Twin villages’ future at stake in new referendum

People in Saxthorpe and Corpusty can help shape future developments in the twin villages. Picture: G

People in Saxthorpe and Corpusty can help shape future developments in the twin villages. Picture: Google Maps - Credit: Archant

People in Corpusty and Saxthorpe in north Norfolk can vote on the future development of their twin villages in a referendum.

Residents will be asked the question: 'Do you want North Norfolk District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Corpusty & Saxthorpe to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?'

A yes vote, by a simple majority, will give the community a greater say in planning decisions and could allow more affordable housing to be built.

The first completed neighbourhood plan in the district of North Norfolk was prepared by Corpusty and Saxthorpe Parish Council over five years.

Policies in the plan allow more housing, up to 50 houses, within the new settlement boundary, which could safeguard the future of the school, pub and


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businesses, while preserving the character, open spaces and beauty of the villages. Voting takes place in the village hall on March 7.

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