A housing developer has applied to cut the number of affordable homes it hopes to build in a Norfolk village.

Flagship Housing has applied to modify the approved Elm Close development for 42 homes in Yaxham, near Dereham amid fears it would be "unviable" if it didn't.

It wants to change the percentage of affordable homes from 40pc to 25pc.

This follows Breckland Council altering its local plan, dropping the number of affordable homes developers are required to build to just a quarter.

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In a statement, Flagship said its decision was necessary in order to move the project forward and give the company confidence the scheme and land purchase would be worthwhile.

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Paul Clausson, a Conservative district councillor for Mattishall, said: "It is no good if the number of affordable homes would make the development unaffordable.

"If they are conforming to current policy then I don't see what more we can ask of Flagship."

The development has previously been dogged with controversy after it was initially blocked by planners due to fears it would lead to overdevelopment of the small village.

But following an appeal, the developers managed to overturn the council's decision.