Can’t you build a new settlement, and put all the growth there?

A new town or village would require a lot of investment in new roads, schools, shops, and doctors’ surgeries, amongst other things. New towns take many years to get started, so would only account for some of the growth needed in this plan period to 2038. However, by identifying the proposed new settlements at Honingham Thorpe, Silfield, and Hethel as reasonable alternatives the plan allows this as a possible option for the future.