New homes approved for Hoveton despite flooding concerns

An artists' impression of the new homes planned for Hoveton. Image: FW Properties

An artists' impression of the new homes planned for Hoveton. Image: FW Properties - Credit: Archant

A plan for 25 new homes in Hoveton has been granted approval, after the scheme was rejected last August.

FW Properties will now built the homes in Church Field after North Norfolk District Council's development committee voted 8-4 in favour.

Nearby residents had raised concerns over surface and foul water flooding problems at the site and the impact the new homes would have on the nearby historic St Peter's Church.

And although the site is outside the settlement boundary and there is a five-year land supply in the area, councillors agreed the scheme should go ahead.

Because approval has been granted, marine consultancy Benthic Solutions has vowed to move ahead with its plans to expand at nearby Littlewood Lane, which will create up to 45 new jobs.

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