Old Buckenham residents have been invited to an informal meeting at the village hall tomorrow morning to discuss whether or not the village should have a Neighbourhood Plan (NP).
The meeting, which commences at 10am, will discuss the possibilities of bringing in an experienced NP participant to address the community, and giving Old Buckenham Parish Council the green light on a costs-benefits analysis of adopting such a plan.
This informal gathering comes after a member of the Attleborough NP team suggested the village take on a similar plan to help make up the shortfall in Breckland Council’s quota for new homes, as required by central government targets.
A post on the Old Buckenham blog reads: “They are possibly going to have to consider moves into rural areas to comply with the requirement. Does this warrant consideration for a NP and would this improve Old Buckenham’s chances of influencing any decisions?”
Among the attendees at the meeting will be Tim Bornett and Sarah Hornbrook, who have carried out extensive research on the matter.
In the Breckland area, both Attleborough and Kenninghall have started their NP, while Besthorpe is expected to follow shortly.
No formal minutes will be taken at the meeting but a volunteer is requested to take notes. To volunteer or for details call Mike Bartlett on 01953 860462.