The Plan is now out for consultation

New Buckenham Parish Council has submitted its Neighbourhood Plan for consultation.  The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the Parish area and planning policies that will be used to determine planning applications locally.

In accordance with Regulation 16 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the Local Planning Authority must publicise the Plan for at least six weeks for public consultation.

The consultation starts on Friday 16th July 2021 and any comments (representations) on the Plan need to be sent to Breckland Council by no later than 5pm on Thursday 9th September 2021.

These documents are available throughout the consultation period. Click to download.

New Buckenham Neighbourhood Plan (consultation version)

Consultation Statement

Basic Conditions Statement

SEA and HRA screening

Please use this form for sending your comments to Breckland Council

Please send comments electronically by completing the form in the blue box above and attaching it to an email sent to neighbourhoodplanning@breckland.gov.uk

or post the form “Neighbourhood Planning“ at Breckland Council’s Offices, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE.

Links to the documents above are also on Breckland Council’s website. Anyone with no internet access may read a printed copy at the Council offices as above.

Background reading about New Buckenham

Landscape and Heritage Assessment

Preliminary Ecological Assessment

The Plan and its Consultation Statement provide links to all other documents in this submission, some of which may be accessed from these quick links:


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.

The Plan is out for consultation so can I still be involved?
Yes! The Plan is important to our village. Comments from residents and other interested persons are welcomed, so please do read the Plan and send your comments to Breckland using the blue box above.

 Have a look at our Facebook page as well.

Useful links:
New Buckenham Parish Council   www.newbuckenhampc.info
Breckland District Council www.breckland.gov.uk

New Buckenham’s neighbourhood planning working party. 

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