Future Breckland

In March 2021 a major new initiative to support the long-term success of Breckland began.

Future Breckland: Thriving People & Places provides a robust evidence base through extensive research and engagement and presents a compelling shared vision for the future of the district. Focusing on the five market towns, Attleborough, Dereham, Swaffham, Thetford and Watton, the project has identified significant, deliverable, and transformational projects that will benefit the whole district. This shared vision and future proofing will allow Breckland Council and its partners to leverage new external funding and direct our shared resources in a more effective way.

"By creating a shared vision, local organisations can align their priorities and ensure we are all pulling towards the same goal. This will ensure Breckland's success going forward and put us in pole position when it comes to bidding for national funding, which can be spent making the district even better for our residents and businesses." - Cllr Sam Chapman-Allen, Breckland Council's Leader

The Future Breckland project has led to the creation of Town Delivery Plans for each of Breckland's five market towns. These documents lay out our shared vision for what we want our towns to look like in the future. To bring these very different plans together, the 'Breckland Prospectus' has been created to provide the glue that ties the five plans into one cohesive approach.

Its publication marks an important stage in the project.  It brings together the work and ideas of over 22,000 businesses and residents of Breckland and represents a truly district-wide vision of the change that our residents expect over the next decade.

The prospectus sets out the case for action, presenting the evidence for why we are undertaking this work.  

There are 6 key objectives for each of the towns:

  • regenerating and placemaking
  • building on our heritage and culture
  • growing our business and enterprise base
  • investing in housing and infrastructure
  • improving sustainability and wellbeing
  • encouraging educational attainment.

Breckland Prospectus (PDF) [5MB] (opens new window)

Delivery Plans Evidence Base (PDF) [26MB] (opens new window)

View the the Town Delivery Plans 

Last updated: 18/07/2023 11:22:44