Support and concerns over energy park near Fakenham
- Credit: Matthew Usher
Plans to allow renewable energy companies to set up premises on land between Fakenham and Wells without planning permission were approved by North Norfolk District Council's (NNDC) cabinet yesterday.
Councillors gave NNDC corporate director Steve Blatch authority to prepare final documents in support of the proposed local development order (LDO) to seek approval of the full council.
NNDC wants to establish an LDO at a 28-hectare site at Egmere. This would allow companies which meet certain criteria to set up offices and warehouses there without planning permission.
Nigel Morter, representing Egmere residents, told councillors he is in favour of the LDO, 'as it will bring skilled jobs to the area'.
But he raised concerns including the need to lower the speed limit on the B1105, the impact on the second world war heritage of the area and worries over light pollution.