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A Norfolk village will get outdoor gym equipment and a youth football club can buy some moveable goals thanks to a couple of new grants from Breckland Council.

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Alison Webb
06:30

It is a problem you would expect in the crowded streets of London but a Norfolk market town has become embroiled in a battle against dangerously high pollution levels. If it is not solved residents, particularly children and the elderly, could face serious health risks.

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Alison Webb
Tue, 16:00

Another week, another major housing application comes under the spotlight.

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Breckland Council
Tue, 13:16

A tied vote among Breckland councillors forced planning committee chairman Nigel Wilkin to use his casting vote to refuse an application for 291 homes in Dereham yesterday.

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Nigel Wilkin
Sunday, January 14, 2018

A district councillor has questioned how many people have to die before changes to speed limits will be implemented in Dereham.

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Hilary Bushell
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Campaigners fighting plans for 50 homes in their village told a government planning inspector that allowing them to be built would be a “slap in the face for local democracy”.

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Breckland Council
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Drivers navigating a busy market town are more likely to risk using dangerous A47 junctions than battle with town centre congestion, it has been revealed.

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Hilary Bushell
Monday, January 8, 2018

The demolition of an historic farmhouse and barns in Necton is expected to be approved by planners to make way for 46 new homes.

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Breckland Council
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A fire at Fakenham Connect this morning was started deliberately, police have said.

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Norfolk County Council
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Breckland District Council has approved grant funding bids which will go towards improving play facilities and open spaces across the district.

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Gordon Bambridge
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A farm in Gressenhall, near Dereham, is looking to provide a new campsite which can cater for disabled visitors.

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Breckland Council
Monday, December 18, 2017

A developer was warned to “work with the community” after an application for 284 homes in Dereham was turned down by council planners by one vote.

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Nigel Wilkin
Friday, December 15, 2017

Breckland residents are being asked by the council to make sure they use the correct bins when recycling over the Christmas period.

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Paul Claussen
Friday, December 15, 2017

More than half of the money needed to buy Beeston pub The Ploughshare has been raised by a village group, who are planning a new fundraising drive from 2018.

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Breckland Council
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A housing developer is being accused of putting profit ahead of the community by failing to provide enough outdoor playing space with a proposed 280-home scheme in Dereham.

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George Freeman
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Breckland Council has confirmed that deputy Dereham mayor Thomas Monument has been suspended from the Conservative Party after being convicted of attacking a former partner.

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Dereham
Monday, December 4, 2017

Time limits are to be enforced in car parks in and around Swaffham’s town centre in an effort to make parking restrictions more consistent.

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Paul Claussen
Friday, November 24, 2017

Gressenhall Parish Council has been able to replace the fencing around the village’s popular play area, thanks to a grant from Breckland Council.

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Breckland Council
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Residents in Dereham will be given the opportunity to voice their concerns over roads and find out more about local policing during an upcoming public meeting.

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Breckland Police
Monday, November 20, 2017

Campaigners battling to save one of Dereham’s oldest oak trees are celebrating a victory for nature over concrete after developers were told it should not be felled to build an access road for a proposed housing scheme.

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Alison Webb
Thursday, November 16, 2017

“Look before you book” - That is the message from Breckland District Council ahead of the Christmas party season.

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Breckland District Council
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Campaigners fighting plans to build homes next to a Dereham beauty spot are calling on people to show the strength of feeling against the development at a planning meeting on Monday.

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Alison Webb
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

An appeal has been submitted against Breckland Council’s refusal of planning permission for 50 homes on a piece of farmland in Mattishall.

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Breckland Council
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A cat rescue centre in Dereham is to be given a new lease of life with the opportunity to more than double the size of its shelter.

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Breckland Council
Friday, November 3, 2017

Breckland Council has approved a renewed planning application for the redevelopment of the village hall in Lyng.

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Breckland Council
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Breckland Council has launched a redesigned website which boasts a new feature that allows residents to access useful information about where they live.

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Alison Webb
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A housing summit has been held at Gressenhall Farm to tackle the issue of a lack of affordable homes in rural communities.

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George Freeman
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A new store and drive-through coffee shop may soon be built in Necton if plans are granted by Breckland Council.

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Breckland Council
Saturday, October 7, 2017

A volunteer survey to measure the number of HGVs travelling through Swaffham has come to an end and residents hope the results will prompt a larger council survey in the future.

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Breckland Council
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Breckland councillors have voted to accept new funding that will help improve the support offered to those at risk of homelessness.

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Gordon Bambridge

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