Major Fakenham housing plan unveiled

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Outline proposals for dozens of new homes on the edge of Fakenham have been submitted to planners.

Developers want to build up to 84 properties on the land at Brick Kiln Farm, Rudham Stile Lane, plus a pumping station, pond and an extension to existing allotments, according to a new outline planning application.

A new access road is also envisaged as part of the scheme.

The site forms part of a larger portion of land which has been earmarked for residential development.

And a report submitted to North Norfolk District Council as part of the application said: “Once the wider allocation comes forward and is developed the site will sit within a more mixed context with a new school, employment use and community facilities.”

Documents submitted to the authority say there are currently 16 agricultural buildings, most of which are abandoned, on the site.

Only one of the buildings is currently in use and all of them were part of a poultry farm business operated there.

The site is around 800 metres to the east of the Morrisons supermarket and petrol station on Clipbush Lane and around 550 metres to the west of the Fakenham Academy.