A new village development has been given the go-ahead despite road safety fears.

Lavish Estates has been given planning permission for 13 new properties off Lark Road at Stoke Ferry, near Downham Market.

Stoke Ferry Parish Council objected, saying a proposed pathway on the development would make Lark Road too narrow for two vehicles to pass.

It added Anglian Water maintenance vehicles use the road to travel to a sewage works which adds to traffic in the area.

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But a planning officer's report said the highways authority had not objected.

Four objections were also received from locals on grounds including lack of local infrastructure to cope with extra residents and noise and disturbance from additional vehicles accessing the site.

A mixture of two, three and four-bedroom houses are proposed, with three two-bed homes allocated for affordable housing.

A planning statement said a similar development had previously been agreed for the site but permission had lapsed.