Government figures reveal a third of all properties bought in north Norfolk in 2017-18 were second homes. JESSICA FRANK-KEYES looks into the effect this rise has had on the area’s coastal communities
Empty homes are a major frustration for many communities at a time of a national housing shortage.
Councillors voted against the recommendation of the planning officer during Breckland Council’s Planning Committee meeting on Monday to give permission for six new homes to be built in Beeston.
Much debated plans for a new tourist campsite accommodation site in Gressenhall, near Dereham were refused at Breckland Council’s Planning Commitee meeting on Monday.
Controversial plans for a new campsite in Gressenhall have been recommended for refusal by the Breckland Council planning officer, despite over 100 letters being submitted in support of the development.
A Norfolk MP has urged government not to allow developers to dodge local planning rules, as he hit out at a controversial scheme for a new 10,000 home garden town.
Swaffham Town Council will hold a public meeting in October to allow residents to express their views on plans for a new 51 home development on Days Field.
Owners of holiday homes in north Norfolk could face a new tax bill under Labour in plans drawn up to help bridge the divide between the “haves and have-nots”.
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