Almost 4,000 properties in Norfolk have sat empty for more than six months in the past year, figures have revealed.
The prospective demolition of an old pub has suffered a setback after an alteration to the plans was rejected.
A development of 180 homes is a step closer to being built after outline planning permission was approved.
A former visitor attraction could be brought back into use if a proposed swap deal between two councils is agreed.
Flats created above a number of high street stores will appeal to eastern Europeans who have moved to the region to work on farms, developers say.
Plans for a new bungalow near the site of a 15th-century listed building have been given the green light, despite claims the proposal would be "detrimental" to a village's character.
A district councillor in charge of planning has been granted legal permission to live in a former agricultural property - even though he has lived there for the past ten years.
Decisions on more than 100 new homes have been delayed after feedback on a blueprint for the area's growth derailed a council's planning committee meeting.