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Fate of controversial housing bid now out of council's hands

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A developer fed up with the council's hesitancy over the fate a controversial planning application has gone over its head — and straight to Westminster for an answer.

Witnesham Ventures Limited, the Ipswich firm hoping to add two storeys and eight flats to an Earlham Court residential block in Heigham Grove, has appealed to the Planning Inspectorate over Norwich City Council's non-determination of its planning application.

If the appeal is granted, the application's will be approved or rejected by the inspectorate and not the council.

The letter delivered to the building's managing agents outlining the developer's appeal - Credit: Earlham Court Limited

The plans, which were validated in March, received 59 objections relating to sink holes and the "over-dominance" of the proposed........

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