Neighbourhood Plan

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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;

FleggburghEvidenceBaseV2

Fleggburgh_IssuesOptionsV2

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.

https://www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/planning-consultations

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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