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Developers set to appeal plans for 600 homes

PUBLISHED: 08:42 02 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:58 05 September 2019

Members of the public make their feelings clear regarding the proposed Knights Hill development  Picture: Chris Bishop

Members of the public make their feelings clear regarding the proposed Knights Hill development Picture: Chris Bishop

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Developers are set to appeal controversial plans for 600 homes near an ancient castle.

Objectors also packed the Stone Hall next to the council chamber  Picture: Chris BishopObjectors also packed the Stone Hall next to the council chamber Picture: Chris Bishop

A previous application to develop land at Knights Hill, on the outskirts of King's Lynn, was thrown out earlier this year.

People living around the site claimed it would bring gridlock to surrounding roads and blight the historic landscape near the Grade I listed Castle Rising Castle.

More than 200 members of the public attended the meeting in March, where councillors have been recommended to approve the plans.

The site had been included in the local structure plan and members of the planning committee were warned developers could appeal.

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Now it has emerged that an appeal is being prepared. In a report to a full council meeting Richard Blunt, West Norfolk council's cabinet member for housing, said it would be dealt with by a public inquiry.

New rules to speed up the planning process mean it could be heard before Christmas.

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