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Number of homes in Attleborough set to double following £34 million housing development deal

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A massive new housing development on the edge of Attleborough has moved one step closer after Breckland Council secured a £34 million investment agreement.

Permission for up to 4,000 new homes, which will nearly double the size of the town, was agreed in March 2019, however, funding for community resources, known as a section 106 agreement, still needed to be concluded.

The money – provided by Ptarmigan Land – will be used to fund the construction of new primary schools, open green spaces, a community centre and further investment in Attleborough Academy.

A new link road between Buckenham Road and London Road will also be constructed.

Paul Claussen, Breckland Council’s executive member for planning, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve secured major investment in local infrastructure.

“Significant growth in Attleborough is of key strategic importance to the district and will help to ensure we can meet the future demand for new homes from Breckland’s growing families.”

Having secured outline planning permission for the overall development, including 400 affordable houses for first-time buyers, Ptarmigan Land is expected to submit a detailed application to the council within the next two years, with construction work starting before the end of 2025.

A spokesman for Ptarmigan Land said: “The strategic infrastructure this scheme delivers will benefit not just the town but the wider local area. We are very proud of the high-quality scheme that planning has been secured for and look forward to progressing the plans to the next stage.”

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