The Council was concerned the development would have a detrimental impact on existing businesses in Reepham.
Further, it argued the proposal did not meet the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework with regards to traffic (and it was understood Norfolk County Council as the highway authority had already submitted objections to the plans).
Concerns about potential noise and privacy issues for neighbouring properties were also highlighted.
Resident’s objections were noted at the meeting. Concern was expressed by several residents about the plans as there seemed to be only minor alterations from the previous application.
Other concerns highlighted included the lack of privacy and possible noise nuisance for neighbouring properties, the impact the store would have on existing businesses and the detrimental impact the development would have on traffic, cyclists and pedestrians.
Overall, it was felt the proposal was an overdevelopment of the site and not appropriate for that location.
See our earlier stories:
- Planning application submitted for Co-op supermarket
- Proposed supermarket could be a Co-op
- Supermarket plans withdrawn
- Town centre supermarket could ‘tip the retail balance’
- Plans for convenience store on School Road garage site