A team of international regeneration experts have created a bold plan for the future of Dereham, following a series of public engagement events held earlier this year.
Residents and businesses are now being invited to comment on the draft plan. Once finalised, the plan will be a shared vision for the area that is driven by Breckland residents and supported by local councils and partners.

Some of the short-term suggestions put forward in the plan include:
– installing enhanced public seating areas
– adopting a community toilet scheme
– putting in place improved signage and maps
– creating more green spaces
– holding local events and arts trails
– installing electric vehicle charging points

Projects that could be delivered over the coming years include:
– Pedestrianising the marketplace, changing traffic flow, and brightening shop fronts
– Improving the high street offer by introducing new services and facilities to make the town centre a community hub
– Strengthening the local economy by upgrading employment sites which meet the emerging needs of out-of-office workers, small businesses, and attracting businesses from Norwich into Breckland
– Create a new mixed-use quarter which offers new housing, workspace, and community areas
– Improving sustainable travel infrastructure to make walking and cycling between parts of the town easier

Find out more about the plan and how you can share your view, go to https://www.breckland.gov.uk/article/17661/19-08-21-Regeneration-experts-unveil-a-bold-vision-for-the-future-of-Dereham

(Source: Breckland Council)