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Eco homes bid on hold after council 'error' over revised plan

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A decision on a proposed eco homes development in a West Norfolk village has been delayed after new plans were submitted.

Officials had advised councillors to reject the scheme for 10 properties off Jensons Way in Whittington.

But the issue was deferred at a meeting of West Norfolk Council's planning committee yesterday because consultations had not taken place on a revised proposal.

King's Court, Borough Council of West Norfolk.. (49900631)
King's Court, Borough Council of West Norfolk.. (49900631)

Late correspondence to the meeting said both the authority, as well as county transport chiefs, had not had the opportunity to consider their views on the revised plan.

However, the meeting was subsequently told that was due to "an error" on the borough council's behalf.

Committee member Martin Storey said the situation was "not good enough" and questioned why new material should be brought to the committee's attention after the completion of officers' reports.

Assistant director Stuart Ashworth apologised, but said officers had to bring late submissions to the attention of members.

He argued that not doing so could undermine their decision making processes, adding: "I don't think there's any way round it."

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