Consultation

This area of the website is the first port of call for all those who share common interests in the Parish and want to participate in the Neighbourhood Plan.

It provides information and reports on the public consultation activities organised by the Parish Council, including:

  • Reports at Parish Council meetings
  •  A Questionnaire Survey to which more than 200 people replied and from which we received more than 400 individual comments
  • Information events held in the Village Hall
  • Exhibitions mounted in the Village Hall and St Mary’s Church

It also summarises the responses received by the Parish Council from Parishioners.

For these and for more details of the above activities including downloadable reports click on the tabs below.

Consultation events are notified via the Village Information Network (the VIN), on the Parish Noticeboards and in the 'What's New?' section on the home page of this website . Where possible notices are also placed in the Norfolk Link Magazine and in the Hunstanton Town and Around.

Consultation 1: Meeting in Village Hall (2 February 2016)

Before deciding to embark on a Neighbourhood Plan the Parish Council organised an open meeting to discuss the possible benefits and to see whether parishioners were supportive of the idea.

Presentations were given by a Planning Officers from the Borough Council and a representative of the Brancaster Neighbourhood Plan Team who had recently had their plan adopted and were able to share their collective knowledge and experience.

The meeting was very well attended and an informal vote taken at the end indicated overwhelming support to proceed. For details of the meeting click here.

Consultation 2: Neighbourhood Area

Consultation on the area to be covered by a Neighbourhood Plan is a statutory requirement and this was carried out by the Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk.

Click here for more information and a map of the Designated Neighbourhood Area.

 Consultation 4: Annual Parish Meeting & Exhibition (10 May 2016)

The second consultation event was organised to coincide with the Annual Parish Meeting in May 2016. The aim was to explain the background to the work of the Neighbourhood Plan Team and their approach. The findings of some preliminary evidence gathering tasks were also presented. The event was focused around a small exhibition in the Village Hall. This was subsequently moved to St Mary’s Church where it remained throughout the summer for the benefit of second homeowners and visitors to the Parish.

Click on the links below to see the Posters from the exhibition. The associated files are large and may take time to display on some devices.

Poster 1 Introduction

Poster 2 Planning Framework

Poster 3 Progress to date

Poster 4 Society

Poster 5 Economy

Poster 6 Environment

Consultation 5: Initial Questionnaire Results (September 2016)

The first set of results from the Questionnaire Survey was presented at the Parish Council meeting held in the Village Hall on 06 September 2016. The exhibition was subsequently moved to St Mary’s Church where it remained until early December for the benefit of parishioners who were unable to view in the Village Hall and to inform visitors to Holme about the work of the Neighbourhood Plan.

Click here to see the collection of posters that we included in the exhibition.

Detailed reports on the survey results are available to view on the Downloads area of the website as follows:

Questionnaire Survey: Analysis and Overview of Findings – Research Report 2

Questionnaire Results Report 1 – All Respondents

Questionnaire Results Report 2 – Main Homes

Questionnaire Results Report 3 – Second Homes

Consultation 6: Presentation Day (5 January 2017)

The Parish Council arranged this consultation event to report on progress and give parishioners the opportunity to have further input to the Plan. It was held in the Village Hall from 1pm – 7pm on 05 January 2017. More than 50 people attended including residents, second homeowners and representatives of neighbouring parishes.

People were invited to drop in at any time and encouraged to provide feedback. Parish Councillors and representatives of the Neighbourhood Plan Team were available to guide people around the display panels, to answer questions and discuss comments and ideas. Before leaving people were encouraged to contribute ideas for a SWOT Analysis by recording their views on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in the Parish. These have been compiled into a document which can be found on the Downloads page of this site.

This event included a large display of posters.  These included a substantial amount of new material for the evidence base  and a selection of material from previous exhibitions for the benefit of those who had been unable to attend (see Consultations 4 and 5).  Printed copies of reports were also made available. Click on the links below to see the main content of the posters (warning - some of the posters are very large and may take a long time to display).

THEME 1: CONSULTATION HEADLINES

THEME 2: SURVEY RESULTS OVERVIEW

THEME 3 PARISH STATISTICS FROM ONS

THEME 4: BUILT ENVIRONMENT SURVEY

              THEME 4: (a) BUILDINGS OVERVIEW MAP

              THEME 4: (b) BROADWATER ROAD SURVEY AREA

              THEME 4: (c) PEDDARS WAY SURVEY AREA

              THEME 4: (d) EASTGATE AND CHALK PIT LANE SURVEY AREA

THEME 5: ENVIRONMENT - PROTECTED SITES & SPECIES

THEME 6: YOUR FEEDBACK 

THEME 7: POINTS OF VIEW

Full reports on the research and survey results used in this event are available to view on the downloads area of the website. The following are particularly relevant:

Socio-Economic Profile – Research Report 1 (analysis of government data sources)

Questionnaire Survey: Analysis and Overview of Findings – Research Report 2 (analysis of parish survey)

Points of View - Questionnaire Results Report 4 (analysis of parishioners feedback)

 

Consultation 7: Consultation and Exhibition: 4th January, 2018

Publicity for the event can be found by clicking on the links below:

Link article, October 2017

Publicity for January 2018 Consultation Event can be found here

Selected material and feedback from the January 2018 Consultation can be found by clicking here