The Parish Council advises that the Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Thursday 14 March 2019, at 7.30pm in Great Witchingham Village Hall, Hubbards Loke, Great Wichingham.
The Parish Meeting is an opportunity for parishioners on the Register of Electors for Great Witchingham to raise any matters of concern that relate to the local community. It would be helpful to have written notice of any matters to be raised for inclusion on the agenda but it is not essential. Matters can be raised at the meeting without prior notice.
Please provide the Clerk to the Council with matters for inclusion on the agenda by Monday 25 February
Section 53 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 – Norfolk County Council (Great Witchingham) Modification Order 2017
Norfolk County Council confirms the Planning Inspectorate is to consider the above Order at a Public Inquiry scheduled to commence at 10.00 am. on 16th January 2019 in Great Witchingham Village Hall.
For more information please click on the Notice and Order Map below
The inquiry has been scheduled for 1 day. If you wish to attend, please note that refreshments may not be available and therefore you may wish to bring a drink/lunch although these items should only be consumed during the breaks provided during the course of the day.
At the inquiry Norfolk County Council will take a neutral stance. This means that although the Council will attend to deal with any queries which the Inspector may have, it will neither actively support nor oppose the case. The Council believes that it can contribute nothing further to the process with regard to the evidence and it is for the applicants and the objectors to present their respective cases.
In early November, Norfolk County Council published four potential route options for a Norwich Western Link, to connect the western end of Broadland Northway (formerly the Northern Distributor Road) to the A47. The council wants to improve travel between these two major roads and to tackle the transport problems that exist in the area to the west of Norwich, including slow journey times, rat running and roads not being suitable for the volume and type of traffic.
The four routes have been published following months of work to identify which options would be most effective as a Norwich Western Link. The shortlisted options were also informed by the results of an initial Norwich Western Link consultation which was held earlier this year. This consultation had more than 1,700 responses and showed there was very strong support for creating a new link between the A47 and Broadland Northway, with the majority of those responding suggesting a new road as their preferred solution.
The shortlist is made up of three new dual carriageway roads and a single carriageway upgrade to the B1535, and all of the options also include improvements to the A1067 Fakenham Road.
A public consultation on these routes will run between
Monday 26 November 2018 and Friday 18 January 2019.
During the consultation, people will be asked for their views on the options and these responses will help the council identify a preferred option for a Norwich Western Link in spring 2019. The consultation is also an opportunity to tell the council about any relevant information they should consider before deciding on a preferred route.
You can find out more about the options and respond to the consultation online via www.norfolk.gov.uk/nwl from Monday 26 November. You can also respond in person, and ask any questions they may have, at a series of staffed consultation events taking place throughout the consultation period. Information on these events is below, all the events will run between 2 and 8pm unless otherwise stated and people can drop in at any point between these opening times.
A message from PC 1095 Colin Bailey – Reepham Beat Manager.
Please see that attached poster / information for the next Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel meeting on 24 October 2018. It would be great to see you all there.
If there are people who cannot make the meeting, and wish to send their suggestions / ideas regarding the priorities setting, please forward them to me via e mail (email@example.com) and I will raise them in the meeting.
Do we need a Norwich Western Link?
When Norfolk County Council announced plans to build the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (A1270) north and east of the city, a lot of people said they were concerned about transport issues to the west of Norwich. Many wanted the council to fill in what they saw as a ‘missing link’ between the Fakenham Road (A1067) and the A47.
The County Council will be running a public consultation between Tuesday, 8 May and Tuesday, 3 July 2018 and, at this stage, they would like to know your views on any transport issues that exist to the west of the city. This is your chance to have your say and help to determine what, if anything, needs to be done to improve transport links or provision in this part of the county – so make sure you take the opportunity to respond to the consultation.
You can find out more and respond to the consultation online at www.norfolk.gov.uk/nwl from Tuesday, 8 May. Or you can come along to one of the nine consultation events being held throughout May and June, where you can speak to County Council staff and respond to the consultation in person.
The consultation events will be held from 10.30am to 8pm each day (with the exception of the Taverham event, which will finish at 7pm). Click on the poster for the venues and dates.
CONSULTATION DAY FOR THE NDR WESTERN LINK (A1067 – A47)
TUESDAY, 22 MAY 2018 10.30AM -8PM
HALL FOR ALL, WESTON LONGVILLE
Norfolk County Council (NCC) is now committed to completing the NDR with a link between the A1067 and the A47. Starting from the original routes first published in 2004 NCC have been looking at the business case, the environmental constraints, traffic flows, value for money etc. Between 8th May and 3 July, the Council is consulting on the demand for the road and the issues around locations. There will be a further consultation in November /December 2018 when 3-4 options have been identified. However May 22nd is an important opportunity to make views known.
An invitation to community groups and volunteers in the parish to attend an information evening for Broadland communities on Monday 23 April. Click on the link for more information
It will be an informative night for anyone wanting to put on an event for the first time or expand an existing community event.