It is great to see the creation of new jobs in the region. As forecast, the offshore wind development has seen welcome growth to the local community in the East of the county. However the firms attracted to this new business have expressed concerns about the need to employ local people and questioned if there was the capacity in the area to sustain the level of growth and fill the employment opportunities. Why then build thousands of houses many miles away from the area?
Clearly one of the requirements for new housing is to match the location of the houses where the employment opportunity is going to be. Even the so-called Greater Norwich Development Partnership (although there is nothing GREAT about them except the size of the allowances that Councillors draw) highlight employment growth areas in the west and south of Norwich.
Simple then; lets build all of the new houses in the North East of Norwich where there is no employment!