Revised plans for 50 new homes in West Lynn are being recommended for refusal.

George Goddard Ltd is seeking planning permission to develop a triangular plot of overgrown land between Clenchwarton Road, opposite the warehouses, and Orchard Grove.

The greenfield site, once a Victorian home and gardens, falls outside the village boundary.

A mixture of detached, semi-detached and terrace homes are proposed and eight would be affordable properties. Areas of open space and a children’s play area are also proposed.

Under the plans, 14 of the homes would front Clenchwarton Road and the remainder would be accessed via a new T junction.

The application has been amended since it was first submitted.

West Norfolk Council has received 28 letters objecting to the development, plus a petition with 11 signatures.

Some of the concerns relate to the loss of habitat, traffic, road safety, loss of privacy and the lack of infrastructure to cope with new residents.

King’s Lynn Civic Society has also objected to the application, suggesting the closure of a footpath for security reasons would be a loss.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust has removed its previous objection to the development following changes to the scheme.

Norfolk County Council has not objected, provided the developer makes a financial contribution to the village school and mobile library.

Planning officers are recommending the application be refused when West Norfolk Council’s planning committee meets on Monday.

Their report to the committee says the development is “not necessary” because other sites in the village have been allocated for housing.

Officers conclude: “It  falls  outside  the  recently adopted settlement boundary and is therefore contrary to development plan policies.

“Consequently,  it  fails  two  other  hurdles  – the  harm  caused  by  development  in  open  countryside  cannot  be  weighed  against  any  wider  benefit;  similarly,  the  development  is  not  necessary to meet any pressing need for housing and so fails on flood risk grounds as well.”