Developers bid to expand Outwell homes scheme
Plans have been submitted which would almost double the number of new homes proposed in a West Norfolk village if they are approved.
Developers are seeking permission for 39 properties on land to the south of Hall Road in Outwell.
Consent has already been granted for 20 homes on the land and documents submitted on behalf of the applicants, Dene Homes Ltd, say 17 of those houses are also contained in the new proposal.
A report submitted as part of the new application said it would provide a "more efficient" use of the land, while helping to meet what it claimed was an "overriding objective" for new housing to be built.
It added: "Outwell (along with Upwell) is identified in the adopted local plan as a sustainable village capable of accommodating limited housing growth.
"The proposal incorporates an intensification in the use of the site in accordance with national planning policy which seeks to make best use of development land to deliver more homes.
"The proposal will not have significant adverse impact on local amenity."
Construction work has already begun on the site following the granting of outline planning consent three years ago and reserved matters permission for earlier proposals in 2018.
The report said highway improvements would be undertaken at the junction of Hall Road and Wisbech Road under the new plans, together with the installation of a new footpath to the south of Hall Road.
A consultation period on the application is now underway and will continue until August 17. A decision on the plans is currently expected in October.