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Date published: 16th January 2017

The public inquiry, which will be held in the Council Chamber at North Norfolk District Council’s offices at Holt Road, Cromer, is due to be held on the 25 April 2017 and is scheduled to last for six days.

The planning application by Amstel Group Corporation Ltd was for 71 homes, a new access road, side rounds drainage works, play areas, landscaping works in phase 1; with a further 129 homes, primary school, community centre, play area.

North Norfolk District Council Development Committee refused the planning application in January 2016 because it was against planning policy as the area was designated as an area of open countryside; too far from local services or facilities and that it would cause harm to heritage assets including the character and appearance of Sculthorpe Conservation Area.

A planning inspector appointed by the Secretary of State will lead the public inquiry into the appeal. Members of the public will be invited to attend the inquiry and can, if the inspector allows, express their views.

Cllr Sue Arnold, Cabinet Member for Planning said: “It’s vital that the local issues and concerns are fully taken into account when deciding planning applications and it’s my sincere hope that the public inquiry respects the views of the communities and upholds the decisions of the local planning authority, who are well placed to be able to understand what is best for their area and reflect local feelings.”

If you would like to look at the appeals please go to the Planning Inspectorate website https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk and search for APP/Y2620/W/16/3150860


Last updated: 24th January 2017