Heacham parish councillors have voted to accept proposals for 66 new homes in the village, built across two sites.
Councillors said the decision was taken reluctantly and only so long as a proportion of them being affordable housing.
But a new draft proposal for a housing and care home development off School Road, was rejected as it was considered too large for the present infrastructure to cope.
Parish clerk, Philippa Sewell said that the parish council had been invited to a stakeholders’ meeting on October 9 at Hunstanton Community Centre to give their reaction to a proposal by the Searles Leisure Group to build 163 new homes on land immediately to the north of the boundary with Hunstanton.
Councillors responded by pointing out that since the only vehicular access to the site appeared to be from Heacham, via Hunstanton Road, the adverse impact on traffic flow could be as bad as it would have been if planning permission had been granted for 200 new homes on land within the parish boundary between the village centre and the A149.
Councillors reaffirmed their stance which was to oppose Hunstanton encroaching further south than the Manorfields estate and wanted to retain the existing ‘green’ boundary between the two settlements.
They also drew attention to the fact that the sewage treatment works in Heacham was already at capacity and the council would be demanding that this problem needed to be addressed before any new homes were built in either Heacham or Hunstanton