The big survey of residents’ opinion ended on 30th September. As announced at the last Parish Council meeting, there was a return rate of around 67% of the forms distributed. To put this in context, most such surveys do no better than about 25-30% per household. What’s more, New Buckenham’s survey was for each resident over the age of 16 years.  We are most grateful for this exceptional response from our local community.  What are the next steps? When the results are analysed continue reading…

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 ant time you can email the team or post a post on our Facebook page.

The Plan is important for the village so we need to know what people think.

We welcome your comments about the Neighbourhood Plan.  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.

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

New Buckenham’s neighbourhood planning working party