Two deluxe homes could be built in a village where Roman treasure was discovered.

The houses would each have four bedrooms and five bathrooms, and would sit in small field between two existing homes on Market Hill in Colkirk, just south of Fakenham. 

Breckland Council's planning portal shows the plans have been submitted by Vertex Architecture on behalf of the applicant, Mr Stubbings. 

Because of 'nutrient neutrality' rules intended to protect Norfolk's waterways from pollution, the plans depend on a new sewage treatment plant being installed at a property in the nearby village of Stanfield. 

The plans say: "The installation will be in the same catchment as the proposed development and the donor plant is upstream in the catchment owing to the distance from the River Wensum."

A hoard of 432 Roman coins was discovered in a field at Colkirk between 2020 and 2022. 

The first tranche of 73 of the coins has just been sold at auction in London, fetching a total of £15,285.

A decision on the application is expected by January 29, 2024.

To view the application, visit the Breckland planning portal, and look up reference, 3PL/2023/1128/F