A former care home that shut down after a damning report could be turned into housing.

Courtenay House in the village of Tittleshall, near Fakenham, closed its doors in 2017 after inspectors found it was providing an inadequate service.

A police probe followed amid claims of "ill-treatment" of residents. 

Watton & Swaffham Times: An aerial view of the care home location in Fakenham Road, TittleshallAn aerial view of the care home location in Fakenham Road, Tittleshall (Image: Google)

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After six years of it being left vacant, Zero In Developments now wants to demolish part of the site and create nine new homes in its place.

It plans to retain as much of the existing buildings as possible to create three to five-bed "sustainable, energy-efficient homes."

Watton & Swaffham Times: The Courtenay House site in 2023The Courtenay House site in 2023 (Image: Google)

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A number of previous applications have been lodged for the site with some seeking to demolish the former care home entirely.

The current applicant hopes that it will be able to use much of the existing fabric of the buildings while making a "positive visual impact" and maintaining the character of the original farmhouse on the site.

The public can comment on the application (Reference: 3PL/2023/0938/F) by visiting Breckland Council's online planning portal.