning Gunton Arms pub in Thorpe Hamlet.

Read more
Norwich

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 6°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Norfolk News e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter