July 2018 We are now going through our research phase, with specialist reports being prepared. Some special interest groups have now been formed as a direct result of the Neighbourhood Plan project. Although much of this will not appear in the statutory Plan itself, these initiatives are a bonus to village life and are rightly recorded and celebrated. Click the COMMUNITY ACTION button above to get all the news.
Our Open Day poster display (click here) brings everyone up to date with what we’ve done and our provisional thoughts about how the Plan and the underlying policies might look.
The Parish Council’s Neighbourhood Plan
What is it?
The Plan will guide our Parish Council and Breckland District Council as to what we want for our village over the next 20 years. What will be in the Plan?
A whole range of issues such as traffic, wildlife, housing, village activities, heritage, recreation and tourism. Will anybody take any notice of it?
Yes, because the Plan will become a legal document under the Localism Act (2011) and must be used as a guide if any changes are to be made in the village. Can I be involved?
Yes! We’re done our big survey of residents’ opinion and next we’ll be involving other organisations as mentioned above and village groups such the under-16s and their parents. At any time you can email the team or post a post on our Facebook page. The Neighbourhood Plan is important for the village so we need to know what people think. We welcome your comments – just email them to info@NP4NB.online. We will read them all and put them on the blog. Have a look at our Facebook page as well.
New Buckenham’s neighbourhood planning working party.