Plans to build 148 homes and a new primary school in a village that had drawn more than 250 objections have been withdrawn by developers.
An empty building which once housed a town's last remaining bank could be turned into a cafe.
Electric vehicle charging points have been switched on at car parks in Long Stratton and Wymondham with drivers being offered the chance to power up for free until the end of March.
A village pub dating back to the 1700s looks set to be converted into houses, with council officers recommending the scheme go ahead.
The summer of 2018 was one of the hottest on record, bringing a sweltering spell and a real buzz to the region.
The only elected members of the Broads Authority could be cast adrift as bosses look to trim the size of its board - in what has been described as "democracy in reverse".