Proposals for new homes in Foxley have been met with opposition

Generic shot of house building in Norfolk.

Generic shot of house building in Norfolk. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Proposals for new homes in Foxley, near Dereham, are facing strong opposition from members of the parish.

The planning application for the development of 24 homes was debated at Foxley's parish council meeting on March 16 and it was met with resistance from both the councillors and the public.

Nicholas Mears, chairman of council, said: 'There would be significant change to the character and appearance of the site and would result in a significant harmful intrusion into the surrounding open countryside.'

He added: 'Other points raised by objectors on the Breckland Application site are lack of school provision, an adjacent intensive livestock farm, over development of the site, out of character with the village, and strain on the local Doctors Surgery.'

The public also raised concerns about the plans, highlighting the impact on traffic and the increased strain on school places.

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