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Investigation to examine conduct complaints brought over West Norfolk housing proposals



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An investigation is set to be carried out following claims of potential misconduct relating to two contentious housing development plans in West Norfolk.

Conduct complaints have been submitted in connection with decision making processes relating to the Southend Road car park in Hunstanton and land off Parkway in Gaywood.

The schemes were considered at separate meetings of West Norfolk Council's planning committee two weeks ago, though only the Parkway application was approved.

GV Picture of Land which is being Proposed for Possible New Housing Development for the Gaywood Area...Land between King's Lynn Academy Site (on right in pic) off Parkway Gaywood. (29878393)
GV Picture of Land which is being Proposed for Possible New Housing Development for the Gaywood Area...Land between King's Lynn Academy Site (on right in pic) off Parkway Gaywood. (29878393)

A decision on the Southend Road application, which proposes more than 30 new flats, was deferred after members voted against a number of different proposals.

A council spokesman said this afternoon: "We can confirm that code of conduct complaints have been received and that these will now be looked into.

"While this process is taking place there will be no comment from the council, including comment on the subject of the complaints."

But the development is likely to increase pressure on the authority, particularly over its bid to build nearly 380 new homes at Parkway, plus a road bridge linking the area to the Hardwick industrial estate.

Environmental campaigners are already considering their position over a potential legal challenge to the decision.

The Lynn Civic Society has also called for the application to be reviewed, amid concerns over the role of the council as both applicant and planning authority on these applications.



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