Plans to build 16 houses in mid Norfolk have been recommended for approval, despite affordable homes and a play area having been cut from the plans.

Breckland Council’s planning committee will meet to discuss the proposed estate for land on Wellingham Road and Weasenham Road in Litcham tomorrow (November 21).

Breckland Bridge, the applicants, had earlier been given permission to go ahead with the scheme with a larger proportion of 'affordable' homes, but later successfully argued it would not be viable unless all but two were sold at full market value

The application has been brought back to the committee following the submission of a design change.

Litcham Parish Council has objected to the application, commenting: "The application back in 2018 was approved on the basis of having a proportion of the properties being affordable houses.

“The council is very disappointed that applicants have also removed the play area that was originally on plans.

"This has taken away two very important key areas which Litcham needed for the local community and current residents and for families wishing to remain in Litcham.”

Breckland Bridge is owned by the council and development company Land Group.

The houses will be built on vacant council land, at the north end of the village of Litcham, outside of the defined settlement boundary, though between two rows of existing dwellings which front Weasenham Road/Litcham Close and Wellingham Road.