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Public exhibition for outline proposals for 200 homes on land at Chediston Street, Halesworth

Mixed views were expressed over an outline planning application for 200 new homes in Halesworth.

Chairman of Yaxham Parish Council, Peter Lowings, front left, with Maggie Oechsle, chairman, and Ian Martin, vice chairman of the Yaxham Neighbourhood Plan Working Group, at the public meeting to propose an area of gap land to protect the open country between Yaxham and Dereham, and Yaxham and Clint Green. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A mid Norfolk village is seeking to create greater protection for the “oasis of green” which surrounds it, a public hearing has heard today.

Victory Housing Trust chief executive John Archibald.

Community groups across north Norfolk are being invited to bid for a share of a £17,500 windfall, with the latest round of funding from the Victory Housing Community Fund.

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Landlords are refusing to take on tenants who are in the process of claiming for benefits.

Nick Chudasama has won a legal case for repairs to his new extension. 
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

It was meant to be a dream project which transformed the home of one Norwich businessman.

Chris Batten.  Picture: James Bass

He’s completed six tours of duty with the British Army, built up his own business and published a string of books.

The North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) offices in Cromer.

A marine company could move into four new industrial units in a village field if councillors back a major proposal to build near a residential area.

Richard Dove of builders Dove Jeffrey (left) and Darryl Cox of Victory Housing Trust top out the new affordable homes at Rougthon. Picture: Andy Newman

Norfolk beer was poured over the roof of new homes at Roughton as part of a traditional topping out ceremony marking the end of the construction phase of 21 new affordable homes in the village.

From left, Robert Barnard, Wymondham Rugby Football Club chairman Andrew Kilby and Roberts father Alan, on the land which will become the club's new home. Picutre: WYMONDHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB

A rugby club is celebrating taking possession of its new ‘field of dreams’.

CGI images of the development at St Anne's Quarter. Picture: Orbit

The first phase of a major development in Norwich city centre has been secured after a £22m contract was signed.

The proposed housing development site in Toftwood. Picture: Ian Burt

Campaigners fighting plans to build 100 homes on the edge of a Norfolk market town face a nervous wait over an appeal verdict.

An artist's impression of Hastoe's vision for nine new affordable homes in Beeston Regis. Picture: NNDC/Hastoe

A housing association which specialises in providing affordable homes in rural areas revealed it feels “hard done by” after council planners recommended its proposals for a new development in north Norfolk for refusal - as, they claimed, it was the local authority who initially approached them to take on the land.

The former Lounge Bar is becoming The Number 40 bar in Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A town centre bar in Dereham could be turned into flats.

The garages in Whistlefish Court, where councillors have agreed to authorise enforcement action. Pic: Dan Grimmer.

A landlord who converted two garages into rooms to rent could be taken to court.

Renovation work on Groevenor House, a former office block, on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich. Picture: SOPHIE WYLLIE

Work is starting on transforming a former office block in Norwich’s clubland into new flats.

The public meeting over plans for 300 homes in Downham Market. Picture: Chris Bishop

Residents packed a public meeting before councillors voted to oppose proposals for hundreds of new homes.

A file photo of the former Grampian Country Foods site, Attleborough. 
Photo: Nick Butcher

A vision for 165 new homes on the site of a former poultry factory and adjoining fields has been given the go-ahead, despite fears over extra pressure on roads and services.

The official opening of Herring House, a new hostel for the homeless.  Front exterior. Picture: Nick Butcher

People have “slipped through the net” during the roll out of a new benefits system, according to a homeless hostel.

Planning permission has been put in for up to 300 dwellings on land at Nightingale Road, Downham Market. Picture: Ian Burt

Developers have applied for outline permission to build on farmland beside the A1122 on the south-eastern outskirts of the town.

Exterior of the Georgian home at East Harling.

Set back from the road and standing proudly behind elegant, wrought iron railings, The Cedars is something of a landmark property in East Harling.

Scottow Enterprise Park, formerly RAF Coltishall. Picture: Mike Page

A stalled scheme to build homes at the former RAF Coltishall site could be revived.

Blakeney is one of the communities blighted by second home ownership. 


North Norfolk has the fourth highest number of second-owned homes in the country, according to a study by the National Housing Federation.

The proposed 300 homes near Toftwood in Dereham. Picture: Glavenhill Strategic Land.

Two major housing applications come before Breckland planners on Monday which could see another 500 homes being built in Dereham.

A new Housing sign erected in Hethersett without planning permission has made local councillors and residents unhappy.
L-r cllr David Bills, cllr Leslie Dale.
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A sign advertising new homes put up without planning permission should be removed because it is an “unnecessary blight” on the countryside, councillors have said.

The site of the proposed development off Cromer Road, Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

Land with outline permission for 120 new properties has been sold to an unknown developer.

Gary Waterton of Draper & Nichols (left) and John Archibald of Victory Housing Trust cut the first sod at Barons Close, Fakenham. Picture: Andy Newman

Work has started on a £1.5 million project to build 13 new affordable homes in Fakenham.

Happisburgh Beach Road resident, Bryony Nierop-Reading, pictured in her caravan near the site of her demolished house.

A grandmother at the centre of an eviction battle with the council has conceded defeat and announced she finally plans to leave her cliff-top home amid concerns it could be swallowed by the sea.

Anne Newton and John Archibald with members of Victory Housing Trust staff who have become Dementia Friends. Picture: Andy Newman

More than half the staff at a north Norfolk housing association have signed up to become Dementia Friends – just three weeks after a member of staff suggested adopting the initiative.

South Norfolk Councillor Yvonne Bendle

Tackling fuel poverty is the goal of a Winter Wellbeing Fair being planned for Costessey.

Works starts on the Greyhound Opening housing site. Leader of Norwich City Council cllr Alan Waters and deputy leader cllr Gail Harris.

Construction has at last begun at the site of the scandal-hit Greyhound Opening site - almost eight years since the former homes were demolished.

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