HAVE YOUR SAY ON NEW PLANNING POLICIES
What will your community look like in 15 years' time? North Norfolk
District Council is currantly putting together the planning policies that will govern
development in the District for the next 15 years. Now local people have a chance to
say what they think about the proposals, and can influence the final documents. This
set of documents, called the Local Development Framework (LDF), will spell out what kind
of new development can go where in North Norfolk. And because it dictates where new
homes and businesses can be put, it will have a long-lasting impact on the shape,
character, vitality and sustainability of local communities and neighbourhoods.
"This will affect everyone in the District," said Clive Stockton, NNDC's Cabinet
member for Planning Policy, "whether or not they intend to do any building work
themselves. Planning policies have a bearing on what goes on in a town or village,
because they influence the kind of workplaces and community facilities you find there, as
well as the number of households. There are proposals in the draft LDF that cover
the whole District and there are site proposals for each of the larger settlements and I
can't stress enough how important it is that North Norfolk residents look at these
proposals, consider them carefully and then tell us what they think of them."
The North Norfolk community has already influenced the LDF, as consultation meetings were
held in North Norfolk's major settlements in 2005 to find out people's aspirations for
development in their localities. Since then, a Council working group has been
putting together a set of policy approaches that seek to meet the demands of national
planning guidance as well as the community's wishes.
The website www.northnorfolk.org/ldf
gives access to the LDF's proposals, which are organised into two documents: the Core
Strategy (for District-wide policies on topics such as housing, economy, tourism, flood
risk, redundant military bases and building design) and Site Specific Proposals showing in
detail the proposed allocations of land for different uses.
The LDF will also be available for inspection at North Norfolk libraries, and people can
or collect paper copies or CD-ROMS from NNDC offices during office hours. The
documents can be posted on CD-ROM (for free) or as paper copies (for a charge of £10 to
cover postage and packing). Please call the Planning Policy Team on 01263 516318 to
SHERINGHAM TOWN GRAND FIREWORK DISPLAY
Once again the Town's Scout Group is organising the annual Firework
Display on the Sports Field to the rear of the Splash. This year's event is being
held on Saturday 4th November, with the gates opening at 6.30pm and the display due to
commence at 7.15pm. There will be refreshments available and a licensed bar
operating in the Club House.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from Whistle Stop, Blyth & Wright and Starlings at
a discount price of £2 per child, £3 per adult, or a family ticket of 2 adults and 2
children for £8. The price at the gate is £2.50; or £10 respectively. Proceeds
from the sale of tickets and refreshments go to the Scout Group, whilst bar takings go to
the Sports Association.
John Paine, Group Scout Leader.
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