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Thank you to everyone who gave us their views on the new Neighbourhood Plan.  We had a great turn out to the consultation day on 23rd March, and online.  

Our next piece of work as a Steering Group is to use your views and other data we’ve collected to write a new Neighbourhood Plan for Strumphaw

Strumpshaw Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plans were introduced by the Localism Act 2011. They enable communities to have a say about the development and growth of their local area by introducing local planning policies which (if the Neighbourhood Plan is successful at examination and referendum) form part of the statutory Development Plan. This means the Neighbourhood Plan must to be taken into account when assessing planning applications for new development in that area.


Review of Strumpshaw’s Neighbourhood Plan

The current plan, adopted in 2014, covers the period up to 2026 and forms part of the development plan for the district. It is one of the main considerations in determining any future planning applications submitted in Strumpshaw. 

A Steering Group was recently formed to review and update the Neighbourhood Plan for the next 15-20 years. It will be providing regular updates to the Parish Council.  

Steering Group Terms of Reference 

Grant funding has already been secured from Locality for the year ending 31 March 2024 to assist with the neighbourhood plan review costs. An application will be submitted to Broadland District Council for a Neighbourhood Plan Review Grant and a further grant application will be submitted to Locality for the financial year 2024/25.


On the 17th January, members of the Steering Group (along with a few selected residents to enhance the representativeness of village interests) participated in a workshop facilitated by Rachel Leggett & Associates and Compass Point Planning.  

Participants were asked to consider the following: 

  1. What do you want our parish to be like in 20 years' time? 

  2. What do you love about Strumpshaw?  

  3. If you had a magic wand (and lots of money) what would you do to make Strumpshaw even better? 

  4. Draft a revised vision, describing what the community will be like to live and work in, by the end of the Neighbourhood Plan period (2045). 

  5. Character appraisals, to identify broad character areas that have their own distinctiveness and/or individual character. 

Next steps: 

To review the policies and gather evidence, look at design guidance and codes, carry out character appraisals. 

Future steps: 

Spring/Summer 2024 Community consultations and engagement (i.e. leaflet drops, surveys, consultation events). 

Autumn 2024 submission to Broadland District Council (LPA) 6 weeks publicity. 

Winter 2024 Independent Examination, modifications. 

Spring 2025 Referendum on revised Neighbourhood Plan. 


Please do keep an eye out for updates in Parish News, Facebook and this website 

You can view the Neighbourhood Plan documents below:

Strumpshaw Neighbourhood Plan

Strumpshaw Neighbourhood Area Map

Strumpshaw Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement

Strumpshaw Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report

​Strumpshaw's Plan was fully adopted by Broadland District Council and the Broads Authority on 10 July 2014 following an 66% Yes vote by Strumpshaw residents.

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