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New details of how pocket park scheme will look in Norfolk town

PUBLISHED: 09:27 24 May 2020 | UPDATED: 09:27 24 May 2020

A new community pocket park is to be developed offering a new tranquil public meeting space, community garden and a performance area in the heart of Dereham. Picture: BRECKLAND COUNCIL

A new community pocket park is to be developed offering a new tranquil public meeting space, community garden and a performance area in the heart of Dereham. Picture: BRECKLAND COUNCIL

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More details have emerged of how a public open space as part of a pocket park scheme will look in Dereham.

Vision for public open space and pocket park scheme in Dereham. Pictures: Breckland Council planning documentsVision for public open space and pocket park scheme in Dereham. Pictures: Breckland Council planning documents

Plans have been submitted for a change of use of vacant land to a community garden, meeting space and performance area next to Wrights Walk and Chapel Walk in the town centre.

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The town council has no objection to the proposals for the 0.63 hectare site, provided the area is designated as public open space.

Breckland Council said: “The plans for the park will now become a reality in 2020 due to a successful funding partnership bid between the community group, The aboutDereham Partnership, the site landowner Dencora and Breckland Council.

“A £15,000 grant has been awarded from the Pocket Park Fund, part of the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, for the new community space which will be match-funded by Breckland Council to ensure this project proceeds.”


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