NCC has written to us about a public consultation on the Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP)which opened on 8th January and continues until 15th March 2018 (see www.gnlp.org.uk for details).

It is important to note that this is a consultation – no final decisions have been made on any policy choice or site. The consultation will include:

  • a Growth Options document setting out the broad housing numbers required to 2036;
  • six main distribution options;
  • a significant number of questions on various policy areas (such as air quality, landscape and affordable housing); and,
  • the Site Proposals document, listing sites submitted for consideration for various uses through the plan, along with a settlement summary for those parishes where sites have been submitted.
  • (The Wreningham Site Proposal plan is here: GNLP_Wreningham.)

In addition, the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) in the evidence base has more detail on the sites submitted for potential inclusion in the GNLP. Other evidence studies, along with the Interim Sustainability Appraisal, will also available for comment.

About 25 roadshows at various locations in Greater Norwich have been planned for the consultation period. The venues and dates are published on www.gnlp.org.uk. A separate briefing, to inform parish councils of the main details of the consultation exercise, has been arranged at South Norfolk Council’s office in Long Stratton (the Council Chamber) on Tuesday 16th January. (MH: I expect to attend and will feed back any particular information after the meeting.)

If there are any questions, please email LP@s-norfolk.gov.uk.
Adam Nicholls, Planning Policy Manager, SNC. Tel: 01508 533809 e-mail: anicholls@s-norfolk.gov.uk


We have received notification from NCC that the road though Top Row will be closed from 15 January to 18 February. This is to enable work to replace the water main through Top Row to go ahead.

As yet we do not know precisely what this means for residents in Top Row and will seek clarification in the next few days. Will Top Row residents make sure they and their neighbours are aware of this planned closure.

The relevant documents are:
Wreningham STRO1280 PT
Wreningham STRO1280 Order
Wreningham STRO1280 HM
The contact is:
Alison Wilton, Legal Officer (Traffic Orders) of nplaw
Tel: (01603) 222591
Fax: (01603) 222899
e-mail: alison.wilton@norfolk.gov.uk



NCC is holding a series of roadshows to talk to residents, community groups and stakeholders about what lies ahead for Norfolk and the role of the County Council. They want to hear ideas and aspirations for Norfolk.

The first will be in Matishall on Tuesday, 7 November 2017, from 7pm to 9pm. The venue is the Enterprise Suite, South Green Business Park Enterprise Centre, Mattishall, Dereham, NR20 3JY.

The Leader of Norfolk County Council, Cliff Jordan, will be joined by county councillors and the Managing Director, Wendy Thomson. Nick Conrad, BBC Radio Norfolk presenter, will act as chairman and take questions from the audience.

 Book your place here.


The Anglian Water project has been mentioned on this site in earlier posts.

The documentation authorising the temporary closure of Hethel Road & Church Road have been received and can be inspected here:

Wreningham STRO1094 (Phase 1 and 2) Order
Wreningham STRO1094 (Phase 1 and 2) PT
Wreningham STRO1094 (Phase 1 and 2) HM

Contact details for comment / further information are contained within these documents.


The Norfolk Planning Authorities are consulting on a draft Norfolk Strategic Framework document. This is prepared jointly by Breckland Council, Broadland District Council, Broads Authority, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, North Norfolk District Council, Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council and South Norfolk Council.

The document explains the main demographic, household and employment forecasts and how these affect the future development needs of the County, outlines national planning policy requirements, and includes high level visions relating to the economy, climate change, housing, quality of life and the environment.

The public consultation runs until Friday 22nd Sept 2017.  Comments on any aspect of the document but do make it clear which section/paragraph number(s) your comments relate to. A response form is available on their web site at https://norfolk.citizenspace.com/consultation/norfolk-strategic-framework . This is their preferred response method. Alternatively you can e-mail comments to nsf@norfolk.gov.uk



Norfolk County Council have contacted the Parish Council to form us that they propose to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting Church Road from the junction with Hethel Road westwards for 300m until the first bend. This is because of new water connection.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 16th January 2017 to 27th January 2017 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 11 days within the period. They suggest using Mill Lane for access beyond the closed section.

Details are provided here:

Wreningham STRO653 PT

Wreningham STRO653 Order

Wreningham STRO653 HM


On 6 December 2016 the Secretary of State approved an Order to make the whole of England an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone for 30 days, in order to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Influenza in Europe.  Welsh and Scottish Governments have also introduced identical measures.

Outbreaks of a highly pathogenic strain of Avian Influenza have been confirmed in poultry and wild birds in several countries in Europe. No cases have been found in the UK and this Order is a precautionary measure to help prevent potential infection from wild birds. Poultry keepers are being urged to reinforce biosecurity measures at their premises.

This Prevention Zone introduces mandatory enhanced biosecurity measures and requires the immediate housing of all poultry, or where this is not practical, their separation from wild birds. Other captive birds should also be kept separate from wild birds. Keepers should also ensure that poultry and other captive birds are provided with feed and water that is not accessible to wild birds.

The full Order and its requirements can be seen here –  Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declaration

Further information regarding the latest situation can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu#prevention-zone

Poultry keepers should keep a close watch for signs of disease. If they have any concerns they should seek prompt advice from their vet.

Members of the public are also being asked that if they find dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or gulls, or 5 or more dead wild birds of other species in the same location, they report them to the Defra Helpline on 03459 33 55 77.