Breckland residents and businesses invited to have their say on local plan

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Have your say

Breckland residents and businesses are being invited to have their say and help shape future growth in the district.

Breckland Council’s second Local Plan consultation was launched today, and puts forward the authority’s preferred option for the level of growth over the next 20 years, and how this will be distributed throughout the district.

Nothing has been decided yet - we need to hear the views of local people so these can be considered and taken into account when the next stage of our Local Plan is developed

Cllr Charles Carter, Breckland Council Executive Member for Growth

It will run until 4pm on February 22.

Once adopted in early 2017, the Local Plan will identify a five-year supply of housing land.

The draft housing target for the district is 597 homes each year throughout the duration of the plan until 2036, a reduction of the previous target of 780 dwellings per annum.

The majority of new housing, 68 per cent, has been planned for Attleborough and Thetford.

One of the proposed public drop-in events is taking place at Attleborough Town Hall on Thursday, from 2pm to 7pm.

Cllr Charles Carter, Breckland Council Executive Member for Growth said: “The new Local Plan will provide a framework for growth for the next 20 years and will set out the policies used to determine planning applications. It is a key strategic document for the future of the district and its residents so I would urge everyone to take part in the consultation and make their views known.

“Nothing has been decided yet - we need to hear the views of local people so these can be considered and taken into account when the next stage of our Local Plan is developed.”

For more information and to take part, visit www.breckland.gov.uk/local-plan-consultation

If you have any questions contact the Planning Policy Team on 01362 656873, or email planningpolicyteam@breckland.gov.uk with the subject heading ‘Local Plan Consultation’.