Watton Neighbourhood Plan
In April 2017 the Town Council agreed to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan that will, when complete, form part of the statutory town planning framework for the area. Following a number of early consultation events and the preparation of detailed studies, we have now reached the formal “Pre-Submission” stage.
We consulted on the draft Neighbourhood Plan between February and the beginning of April 2022. You can view the Draft Neighbourhood Plan here
We also produced a Summary Leaflet that was distributed to every household and business in Watton.
All comments received are now being reviewed and necessary amendments will be made to the Plan before it is submitted to Breckland District Council. The District Council will then carry out further consultation before the Plan is the subject of scrutiny by an independent Neighbourhood Plan Examiner. The Examiner will decide whether amendments are required to the Plan whether Breckland District Council should hold a Referendum for those on the Electoral Register in Watton to approve the Plan. If the Plan is approved at the Referendum, Breckland District Council will use the planning policies within it when determining planning applications in the town.
The following supporting documents have been prepared to back up the content of the Neighbourhood Plan.
Watton High Street Design Code Report 2020
Watton Character Appraisal 2018
Watton Market Report
Watton Site Assessment
Shopfront Design Guide
Steering Group Notes
All Neighbourhood Plan documents and notes are available to view at the Town Council office by appointment.
Watton Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Notes June 2018 – May 2019
NP notes 19th March 2021 Draft
NP notes 30th November 2021
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the Neighbourhood Plan (NP) Questionnaire. Please see initial example results that were presented at Watton’s Annual Town Meeting.
Drainage Group https://wattonsahamfloodaction.org.uk/
Simply SuDs for Local People – Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) – National Flood Forum
Preliminary Report to Watton Town Council on Flooding in Watton, Proposed Remedial Actions and Possible Sources of Funding
To View Norfolk County Council Flood Investigation Report on Watton, Please click the below link and scroll to the bottom of the page https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/rubbish-recycling-and-planning/flood-and-water-management/flood-investigations
Watton Town Council’s Response to Norfolk County Council Flood Investigation Report dated 14/2/2018
Interim Report based on responses to questionnaires as of 26/3/18
Drainage Group report to Watton Annual Town Meeting – 17/04/18
Drainage Working Group Update – 29th June 2018
Drainage Working Group Update – 24th September 2018
Drainage Working Group Update – 6th November 2018
Drainage Working Group Update – 21st November 2018
Drainage Working Group Update – 19th February 2019 – Letter to residents
Drainage Group report to Watton Annual Town Meeting – 16/04/19
Drainage Working Group Update – 23rd April 2019
Informal meeting with Clare Pillinger – Anglian Water – 4th June 2019
Drainage Working Group Update – 10th July 2019
Drainage Working Group Update – 8th August 2019
Drainage Working Group Update – 5th September 2019
Drainage Working Group Update – 19th November 2019