Monday, 14 December 2009

Settling the settlements

Future settlement boundaries

Breckland Council is currently preparing the next Site Specifics document for public consultation in the Spring of 2010. This document will contain settlement boundaries for Old Buckenham and surrounding villages such as New Buckenham and Banham. The previous consultations in Summer 2008 and Spring 2009 presented the various sites that have been submitted to Breckland Council. The forthcoming consultation document will present options for how the new settlement boundaries might look and whether new areas of land need to be drawn into the boundary or alternatively whether some areas need to be excluded to protect areas from over-development and garden grab.
A draft plan for Old Buckenham will be considered by Breckland Council’s LDF Task & Finish Group when it meets at the end of January. The meeting is being held at the Old School Hall in East Harling on Thursday 28 January 2010 at 2pm and will be considering villages across the rural south-east of the District. Members of the public are able to attend the meeting to hear proceedings. The preferred plan for Old Buckenham will be consulted on in Spring 2010 for six weeks and the document will be available for comment on-line at or alternatively paper copies will be sent to the Parish Council, Attleborough Library and the Breckland Customer Services Centre at Attleborough Town Hall.

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