Disused farm buildings could be turned into new housing developments if plans are approved.

Two separate applications have been lodged with Breckland Council for sites in Ashill, near Swaffham, and in Kenninghall, which could create a total of ten new homes.

At Old Ashtree Farm in Kenninghall, developers hope to partly demolish a former poultry shed into five one and two-bed properties.

Watton & Swaffham Times: The entrance to Green Gate Farm in AshillThe entrance to Green Gate Farm in Ashill (Image: Google)

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In Ashill, three barn buildings at Green Gate Farm in Cressingham Road could be turned into homes ranging in size from three to four-bed homes.

Ecological surveys have been carried out at both sites, which have determined there is not a serious risk to wildlife living in the existing buildings.

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Both developments are hoping to change the use of the buildings into residential dwellings under the Town and Country Planning Act, which allows for disused farm buildings to be turned into homes. 

Members of the public are invited to comment on the applications, which are due to be decided on by Breckland Council in October.