Traffic, pavements, parking and lorries together form the biggest problems in living in New Buckenham. We have researched the issues exhaustively, taking advice from an independent consultant and a Norfolk Highways manager. The over riding obstacle is funding. Some improvements could be done but only at the village’s expense, possibly with some help from very limited ‘partnership funding’ arrangements. Read our detailed report here.
A flashing speed sign could face both directions in Castle Hill Road, for example, or we could have a ‘village gateway’ arrangement at each main entrance to the village.
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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.
New Buckenham’s neighbourhood planning working party.