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.
A single carriageway road bridge over a heritage railway line proved to be a bridge too far for an application for 291 houses in Dereham which was refused by planners.
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”.
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.
The demolition of an historic farmhouse and barns in Necton is expected to be approved by planners to make way for 46 new homes.
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.
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.
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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