11/08/17: Residents invited to share their views on major Attleborough planning application

11 August 2017

Plans which outline how significant growth in Attleborough could be delivered have been submitted to Breckland Council.

Attleborough Land Ltd (part of Ptarmigan Land Ltd) and various landowners are seeking outline planning permission to build up to 4,000 homes, a link road, and other infrastructure and community facilities on the previously identified Strategic Urban Extension site, to the south west of the town.

Among the plans are proposals for:

  • Up to 4,000 new homes
  • Construction of  a new link road between Buckenham Road and London Road
  • Access roads and junctions onto the development
  • A pedestrian footbridge across the railway line and other off-site highway improvements
  • Two primary schools
  • Shops
  • Community buildings
  • Sports pitches and public green and open spaces

As part of the planning scrutiny process, Breckland Council has launched a consultation, inviting residents to review the proposals and submit their comments.

Cllr Gordon Bambridge, Breckland Council's Executive Member for Growth, commented: "Attleborough is earmarked for significant growth and this will create houses, jobs and opportunities for our existing and new residents across the district.

"I'm pleased that the council has received these initial plans, which outline how the housing and growth could be delivered. These proposals will now be scrutinised by our planning team and will be presented to the council's planning committee for consideration in due course. To help inform this assessment, we encourage residents to review the plans and share their comments with us."

To get involved, people can review the comments and submit their views online by searching for 3PL/2017/0996/O on our planning search page. Alternatively, comments can be emailed to planning@breckland.gov.uk or submitted in writing to Robert Walker, Executive Director Place, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1EE, in both cases quoting 3PL/2017/0996/O. The consultation will close on 11 September 2017.