Revised plans for new homes at a former village pub are recommended for approval next week, despite concerns in the community.
WW Properties (East Anglia) is seeking full planning permission for seven houses at the House on the Green in North Wootton, which closed in late 2016.
The application was first submitted in 2019 and has been altered following discussions with West Norfolk Council.
Under the current proposals, the pub would be retained and refurbished, with a “generous garden” and “ample parking”.
A report supporting the application said a survey found 92 per cent of residents wanted the pub to stay.
West Norfolk Council’s planning committee is recommended to approve the scheme at a meeting on Monday.
In a report to members, officers conclude the retention of the pub is a community asset described as being “of historic interest”, brought the application in line with policy.
But North Wootton Parish Council has objected to the application, suggesting the development would be “cramped”.
It also warned there was “little evidence” the pub would re-open “as it has been left to fall into disrepair and vandalism has been prevalent and left unchecked for over a year”.
The borough council has also received 83 representations on the application.