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Should council staff pay to park at County Hall?

Staff and public could face parking charges at Norfolk County Council’s headquarters

Staff could be forced to pay to park at Norfolk County Council’s headquarters, while council bosses said it was too early to say whether the public may also face charges.

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Traffic heads through Long Stratton on the A140. Photograph Simon Parker

Long Stratton bypass milestones proposed to put pressure on landowners

Landowners around Long Stratton look set to be given a deadline to demonstrate they are committed to a deal which would allow 1,800 homes and a bypass to be built – or else the council will force them to sell their land.

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Artist's impression of the proposed Asda at the Bally Shoe Factory in Norwich

Asda wants to double shop units and stop public use of gym at long-awaited Norwich store

One of the most controversial Norwich planning applications in recent years looks set to be back on the agenda – after superstore giant Asda applied to change conditions attached when it was given permission for a city store.

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The view across the River Yare towards South Quay in Great Yarmouth. Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth Borough Council starts cash-saving consultation today - urging residents to have their say too

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is to start a 12-week public consultation today to guide how the authority spends within its means in the face of a £4.7m funding gap.

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Alphorn players Helen and Neil Grundy blow their 10ft instruments at Snettisham in celebration, after villagers learned they had won their campaign to have the beach footpath declared a public right of way. Picture: Chris Bishop

Victory for villagers in Snettisham Beach access row completes Norfolk coastal path

Norfolk’s coastal footpath is complete today, after villagers won their fight to have a disputed section of beach declared a public right of way.

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Brandon Lewis MP hailed the fall in opposition to new housing.  Picture: James Bass

Poll: Are you more supportive of housing in your area, as planning minister Brandon Lewis MP hails drop in opposition to new homes?

A steep fall in opposition to new housing close to people’s homes shows that nimbyism is on the wane, a Norfolk MP and planning minister has implied.

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