Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan – Regulation 16 (publication) consultation

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is now publishing and consulting upon the Fleggburgh Neighbourhood Plan (2020-2030) under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The Plan is a formal plan prepared by the parish council. If adopted, the neighbourhood plan’s policies will be used to help decide planning applications in the area.

You are invited to make representations (comments) on the document with the consultation running between Midday on 20th August 2021 and Midday on 15th October 2021. Following the representations period, the plan together with all duly made representations will then be submitted to the independent examiner. It is expected that these representations will address whether or not the draft neighbourhood plan meets the basic conditions and other matters that the examiner is required to consider under Paragraph 8 of schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended). Representations may also address whether the referendum area should be extended beyond the neighbourhood area. Anyone wishing to make a case for an oral hearing should do so as part of a written representation. The independent examiner will reach a view on whether the plan should be adopted by considering these written representations.

The proposed submission documents which have been published comprise:

Ø  Fleggburgh Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version (2020-2030)

Ø  Consultation Statement

Ø  Statement of Basic Conditions

Ø  Evidence Base

Ø  SEA Screening Opinion

Ø  SEA/HRA Screening Assessment

Ø  Evidence for Identifying non-designated heritage assets

Ø   Views Assessment

The documents are all available on the Council’s webpage via the following link: Copies of the Fleggburgh Neighbourhood Plan are available for public inspection at the following location:

Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF (By appointment only, please contact [email protected] or call 01493 846270).

Filby Post Office at Fleggburgh Village Hall on Mondays and Fridays (Hard Copy to view)

Comments will be accepted via email sending these to [email protected] or by post to: Strategic Planning, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF. The Council would prefer comments by email/post using the representation form provided on the Borough Council’s website –

Please be aware that any representations you may submit cannot be treated in confidence as  they form part of the ‘Public Task’ of planning for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and Data Protection Act 2018. The Council may publish names and representations on its website, but it will not publish personal information such as telephone numbers, emails or private addresses. However, all personal information in the representations will be sent to the Examiner. By submitting a representation, you are accordingly confirming that you agree to this and accept responsibility for your comments.

All representations (sent by whatever means) must be received before 12 Midday on Friday 15th October 2021Any representations received after this date may not be considered. Only representations received within this period have a statutory right to be considered by the Examiner at the Examination.  Should you have any queries about Fleggburgh Neighbourhood Plan please contact the Strategic Planning team, using the contact details above.


Neighbourhood Development Plan Update

At the extraordinary Parish Council meeting held on the 14th January 2021 to discuss the Neighbourhood Development Plan the Parish Council approved the formal hand over of the plan from the Parish Council to Gt Yarmouth Borough Council (GYBC) for the next stage of the process.

Full details of the meeting can be found on the Fleggburgh Parish Councils meeting minutes webpage once the minutes have been finalised.

A huge thank you to all Parishioners for your input and support for the Neighbourhood Development Plan for our Parish.


Pre-Submission Draft Plan and Consultation Period (now closed)

The deadline for the consultation period has been extended to 30th October 2020.

The Neighbourhood Development Plan for Fleggburgh, which will help to influence future development of our parish and the three villages has now reached the Regulation 14 Consultation period, this is a 6 week time period where parishioners have the opportunity to view and feedback on the draft plan.

Below you will find a link to the Draft Plan which you can download and read;

Here is the link to the online survey which will seek your views on the pre-submission draft of our Neighbourhood Plan, the Regulation 14 Version,

There is also a downloadable version of the questionnaire:


You can download, complete and email to [email protected] or download, print and post to the Parish Clerk at 71 The Common, Freethorpe, Norfolk, NR13 3LX .

A hard copy of the pre submission draft plan and survey are available for collection from outside Fleggburgh village hall.

How the information from this consultation with be used

Information given on this form will be used to help prepare the final Fleggburgh Neighbourhood Plan for examination.  Please be aware that the forms will be shared with the Parish Council’s Planning Consultants and your comments may be made publicly available, for example, if a challenge is made regarding the validity of responses.

Kindly complete your response online if possible, the online survey includes all the policy text and related maps.

What happens next:

After the closing date, we will consider the comments and the extent to which concerns can be addressed. The draft plan, amended as necessary will then be submitted to Great Yarmouth Borough Council who will publicise the draft plan. This provides further opportunity for people to make representations about the plan’s proposals. The next stages following this will be:

  • Submission of the draft plan for independent examination;
  • Publication of the independent examiner’s report and decisions;
  • A referendum of residents on the draft plan; and
  • If the referendum result supports the draft plan it will ‘made’ and become part of the development plan.

The closing date for comments is now 30 October 2020



Buildings of Historical Significance

Good progress continues to be made with the Neighbourhood Plan, which is currently with the Borough Council for consideration alongside the environmental screening report. We expect to hear back in early March – after which we will consult the whole community on the draft plan.
In the meantime we have the opportunity to review the list of buildings that have historical significance. The plan contains the following list at the moment:
  1. Barn at Common Farm (Listed)
  2. Barn at Grange Farm (Listed)
  3. Billockby Hall (Listed)
  4. Church of All Saints (Listed)
  5. Church of St Margaret (Listed)
  6. Church of St Peter (Listed)
  7. Common Farmhouse (Listed)
  8. High House Farmhouse (Listed)
  9. No name farmhouse (Listed)
  10. Ruins of the Church of St Mary – the tower (Listed)
  11. The shrubbery (Listed)
  12. War Memorial (Listed)
  13. Wesleyan Chapel (Listed)
  14. Burgh Mill
  15. Clippesby Hall
  16. Clippesby House
  17. Florence Farmhouse
  18. Grane Farm
  19. Rollesby Broad


NDP Working Group Recommendation (see FPC November Meeting Draft Minutes)

Recommendation to Fleggburgh Parish Council from the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group to allocate land for housing development in the Neighbourhood Plan. This would be a small allocation of 5-10 houses.

The benefits of this would be:

  • It provides more protection from speculative development applications. The emerging Local Plan does not identify the need for any new homes in Fleggburgh, but this will not stop applications being made and potentially accepted where the Borough Council does not have a 5-year housing supply, as now. If the Neighbourhood Plan allocates a small site for housing it provides protection against this speculative development for 3 years;
  • The Neighbourhood Plan would identify the location of new housing, type and size (i.e. bungalow, 2 bedroom etc) that would be delivered, giving residents a say and ensuring new housing meets community need;
  • New housing could help delivery improvements to infrastructure like footpaths or a crossing point, depending on its location and number of homes.

The process of allocating:

  1. Potential sites would be identified within the community (landowners permission needed) – could use the Borough Council’s published sites as part of the Local plan, 13 were put forward in the village;
  2. Sites would be assessed against constraints (ie flooding) and emerging policy in your plan (ie walking distance from village centre);
  3. Preferred site chosen;
  4. Number and type of housing agreed and policy to support the site coming forward for development written and included within the Neighbourhood Plan.

Allocating a site within the Neighbourhood Plan will build some additional time into the process – around 3 months – as it will be necessary to undertake the site assessment work and produce a Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulation Assessment which would be submitted to the Borough Council alongside the plan. We are currently on track to deliver the Neighbourhood Plan by Summer 2020, so this will likely mean a delay until the end of 2020. Additional funding (up to £17k) is available from Locality to support the work required to make an allocation in the Neighbourhood Plan.


Further to the Drop In Open Event back in September, our consultants, Collective Community Planning have worked hard and put together the attached Issues and Options Consultation and Views Assessments Reports, see below.

FPNP Summary of IO Consultation

FPNP Views Assessment Report

The next stage is for the Steering Committee to review the report and make recommendations for policies based on the report and evidence base.


An important date for our diaries.

There will be a Drop In Open Event whereby there will be the opportunity to have your say in the development of the Fleggburgh Parish Neighbourhood Plan on Saturday 14th September 2019 between 09:00 and 11:30 in Fleggburgh Village Hall. There will be maps of the Parish on display for parishioners to annotate, and there will be topics to vote on.  Your views are important. We hope you are able to attend.


The Neighbourhood Development Plan Working Group Meeting held on Tuesday 20th August was well attended. Collective Community Planning who are acting on behalf of  the Parish of Fleggburgh have reviewed the Fleggburgh Parish Questionnaire results and presented the following documents;



The above documents were discussed openly and provided parishioners the opportunity to question all aspects of the proposals which will help shape the direction and policies of the Neighbourhood Development Plan as we move forward.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council are currently working on a Draft Local Plan Part 2 and consultations are ongoing. Please click on the link below for further information.


Thank you, to all residents of Fleggburgh Parish who took the time to complete and return the questionnaires, you have provided thoughtful and informative responses which will be beneficial not only to the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) but also to the Parish Council, and can act as a guide for the community and Parish council when looking at projects to undertake to benefit the Parish.

Please click on the links below for a summary of the results, and the anonymised results themselves should you wish to see the responses in greater detail.

NDP Fleggburgh Parish Questionnaire Summary of Results

Fleggburgh Parish NDP Questionnaire Anonymised Results

 If anyone has any questions about the questionnaire, the results, or the neighbourhood development plan please feel free to contact the parish council clerk or email [email protected]

An important date for your diaries, Tuesday 20th August 2019, a NDP Working Group Meeting in Fleggburgh Village Hall. All are welcome, come and voice your opinion. See the News page for further details.

Reminder; Neighbourhood Plans are intended to give communities, more control over the type, location, size, and design of development in their area. The plan is not limited to housing, but can include, upgrading paths, allocating open spaces, and community facilities, to name but a few.

FPC neighbourhood Plan questionnaire v1.0 190321

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