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New homes on tourist car park spark objections

PUBLISHED: 13:55 30 July 2019 | UPDATED: 14:45 30 July 2019

The entrance sign to Langham Glass, in front of the area where the homes are proposed PICTURE: Matthew Farmer

The entrance sign to Langham Glass, in front of the area where the homes are proposed PICTURE: Matthew Farmer

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Glassmaker Langham Glass has applied to build houses over a parking area, but is facing objections from neighbours.

The car parking area next to Langham Glass, next to potential neighbours who have objected to the potential development PICTURE: Matthew FarmerThe car parking area next to Langham Glass, next to potential neighbours who have objected to the potential development PICTURE: Matthew Farmer

The gravel covered land on Greenway Lane, Fakenham, is currently signposted as a coach park. If the planning application to North Norfolk District Council were granted, it would be turned into three new homes.

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Neighbours object to the proposals, saying this would take away necessary parking: "During weekends and the Christmas period, there are often at least three buses there and quite a lot of cars."

"There are already several completed building projects in the town where properties are failing to sell. Soon, we will not be able to provide enough services to residents."

Langham Glass applied to build houses on the site in 2018, but the application was denied for being for being too densely packed, not having the required car parking, and for needing the removal of a mature oak tree.

A representative of Langham Glass did not comment on the objections.

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