Thetford is the third largest town in Norfolk, after Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn. It has a population of 24,000. Using National statistics the average household has 2.4 residents, ergo the Growth Triangle with 10,000 houses will be as big as Thetford.
Given the policy on affordable housing promoted by the GNDP which requires 40% of the houses on all developments to be affordable (ie Council controlled), it is clear that the cohort of residents will be similar in NE Norwich to that in Thetford. As a new town there is also a probability that it will demonstrate a similar social pattern.
We are all aware of the extent of the town's employment area and unfortunately the high level of unemployment. That is despite it being well located on the A11. We cannot see any corresponding allocations in the NE triangle, it is all housing. So where will they work and what will they do?
It looks as though we are being used as a social experiment and we are surprised that there is so little concern about the potential outcome.