Have your say on future growth of south Norfolk

Householders across south Norfolk are being asked for their help in forming a planning blueprint for future housing and employment growth.

Householders across south Norfolk are being asked for their help in forming a planning blueprint for future housing and employment growth.

More than 400 people have already had their say on where new homes and jobs should go in the district up to 2026. And South Norfolk Council will be visiting other towns and villages over the coming weeks as part of the Local Development Framework consultation.

The district has been earmarked for around 10,000 new homes over the next 16 years as part of the Greater Norwich Development Partnership's Joint Core Strategy, which includes 2,000 houses in Wymondham, 1,000 in Hethersett, and 1,800 in Long Stratton.

Derek Blake, South Norfolk cabinet member for planning, housing and the built environment, called on residents to have their say.

'This is a golden opportunity for local people to shape the future of their local communities, and I urge them to take it up,' he said.

The final exhibitions will be taking place at Fairland Hall, Wymondham, tomorrow, between 2.30pm and 8pm; Diss Corn Hall on Friday between 2.30pm and 8pm; Long Stratton Co-op on October 9 from 9am to 6pm; Loddon Library on October 13 from 2.30pm to 8pm; and the Lincoln social centre at Hingham on October 26 between 2.30pm and 8pm. People can also leave comments at www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/ldf