Swaffham homes plan approved by council

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A proposal to build four retirement bungalows on the site of a former sixth form centre in Swaffham has been approved, despite some local opposition.

Town councillors were told the plan for the site in Market Place had been approved by Breckland Council during their meeting on Wednesday.

Developers AKB Residential Ltd submitted the plan, which they said reflected the identified need for retirement housing in the centre of the town.

Reports submitted on their behalf said the town council had objected to the scheme, arguing it was an over-development of the site.

But the firm also pointed out that planning permission was granted for 16 flats on the site two years ago.

It maintained the site was sustainable because of its close proximity to local services.