Infrastructure 'significantly' lacking in Norfolk

Norfolk is facing "significant" infrastructure problems which could seriously hamper housing and job growth, a report has said.

Norfolk County Council's local economic assessment for the region has highlighted the problems.

The report said transport, water supply, waste water disposal, energy, flood defences and mobile phone and broadband coverage were all lacking.

There is also a "mismatch" in available skills and jobs, the report said.

Failure to address the infrastructure deficits will seriously hamper business retention and delivery of housing and jobs growth, it said.

However the report, by the county council's director of environment, transport and development, said the chances of business survival in Norfolk was better than national averages.

The report will go before county councillors to help provide strategies, policy development and funding bids.

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