Time to invest in Diss
To grow and develop, Diss and the wider district needs investment.
It needs investment in infrastructure, such as roads and transport links, healthcare, schools and colleges; sports, leisure and community facilities, utilities and broadband.
Infrastructure investment is needed to support future housing and economic growth; economic growth and housing is needed to pay for the infrastructure.
These are complementary; if one part is missing, a vicious circle can lead to a downward spiral in standards and quality of life.
Diss is the centre of all local activities and a hub for employment, retail and commerce.
Despite a previous market town traffic and land use study in 2008, the data collected and proposals put forward have not, in the main, been delivered.
Meanwhile, housing and other growth has continued, not only in Diss but in the surrounding area.
Until now, Diss, we believe, has not had a fair deal.
This is why we have launched our campaign: A Fair Deal for Diss
You can read some of the responses to the recent Diss and District Neighbourhood Plan consultation, which offers development ideas and suggestions across seven parishes, in this week's Diss Express, out Friday.