Brundall Parish Council has compulsory purchase order request approved by Broadland

Brundall housing map

Brundall housing map - Credit: Archant

A parish council is another step closer to securing an area of land it wants to use for sporting facilities.

Brundall Parish Council has spent more than 30 years attempting to obtain recreational space for the village's growing population.

Earlier this year it requested for Broadland District Council to make Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) on land north of Berryfields, which is also subject to a planning application.

The local authority's cabinet has now approved the request, but it will only be implemented if negotiations to provide adequate recreation space on the site with developer Broom Boats fail.

The company is looking to build 192 homes on the land, while the council wants to turn it into a football and cricket pitch for residents.

The costs of the CPO will initially be covered by Broadland, but will later be reimbursed by the parish council.

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