Anger over new flats

VILLAGERS are up in arms over moves to use a plot of land in a busy street near a school for a block of eight flats.Parish councillors at Trimley St Mary say the scheme will be an over-development of the site and will worsen already horrendous parking problems.

VILLAGERS are up in arms over moves to use a plot of land in a busy street near a school for a block of eight flats.

Parish councillors at Trimley St Mary say the scheme will be an over-development of the site and will worsen already horrendous parking problems.

The land is in High Road almost opposite the junction of Station Road. At drop-off and collection times at the nearby primary school there is traffic chaos.

Residents say the block of flats will only have parking for eight cars and that will inevitably mean more will be parked on High Road.

Parish councillors have objected because the plans are too much for the site, out of character with the area, overbearing for neighbouring properties, which will also be overlooked, and because of the traffic and parking worries.

Councillor Jean Harper said: "I am appalled that they can even think of putting something like this on that site – it's absolutely dreadful when the children are picked up and we don't need another 16 cars in that area."

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Councillor Mary Dixon said the principal of development of the land had already been established and permission granted for two houses.

"I think the main concerns must be that a block of eight flats is too much for the location and the access is very close to the school and a road junction," she said.

Suffolk Coastal council will make the final decision on the plans.

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