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A public inquiry is set to begin on Tuesday into the decision to refuse planning permission for a housing development in South Wootton.

West Norfolk Council refused planning permission last spring for a new housing estate on 86 acres of land behind the Knights Hill roundabout in King’s Lynn, between Grimston Road and the A149.

Campaigners argued the effects caused by the development would be “unsustainable”, with planning permission already granted for 660 homes elsewhere in South Wootton.

The inquiry will be at Knights Hill Hotel on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with a fourth day at Lynn Town Hall next Friday

Residents can attend and may speak at the discretion of the planning inspector.

Following the inquiry the inspector will prepare a report and recommendation, which will be forwarded by the middle of April to the Secretary of State for a final decision.

A fundraising page at aims to help meet the projected £6,500 cost of fees incurred in residents fighting the case.

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