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.
Our One Year On 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.
We met the professional ecologist on 25th September just before she ‘trod the land’ as part of her wildlife appraisal. Already she has looked at the national and county data on wildlife relevant to New Buckenham and has found that there is relatively little recorded. That’s not to say that the diversity of wildlife is not there; it is there as the recent survey of residents’ observation shows, but it just hasn’t been formally recorded. We look forward to the ecologist’s report.
New Buckenham’s neighbourhood planning working party.