December 12 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Building work on a vacant former pub site in Thorpe St Andrew is set to start before the end of the year.
The Woodside pub, between the junction of Thunder Lane and Plumstead Road East, has become an eyesore site since the pub was demolished in July 2010, following its closure in January of that year.
But in December 2012 the site’s owners, Lowestoft-based Badger Building Ltd, received planning permission to build homes on the site from Broadland District Council.
Full permission was granted for nine houses to be built on the site, eight of which will be four-bedroomed and one three-bedroomed. An access road to the new cul-de-sac is to be built from Thunder Lane, with driveway and garage parking for each house.
Building work has still not started but Stephen George, managing director of Badger Building, said architects Chaplin Farrant are making the finishing touches to plans.
“We are now having the roads and sewers designed and as soon as they are approved, and that shouldn’t be a problem, we are due to start building work later this year,” Mr George said.
- For more information about the Woodside development, click here: New homes to be built on eyesore site of former Thorpe St Andrew pub