Work on a major 4,000-home development which would double the population of a Norfolk town will begin next summer.

And people are being invited to play a part in shaping where almost 230 acres of public open space will be in the huge housing scheme on the south-eastern side of Attleborough.

The Attleborough Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) has been in the pipeline for years, with outline plans lodged with Breckland District Council by Ptarmigan Land in 2017 and approved in 2020.

A year later, government agency Homes England, which dubs itself the government’s “housing accelerator”, bought the first parcel of land to kickstart the development.

Along with 4,000 new homes, the scheme also includes a new local centre, two primary schools, a link road and public space equivalent to 148 football pitches.

Eastern Daily Press: Plans for the Attleborough Sustainable Urban ExtensionPlans for the Attleborough Sustainable Urban Extension (Image: Homes England)

Homes England hopes to start building the first homes in summer next year, but, before that, is asking the public to help in planning the public open space.

A linear park has been proposed, linking the new neighbourhoods, including parkland, walking routes, play areas, allotments and sports pitches.

And, on Tuesday (November 14), members of the public are invited to an online webinar where the latest proposals will be discussed and their views on the green space plans sought.

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A Homes England spokesman said: "We have prepared an interim Linear Park Strategy that sets out our proposals for the future spaces, landscaping, community amenities, accessibility and a new linear walking route across the site.

"We are seeking feedback from the local community and key stakeholders to develop these proposals in order to submit a final strategy for approval by Breckland District Council."

The webinar will take place from 7pm until 8.30pm. People can register to take part via

Homes England hopes the first of the houses on its land will be completed by autumn 2025.