Attleborough 4,000 homes: Have your say on plan to transform town
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The public can have their say on plans to build 4,000 homes in Attleborough as part of a council consultation.
Breckland Council has asked for views on the mammoth project, which is set to double the size of the south Norfolk town over the next 10 years.
It follows an application for outline planning permission for the project being lodged earlier this month.
Gordon Bambridge, Breckland councillor and executive member for growth, said: 'Attleborough is earmarked for significant growth and this will create houses, jobs and opportunities for our existing and new residents across the district.
'I'm pleased that the council has received these initial plans, which outline how the housing and growth could be delivered.
'These proposals will now be scrutinised by our planning team and will be presented to the council's planning committee for consideration in due course.
'To help inform this assessment, we encourage residents to review the plans and share their comments with us.'
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The plans call for the homes to be built south of the current settlement in three new 'neighbourhoods' to be called Town Oaks, Poplar Meadows and Borough Lane.
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Jeremy Burton, Attleborough's mayor, and others, have called for the link road to be built before significant work on the new homes is done in order to ease pressure on the town's already stretched transport network.
The expansion is expected to bring another 9,200 residents to the town.
The application has been made by Attleborough Land Ltd, which is part of Ptarmigan Land Ltd, on behalf of the landowners.
The homes were originally earmarked in 2009 as part of Breckland's planning blueprint for the district.
The consultation will close on September 11.
The plans can be viewed by searching for 3PL/2017/0996/O at www.breckland.gov.uk/planningsearch. Comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by post to Robert Walker, executive director place, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19