“Lets have some candour, in a discussion I had with Councillor Proctor, I put the view of our Parish that the major Growth should be situated on the South side of Norwich (and market Towns and Villages throughout the North East Triangle should be allowed to expand proportionally maintaining natural growth and safeguarding facilities) because it makes economic sense and rail and road infrastructure could be upgraded at much more cost effective way along the A11 corridor. He agreed, but said South Norfolk would not have it. Councillors why should we?”
The above is copied from the minutes of Broadland District Council's meeting on the 22nd March where they voted to adopt the Joint Core Strategy and is part of the presentation from Councillor Townley during the 'Public Speaking' slot.
So, one of the main proponents of the Joint Core Strategy in Broadland agrees that the level of growth in the North East Triangle is wrong but still went on to ensure that it happens. Just what machinations went on at the meetings of the Greater Norwich Development Partnership that made Broadland accept growth that they know doesn't actually make sense - no wonder they held their meetings behind closed doors! If South Norfolk could stand firm and say they didn't want excessive development why did Broadland agree to take it?