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Four West Norfolk villages join forces to launch neighbourhood plan project

By Lynn News Reporter

Roydon Common forms part of the designated neighbourhood plan area for the villages of Grimston, Pott Row, Roydon and Congham
Roydon Common forms part of the designated neighbourhood plan area for the villages of Grimston, Pott Row, Roydon and Congham

Residents of four West Norfolk villages are being asked to have their say on future development where they live.

Community leaders in Grimston, Pott Row, Roydon and Congham are joining forces to develop a collective neighbourhood plan for the area.

And a survey is to be launched next week for people who live in the villages to comment on what they would like to see happen.

The move, which is being led by the villages’ parish councils, follows the development of similar plans in several other West Norfolk communities.

The documents are intended to give local people greater influence in the development process, as well as generating funds for communities through levy payments on schemes which do proceed.

The survey document warned it was “inevitable” that some new housing would be built in the villages.

But it added: “Having a Neighbourhood Plan in place will help us ensure that this housing is suitable for the parishes and meets the needs of our area.

“It will also help us to identify the facilities and services that need to be in place to meet the demands any new housing will make upon our community.”

The councils say they are particularly keen for young people to take part.

The document will be delivered to all residents and is available online at www.4neighbourhoodplan.uk.

Copies are also available from Grimston’s post office and village hall, Elsegood Family Butchers and Holly Meadows School in Pott Row and The Old Stores in Roydon.

Completed surveys can also be returned to these locations. The closing date for responses is February 10.

For more information, email neighbourhoodplan@hotmail.com or phone 01485 572037.


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