Your say - Fakenham reacts to 950 homes plan
- Credit: Aaron McMillan
Our reporter, Aaron McMillan, spoke to people on market day to find out their thoughts.
Rob Fuller, 38, from Fakenham, said: “I think it is going to be a good thing, to build up the community and town a little more. It will bring new people into the town and new jobs with all the new services there.”
Wendy Scholes, 66, from Briston, said: “I live in a village nearby, but I think it is a lot for the town. It looks like a very big development. Also, I would be worried about the traffic and the impact on services.”
Teresa Menday, 54, from Fakenham, said: “I understand people need somewhere to live, but does it have to be right here? I am worried about the impact it will have on the services in the town.”
Louise Roberts, 47, from Fakenham, said: “I have literally just moved here. There are a lot fewer homes being built here than my immediate area around where I lived in Hertfordshire. There were set to be 40,000 new houses built near my old home. For me, 950 homes is nothing.”
Peter Bailey, 60, from Stalham, said: “If there is the infrastructure to support them, they should be built - but it seems a bit overkill. 950 to a place like Fakenham will mean a lot more cars, more people around and a lot of pressure on all the infrastructure, education, and health services.”
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Linds Flowerdew, 65, from Little Walsingham, said: “There are always people who need homes, but that is a lot of housing. Almost 1,000 seems new homes seems like a lot to me."