Brundall Parish Council

Brundall Parish Council is a Local Authority organisation serving the Parish of Brundall and Braydeston.

Brundall Parish Council consists of up to 12 residents of Brundall, who give their time and effort freely for the benefit of the community.  Members of the Parish Council are normally elected to serve, by the residents of Brundall, every 4 years.

The Parish Council is responsible for many things including:

  • Monitoring and reporting on the general tidiness of the village
  • Management of grass cutting to public areas
  • Expressing views and recommendations on local Planning Applications
  • Organising the Community Speed Watch scheme in Brundall, in conjunction with the local police

The provision and maintenance of:

  • Bus Shelters
  • Cucumber Lane Cemetery
  • Memorial Hall Playground
  • Meadow View Play Area
  • Cremer’s Meadow
  • The award winning Church Fen Local Nature Reserve
  • Public Leisure Areas -including the new Countryside Park with newly planted woodland and allotments and award winning Cremer’s Meadow 
  • Street Lighting 
  • Public Seating/Benches
  • Litter and Dog Bins

Members of the Parish Council meet once a month at a Parish Council Meeting to discuss, report, monitor and, most importantly, make decisions on matters concerning the village of Brundall.

These Meetings are held at the St Laurence Centre, Brundall, on the fourth Monday of each month at 7.00 pm.  For the Events Calendar see Information section to view the dates and venues for all Meetings dates or click below to see the new Calendar:

Council-Calendar-of-Meetings-April 2019 to March 2020

In addition to being published on this web site, the Agendas and the venue of meetings are always posted on the 3 village notice boards located by the Chip Shop, outside the blue Co-Op and in The Street Car Park.  Members of the public are very welcome and actively encouraged to attend and express their views or concerns on Parish matters, during an adjournment of the formal meeting.   Don’t miss out, have your say!!

If after exploring these web pages you want to find out more about the Parish Council or are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor), call the Parish Clerk, on 01603 712223 or Mobile: 07809 144342 or email us at [email protected]

Contact hours for the public at the Memorial Hall office are 1pm to 3.00pm every weekday except Mondays.

Emergency Mobile number is 07809 144342  eg; to report dangerous amenity situations. Alternative number 07769 972902

Brundall Boatyard, The River Yare

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Brundall Parish Allotments

The Brundall Parish Allotments opened in October 2014. Please see the link to the Brundall Allotment Association website for details on how to acquire an allotment plot:

Brundall Allotment Association

Allotments in decline – but not in Brundall . . .

Nationally, the number of allotments in cultivation has fallen from its peak of 1.5 million in 1945 to 250,000 today.     But Brundall, to the East of Norwich, is bucking the trend, and October 18th sees the official opening of its new allotment site in 5 acres of its Countryside Park.  There are 66 signed-up allotmenteers (some having half a plot).  They are of all ages and backgrounds, and some plots are being worked by whole families.

After planning permission was given by Broadland District Council and security fencing put in place, the first task was to mark the field out with its 54 plots.    Although it had been ploughed in the summer, the weeds had grown, and when the plot-holders took possession of their ‘little piece of Norfolk’ they set about removing the weeds, double-digging, manuring the soil and planting whatever is appropriate for the Autumn weather – as well as some things that are probably not.

Although allotments can look boring, the sense of excitement among the Brundall suburbanites committed to re-connecting to their rural roots has been palpable.  It is an activity that is health-giving, provides them and their families with food to eat, and forges new friendships with people they’d never met before.  In a village that is not well-endowed with outdoor recreational pursuits, it is a splendid illustration of the value of the Government’s localism agenda.

The Chairman of the Parish Council, Professor Martin Davies, said: “The allotments could not have happened without the generosity of the developers, Persimmon, who made available funds from their Brundall building site on The Pastures to fuel the Parish Council’s policy of creating more recreational opportunities for the village.  And they could not have happened without the willingness of Norfolk County Council’s NPS division to lease the land (previously used for farming) to the Parish Council on a 21-year tenancy.”

As well as the allotments, and thanks to the generosity of the Forestry Commission and the Woodland Trust, the Parish Council will shortly plant 1500 broad-leaved trees on another part of the field to create community woodland and orchards in the Countryside Park.

A third use of the 12.6 acre field is planned for May 2015 if the Council’s negotiations with parkrun UK enable it to launch a weekly Saturday-morning Brundall parkrun on the site.

Enquiries to: the Secretary of the Brundall Allotments Association, Rob Aram on 01603 715590 or [email protected]

Brundall Parish Allotments - first plots to be developed

Brundall Parish Allotments – first plots to be developed

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Vacancy for 1 Councillor

The Casual Vacancy (below) that was advertised did not result in a request for an election. Consequently, the vacancy will be filled by co-option. Anyone wishing to apply must contact the Parish Clerk by 4th November. Please include details of your background and why you wish to apply for the vacancy. Please include your name, address and contact details.

See Notice below:

Casual Vacancy 17-9-2020

Eligibility criteria

Candidates must be qualified to stand for election. The Local Government Act 1972, Section 79, sets out the qualifications for standing as a candidate and the grounds for disqualification of a candidate.

On the day of nomination and the day of poll, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union, and
  • meet at least one of the following four qualifications:

a) Your name must appear on the register of local government electors for the parish/community at the time of your nomination and throughout your term of office should you be elected.

b) You have occupied any land or other premises as owner or tenant in the parish/community during 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.

c) Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the parish/community area. You do not have to have paid employment to qualify, as long as your main or only place of work is in the parish/community area. For example, Councillors who’s main or only job is being a councillor would be able to use this qualification, if their council office is within the parish/community.

d) You have lived in the parish/community area or within three miles of it during 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.

You may be disqualified as a candidate if:

  • You are employed by the parish/community council or hold a paid office under the parish/community council (including joint boards or committees).
  • You have been declared bankrupt in the last five years and have not repaid your debts.
  • You have been convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced to at least three months imprisonment (including any suspended sentence) within the previous five years.
  • You are disqualified due to corrupt practices under the Representation of the People Act 1983 or the Audit Commission Act.

 

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Minutes 2020 and prior

Draft Minutes 28 September 2020

Draft Minutes LM Committee 24th Sept 2020

Minutes 10 September 2020

Minutes 24 August 2020

Minutes Advisory Committee 28th July 2020

Minutes 27 July 2020

Minutes LM Committee 16th July 2020

Minutes 22 June 2020

Minutes 18 May 2020

Minutes LM Committee 12th March 2020

Minutes 24 February 2020

Minutes 20 January 2020

Minutes LM Committee 13th January 2020

2019

Minutes 16 December 2019

Minutes 25 November 2019

Minutes 28 October 2019

Minutes LM Committee 17th October 2019

Minutes 23 September 2019

Minutes 19 August 2019

Minutes of CDROB Meeting on 6th August 2019

Minutes LM Committee 15th August 2019

Minutes 22 July 2019

Minutes 24 June 2019

Minutes LM Committee 13th June 2019

Minutes AGM 21 May 2019

Minutes of CDROB Meeting on 14th May 2019

Minutes 29 April 2019

Minutes of CDROB Meeting on 26th April 2019

Minutes Advisory Committee 25th April 2019

Minutes of CDROB Meeting on 25th March 2019

Minutes 25 March 2019

Minutes 25 February 2019

Minutes 28 January 2019

Minutes of CDROB meeting on 25th January 2019

2018

Minutes 17 December 2018

Minutes LM Committee 13th December 2018

Minutes of CDROB meeting on 30th November 2018

Minutes 26 November 2018

Minutes LM Committee 19th September 2018

Minutes 22 October 2018

Minutes 24 September 2018

CDROB Minutes 21st September 2018

Minutes 20 August 2018

Minutes 23 July 2018

Minutes 4 July 2018

Minutes 25 June 2018

Minutes Advisory Committee 22nd June 2018

Minutes LM Committee 14th June 2018

Minutes AGM 23 May 2018

Minutes LM Committee 15th March 2018

Minutes 23 April 2018

Minutes 26 March 2018

Minutes 26 February 2018

Minutes of CDROB meeting on 25th September 2017

Minutes 22 January 2018-draft

2017

Minutes 18 December 2017

Minutes 27 November 2017

Minutes 23 October 2017

Minutes 25 September 2017

Minutes LM Committee Sep 2017

Minutes 21 August 2017

Minutes 24 July 2017

Minutes 26 June 2017

Response to Broom Boats letter to planning dated 25-5-17

Response to Broom Boats agent DLA Piper’s letter to planning re Hopkins Homes 18-5-17

Minutes Annual Parish Meeting 22nd May 2017

Minutes 24 April 2017

Minutes 27 March 2017

Minutes 27 February 2017

Minutes 23 January 2017

2016

Minutes 19th December 2016

Minutes 28 November 2016

Minutes 24 October 2016

minutes-26th-september-2016

Minutes 22 August 2016

Minutes 1st August 2016

Minutes 27th June 2016

Minutes Annual Parish Meeting 23rd May 2016

Minutes 21 April 2016

Minutes 21 March 2016

Minutes 22 February 2016

Minutes 22 January 2016

2015

Minutes 21 December 2015

Minutes 23 November 2015

Minutes 26 October 2015

Draft_Minutes-Advisory_Committee 17th March 2015

Minutes 28 September 2015

Draft_Minutes-Church Fen 20 Oct 14

Minutes 24 August 2015

Minutes 27th July 2015(1)

Minutes 22nd June 2015

Minutes Annual Meeting of the Parish Council 14th May 2015

Minutes 24 April 2015

Minutes 23rd March 2015

Minutes 23rd February 2015

Minutes 26 January 2015

2014

Minutes 22 December 2014Minutes 24 November 2014Minutes 27 October 2014Minutes 22nd September 2014Minutes 18th August 2014Minutes 28th July 2014Minutes 7th July 2014Minutes 23rd June 2014Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting 8th May 2014Minutes 28 April 2014Minutes 24 March 2014Minutes 24 February 2014Minutes 27 Jan 2014,

 

 

 

 

 

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Land East of Brundall Memorial Hall

Update on Planning Inquiry for Application 20171386 – 6-10-2020

Progress at the Quantum Land Planning Inquiry so far (Planning Application 20171386 Land east of Brundall Memorial Hall – application was previously refused 10-7-2019 at Broadland Planning Committee). The Inquiry began last Tuesday and from then on covered going over the policies that Broadland (BDC) cited had not met the criteria for approving the application. The main bones of contention were: Heritage issues – the view to Blofield Church and the value that should be placed upon it from the application site Landscape issues – does the application fall foul of issues surrounding the impact of the application upon the Landscape 5 year housing land supply BRU3 – Local Plan policy under the JCS (Joint Core Strategy). The Chairman of Brundall Parish Council delivered his Summary to the Inquiry. This can be found on Broadland’s Planning portal amongst the other Appeal documentation. See below link (copy and paste to browser):

https://secure.broadland.gov.uk/MVM/Online/dms/DocumentViewer.aspx?PK=714436&SearchType=Planning%20Application

Comments and questions from members of the public, Brundall Parish Council, the Clerk to the Council as well as Brundall Future representatives were mainly about the Heritage, Landscape and Road (roundabout) issues. Other members of the public watched the proceedings. Early on there was an opportunity for Ian Roberts Highways agent for QL to try to defend the report and suggested amendments to the roundabout.

Two days were spent on what they call round table discussions on Heritage, Landscape and the 5yHLS. From the discussions the Heritage issue was conceded by Broadland. There was also much discussion and disagreement about interpretation of policy regarding Brundall being a sustainable site. Broadland Planners were arguing that the reason the application should be refused is that there are more sustainable sites to approve.

QL pointed out that Broadland Planning had allowed 3 Brundall housing developments to be approved subsequent to the 2009 site allocations, stating that Brundall should only have 50 houses. However, there is a further 2000 houses to call upon if a village is in the Norwich Policy Area (NPA), which Brundall and Blofield are as they are Key Service Centres. QL argued that, in allowing the Pastures, Berryfields and the Mallards developments, which were outside the settlement limit and having surpassed the 50 houses limit (even though when they were approved BDC did not have a 5yHLS) there would have been a presumption in favour of development.

It was pointed out that if this application is approved the village will have seen 10 times the amount of houses delivered from the original planned in 50 houses. There was a lot of scrutiny about the 5-year housing land supply sites that featured in QL’s 5yHLS document, where QL had produced a table of 48 sites in the S Norfolk, Broadland and Norwich area which contribute to the 5yHLS that QL claimed should not have been counted in. Therefore, the Inspector had to hear about each and every site in dispute so that took up a lot of time. There were cross examinations of Broadland’s Planning Officer, Charles Judson. Yesterday there was the cross examination of QL’s expert witness Robin Meakins of Barton Willmore.

Turning to the issues surrounding the recreational contribution of the Country Park and Sports park with a commuted sum to develop and maintain the site, this cropped up quite often. QL maintain the offer is above and beyond what they are required to contribute. Their contribution had been raised from £850,000 to £900,000 to be split 50/50 between the Country Park (Run dike) and the Sports Park (3 Ha field) in order to mitigate the impact of the loss of the 1.9H to housing which should be used for recreation. Broadland’s solicitor did raise the points she should raise about the need for more formal recreation. She also mentioned that the attenuation ponds were not much use or desirable in a “Country Park”. Also the question was raised as to how flexible the commuted sum would be, but it would not be allowed to use any unspent sums in the Country Park to be transferred for use in the Sports Park and so if facilities were to be developed by the potential owner of the 3Ha site, for example, the owner would have to find funding above the £425K on offer.

Today the Inspector is visiting Brundall to see the site and assess it in person. Tomorrow she is summing up and will then issue letters to all parties involved with her decision.

22-9-2020

The Council has been formulating a solid plan for a central village area which will provide facilities that fit with its Local Plan status. Please see the below plan which it hopes it will be able to achieve:

Feasibility options 7c_2020-05-19
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Agendas of Parish Council Meetings for 2020

Note: due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 precautions the country is undertaking, we have taken the decision to arrange all Council and sub committee meetings by video link using the Zoom application.

 

The Agendas for latest Meetings are below. 

Agenda Advisory and Scrutiny Committee 27th October 2020

Agenda 26 October 2020

CDROB Agenda 5 October 2020

Agenda Land Management Committee 24 September 2020

 

 

Guidance_for_Members_of_the_Public_Attending_Meetings_of_Brundall_Parish_Council

 

 

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Donations and Grants Budgets

For the year 2020-21 accounting year, Brundall Parish Council has had no applications to date from the donations or grant budgets allocated which are:

Grants – £1200 (50% for youth – 50 % other)

Donations -£500 S137  applications

Please click on the link below to download a copy of the application form and return this to the Clerk. A copy of the policies relating to grants and donations is also below to view or download:

Brundall Parish Council Grant Form

Grants Awarding Policy July 2018

Donations Policy July 2018

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Highways England – Blofield to Postwick roadworks information 6-14 August

Important roadworks information

Dear Sir/Madam,

A47 Blofield to Postwick: resurfacing

I write to inform you that we will be carrying out essential maintenance works between the above locations. During this work we will also be replacing signs, faded road markings and studs.

We plan to complete this over two weeks from Thursday 6 August to Friday 21 August between the hours of 8pm and 6am on weeknights, subject to weather conditions. We have split these works into four phases and have closely liaised with the Norfolk county council to agree the most suitable diversion route for the closures as detailed below:

The following diversions will add time to your journey so please take this into consideration when planning your journey.

Phase 1: A47 westbound Blofield to Cucumber Lane roundabout, starting Thursday 6 August to Friday 7 August (2 nights) 

  • Westbound traffic will be diverted via Blofield and follow Yarmouth Road before re-joining the A47 at the Cucumber Lane roundabout. (Diagram 1)

Phase 2:

Part 1- A47 eastbound between Cucumber Lane and Blofield, starting Thursday 6 August to Friday 7 August (2 nights)

  •  Eastbound traffic will be diverted via the A47 through Postwick and along the A1270 up to Salhouse Road roundabout. Then follow the Salhouse Road /B1140 to Chameryhall Lane, onto Newport Road and South Walsham Road before re-joining the A47.  (Diagram 2)

Part 2- A47 eastbound between Cucumber Lane and Blofield, lane 1 closure only with the Blofield exit slip closed, starting Monday 10 August to Friday 14 August      (5 nights)

  • Traffic wanting to leave the A47 at Blofield will be advised to use either the Postwick or Burlingham Green junction. Advanced warning signs will be displayed to notify road users about this closure.

 Phase 3: A47 westbound between Cucumber Lane and Postwick, starting Monday 10 August to Tuesday 11 August (2 nights)

  • Westbound traffic will be diverted via the A47 to Beccles, onto the A143 until Gillingham, then onto the A146, before re-joining the A47 at Trowse Newton. (Diagram 3)

Advanced warning signs will be displayed in Great Yarmouth to notify road users about this closure.

 Phase 4: A47 westbound entry and exit slip roads at Postwick, starting Wednesday 12 August to Thursday 13 August (2 nights)

 Westbound traffic wanting to leave the A47 at Postwick will be diverted to Trowse Newton and then return on the A47 eastbound towards Postwick.  

  •  Westbound traffic wanting to join the A47 at Postwick will be diverted via A47 eastbound to Cucumber Lane roundabout and then return on the A47 westbound.  (Diagram 4)

Diversion route maps can be found in the attached document.

Blofield to Postwick diversion routes

COVID19

Please be assured all our sites have strict safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of COVID19 and none of our sites are open to the public. We will be carrying out all works following safety guidelines set by the Government.

Find out more

To stay informed about all the latest major roadworks happening near you, visit www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england to register for the latest alerts. If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by e-mail to [email protected].

Yours faithfully,

Leanne Morphew Senior Adminstrator, Scheme Delivery Team

Highways England | Crown House | Crown Street | Ipswich | IP1 3HS
Web: www.highwaysengland.co.uk

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Parish Survey Interim data results

Thanks to Cllr Ian Walters for collating the Survey results relating to the qualitative data. Please click on the link below to view:

Brundall Parish Household Survey 2013

 

The Action Plan will be published in due course. The data is already being used for input into the Neighbourhood Plan and for decision making on the CDROB Committee. (Committee for the Development of Recreational Opportunities in Brundall).

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Your Parish Council

Parish Council Representatives (All emails must be sent via the Clerks)

Kevin Wilkins – Chairman of the Council

12 Lake View Drive, NR13 5LT

Email: [email protected]

Joe Warns – Vice-Chairman of the Council

Tel: 01603 712365

Graham Abbott – Councillor

Mobile: 07774 001810

Gill Buckley – Councillor

4 Holmesdale Road, NR13 5LX

01603 717064

 

Julie Mickelburgh – Councillor

6 St Clements Way, NR13 5QW

 

Grant Nurden – Councillor

108 Lackford Close, NR13 5NL

01603 712170 Mobile 07766 389599

Lawrence Britt – Councillor

96 The Street, NR13 5LP

John Warne – Councillor

12 Grovebury Close, NR13 5LP Tel: 01603 715926

 

Chris Whitehouse – Councillor

23 Mallard Close, Brundall, NR13 5PR

Andrew Bonham – Councillor

Jasmine House, 5 Strumpshaw Road, Brundall, NR13 5PA

 Mike Savory – Councillor

34 Lackford Close, Brundall, NR13 5NG

 

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Councillors, Committees and Representatives

Parish Council Representatives

John Warne – Councillor

12 Grovebury Close, NR13 5LP

email via the Clerk

Kevin Wilkins – Chairman

12 Lake View Drive, NR13 5LT

Email: [email protected]

Graham Abbott – Councillor

Email: Via the Clerk

Gill Buckley – Councillor

4 Holmesdale Road, NR13 5LX

Email: Via the Clerk

Julie Mickelburgh – Councillor

6 St Clements Way, NR13 5QW

Email: Via the Clerk

Grant Nurden – Councillor

108 Lackford Close, NR13 5NL

Email: Via the Clerk

Frank Thorpe – Councillor

41 Highfield Avenue, NR13 5NT

Email: via the Clerk

Joe Warns – Vice-Chairman of the Council

Email: Via the Clerk

Lawrence Britt – Councillor

96 The Street, NR13 5LP

Email: Via the Clerk

Chris Whitehouse – Councillor 

23 Mallard Close , NR13 5PR

Email: Via the Clerk

Mike Savory

Email: via the Clerk

Membership of Committees:

Advisory Committee – Cllrs G Nurden, J Mickleburgh, J S Warne, (substitute) Vacancy

Land Management Committee – Cllr Graham Abbott (Chairman), Cllr Gill Buckley, Cllr John Warne, 1 Vacancy, Cllr Lawrence Britt (substitute)

CDROB – Cllr Lawrence Britt (Chairman), Cllr Julie Mickelburgh, 1 Vacancy, Gill Buckley, Rev Peter Leech, Cllr Mike Savory, Marianne Gibbs, Richard Farley, Josh Whitwood.

Recreational Facility – Cllrs K Wilkins, J Warns, L Britt, Chris Whitehouse

Land Acquisition sub group Cllrs K Wilkins, J Warns and M Savory

Sub Planning Group – Cllr Lawrence Britt, Cllr Joe Warns, Cllr Julie Mickelburgh.

Representatives to bodies and associations:

Brundall Memorial Hall – Andrew Bonham

Community Police Liaison – Sharon Smyth (Clerk)

NorfolkALC /NALC – S Smyth (Clerk)

Local Authority Cluster  – Cllr G Nurden, Cllr J Mickelburgh 

Allotment Association – Via Land Management Committee

Parish Council appointments:

Parish Tree Warden – Richard Farley

Community Speed Watch Co-ordinator – Vacancy

Friends Group leaders

Cremer’s Meadow – Cllr Gill Buckley/Judy Davies

Countryside Park – Tim Strudwick

Park Run Liaison – Barbara Button

Clerk contact email: [email protected]

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