Letter: Pleased to see Dereham’s outdoor space take priority

District councillor Alison Webb. Picture: Ian Burt

District councillor Alison Webb. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

I was happy to read in the Dereham Times that Orbit Homes' application to develop land off Greenfields Road, Dereham has been deferred once again owing to Orbit's failure to provide sufficient outdoor playing space to accord with Breckland District Council's Policy DC11.

Orbit Homes proposal for 285 homes in Dereham

Orbit Homes proposal for 285 homes in Dereham - Credit: Orbit Homes

It is pleasing to note that our MP George Freeman and Anthony Needham, Dereham's Town Clerk, have taken a stand against Orbit's current proposals and I should also like to acknowledge the very important contribution of Mrs Alison Webb, Breckland district councillor who organised and chaired meetings last year of Greenfields/ Wheatcroft residents.

These were well attended and many concerns were raised about the density of the proposed development and its impact on the town's already overburdened infrastructure.

Orbit now have to revise their plans and with some foreboding we wait to see what they will produce.

If houses have to be sacrificed to allow for extra green space will they resort to blocks of flats?

Derek Puck, Greenfields Road, Dereham

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