A real estate company has submitted plans to build more than 50 houses in a Norfolk village.

The proposal would see the demolition of Martham East Broiler Farm, a former chicken hatchery off Acacia Avenue in Martham, followed by the redevelopment of the site for up to 52 houses.

Plans also include associated public open space, drainage and infrastructure.

The application - for outline planning permission - was submitted by Birmingham-based property consultancy firm, Harris Lamb Ltd.

At this stage, the company is looking to agree on the principle of development and the position of the access only.

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The site is a 2.28ha triangular patch of land located off Rollesby Road to the south of the village.

It currently consists of abandoned arable land with a bungalow and two large disused former broiler sheds.

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A decision on the bid is expected by March 11.

In 2016, the borough council granted outline permission for 55 houses on the site but they were never built.

At the time, the decision had led to fears the development could turn the village into a town.