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WELCOME Welcome to the latest edition of Attleborough Matters. As you will see, this special edition is primarily focused on the draft Neighbourhood Plan. Work on the plan has moved at a pace since the last edition and doesn’t it show? The document is now looking like the real thing and there are some encouraging signs that we are getting closer to the completed article. The team responsible for the draft plan are still confident that it will be put to referendum later this year. Meanwhile work goes on to make sure the policies are correct and pass scrutiny and questions. The town council and the Neighbourhood Plan team have been consulted and responded to on the Breckland Local Plan. It is hoped that the district council will look at the responses and add in, where possible, the adjustments recommended. The reasons behind these comments were amongst others to protect the town, its heritage, character and economy. Good news for the job seekers in that R G Carter are looking to relocate their engineering section onto the vacant Victory Park site. This will bring some much needed employment to the town, some of which will be relocating, others will be new employment. A good sign and one which I would like to see more of. One of the comments I made on the local plan referred to employment and keeping the economy in the town and not “leaking” commuters to bigger towns and cities along the A11 corridor. Looking forward, the town council will now start to put some identified projects into a delivery strategy. How this will work has not been completely decided yet but there is in place an Attleborough Development Board to oversee the delivery of the bigger projects and help find the funding streams available. More will follow in the future I am sure. I wish you well as the weather warms up and as exciting times lay ahead for our town.

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ANP – Attleborough Neighbourhood Plan ASG – Attleborough Steering Group ATC – Attleborough Town Council BC – Breckland Council NCC – Norfolk County Council SME - Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises SUE - Strategic Urban Extension

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Attleborough – The future vision! By 2036, Attleborough will be a successful example of community-planned growth, an enterprising, sustainable, attractive and prosperous market town within East Anglia. It will be at the centre of a vibrant employment area, providing first class services and facilities to its community and rural hinterland. The growth will be driven by new economic and employment investment, encouraging small and medium sized enterprises with business innovation and transport links, including advanced engineering, research and development, logistics, food production and agriculture. New and expanding retail outlets and community facilities such as schools and sports venues will also provide jobs and help establish the town as a predominately self-sustaining community. Housing of mixed tenure and type that incorporates sustainable design and construction to meet the needs of the community, will be integrated with new and existing facilities. The town will be supported by sufficient infrastructure improvements, with first class education, health, social, leisure and community facilities. Movement and access within and around the town will be provided by integrating safe and well designed walking, cycling and public transport networks. Highway and rail improvements will provide access to Attleborough from surrounding areas. The environment and green spaces within and at the edge of the town will be enhanced and protected, and new green spaces and habitats will be created. The built environment will be protected and enhanced with high quality design, incorporating renewable forms of energy and resources. Protecting the historic environment will be a key principle of all development. Attleborough will be at the forefront of sustainable living and will be developed and implemented through innovative partnership working. The following pages pulls out from the ANP some of the key findings and proposals which will help to shape the town as it grows and once adopted will become the reference point for planning of housing and any supporting infrastructures. It is important everyone in the town gets behind the plan and gets involved at the consultation and referendum stages. We have left space for you to comment on some of the statements in this magazine which you can bring along to the consultation meeting. These will be advertised shortly or you can send your comments in via the website www.attleboroughnp.org.uk ....................................................................................................................................

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Attleborough Neighbourhood Plan (ANP) - Themes Setting out on the journey to deliver the ANP, it was agreed that the local economy and job creation should be the main driver of the plan. Overall seven themes were identified and these are interlinked in many of the Core Objectives and subsequent policies.

Themes – each refers to the Core Objectives 1. The Local Economy 2. Housing 3. Transport and Communication 4. Education 5. Health and Social Care 6. Sports and Community Facilities 7. Environment, Sustainability and Design Quality

Over the following pages detail on each of the above themes will display, An expansion of the Vision addressing this theme (the Mini-Vision) Specific and measurable objectives Planning policies to support and deliver these

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The Core Objectives (CO) The Core Objectives, which have evolved from the consultations, are:

CO 1 To view the town as one development area, with strong links and connections to its hinterland and beyond.

CO 2 To preserve and enhance the historic centre of the town and its history.

CO 3 To identify new employment land which can be developed and to encourage new SMEs to the town in order to provide a wide range of employment opportunities.

CO 4 To promote the integration of businesses and Attleborough Academy Norfolk as partners in reducing the local employability skills gap.

CO 5 To integrate the new housing to facilities into the town with the necessary footpath and cycle ways, and to address the outstanding traffic congestion in the town centre.

CO 6 To provide housing which meets the needs of all, with a range of housing including affordable, ‘older living’ developments and housing types which will encourage entrepreneurs and professional people to live in the community.

CO 7 To provide excellent health and community facilities within the town, including a single integrated health and social care facility.

CO 8 To provide excellent new and improved sport and leisure facilities for the community, working with Attleborough Academy Norfolk as well as sport and community clubs and organisations.

CO 9 To promote all new buildings to incorporate the highest standards of design, new build methodology, materials and energy saving techniques.

CO 10 To protect and enhance the natural environment, including additional high quality open space.

CO 11 To promote and enhance the town to attract investors, developers and visitors by building on its heritage. The above objectives have been matched, as appropriate, to the seven themed areas of focus.

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Supporting Attleborough Town Centre The retail sector is a key area of employment and earlier consultations have shown that there is a strong desire that a vibrant town centre should be protected and enhanced. Therefore, the following proposals are aimed specifically at supporting Attleborough town centre: Any significant new retail outside the existing town centre or business proposal must demonstrate its reason for location through a sequential test to show none of the town centre existing sites are available or suitable, in order to protect the vitality of the town centre. Redevelop Queens Square car park site for uses that support town centre retail and other community uses, and also seek replacement and additional car parking capacity. Support changes of use for new residential and commercial uses on upper floors, to encourage a diverse range of uses in the town centre.

Proposals will be resisted which would result in the loss of existing local shopping facilities within the defined town centre. Expand the retail provision as the town grows Support proposals for a new superstore, providing they demonstrate that its operation does not lead to a significant adverse impact on the town centre, the environment, or on the transport network. Retain the current town centre boundary but continue to look at this as part of the ANP reviews and as the town centre grows. ....................................................................................................................................

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10 Transport Hub at station TC11-P1 a. Station parking south of rail line b. New station platform and footbridge c. Improved car park layout with bus turn in

9 Recreation Ground becomes Informal Open Space with Play Hub SLC4-P1, SLC5-P2 9a Formal Sports move to Gaymers Fields SLC3-P1, SLC3-P2

8 Fire Police & possibly also Ambulance co-locate at Fire Station site SLC13-P1

7 Library relocate Option 1 With Adult Education Centre at Academy Option 2 On Queen’s Square car park redevelopment

6 Church Street and Norwich Road traffic improvement, two way Surrogate Street

5 Queen’s Square traffic improvement & car park site re-development LE4-P3, ED2-P2, SLC11-P1 footpath to new car park to north

4 Connaught Road traffic improvement

3 Primary School relocation next toTaylor Wimpey housingexisting site in town centre added to the Academy campus ED1-P3, ED2-P1, ED5-P1, ED7, SLC1-P1

2 Employment site for SMEs/ Business Park Preferred location London Road

1 New Primary Care facility Preferred location at Station Road

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Housing Mini vision - New housing of mixed tenure, type and incorporating sustainable design and construction to meet the needs of the community will be integrated into new and existing facilities. The Core Objectives (CO) relating to this theme are: CO 1; CO 2; CO 5; CO 6; CO 9; CO 11.

Key areas of the Employment Policy for examination include, Support new residential units as set out in the Breckland Core Strategy 2009 Support the Breckland Core Strategy allocation of land for 4,000 new residential units over the period 2016-2036. Residential development will be permitted sites specific, as set out in the proposal map in the emerging Breckland Local Plan. Housing proposals will only be permitted where it is demonstrated that there is also sufficient infrastructure, services and community facilities available, or to be provided using funding that is agreed to be given within appropriate timescales to support the new development. The required infrastructure will be identified specifically in the ANP and its subsequent reviews. Seek an allocation for a site for a dual registered high dependency housing unit, of the order of 65 beds, to accommodate early release from hospital, an alternative to hospital admittances, with step-up step-down beds, dementia care and end of life care. This policy will allow family housing to be freed up. Further information on this is given under Health & Social Care specific.

Integrate new housing into Attleborough Apply the policies for timely infrastructure provision to serve the new development to ensure housing is well integrated. Provide a balanced housing mix to address the demographic changes and to address the need to attract further economic development across all tenures

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Promote the use of existing and new sustainable building materials and methodology. Recommend house builders use a Building for life dialogue process to improve local place making. See Design Policy section. Schemes using natural and local regional materials will be encouraged. There will be an expectation that developers will commission independent pre-application design reviews for major development applications. Design South East undertakes both design reviews and Building for Life analysis. ATC to agree with Breckland planning authority the process for being consulted on design standards and development brief requirements for the SUE and other major housing. The design of housing should aim to enhance and conserve the settings of listed buildings and the Conservation Areas. All development in the Conservation Area and affecting settings of Listed Buildings to meet the Breckland policy DC17 as set out in their Core Strategy, and the policies in the emerging Local Plan.

Transport and Communication Mini-vision - Movement and access within and around the town will be provided by integrated safe and well designed walking, cycling and public transport networks. Highway and rail improvements will provide access to Attleborough from surrounding areas and support the growth of the town. The Core Objectives (CO) met through this theme are: CO 1; CO 2; CO 5; CO 10; CO 11. Seeking collaboration with NCC and BC, to develop and implement an integrated transport plan to address current issues and town centre congestion and to accommodate and integrate the proposed growth of the town. To reduce congestion and improve accessibility to and within and around the town centre. Support policy and programmes to reduce town centre congestion, with projects such as Connaught Road ‘bottleneck’ and Norwich Road/Church Street priority junction. ATC will work in partnership with NCC and BC more detailed studies and further consultation will be required.

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To connect new housing, employment and community facilities into Attleborough and the wider area. Link roads, improved connections for walking and cycling and new crossings over the rail line should be set out in new housing development masterplans, outline and detailed applications and s106 agreements.

To set up mechanisms of regular consultation ensure public transport meets user needs. The ANP transport group will approach the rail and bus operators to seek a regular review of public transport provision as the town grows. To provide a new link road to connect the growth area to the South of the town (CO1/CO5/CO11). The developer and NCC to provide a new link road, to connect the growth area to the south of the town, but ATC wish to be formal consultees for the design and implementation of the scheme. The Southern Urban Extension link roads are to be constructed in an agreed phasing programme linked to a series of targets for completion before specified numbers of homes are in occupation, in order that travel patterns are set from the earliest occupation and the town centre congestion is not allowed to worsen. To support the provision of new pedestrian and cycling links over the rail line Support will be given to schemes improving walking and cycling connections over the rail lines. The ATC will seek to be a formal consultee for all proposals to link the town across the rail lines.

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Develop a parking strategy and implementation plan for the town centre which supports the viability and vitality of the town centre as well as promoting sustainable transport use (CO2) The strategy to meet this objective will be delivered by ATC working with NCC and with BC. Implementation of SMARTER Choices for travel within, around and to and from the town The strategy to meet this objective will be delivered by ATC working in partnership with NCC and BC. Seek to implement a pedestrian and cycle network within and around the town No development would be approved unless submitted with an approved travel plan that shows how access to the housing, retail or employment site can be achieved on safe segregated pedestrian paths and on viable cycle routes. If a new cycle or pedestrian route is required, the developer contribution is to be set out in a binding legal agreement, with a timescale for delivery that links completion to the initial occupation of the development. Promote improved connections to surrounding destinations The strategy to meet this objective will be delivered by ATC working in partnership with NCC and with BC. Seek an integrated Transport Hub at the Rail Station To work with Network Rail and the bus operators, and landowners to seek to improve connected rail and bus services at the rail station, together with seeking improved station facilities and car parking. Promote broadband in all new developments in Attleborough Work with the local MP, LEP the Employment Theme Group and local businesses to ensure high speed broadband facilities are built into all allocated employment sites and major housing sites.

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Education and Learning Mini vision – There will be good integration between local businesses and schools, providing the required skills for future employees and excellent education for the growing town population, including pre-school facilities and general adult education. The new diverse training and education facility fulfils training needs of local businesses and retraining of adults within the community. Sixth form education is both strong academically and has a strong technical and vocational emphasis.

The Core Objectives (CO) are: CO1; CO4; CO8; CO9; Provide additional education capacity for the growth of an additional 4,000 new residential units Support the site allocation for Attleborough Infant School to relocate in 2017 to form a new 420/630 place primary school located on a site off London Road. Support the Attleborough Junior School expanding as a new 420 place primary phase school by 2020. Support the growth of Attleborough Academy Norfolk onto the resulting vacant Attleborough Infant School site to form a 1,400 place year 7-11 school plus a 300 place Sixth Form Academy through the implementation of the evolving Attleborough Academy master plan. Support the allocation of sites for up to two additional Primary schools to be provided in an agreed phasing as required as the town grows, delivered through S106 contributions and land allocations. Provide new adult learning facilities and infrastructure Seek to agree a site allocation within the Academy masterplan, to be delivered as part of the overall Academy growth strategy or, to seek an alternative in the ANP reviews. Seek to relocate the Library (see library re-location options on page 26) to be co-located with the above facility, working with the NCC and the Attleborough Academy or, to seek an alternative in the ANP reviews.

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Support provision of additional pre-school facilities in the new development areas Pre-school provision should be shown as allocations in masterplans and phasing plans for the growth in homes and be facilitated by developers. (Whilst currently there is no evidence of unfulfilled demand, the requirements town-wide will be updated in the reviews of the ANP). Review the needs and utilisation of the Adult Education Centre in the 4,000 growth scenario This objective would be considered and the site could be included to meet the policy objective above and below. Facilitate links between businesses and apprentices Promote an allocation in the Attleborough Academy masterplan for a dedicated facility that jointly provides adult training and a Sixth Form Enterprise Academy. This facility could be located on the former Infant School site when it moves but could also take on the Adult Education Centre next to it to also provide facilities meeting the objectives set out. Provide new adult education facilities The provision is for adults with less emphasis on employment but allowing for continuous life-long adult education experiences. Incorporate an indoor sports hub into Attleborough Academy to include community use To review this as an option in the Academy masterplan.

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Health and Social Care Policies Mini vision – The overall vision is to be a healthy town bringing together health, wellbeing, sport and recreation with better mental health. A thriving GP practice operating from an enlarged site will deliver the care required for the growing town hinterland villages working closely and with other organisations.

The Core Objectives (CO) are: CO1; CO6; CO7; CO11. Health Objectives and Priorities To provide dual registered housing with care To provide a doctor’s surgery for primary care delivery, with community care offices. Of these, the latter is the highest priority, as there is already pressure on the doctor’s surgery facilities. Further objectives are: Working with the voluntary sector, develop community resources providing housing with care facilities. Enhance midwife and health visitor provision to meet childhood needs. Work with Norfolk & Suffolk Mental Health Care Trust to extend counselling services for young people, and acute service facilities for this area. Develop home-based care services and support. Build housing with care facilities for elderly disabled and vulnerable users. Build a Dementia care facility for high dependency users. Provide a new and improved integrated health and social care facility (CO6) Seek and allocate a suitable site to accommodate a duel registered high dependency unit for around 65 beds. Work with health and social care providers to deliver a new model of health care provision and treatment. Seek a location to deliver a new joint GP surgery and primary care provision. The preferred option is a site on Station Road close to the rail station where there is an existing GP surgery, NHS clinic and some land. The Station Road site provides good access to existing patients and is well located to also serve new residents on the SUE. There is room to expand and this site would be the preferred option. The Station Road site is close to the Recreation Ground where informal recreation can be promoted for health. Seek and allocate a suitable site to accommodate a dual registered high dependency unit for around 65 beds to accommodate early release from hospital, admission avoidance, dementia care and an end of life care facility.

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A site search is underway and the location sought is as close as feasible to the GP surgery or in the northern part of the SUE. A site may be found and if so it can be allocated in this ANP in its final approved form, otherwise the allocation can be shown in a subsequent review. The ANP healthcare baseline report and delivery strategy suggests this policy will have two different and important benefits: a. working in partnership with the local GP practice to provide a range of flexible services that will help to avoid inappropriate admissions to acute hospitals. b. working with housing providers to seek to deliver the residential care model that could free up family homes to meet housing needs. Both these strategies working together are expected to lead to: Cost savings in the provision of services. Less demand on overstretched hospital resources. Contributions such as s106 from developers for affordable housing provision being more effectively used. Effective working with a range of local community volunteer groups. Improved service provision. The delivery of services in a new way, such as the model in Aylsham, would require implementing different delivery strategies rather than just land use planning policies. Attleborough GP surgery currently serves 17,400 patients both in the town and from several surrounding villages and settlements. The GP partnership is currently operating from two sites located within the town of Attleborough: Queen’s Square and Station Road. Due to the split site and limitations of its buildings, the practice staff face a challenge on a daily basis to provide the service it would like to and patients expect of it. A single site is in keeping with the strategic direction of NHS England and the ‘Five Year Forward View’ published in October 2014. “Expanding the practice premises is essential if we are to develop new care models that provide for integrated health and social care provision for the expanded town of Attleborough”. The practice anticipates requiring extensive expansion/new build when compared to the current footprint of the two combined surgeries. The expansion of space would be designed to give maximum flexibility to promote integrated care provision. ....................................................................................................................................

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Sports and Leisure Mini vision – Attleborough will offer the amount and quality of sporting, formal and informal recreation and open space facilities that are expected in a town of its size. An enhanced and connected linear park / green corridor with the Attleborough stream at its heart, will provide a vibrant, functional, and ecologically diverse new open space.

The Core Objectives (CO) this theme will deliver are: CO1; CO8; CO10; CO11. Provide a new indoor sports hub - Seek to agree a site allocation This could be a joint provision within the Attleborough Academy Masterplan, to be delivered as part of the overall Academy growth strategy, or on an alternative location where it is well placed to serve the growing town. The Academy could also contribute further to outdoor sports facilities for community use e.g. grass athletics track ( summer term), Cricket Pitches and nets (summer term) football pitches (autumn and spring terms). Provide a new outdoor sports hub - Explore site allocation options with landowners and delivery of the facilities with Sport England. The sports group proposed that all outdoor sports provision is based at an extended Gaymer’s Field with a new pavilion incorporating changing, storage, parking and social facilities, and an artificial games pitch (AGP). Future provision will be required for a spectator stand and perimeters should the football club progress up the divisions and have more stringent league requirements placed upon them. The proposed outdoor sports hub for Attleborough should also have an artificial cricket wicket that can be used for development activities and matches during the cricket season. Provide a re-developed/new Community Indoor Play Centre ATC will seek to provide a community facility within the building presently used by the football club, should the latter move. This may include an indoor play centre, catering outlet and public toilets.

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If this also included a catering outlet and public toilets, it would provide a much needed facility in Attleborough where parents and children can interact throughout the year. Create a new central Outdoor Play Hub Seek S106 contributions to enable refurbishment of the existing play areas, and for a town wide interactive Play Hub. To allocate a Play Hub site at the recreation ground on Station Road. This play hub would include a range of interactive outdoor play equipment for all ages and would be a central point of focus for outdoor play provision for Attleborough and its surrounding communities. It would be classified as a 'destination play area'. Although the creation of the play hub will not solve the local deficiencies it will contribute to the overall provision and is well located to assist with social cohesion between the existing town and the additional SUE urban growth. Provide a new linear park and interconnected routes to encourage walking and cycling Seek to provide a new linear park and green corridor linking together Hargham Woods and Decoy Common with good connecting pedestrian and cycle links and in particular providing routes over the rail lines. The detailed design, location and timescale of delivery for this will be developed in the SUE masterplan. More information on the Linear Park aspiration is given in the environment section of the ANP. The SUE Masterplan and planning consents and S106 agreement will provide detailed layouts. These will be shown in the ANP reviews as the SUE is developed out. Provide new community facilities within the new development areas Seek allocations and financial contributions from developers for new community facilities to be set out in their approved S106 delivery schedules.

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Provide new allotments to meet needs as the town grows Seek site allocation proposals for new allotments in the SUE Masterplan and review management of allotments throughout the town. Provide new cemetery space to meet local needs as the town grows Seek to work with landowners to allocate a future site and commitment to donate the land to the ATC. Seek S106 funding contribution in the SUE planning consents. Deliver new play areas and open space in the new developments Play areas for children will be sought in new developments that are innovative in their design and offer opportunities for nature appreciation and imaginative play, whilst conforming to national and local guidance and policies for safety. A Town Hall, Civic Centre and Heritage Centre in a single building Work with landowners to seek a new co-located venue. Seek a new location for the library Option 1 The Library is re-provided alongside new Town Hall offices and its archives and community rooms to hire in a new building behind Queen's Square. Option 2 the Library relocates onto Attleborough Academy campus, preferably on a site with the Sixth Form Centre and Adult Education. Provide a new integrated emergency services facility Work with NCC to masterplan the location and access for a combined services facility, possibly collocated with the existing fire station, the detailed design and location for which will be developed in the ANP reviews. Coordinate the provision of faith/pastoral services to meet local needs as the town grows Seek allocations or contributions from developers of the SUE and any other large housing developments towards faith provision Seek a site allocation in the SUE Masterplan, and commitment to multi use of venues, location for which will be developed in the ANP reviews. In consultations the following have been suggested: A site to deliver youth services is sought by the Ignite Project To assist in the provision of an upgraded facility on the current site for Scouts/Guides ....................................................................................................................................

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Environment, Sustainability & Design Mini vision – Approve provision and contribution to maintenance from the developers for a new linear park running East to West to meet the following objectives. 1. Create an accessible open space linked feature in which to promote outdoor informal recreation. 2. Provide sustainable travel options and encouraging healthy living and social interaction by providing attractive walking and cycling links from the existing town centre to the new developments. 3. Build high quality, energy efficient design of the built environment. Where the linear park passes through the Strategic Urban Extension (SUE) it should be clearly marked out in the SUE masterplan, and in all outline and detailed planning permissions. The landscaping, cycle path and footpath details should be approved as part of approval of planning conditions for the SUE and any alterations will be developed and submitted for approval. Seek to maintain tree cover and hedging For every tree felled, replacement planting by at least five trees, of various sizes, will be sought either on the same site or as close as is feasible. Mature tree cover, in the conservation area in particular where trees are particularly important to the character on Surrogate Street and Church Street and on Station Road, is an essential element of the town’s charm. All new buildings should achieve high quality energy efficient design. Prepare a design guide jointly by the developers and the ATC for the SUE. Aim to demonstrate the standards sought to meet the aspiration for East Anglia to lead in achievement of a sustainable environment. Attleborough can become known for its new development being as sustainable as possible, using the region’s best practice to demonstrate the use of appropriate materials, building methodology, energy and water sources and waste management. Improve existing open spaces The Attleborough Town Council will seek local views on how the already collected or approved developer contributions to improving existing open spaces should be spent. To seek to designate significant tree avenues in Attleborough and to work with the landowners to protect, maintain and renew them.

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Improve water environment, fisheries, river quality and reduce flood risk Efficient surface water drainage systems will be expected with all new developments. Wetland, watercourses and groundwater can be vulnerable to polluted road run-off containing road salt and other contaminants, so sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) should be incorporated in all new developments. These can include lagoons and reed beds and other measures designed to improve water quality before it enters streams or is allowed to soak away. Protect existing landscape features: trees, hedges, plants, streams, ponds and rivers Landscape features - trees, plants, streams, ponds and rivers - play a vital role in bringing down temperatures, promoting wildlife diversity and preventing flooding. Enhancement of this and protecting archaeological features will be sought from all developments The Breckland Core Strategy policy CP 10 and emerging Local Plan policies will be used as a guide to expectations in the development control process. The new habitats and connection of existing areas will be sought to form an ecological network identified in the Norfolk and Breckland District Ecological Network Mapping Report. The linear park and proposed green corridor between Decoy Common and Gaymers will create habitats for wildlife but also make a network of foot and cycle paths wherever possible. Walkable neighbourhoods lower our carbon footprints by walking and cycling which will also keep us more active and healthy, meeting our healthy town vision as well. Improve built design quality ANP area all new development is to be high quality, energy efficient design in terms of both architecture and landscape. It should embrace opportunities to enhance the character and appearance of the area and contribute to creating a sense of local distinctiveness. The use of distinctive 21st century design and materials, especially innovative use of materials from the local eastern region will be encouraged. Design of new buildings and infrastructure should follow national policy and guidance for development that is: Part of the setting to listed buildings; In areas of high landscape sensitivity; Located in the Conservation Area. Independent Design Review will be expected for large projects or those located where design is highly sensitive. ....................................................................................................................................

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The Local Economy Mini-Vision - The planned growth will be driven by new economic and employment investment to support a range of industry and services maximising current business innovation and transport links, including advanced engineering, research and development, logistics, food production and agriculture. New retail outlets, and expanding education, health and social care will provide jobs and help establish the town as a predominately self-sustaining community.

The Core Objectives (CO) this theme addresses: CO1; CO 3; CO 4; CO 11. Key areas of the Employment Policy for examination include, Investment in new transport infrastructure to encourage new industry and employment investment All town investment should protect and support its heritage and attractiveness as set out on the environment theme Change of the use of business premises away from employment generation will generally be resisted Seek to implement development of sites and premises to encourage SME’s and new and expanding enterprises

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T H E H E R I TA G E C E N T R E N E E D S YO U ! This Spring, the Attleborough Heritage Group will be holding a presentation looking at the whole panoply of youth organisations in Attleborough over the past 75 years under the title "The Young Ones.... in Attleborough". They are looking for living memories and witness accounts to give the talk a personal context and to appeal for people from Attleborough to share their memories of any organisations to which they may have belonged such as the Scouts, Guides, St John's and Red Cross cadets, Church Lads Brigade, Girls Brigade, Youth Clubs or similar in the town or local villages? Anyone who has such memories, photographs or accounts should get in touch with the Secretary, Mary Ridgway by phone on 01953 455877 or email info@attleboroughheritage.org.uk Alternatively, call into the Heritage Room on Station Road in Attleborough on any Thursday (9.30 am to 3.30 pm). We also have a team dedicated to taking recorded interviews to add to our substantial sound archive and to use as sound bytes in the presentation.

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Attleborough Writers’ Group The Attleborough Writers' Group was formed in 2009 by members from a creative writing class held for many years in Attleborough. The group now meets fortnightly in Attleborough to write, discuss and critique their own work, and have fun. Their main aims are to support members to be creative and have confidence in their own abilities. They hope to encourage other local people to become interested in creative writing as well as raising the profile of creative writing as a viable interest for all sections of the community, requiring no credentials or experience. Since December 2009 the writers have published five books of short stories and poems. Their first book was entitled 'Dark Horses', followed by 'Light and Dark' (2010), ‘Highlights’ (2011), 'Fourth Write' (2012) and ‘Mad Shrimp’ (2014). Charities such as EACH and Help for Heroes received hundreds of pounds from the book launch raffles. The Attleborough Writers' Group also invites guest authors and poets to come along to its meetings and ran an open poetry evening on National Poetry Day in 2015. The group participates in community activities such as the Tour of Britain Bike Fest, St. Mary’s Christmas Carol Festival, the commemoration of the start of WW1, and the Queen’s Jubilee. The Group is self-financed through the subscriptions paid by members. For more information on the group, its members and to read samples of its work you can visit their website www.attleboroughwritersgroup.com. To make contact with the group please email attlbrghwrtrs@aol.com

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Attleborough Matters Issue 6  
Attleborough Matters Issue 6  

A special edition primarily focused on the draft Neighbourhood Plan for Attleborough, Norfolk

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