Outline plans for around 30 new homes on a brownfield site in Gayton are set to be approved on Monday.

The applicants, Mr and Mrs RM Bateson, are seeking planning permission to redevelop a site  next to Gayton Mill in Litcham Road, just past the village crossways.

Most of the site, which falls within the village envelope, is occupied by a number of disused industrial and storage buildings, which would be demolished to make way for housing.

Detailed plans are yet to be submitted, but an indicative layout plan shows 33 homes at the site, which covers just under three acres. Use of the existing mill access is proposed.

A report supporting the application says the development would “improve the setting of Gayton,” especially when approaching from the direction of Litcham.

It is proposed to limit the height of dwellings closest to the landmark Old Mill to a maximum of one-and-a-half storeys, according to the report.

The plans also include a new footpath linking the site with Lynn Road, emerging from the Old Mill complex.

Gayton Parish Council has supported the application, but is calling for improvements to the nearby Lynn Road junction with Back Lane.

Members would also like to phased construction between this application and recently approved application for a detached home west of White Lodge in the village.

The Highways Agency has raised no objection subject to improvements at the Lynn Road/East Walton Road junction.

Planning officers at West Norfolk Council recommend the scheme be approved on the condition a legal agreement is signed within three months.