Step forward for Attleborough school plans

An arist's impression of the planned Attleborough Primary School in London Road.

An arist's impression of the planned Attleborough Primary School in London Road. - Credit: Archant

A major road leading into Attleborough looks set to change dramatically after approval was granted for a new school, nursery, 16 homes and an industrial site.

An arist's impression of the planned Attleborough Primary School in London Road.

An arist's impression of the planned Attleborough Primary School in London Road. - Credit: Archant

The school, to the north of London Road, will accommodate up to 630 pupils and include a 52-place nursery.

London Road will be fronted by two small estates with eight homes each, which will each include a small cul-de-sac. Across the road, Eastern Attachments will develop a 13-acre site as part of an expansion worth up to £30m over 10 years.

Both schemes were given the green light by Breckland council's planning committee at a meeting in Dereham on Monday.

The school plans still require an added approval from Norfolk County Council.


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The county's planning and regulatory committee will meet to discuss the plan on July 15. The plan is still open for comment online at

http://eplanning.norfolk.gov.uk/PlanAppDisp.aspx?AppNo=Y%2f3%2f2016%2f3004Attleborough town councillor Tony Crouch said his council had approved of the school plans. But he said parking, and the footpath and cycle links to the town needed to be looked at.

Mr Crouch pointed out the plan would add four extra junctions to a short stretch of London Road.

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He said: 'How that can be safe I don't know.'

Fellow town councillor Sam Taylor said that while the council had approved the Eastern Attachments scheme, there were concerns about how the plan had been handled by the county council and said there was a lack of consultation.

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