Blakeney development given the go-ahead

Blakeney after the 2013 tidal flood. Chairman of Blakeney Parish Council, Tony Faulkner.PHOTO: ANTON

Blakeney after the 2013 tidal flood. Chairman of Blakeney Parish Council, Tony Faulkner.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A long running planning battle appeared to be at an end after approval was won for a controversial 'farmstead' development in the north Norfolk area of outstanding natural beauty.

Permission was granted yesterday for the two-and-a-half storey house at Three Owls Farm, Blakeney, which had been strongly opposed by countryside campaigners. A previous application had been refused last year by North Norfolk District Council Development Committee members. However, a planning inspector subsequently indicated he would have approved the development if an earlier application for a smaller house on the site had not already been given the go ahead.

Blakeney parish council chairman Tony Faulkner argued that the proposal was 'still contrary to planning policy'.

But committee members voted 10 to four in favour of the development.

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