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Application to be discussed by Swaffham committee after care charity listed as a business




A planning application for a Swaffham family care service will be considered next week after the charity was falsely listed as a business.

The application concerns 37A Turbine Way in Swaffham with Caring Together, a network partner of Carers Trust, being the applicant.

Swaffham Town Council’s Planning and Built Environment Committee will consider the application on Tuesday which is for a change of use of the building from a business to one of charitable and administrative activities.

The planning application concerns 37A Turbine Way in Swaffham and a change of use following business listing
The planning application concerns 37A Turbine Way in Swaffham and a change of use following business listing

Hannah Clay, head of fundraising and engagement for Carers Trust said the charity moved into premises at Turbine Way earlier this year when they were listed as a business.

Councillor Les Scott, chairman of the Swaffham planning committee, said the application is on the advice of Carers Trust's landlord.

He added: "The Swaffham Town Council planning committee has been generally supportive of any improvement to the employment picture in this area but also has to consider any detrimental effect on the town centre."

An announcement is also expected to be made by Breckland Council by the end of October regarding the Green Britain Centre on Turbine Way.

Discussions have taken place between the town council and Breckland regarding a potential land swap involving Days Field and the Green Britain Centre.

Town clerk Richard Bishop said: “The Town Council’s bid for the Green Britain Centre is not new, as the first proposal was put to Breckland Council in October of last year. “

He also confirmed in September that a bid was made by the town council awaiting a final decision by Breckland. The final deadline for bids was August 16.


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