Planning - Dereham

3rd November 2020

It is no secret that I have deep concerns about the high number of applications in our part of Norfolk – many of which are, often, highly inappropriate and on a scale that is unsustainable and out of keeping with the heritage and identity of our largely rural area, lacking the services and infrastructure needed to support them and the existing community, as well as clearly breaching the sustainable development criteria set out in the National Planning Policy Framework and 2011 Localism Act.

That’s why I have once again spoken out about my concerns regarding the Hopkins Homes application for 255 homes on land off Yaxham Road/Dumpling Green in Dereham – which is now going to be heard by the Planning Inspectorate after Hopkins Homes appealed against Breckland Planning Committee’s previous refusal of the development.

To read my submission in full, please do view it below.

Letter to Planning Inspector