Page last updated at 12:44 GMT, Monday, 8 February 2010

Rackheath 'eco-town' plan given 9.5m boost

A so-called "eco-town" planned for a village near Norwich is to receive a£9.5m boost from the government.

The money will fund the first homes at the former airfield at Rackheath and improve transport links and facilities for bikes and electric cars.

It forms the first wave of funding from a total of £60m pledged to councils before April 2011.

Rackheath is one of four "eco-towns" in England which have received a share of £37.5m to pay for 600 "eco-homes".

If planning permission is received, a total of 200 of the homes could be built in Rackheath from next year.

The other sites are in Whitehill-Bordon, Hampshire; St Austell in Cornwall and Bicester in Oxfordshire.

Print Sponsor

Airfield eco-town plan selected
16 Jul 09 |  Norfolk

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific