Fears have been raised that more of Norfolk’s countryside could be lost because a change in how the government estimates need for new homes means nearly 2,000 extra would have to be built every year.
A decision has been made to speed up the process over a blueprint for where thousands of homes could be built in Norwich, Broadland and South Norfolk - after councillors agreed not to abandon it.
A Norfolk council has delayed a vote on calls for it to oppose government proposals to transform the planning system.
People are being invited to have their say on the future of a south Norfolk town and its surrounding villages.
Historic reforms of the planning system have been slated as “contentious”, “pitiful” and “a bad day for local democracy”, over fears communities will be excluded from decision-making.
Planning permission for four new homes near a memorial marking the reputed site of the murder of King Edmund has been refused over fears they would not fit in with the historical surrounding area.
A Norfolk council has overspent by almost £700,000 on housing and is facing “significant” and “unsustainable” cash pressures.
A warning has been issued that charging points for electric vehicles could be scrapped from housing schemes in rural Norfolk - because electricity grids could struggle to cope.
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