Plans for a dog walking field in north Norfolk have been withdrawn after concerns were raised over road safety.

Henry Cushing applied for planning permission to change the use of land off Gunthorpe Road at Thursford, near Fakenham, from agricultural to dog exercise.

He said in a planning statement the one-acre field would give owners a "safe and secure space" for their pets to be allowed to roam off their leads.

It added the proposal would not result in excessive traffic. Thursford Parish Council supported the plan.

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But highways officer Darren Mortimer said: "The site is served from the narrow, single track Gunthorpe Road, which is lacking in passing provision and has substandard levels of visibility at both junctions."

Recommending the plans to be refused, he added that increased traffic on a narrow road would lead to "a significant issue at this specific location, which already has an accident history".

The statement said there was a demand for dog walking, with the closest similar facilities being booked up weeks in advance.