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Together, for Norfolk vision to improve county launched

26 June 2019

The Leader of Norfolk County Council Andrew Proctor was joined by the Dutch Ambassador to launch 'Together, For Norfolk' at The Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday 26 June.

Together, for Norfolk is the County Council’s new, six-year plan. It outlines the council’s priorities and how we will work with partners to boost the economy, support our communities and protect our environment.

Speaking at the launch Council leader Andrew Proctor, said:  “This plan sets out our ambition to offer a better future for everyone in Norfolk by working with organisations, businesses and community groups across our county.”

“We want Norfolk to be a place that stands out with impressive growth, sustainable housing, good connectivity and strong infrastructure.”

“There are challenges ahead, not just for the County Council, but for all of us in the public and private sector. More than ever, we need to work better together for the greater good.”

Key highlights in Together, for Norfolk:

  • Investing £120m in new special schools and specialist resource bases for children with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Reducing loneliness and social isolation through initiatives like Life Connectors and our award-winning In Good Company campaign 
  • Investing £29m in the ‘Living Well: Homes for Norfolk’ programme to support and accelerate extra care housing development across Norfolk
  • Delivering critical planned infrastructure investment across the county including the £120m Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing; the Norwich Western Link; £6.1m sustainable transport schemes in Greater Norwich; the Long Stratton bypass; and dualling the A47
  • Supporting the delivery of the Government’s, ‘A Green Future: Our 25 Year plan to improve the Environment’, with local priorities for safeguarding Norfolk for future generations
  • Delivering 95% broadband coverage across the County by 2020 through the Better Broadband programme and achieve 99% 4G coverage across Norfolk by 2025

H.E. Dutch Ambassador to the UK, Simon Smits, said:

“There has been a flourishing trading relationship between East Anglia and the Netherlands for many centuries and we are keen to collaborate closely with the region to grow export and investment. I very much look forward to continuing to work with Norfolk to build on our longstanding trade relationship and historic friendship as North Sea Neighbours.”

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