Council officials have been warned not to allow developers to “drip-feed” homes into West Norfolk communities.
The plea was made as councillors considered initial proposals to allow four homes to be built on a former nursery site in Terrington St Clement.
Although the proposal for the site to the west of Charleston House, on Chapel Road, was approved, concerns were raised over the provision of a transport link to other neighbouring sites.
Committee member Chris Crofts called for an assurance that the current scheme would be taken into account if future applications on neighbouring lands were brought forward.
He said: “Otherwise you’re allowing drip-feeding and that should not be allowed.”
But officials said the neighbouring sites were all under different ownership from the land subject of the latest plan.
The meeting was also told that policy guidelines already addressed the concern raised by Mr Crofts.