Neighbourhood Plan

Dickleburgh and Rushall Neighbourhood Plan

Dickleburgh and Rushall PC received notice from South Norfolk Council that, after the initial consultation, the proposal to develop a Dickeburgh and Rushall Neighbourhood Plan including all land areas and settlements within the parish boundary was acceptable. We can now start to develop our own neighbourhood plan reflecting our concerns, wants and needs.

We hope to be able to call a meeting with the South Norfolk Council team, responsible for neighbourhood plans, to enable members of the D&R NP team and community to discuss and understand the ramifications, scope and possibilities.

Please send us pictures with a very short commentary describing the view, or the subject matter and importantly where the picture was taken from.

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We will then collate these and display them on this website. (please let us know if you don’t want your pictures shared in this way).

Please also continue to share ideas via email or through meetings. The more ideas, discussion and even argument we have the better the final plan will be.

We hope everyone can support this initiative and work with the Neighbourhood Planning team in creating a plan which is inclusive and sustaining, allowing access to, and protecting, the diversity of flora and fauna within our community boundary and, protecting the heritage.

Dickleburgh and Rushall Neighbourhood Area Map

Biodiversity Group

We are a voluntary group set up to represent the wildlife/environmental & conservation aspect of our local Neighbourhood Plan (NP), which is in the process of being formulated.

See here for more information

Why Dickleburgh and Rushall need a Neighbourhood Plan

It is probably a truth that the villages and communities of Dickleburgh and Rushall need to evolve. But how where why and when are all key questions that need to be asked and answered in order to get any sense of a managed process. If we do not chose to answer these questions ourselves then someone or some organisation will answer them for us and we may not like the answers.

We all have a perspective on our road, our immediate community and the wider communities of Dickleburgh and Rushall. We know the special places, the treasures and the areas around us that could be improved. We know the views and the sight lines that must not be destroyed. By us taking control through a Neighbourhood Plan we can be the people to answer the questions about our villages and not be told by others what we must have and must not have.

Let’s all create a vision and aims for the villages.

Let’s think about:

  • what is good about the area?
  • what is bad about the area?
  • what makes these villages good to live and work in?
  • what pressures affect the area now or in the future?
  • what needs to change?

We need as wide a range of views as possible. Everyone’s voice needs to be heard and we can start to see common themes and ideas that we can put together to say “this is us, this is why we are important and this is how we want our villages to be, to evolve, and to be a thriving community serving the interests of all who live here.”

If you have any thoughts, comments or questions about the Neighbourhood Plan, please email [email protected] com