Search

County Council managing director discusses bringing homes and enterprise zones to Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 13:32 06 December 2018 | UPDATED: 13:59 06 December 2018

Dr Wendy Thomson, the new chief executive of Norfolk County Council.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Dr Wendy Thomson, the new chief executive of Norfolk County Council. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

The managing director of Norfolk County Council has discussed how the organisation is working with developers and investors to bring quality homes and enterprise zones to the region.

Dr Wendy Thomson, speaking at a Built Environment Networking event, said the council was developing several economic growth corridors, including one between Cambridge and Norwich, to attract technology firms involved with IT, engineering and pharmaceuticals.

In addition, the council is also working towards a developments and engineering corridor along the A47.

Dr Thomson said that having Cambridge nearby is an asset. She said: “We want to grow the future workforce and make sure the knowledge economy is available for people to live and stay here.”

She also discussed major development opportunities on the number of former airfields in the county, which are now being turned into business parks, housing and economic hubs.

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

Management Jobs

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Insight

Dan Evans, a partner at Cozens-Hardy solicitors, considers whether Overage is a sensible option or an unnecessary complication.

At this time of year, many of us throw caution to the wind so we can ensure our loved ones have a good time over Christmas.

Women in Business

cover

Enjoy the
Women in Business
digital edition

Read

Business East

cover

Enjoy the
Business East
digital edition

Read

The Best Employers

cover

Enjoy the
Best Employers
digital edition

Read

Celebrating Success

cover

Enjoy the
Celebrating Success
digital edition

Read

B2B Exhibition

cover

Enjoy the
B2B Exhibition
digital edition

Read

Green 100

cover

Enjoy the Green 100
digital edition

Read

Meet the Team

Mark Shields

Business Editor

|

Chris Hill

Agricultural and Farming Editor

|

Business Most Read

Awards

Norfolk Future 50 EDP Business Awards Green 100