Holme-next-the-Sea lies 30kms north of Kings Lynn and 5 kms north east of the seaside town of Hunstanton.  The entire Parish falls within the Norfolk Coast AONB and includes a National Nature Reserve at Holme Dunes.

Holme is renowned for its outstanding environment, its heritage and its wildlife.  Villagers and the many visitors who share the peace and tranquility of this very special place feel passionately about its future and share concerns about the threat of inappropriate development. At a Parish meeting on 2nd February 2016, there was overwhelming support for the idea of creating a Neighbourhood Plan. 

A Neighbourhood Plan will allow us to shape where any future development will go and what it will look like.  Once adopted it will become part of the Local Development Framework and will be used in the determination of planning applications.

The Parish Council is leading the work on the Neighbourhood Plan but we want the whole community to participate in the process of building a shared vision for our future. At the end of the process, anyone entitled to vote in the Parish will be able to vote on the adoption of the Plan in a referendum.

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What's New?.

  • See the latest reports presented at Parish Council meetings on the consultation page.
  • The Evidence Base Draft Heritage Report is now available on the downloads page of the website. The NDP Team would like to thank all those people who have contributed suggestions and local knowledge to help with its preparation. The report contains a significant component of original research and a copy has been passed to the Norfolk Historic Environment Service for comment. If you have any comments or suggestions please let the NDP team know.
  • In response to feedback on the detailed report on the Parish Economy a summary has been produced and this can be found on the downloads page.
  • A new report on the Parish Economy has been posted on the downloads page.
  • A working document produced by the NDP Team in conjunction with Natural England can be found on the downloads page. This represents the outcome of the visit to the Parish by Natural England and the Norfolk Coast Partnership in December 2017. It provides an ecosystem services perspective on the NDP.
  • The Neighbourhood Plan Team would like to thank all those who attended the consultation event on the 4th January.  We were completely inspired by the interest and enthusiasm that you showed and really impressed by the questions and comments we received.  More than 85 people came along  - including principle and second home owners, developers and land owners, representatives of neighbouring parishes as well as Borough Councillor Liz Watson, plus current and previous mayors of Hunstanton - Adrian Winnington and Andrew Murray. Almost everybody took the time to go through the exhibition material in detail and most of you also completed the feedback forms offering your views and suggestions on the Draft Policies.  This is just what we hoped for - so thank you for this too.  We will be considering all of your comments and these will be taken into account when we review the policies over the coming weeks.
  • The success of the day was helped enormously by  the villagers who baked cakes, organised teas  and helped set up the exhibition making this a real community event. We are also very grateful to Hunstanton Civic Society, Sedgeford Parish Council and Hunstanton U3A for the loan of display boards.
  • It is clear from the feedback received that there is very strong community support for the Neighbourhood Plan and the majority of the proposed policies. The next consultation will be at Draft Plan Stage when there will be a further chance to comment – so please watch this space for more information and updates.
  • The Neighbourhood Plan Team was delighted to welcome specialists from Natural England and the Norfolk Coast Partnership to the Parish in early December. This provided an opportunity to tour the Parish and discuss key environmental aspects of the Neighbourhood Plan at first hand.  This proved to be a very productive day and we are extremely grateful for the positive inputs and suggestions made.