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A new £100,000 fund has been launched in Breckland to support local entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses in an effort to boost employment and training opportunities in the area.

A leisure complex which cost a district council £8m to build is still not fully let more than two years after it opened.

A widow who had planning permission to build on her smallholding withdrawn after an objector threatened a judicial review said she had faced “personal harassment” from opposers of the project.

A project is about to get underway to improve Thetford’s Butten Island and adjacent riverside to encourage more people to use it and combat the perception it is a haven for anti-social behaviour.

Councillors look set to call time on a building’s life as a night club and bar, with plans to turn it into flats poised for approval.

New luxury glamping accommodation could be built in mid-Norfolk, with an application for a tree house holiday let recommended to be approved when it is discussed at a planning meeting.

A Norfolk council reversed a decision to grant planning permission to six homes when an objector threatened a judicial review over a hedge.

Staff at a district council have raised over £2,000 for three different charities.

Plans for a new state-of-the-art police station in Swaffham, which will replace the existing station in the town as part of Norfolk Police’s 2020 vision, have been revealed.

An MP has raised fears about an energy firm digging up land which was contaminated after a fighter jet crash.

The construction of a new ‘roundabout to nowhere’ which has cost taxpayers £1.5m has not led to any firm interest from businesses - despite being billed as the key to “unlock the full potential” of an employment site.

A mid-Norfolk sports club could see its car park developed into homes if sell-off plans to fund a quarter of a million pound replacement astroturf pitch are approved by a district council.

Troops of scouts in Dereham can be prepared to see their group’s hut extended, if plans to expand the building are approved by the district council.

Bags of rubbish alongside a barbeque and a vacuum were dumped by the side of the road in a Norfolk town.

A Norfolk council which voted unanimously to approve a draft local plan is facing criticism from a town council for “disappointing and worrying” issues.

A scooter hire business is proposing to move its premises from a mid-Norfolk town into a former shop in a rural village.

Drivers are being forced to pay a “stealth tax”, it has been claimed, after it was revealed car owners in Norwich paid £74 on average last year to park their cars.

A selection of the region’s most selfless and committed individuals gathered on Wednesday evening at The Halls in Norwich for the EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2018.

A council is to partner with a private developer to build sixteen new homes in a mid Norfolk village.

A Norfolk council voted unanimously to accept changes to its draft local plan which removed restrictions on development in the district’s rural areas, despite reluctance from ‘heavy hearted’ councillors.

A new electoral ward created in Thetford has been named after a Celtic tribe who lived in the area, after councillors raised concerns of confusion.

A councillor who raised questions about a council leader’s alleged ‘undisclosed personal connection’ to the previous owners of a multi-million pound golf club has resigned from the Conservative group.

The leader of a council which repeatedly kept secret a decision about a multi-million pound golf club it bought has denied having an “undisclosed personal connection” with the club’s previous owners.

The future of a controversial contract which sees Norfolk planning decisions made by staff 450 miles away was today called into question by councillors.

The region’s most hard working, caring, and talented individuals were celebrated at a glittering awards ceremony this evening.

A community organisation working to highlight all that is great about Dereham has been awarded funding to improve the mid-Norfolk town.

Breckland District Council is planning to raise the amount of council tax it gets in order to “maintain the council’s strong financial position” and “protect local services.”

A Norfolk council has launched a new fund to support projects improving residents’ health and wellbeing which has been welcomed by one of the area’s district councillors.

Another 291 homes are set to be built on the outskirts of Dereham after Breckland Council’s planning committee approved the plans despite significant opposition.

A Norfolk MP has spoken up about his “serious concerns” over the pace of development in and around Dereham, and called a proposed development of 291 homes ‘house dumping’.

As the Christmas shopping countdown begins, businesses in Attleborough have spoken about the impact major traffic works are continuing to have on footfall.

Plans to build a farm shop incorporating a cafe and butchery at a farm in Great Ellingham have been approved by planners.

Four new electric car charging points will be installed across Breckland in an effort to encourage more environmentally friendly ways of travel.

Breckland Council is in the running for a prestigious national prize after being shortlisted in the 2019 Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards.

Breckland Council is looking for volunteers to help keep its community fridges going.

Dedicated volunteers took part in a community litter pick to help tidy up their local area.

Hundreds of pounds have been raised for a Norfolk cancer charity following a council chairman’s civic reception.

Plans for more than 300 homes on the edge of Attleborough look set to get the go ahead.

Remembrance Day is set to be marked across the Dereham, Fakenham and Wells area, with several events and projects taking place on or leading up to November 11.

Plans to build 97 more homes on the Swan’s Nest site in Swaffham have been approved by Breckland Council’s Planning Committee.

A project designed to combat unemployment has successfully helped 12 people to find work.

A council which spent millions of pounds on buying a golf club has now made a decision about its future in secret.

Controversial proposals for a 10,000-home garden town near Dereham are unlikely to be backed by Breckland Council, with its leader and chief executive recommending councillors distance themselves from it.

Residents have condemned a decision to cut down a row of trees to make way for a junction.

Traffic congestion and lack of access to centres of employment are critical factors in why plans for a proposed 10,000-home in mid-Norfolk should not go ahead, according to Dereham Town Council (DTC).

Traders in a Norfolk town undergoing major £4.5m road improvement works have pleaded with customers not to abandon them despite the disruption.

Sponsors of the Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards have given their reasons for getting involved as the deadline for entries approaches.

Town and Country Planning

Friday, October 19, 2018

(Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 NOTICE UNDER ARTICLE 13 OF APPLICATION FOR PLANNING PERMISSION Pdevelopment at The 1 Oaks, Carr Lane, Wenoling, Dereham, Norfolk NR19 2LP. Take notice that application is being made by: Mr Robert O’Neil For planning permission to: Residential Block Local Planning Authority to whom the application is being submitted: Breckland Council, Walpole Loke, Dereham Norfolk NR19 lEE

Concerns have been voiced over the potential impact that 255 new homes in Dereham could have on traffic congestion in the town.

Work to build a new £1m business centre in Dereham is finally under way, more than a decade after it was originally due to start.

A leisure centre in Dereham has reopened its main pool after concerns the water temperature was too cold to be a “comfortable experience”.

Banham Poultry’s future in Norfolk has been secured after a major chicken producer swooped in to buy it.

The future of Banham Poultry in Norfolk is on the verge of being secured as a deal with new owners edges towards completion.

The bank at the centre of the wrangle over Banham Poultry’s future insists it is working to protect the jobs of more than 1,000 workers.

The first joint managing director of two Norfolk councils has been confirmed.

Breckland Council’s main meeting room has now been officially reopened as The Jordan Room, in honour of the late former council leader Cliff Jordan.

Building work is set to start on the first 343 of 5,000 new homes in a major development scheme.

Business and council leaders have pledged their support to Norfolk’s Banham Poultry as the struggling firm searches for a buyer.

Crucial talks to secure the future of one of Norfolk’s biggest employers begin on Wednesday morning, as doubts hang over the jobs of 1,000 workers.

As a member of the newly-formed CANT (Campaign Against the New Town), I wish to widen the argument from the geographical and political perspectives.

Plans for a new Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) ambulance station in Dereham have been submitted to Breckland Council.

The new top officer who looks set to head up two Norfolk councils, with a salary of about £160,000 has been announced.

Projects in Swaffham and Thetford will benefit from a share of Breckland Council’s Market Towns Initiative funding.

Much debated plans for a new tourist campsite accommodation site in Gressenhall, near Dereham were refused at Breckland Council’s Planning Commitee meeting on Monday.

A new programme of arts and music including Edinburgh Fringe winners and vibrant local musical talent will take place this Autumn across Breckland.

Controversial plans for a new campsite in Gressenhall have been recommended for refusal by the Breckland Council planning officer, despite over 100 letters being submitted in support of the development.

The first residents have moved into new affordable homes in Narborough, near Swaffham, which are part of a £4.3 million investment project.

Motorists are being warned to expect delays for 13 weeks as a £1.5m project gets underway to build a roundabout in Thetford.

Plans for a major housing development in a part of Norfolk boasting some of the UK’s darkest skies have left amateur astronomers fearing it will blot out their view of the stars.

Work to improve the Buttercross in Swaffham will modernise the town centre and bring it into the 21st century, the town council clerk has said.

The controversy over plans for a new mid Norfolk town has been ramped up after it was revealed the developer has lobbied central government for the go ahead to submit a proposal without the support of the local authority.

Members of a village community have launched a formal complaint against Breckland Council, over a decision to approve plans for more than a dozen homes in their area.

Breckland Council is encouraging district landlords to apply for a new licence in order to ensure houses in the area are fit for purpose.

Motorists in a Norfolk town are facing more lengthy delays following the closure of one of the town’s busiest roads for the second time in a matter of weeks.

A bid to demolish a convenience store in Thetford and replace it with a new development has been submitted.

A developer behind plans to build 279 homes in Dereham has agreed to contribute a quarter of a million pounds to tackle a shortage of sports and outdoor play facilities in Dereham.

An 24 hour animal ambulance has been given a financial boost thanks to lottery players.

Take a walk on the weird side, discover more about Norfolk’s rich folklore, hear ghost stories and legends, make a lucky charm to ward off bad dreams and celebrate the county’s oddities during this year’s Heritage Open Days, which has chosen Weird Norfolk for one of its main themes.

The bank holiday weekend saw the green at Thetford Riverside Complex turned into a “pop-up seaside beach”, offering residents an event filled with music, games and sand castle competitions.

A Breckland football pitch could be in line for an upgrade, with the district council looking to kick off plans to replace it.

Developers have launched a fresh bid to build 180 homes next to an ancient woodland rooted in folklore.

Residents are being invited to attend Breckland Council’s cabinet meetings as the authority takes them on the road.

We have heard of The Wrong Trousers and the “wrong kind of snow” - now we have the wrong bricks.

The idea of new settlements to provide new homes in Norfolk should not be dismissed, despite the frosty reception proposals for a garden town between Dereham and Fakenham received.

A one-day festival will see hundreds of people gather in Thetford to mark the 125th anniversary of the death of the last Sikh ruler.

Residents are being asked for their views on proposals to move a town’s parish boundary to include a major housing development.

A Bank Holiday weekend of family fun will see an area of Thetford transformed into a enormous sandpit.

A popular snooker hall which closed its doors earlier this year could be turned into flats.

Plans have been submitted to build a farm shop incorporating a cafe and butchery at a farm in Great Ellingham.

Football, rugby and tennis may still be popular choices of sport for young people in Norfolk, but those taking part in Breckland Council’s Kids Multi Sport Summer Camps have been able to try their hand at something slightly different.

Staff at Breckland Council have taken part in a cycling challenge inspired by Geraint Thomas’ Tour De France win to raise money for a local cancer charity.

Having worked in local media for almost two decades now (I know, looking at me you’d swear I was much older), I spend a lot of time thinking about our role in the community and how that impacts our coverage.

One reader says opposition to more housing developments isn’t due to Not In My Back Yard mentality but a desire to preserve a way of life. What do you think?

Tributes have been paid to a former council chairman and church warden after he died aged 96.

NOTICE IS HEREBY given that Guluzar Demiralay has applied in respect of DC’s Bar 1st floor 14-16 Market Place Dereham Norfolk NR19 2AL for the variation of a premises licence under the licensing act 2003

A new gym which allows 24 hour access will open in a town’s leisure complex.

A mid-Norfolk town has claimed back part of its land after being given the green light for a restricted byway.

A third consultation to gain the views of residents affected by parish boundary changes involving a major housing development has been recommended.

One reader thinks plans to build a new town in Norfolk haven’t been thought through. What do you think?

Building homes is rarely popular.

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