Breckland Council calls for views on vision to build 15,000 homes over next 20 years

Breckland Council's offices in Dereham.

Breckland Council's offices in Dereham. - Credit: IAN BURT

Members of the public are being urged to have their say on a plan which will influence where nearly 15,000 homes are built over the next 20 years.

Breckland Council officers say they have had a strong response to public consultation on its proposed Local Plan, with events being held in Attleborough and Swaffham so far seeing a good turnout.

The next event is at Thetford's Guildhall on Monday from 2pm to 7pm, and Tim Mills, interim housing manager, said consultation was an essential part of creating the plan.

'We want everyone to contribute - whether it's residents, businesses, retailers or developers.

'The plan isn't finalised yet, so it's important that we get a full range of opinions so we can make informed decisions,' he said.

The plan currently proposes that 14,925 homes need to be built in the district between 2011 and 2036.

That number includes the 5,000 homes already planned to be built in Thetford, and 4,000 in Attleborough.

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It also outlines parcels of land that could accommodate the houses, put forward by landowners.

Further events will be held throughout January and February. Go to http://www.breckland.gov.uk/local-plan-consultation