Fears over West Norfolk levy plan consultation

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Council chiefs have been accused of not properly consulting the public on its proposals to impose a new infrastructure levy on developments in West Norfolk.

Officials say the measure, which is currently the subject of a public consultation exercise, will help to fund a range of necessary projects across the area.

But Labour group leader John Collop, who has already raised concerns about what he sees as a lack of consultation for Lynn, which doesn’t have a parish council, questioned the plan again at last Thursday’s borough council meeting.

He said: “I see there has been six responses so far.

“Is he (portfolio holder Richard Blunt) happy with this or is he trying to defend the fact it hasnt been done properly?”

But Mr Blunt said 33 responses had been submitted ahead of the meeting.