The Village Hall was packed last night as over 50 members sat down to an excellent meal prepared by Betty Wilby. Wine and conversation flowed. A highlight of the evening was a screen presentation of pictures of Club events and members' gardens with musical accompaniment created by Johnnie Carslake.
The Club is now looking forward to another 20 years of great success.
The controversial planning application for a dog breeding establishment at Rainbow's End, Chapel Corner has finally been determined.
As previously reported, the application had created major concerns for those living close to the site. They sent 30 objections to the application to the planning authority and received support from the Parish Council.
On 7th December the application came before South Norfolk Council's Development Management Committee. The Council's planning officers produced a detailed report which firmly recommended refusal. During the public speaking session this was supported by speakers representing the Parish Council, the objectors and the local member, Cllr. Murray Gray. Everybody expressed some sympathy for the applicants, who did not attend to put their case, but suggested that it was a totally unsuitable site for large scale dog breeding.
A brief discussion followed amongst the members of the Committee but they then voted, unanimously, to reject the application. They also agreed to take enforcement action, if required, to reduce the number of dogs on the site to a maximum of six.