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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Initial building works on a £1.2 million project to bring a new lease of life to a cat rescue centre in Dereham are firmly underway.

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Breckland Council
Thursday, January 18, 2018

It is a problem you would expect in the crowded streets of London but a Norfolk market town has become embroiled in a battle against dangerously high pollution levels. If it is not solved residents, particularly children and the elderly, could face serious health risks. STEVE SHAW reports...

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Alison Webb
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A tied vote among Breckland councillors forced planning committee chairman Nigel Wilkin to use his casting vote to refuse an application for 291 homes in Dereham yesterday.

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Breckland Council
Sunday, January 14, 2018

A district councillor has questioned how many people have to die before changes to speed limits will be implemented in Dereham.

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Hilary Bushell
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Campaigners fighting plans for 50 homes in their village told a government planning inspector that allowing them to be built would be a “slap in the face for local democracy”.

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Breckland Council
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Drivers navigating a busy market town are more likely to risk using dangerous A47 junctions than battle with town centre congestion, it has been revealed.

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Hilary Bushell
Monday, January 8, 2018

The demolition of an historic farmhouse and barns in Necton is expected to be approved by planners to make way for 46 new homes.

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Breckland Council
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A fire at Fakenham Connect this morning was started deliberately, police have said.

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Norfolk County Council
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A farm in Gressenhall, near Dereham, is looking to provide a new campsite which can cater for disabled visitors.

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Breckland Council
Monday, December 18, 2017

A developer was warned to “work with the community” after an application for 284 homes in Dereham was turned down by council planners by one vote.

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George Freeman
Friday, December 15, 2017

More than half of the money needed to buy Beeston pub The Ploughshare has been raised by a village group, who are planning a new fundraising drive from 2018.

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Breckland Council
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Breckland Council has confirmed that deputy Dereham mayor Thomas Monument has been suspended from the Conservative Party after being convicted of attacking a former partner.

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Dereham
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Residents in Dereham will be given the opportunity to voice their concerns over roads and find out more about local policing during an upcoming public meeting.

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Norfolk County Council
Monday, November 20, 2017

Campaigners battling to save one of Dereham’s oldest oak trees are celebrating a victory for nature over concrete after developers were told it should not be felled to build an access road for a proposed housing scheme.

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Alison Webb
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Campaigners fighting plans to build homes next to a Dereham beauty spot are calling on people to show the strength of feeling against the development at a planning meeting on Monday.

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Alison Webb
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

An appeal has been submitted against Breckland Council’s refusal of planning permission for 50 homes on a piece of farmland in Mattishall.

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Breckland Council
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A cat rescue centre in Dereham is to be given a new lease of life with the opportunity to more than double the size of its shelter.

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Breckland Council
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A housing summit has been held at Gressenhall Farm to tackle the issue of a lack of affordable homes in rural communities.

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George Freeman
Monday, September 25, 2017

A proposal to build 18 homes in the village of Foxley was refused by the narrowest of margins by Breckland’s planning committee.

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Breckland Council
Monday, September 25, 2017

A rural pub’s long-term future looks more secure after a council planning committee approved a scheme to generate further investment in the business.

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Breckland Council
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Estate agent signs on an empty shop in Dereham are raising hopes that a major retailer will soon confirm its intention to open a store in the town.

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Breckland Council
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A developer has seen an application for 25 homes in a rural village refused for the second time after it came back to Breckland Council on a technicality.

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Breckland Council
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A new development of 127 houses has been given approval for land behind the redundant maltings in Dereham but the maltings building itself will not be brought back into commercial use.

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Alison Webb
Thursday, August 10, 2017

The streets of Dereham will soon be filled with runners competing in the sixth annual Dereham 5k Town Race.

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Breckland Council
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The owners of a mid Norfolk pub have resubmitted a planning application to develop part of the site and improve facilities after support from the community.

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Breckland Council
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A bid to build 100 homes on employment land in Dereham has finally been approved, despite a previous refusal and dismissal at appeal.

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Dereham Town Council
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Two housing developments which have faced significant opposition from the public could be given the go-ahead when they go before the Breckland Council’s planning committee on Monday.

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Breckland Council
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The future of a village pub could be put at risk by a planning office decision to refuse a new development which will increase much-needed community facilities, according to its landlady and owner.

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Breckland Council
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WH Smith has plans to open a shop in Dereham.

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Breckland Council
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Breckland Council has invited George Freeman to discuss its partnership with Capita, which runs its building control process, in more detail after the Mid Norfolk MP added his “deep concerns” about the authority’s handling of recent planning applications.

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George Freeman

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