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Councillors go against planning officer’s refusal recommendation and give permission for new homes in Beeston

PUBLISHED: 10:12 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:13 02 October 2018

Six homes will be built in Beeston. PHOTO: IAN BURT COPY:Robyn Greenacre FOR:EDP News EDP pics © 2008 (01603)772434

Six homes will be built in Beeston. PHOTO: IAN BURT COPY:Robyn Greenacre FOR:EDP News EDP pics © 2008 (01603)772434

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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.

Six dwellings, which includes two affordable homes, will be built on land off The Street and Herne Lane following applicant Helen Palmer-Wright putting forward the plans.

Planning agent Phil Hardy said: “Six dwellings would help keep the village pub economically viable should it reopen. Litcham is two miles away from the site and has a primary school, secondary school, a church and a number of shops.”

The plans have been permitted despite 10 responses of objection to the homes.

Mark Green, a resident who objects to the plans said: “In 2017 the same application was refused for a large number of reasons. The applicant has decided not to amend their plans in any meaningful way.”

Councillors approved the plans on the basis that it was a sustainable development.

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