The South Wootton homes public inquiry at Knights Hill Hotel. Picture: Ian Burt
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A public inquiry into the decision to refuse planning permission for 600 houses in South Wootton got underway yesterday.

West Norfolk Council turned down the application last spring for a new housing estate on land behind the Knights Hill roundabout in King’s Lynn, between Grimston Road and the A149.

The decision was appealed by developers Whistle Wood and Reffley Wood Ltd.

Government inspector Roisin Barrett heard evidence from 10 witnesses which included former MP Sir Henry Bellingham, North West Norfolk MP James Wild and residents.

Today, the inquiry which is set to last until Friday, will be focusing on heritage issues.

See Friday’s Your Local Paper for the full story.