We were instructed by Drayton Parish Council to help them to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for the village. The Parish Council has recently prepared a Parish Plan and our work will build on this document and the requirements of the local community.
Drayton is an historic settlement and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. During the 1400s, Sir John Fastolf was a resident of the village and he became one of Drayton’s most famous residents when he gave his name to Shakespeare’s character Sir John Falstaff.
The village is situated approximately seven miles northwest of Norwich and has a population of approximately 5,000. The village has a good range of shops and services and has good links to Norwich and the surrounding countryside. However, during the preparation of the Parish Plan a number of issues were identified that affect the village which a Neighbourhood Plan could help to mitigate by introducing a robust planning policy basis. The development of a Neighbourhood Plan will help to encourage further community discussion about the village and the way in which the local community would like to see any issues addressed.
We will be working alongside Camlin Lonsdale who will be providing urban design/landscape architectural advice and Urban Flow who will be provide transport inputs to support the Working Group in developing the Neighbourhood Plan.
Consultation events and how to comment
After nearly 18 months of hard work and consultation, a Forum made up of a range of local community groups has produced a draft version of the Drayton Neighbourhood Plan and would like the community to tell us what you think.
The ‘pre-submission consultation’ draft will be available to comment between 1st August and 30th September 2015. Copies of the document and feedback forms can be viewed in a number of places around the village (the Bob Carter Centre, Thorpe Marriott Village Hall, Drayton Village Hall, King George V Pavilion, Drayton Surgery, St Margaret’s Church and Tesco). Copies can also be viewed online at http://draytonpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/ or by downloading the below documents:
Links to key sites of relevance: