A look at how Norfolk will grow

A key conference looking at the future of Norfolk is being held next week with a range of expert speakers from planning and housing.

A key conference looking at the future of Norfolk is being held next week with a range of expert speakers from planning and housing.

The county is facing a critical time with tens of thousands of new homes proposed and authorities having to work out how best to manage the seemingly inevitable growth.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England and the Norfolk County Association of Parish and Town Councils are organising the Norfolk Planning Conference 2007 at Swaffham Assembly Rooms on Thursday and there are a few places remaining.

It will cover topics such as Local Development Frame-works, design and access statements, Section 106 agreements and planning and sustainability.

James Frost, CPRE Norfolk's branch director, said: “This is a critical time for Norfolk with over 80,000 new houses scheduled in a rapidly changing planning system.”

Leaflets and booking forms are available from Sue Lake on 01603 664869.

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Booking is through the Norfolk Association of Parish and Town Councils and places can be reserved for £20 per person. The venue opens at 9.30am for coffee; conference sessions begin at 10am and finish at 3.30pm. Lunch and refresh-ments will be provided.