Let’s not be quick to dismiss the idea of a new garden town or village in Norfolk.

“The idea of new settlements to provide new homes in Norfolk should not be dismissed, despite the frosty reception the proposal for a garden town between Dereham and Fakenham received.”

Those are the words of South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon, as published in the EDP on 24th August 2018.

He believes the right sort of garden villages could yet prove to be the answer for where thousands of new homes should be built.

He also suggests that a number of them could be built around Norwich and that it could help to unlock funding for road improvements, such as to the A47, along with improved facilities for people in the city.

The government has embraced the concept of garden settlements, making millions of pounds available to help create them across the country.

As stated by Chris Leeming Lanpro Director, “There’s a need to do things differently. Rather than just trying to add homes in existing towns and villages. We knew it would be controversial but we need to explore all possibilities when it comes to finding a solution.”

You can read the full article here http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/politics/could-a-new-garden-town-or-village-be-built-elsewhere-in-norfolk-1-5664856