New details of how pocket park scheme will look in Norfolk town

A new community pocket park is to be developed offering a new tranquil public meeting space, communi

A new community pocket park is to be developed offering a new tranquil public meeting space, community garden and a performance area in the heart of Dereham. Picture: BRECKLAND COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

More details have emerged of how a public open space as part of a pocket park scheme will look in Dereham.

Vision for public open space and pocket park scheme in Dereham. Pictures: Breckland Council planning

Vision for public open space and pocket park scheme in Dereham. Pictures: Breckland Council planning documents - Credit: Archant

Plans have been submitted for a change of use of vacant land to a community garden, meeting space and performance area next to Wrights Walk and Chapel Walk in the town centre.

The town council has no objection to the proposals for the 0.63 hectare site, provided the area is designated as public open space.

Breckland Council said: “The plans for the park will now become a reality in 2020 due to a successful funding partnership bid between the community group, The aboutDereham Partnership, the site landowner Dencora and Breckland Council.

“A £15,000 grant has been awarded from the Pocket Park Fund, part of the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, for the new community space which will be match-funded by Breckland Council to ensure this project proceeds.”


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