A development to build up to 5,000 new homes in the Thetford area has received a £9.9 million funding boost from the Government.
Breckland Council was awarded the money towards the upfront reinforcement of power supplies and the supply of water for the Thetford Northern Sustainable Urban Extension.
The 771 hectare site includes up to 5,000 new homes as well as employment land, commercial centres, three primary schools and new road junctions.
The funding was announced today as part of £98.6m in Government investment in the East of England from the Housing Infrastructure Fund to help unlock up to 22,000 new homes.
Cllr William Nunn, leader of Breckland Council, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we’ve successfully secured around £10m of investment for the growth of Greater Thetford.
“This money will help to put in place essential infrastructure which will enable the delivery of homes to meet the needs of a new generation.”