Extra planning application for consideration by Parish Council on Monday, 8 January

We have been invited to consult on a planning application for a new single dwelling, north east of 45 Kett’s Hill.  Follow this link to see the application on Breckland Council’s planning portal:


This application will be included in the January Parish Council Meeting under item 7.3

Read and download the agenda for this meeting here:


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Agenda for January’s Parish Council Meeting is published

Necton Parish Council’s first meeting of 2018, is Monday, 8 January, starting at 7.30 pm.

Some of the items on the agenda:

  • A report from Mr Wray of Anglian Water – an update on progress with flooding issues in the village.
  • Consideration of new planning applications
  • Decisions on budget and precept for 2018/19

See the full agenda here.

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Traffic restrictions on A47 for improvement works

Highways England has notified the need for traffic restrictions on the A47 to facilitate maintenance and improvement.

Location: full closure of A47 from the A47 / Castle Acre Road roundabout in Swaffham to the A47 / Dereham Road / Swaffham Road roundabout.

When: Thursday 18 January to Monday 19 February between 8 PM and 6 AM on Weekdays only.

To keep up to date with this and other traffic works, visit https://roadworks.org/


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Breckland Local Plan submitted to Planning Inspectorate for consideration

Notification of submission of Breckland Local Plan and Policies Maps – The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012: Submission of documents and information to the Secretary of State (Regulation 22)

In accordance with Regulation 22(3) of the above, Breckland Council gives notice that it has submitted the Breckland Local Plan and Policies Maps to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 30th November 2017 for independent examination.

In accordance with section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) Inspector Jonathan Manning BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether the above-named Local Plan is sound.

Breckland District Council have appointed a Programme Officer, based at the Breckland Council Office, as the point of contact and to organise and administer the examination process under the guidance of the appointed Inspector:

Charlotte Brennan

Programme Officer

Direct dial: 01362 656296


The Local Plan submission documents, representations and supporting documents can be viewed on the council’s website: https://www.breckland.gov.uk/localplanexamination. Hard copies of the Local Plan submission documents, supporting evidence and copies of the representations made during the pre-submission consultation are available for inspection at the Breckland Council Offices during standard opening hours 9am-5pm:

The Submission documents consist of the following:

Local Plan: Regulation 19 Pre-Submission Publication
Local Plan Policies Map
Sustainability Appraisal Pre-Submission
Habitats Regulations Assessment
Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report
Issues and Options Consultation
Issues and Options Sustainability Appraisal
Preferred Directions: Part 1 Policies
Preferred Directions: Part 2 Sites
Part 1 Sustainability Appraisal
Part 2 Sustainability Appraisal
Preferred Sites and Settlement Boundaries consultation
Interim Sustainability Appraisal
Consultation Statement
Consultation Statement Appendices
Statement of Community Involvement
Local Development Scheme
Duty to Co-Operate Statement
PAS Soundness Checklist
PAS Legal Checklist
Local Plan Pre-Submission Comments and Response Schedule
Equality Impact Assessment
Annual Monitoring Report (2015/16)
Minor Modifications
Arrangement for inspection of submission documents

Electronic copies of the submission documents together with hard copies of the Pre-Submission Publication (including accompanying Sustainability Appraisal) are available for inspection at the following locations;


Attleborough Library, 31 Connaught Road, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2BW: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/libraries/your-local-library/locations-and-opening-times/attleborough-library

Community and Enterprise Centre, Church Street, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AH: https://www.breckland.gov.uk/visitus


Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1EE:

Dereham Library, 59 High Street, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1DZ: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/libraries/your-local-library/locations-and-opening-times/dereham-library


Swaffham Library, The Pightle, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7DF: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/libraries/your-local-library/locations-and-opening-times/swaffham-library

Town Hall, London Street, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7DQ: http://www.swaffhamtowncouncil.gov.uk/community/swaffham-town-council-12923/town-hall-facilities/


Thetford Library, Raymond Street, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2EA: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/libraries/your-local-library/locations-and-opening-times/thetford-library

Breckland House, St Nicholas Street, Thetford, Norfolk,  IP24 1BT: https://www.breckland.gov.uk/visitus


Watton Library, George Trollope Road, Watton, Norfolk, IP25 6AS: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/libraries/your-local-library/locations-and-opening-times/watton-library

Wayland House, High Street, Watton, IP25 6AR: https://www.breckland.gov.uk/visitus
Copies of the other evidence base submission documents can also be made available for inspection at the Council Offices upon request.

At this stage the Local Plan is not subject to consultation. Representations received during the pre-submission consultation can be viewed on the Council’s consultation portal http://consult.breckland.gov.uk/portal.

The Breckland Local Plan will now be subjected to an independent examination to be conducted by the Planning Inspectorate. This is a continuous process running from the date of submission through to the receipt of the appointed Planning Inspector’s Report. Part of this process will involve hearing sessions where those invited to attend will have the opportunity to respond to matters raised by the appointed Planning Inspector. Once confirmed, all details relating to the examination process will be advertised and made available online.

For further information please contact Breckland Planning Policy Team on 01362 656870

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Vanguard Wind Farm – Necton Parish Council’s response to Statutory Consultation

Necton Parish Council considered their response to the statutory pre-application consultation at their meeting on 04 December 2018.  It was agreed to engage within the consultation and provide comment on matters contained within the Preliminary Environment Impact Report, published by Vattenfall.

Read this Council’s consultation response here.

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A day of village running repairs

Members of Necton Parish Council got physical on Saturday to make some temporary repairs to muddy areas so that residents can continue to enjoy facilities.

Cllr. Matthews, equipped with wheelbarrow and shovel, top dressed the pedestrian access points to the car park and dog walk at Firs Field on North Pickenham Road.  Wood chippings, donated by a local farmer, makes a fine, thick mulch that soaks up the soft mud.

The Parish Council agreed at their December meeting to a programme of improvement works to Firs Field entrance, building on the work undertaken by the Allotment Association earlier in the year.  Work is expected to start in the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, at the Community Centre, Cllr. Hayton’s choice of dressing was shingle – to assist with the extra car parking needs of the Football Club.  With the introduction of a number of youth football teams, good attendance has been taking it’s toil on the grass area which doubles as car park provision.

The Parish Council has plans to upgrade the parking facilities as part of their Community Garden project and aims to secure funding for the project in the New Year.

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Parish Council Christmas Opening times

The Parish Office will be closed to drop-in public visitors from Monday 11 December and will re-open on Monday 8 January 2018.  Internal and external post boxes will be regularly checked and urgent correspondence responded to.

During this period, the following communication routes will be available:

Necton Parish Council wish residents a very happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.



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Resident survey 2017 results

The Parish Council recently distributed a questionnaire to every household via the October Parish Link.  The results of this survey will help the Council plan its strategy for the next 3 years.

Read the results of this survey here.


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Necton remembered its fallen heros

Members of Necton Parish Council joined residents at our village memorial yesterday to remember those who gave their lives in the protection of our freedoms.   The service at the memorial was conducted by Rev. Stephen Thorp.  Commemorations continued with a full service within the church.


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November’s Parish Council Meeting Agenda published

Our November Parish Council meeting agenda is now available to read and download/print.

Items for discussion include

  • The Old Diner application to build a new petrol station, shop and Costa coffee shop/drive-thru
  • A new application for the demolition of the old school and construction of 8 new dwellings
  • Neighbourhood Plan – results from our recent public consultation and residents’ views on embarking on a plan
  • Vattenfall sub-station – the commencement of the statutory pre-application consultation period and how this Council will engage in this

Plus updates on

  • Anglian Water and village flooding investigation
  • Highways England and the A47 junction

Parish Council meetings are open to the public and there is an opportunity early in the meeting to express comment and ask questions of your Council on matters relating to the agenda or other business.

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