A community garden is set to bloom following a land transfer by a council.

Breckland Council has agreed to give a piece of land in Norton Road, South Lopham, to the parish council.

This land will be transformed into an eco-friendly community garden for people in the area.

The intention for the space is to not only provide an aesthetically lovely area, but also serve as a community space, providing a green haven where people have the opportunity to connect and experience nature.

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It will be a socially beneficial and inclusive asset for South Lopham.

Cllr Paul Hewett, executive member for property, projects and procurement stated: “Through transferring land to local parishes, we are empowering communities to repurpose land, creating a beneficial space for all.

"The collaboration between Breckland Council and South Lopham Parish Council highlights the importance of working together to build a more sustainable and inclusive future for all residents.”

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Cllr Marion Chapman-Allen, ward member for Guiltcross said: “It is great to see this land being transferred back to South Lopham.

"The new plans will give residents an area to come together and enjoy nature.”

For more about council-owned land, visit breckland.gov.uk/council-owned-land.