Plans to build a housing estate containing up to 190 homes have been approved - despite widespread objections from nearby residents and councils.
A rapturous reception greeted a planning committee’s decision to vote down plans to turn several residential properties into supported housing.
A new housing estate of up to 190 homes looks set to be built - despite neighbours’ fears their town will struggle to cope with a large increase in residents.
Plans to build 148 homes and a new primary school in a village that had drawn more than 250 objections have been withdrawn by developers.
A study into housing growth funded by Suffolk taxpayers has resulted in a report just 14 pages long and costing the equivalent of more than £4,700 per page.
Councils have been urged to do more to tackle the problem of long-term empty homes after latest figures showed that nearly 5,000 properties sat vacant for six months or more across Norfolk, Waveney and Fenland.
House prices in Suffolk declined by 0.2%, in October, despite witnessing a 2.3% rise over the last 12 months.
An application to build 150 new houses in Bungay has been branded as “cheap” by the town council as the current plans could affect bigger developments in the area.
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