Brundall’s Neighbourhood Plan

The Brundall Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in May 2016. Please see the document below to view the background and policies agreed and adopted following a rigorous and lengthy examination by residents and the planning authorities.

Brundall_Neighbourhood_Plan_Adopted May 2016


The Brundall Referendum on Friday 11th March resulted in the following outcome:

Question voted upon, “Do you want Broadland District Council and the Broads Authority to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Brundall area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

873 voters said YES (92%)

74 voters said NO (8%).

The turn-out was 29.5% of the total electorate – the highest turnout of all recent Broadland Neighbourhood Plans.

Six policies that emerged from the village consultation that took place in 2014-15.

The policies will aim to achieve:

  • the protection of the pedestrian environment on The Street
  • the provision of more walking and cycling routes
  • the preservation of two important views in Brundall
  • the development of more recreational opportunities
  • the supply of housing with care for older people
  • the enhancement of Brundall’s pre-school facilities

History of the Neighbourhood Plan


Brundall Parish Council initiated the Neighbourhood Plan along with a working party made up of community minded individuals. Without the expertise  of Ingham & Pinnock Consultants, funded by the Community Development Foundation (Locality) to help us to achieve our Brundall Neighbourhood Plan, we are in no doubt that the process would have been infinitely more difficult.

Brundall is located approximately 7 miles east of Norwich and to the north of the River Yare. The village abuts Surlingham Broad and part of the parish falls within Norfolk Broads National Park. The village has a population of approximately 4,500 residents, is home to a number of number of shops and services and contains a high concentration of employment in the boating and marine sector. It has two railways stations with good links to Norwich and Great Yarmouth and is surrounded by exceptional countryside.

The  Neighbourhood Plan will enable the local community to use the policy solutions to help shape the neighbourhood and to achieve results with issues raised within the Parish over the next ten years and help to ensure that future changes reflect local needs and aspirations.


Brundall Neighbourhood Plan


  • Funding application development and submission
  • Social and economic baseline research
  • Formal and informal consultation with the local community, businesses and local stakeholder groups
  • Identification of strengths and weaknesses
  • Development of a vision and objectives
  • Working collaboratively to produce policies and appraising compliance with strategic planning policies
  • Preparation and submission of the final suite of documents

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‘Neighbourhood Plans’ are a product of the Coalition Government’s localism policy.  The plans are being prepared by Parish and Town Councils all over the country.  Because Brundall’s Parish Council is committed to ensuring that our village remains a top-class place to live, it decided to play its part in the process.  Work had been going on throughout 2014: a working group made up of Councillors and other residents of the village met regularly, and two consultation days were held at the Memorial Hall when residents of Brundall were invited to tell us what they thought.  As a result, eight draft policies were drawn up and six were adopted.

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