Saturday, 2 January 2016

Digital Downham

Every weekday, I drive from my home in a small Norfolk village, through woodland and farmland and past Breckland pine rows, and the Swaffham turbines, and then head towards RAF Marham, and the town of Downham Market. On the way, I pass the old airfield at Bexwell, before joining the A10.

On BBC Radio Norfolk in early December, as I was driving into work, there was a report on the changes that are due to take place on this airfield if permissions and funding all fall into place as planned.
There are plans to create a digital hub for the East of England, which would create thousands of jobs, and also opportunities for thousands of new skilled digital media graduates.
There are a few articles here on the proposed £300 million scheme.

BBC News article
An article on the reception at the House of Commons when it was launched.

The EDP has some further information too.

Lynn News has an article last week which also connects with the need to improve infrastructure at the Ely junction, which is also on my commute. This needs to be improved in order to facilitate better train services to and from London.

And this also connects with the proposed Ely southern bypass road, which I've blogged about before and would be controversial as it potentially affects the view towards the cathedral from Stuntney which is a classic view of one of England's most beautiful buildings.

Next week, the journeys start again for the new term...

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