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Three areas apply for greater local influence on planning decisions

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Three more parishes in Great Yarmouth are seeking to have greater local influence over planning decisions by preparing a joint neighbourhood plan for their parishes. 

Belton with Browston Parish Council has asked Great Yarmouth Borough Council and the Broads Authority for permission to prepare a joint neighbourhood plan with their neighbouring parishes of Burgh Castle and Fritton with St Olaves.

The plans must pass through a series of formal stages and follow nationally set 'basic conditions' before coming into force. The first step is to decide whether to designate the three parishes as a joint "neighbourhood area" for the creation of a plan. 

The plan would set out planning policies for the parishes and these will be used, alongside existing local and national planning rules, to decide planning applications in the village.

The proposed neighbourhood area is subject to a six-week public consultation. Details of the application can be found on the borough council website at along with information on the neighbourhood plan process.

Copies will also be available for public inspection at the Town Hall in Great Yarmouth; appointments to view can be made via or 01493 846270.

The public has until Friday 18 November 2022 to give their views on whether to go ahead in principle with the designation. This would then be followed by further consultations on the contents of the plan and a local referendum, before it can come into force.

Comments can be sent or by post to: Strategic Planning, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF.

Last modified on 13 September 2023

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