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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.

Residents in Wells have expressed their anger and frustration after planning permission was granted for a two-storey property to be built next to an existing holiday let.

Fresh calls are being made to tackle the affordable housing crisis in Wells after it emerged that almost a third of all homes in the town are now either second homes or holiday homes.

A developer has seen an application for 25 homes in a rural village refused for the second time after it came back to Breckland Council on a technicality.

A new development of 127 houses has been given approval for land behind the redundant maltings in Dereham but the maltings building itself will not be brought back into commercial use.

A new development of 14 homes on land in Hockering has been approved in order to give a growing business the opportunity to create new jobs in Breckland.

Cheers rang out in a council chamber as a controversial scheme for 50 homes on the edge of a village was unanimously refused.

Agricultural land in a village on the A47 between Dereham and Swaffham has been earmarked for development of 15 houses and a small shop.

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

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

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