Breckland plans for the next 20 years

Breckland Council ANL-150904-113904001

Breckland Council ANL-150904-113904001

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Consultations begin next year on a key document which will shape the future of Breckland for the next 20 years.

Breckland Council’s ‘Preferred Directions’ document outlines how the council intends to develop the district’s economy to provide homes and jobs for local people.

Charles Carter, the council executive member for growth, said: “The ‘Preferred Directions’ is still a draft document - it sets out a number of options for how development could be directed to meet the needs of local people. Now we need everyone to make their views known through the consultation next year, so their views can be taken into account when the final Local Plan is developed.”

The document sets out strategic issues such as housing and employment and identifies potential sites for meeting growth targets, The housing target is reduced from 780 homes a year to 597, based on forecasts of population growth.

Consultations run from January 11 to February 22.