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  • PASSED ON FROM YOUR MP

    INVITATION   Following my invitation through the MNCA a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to invite you,  to this year’s inaugural Norfolk Enterprise Festival – taking place in the grounds of the Westacre Theatre, West Acre THIS Saturday – 22nd September. The Festival is a fun, informal, family event set up BY and FOR the people who run,…

  • Garden Town – MP’S COMMENTS

    Hi all, some of you may not have got this, but it is the comments from George Freeman to parishes recently via his assistant. More to follow. Given the importance of the garden village proposals locally, George wanted to let you see a copy of the below email he’s now sending out to constituents who…

  • BUSY DAY

    Just starting another busy day as a councillor. One hour on Emails completed, I hope I have replied to yours….? Off to Breckland full council in a few minutes, then other meetings during the day, and will conclude the evening in Norwich at the Planning Training (NPPF) with Clapham and Collinge.  

  • Weekend update on New Town

    North Elmham parish council minutes (Which I have seen a  draft copy) will no doubt be on the Parish Notice boards and within the Elmham News Magazine, reflect the horror and shock of many people in the area at the last parish meeting. Now it’s clear that most local are against the concept, and opposition groups…

  • Not everyone likes me..

    I have been challenged to publish this comment on my blog  by someone who can see no good in anything that I do. I would like to pass my own comment on his in detail with the original comment below.       On line 2 I am cabinet member for planning and as such am…

  • THE BRECKLAND ‘NEW TOWN’ LETTER

    As you will all know I am a member of Breckland Cabinet and was party to the discussion referred to. The letter below was embargoed until it was delivered to Lanpro. It has been considerably quoted yesterday so I have copied the entire document below now, rather than later today as I had intended. This…

  • NEW TOWN UPDATE

    AS MOST OF YOU WILL KNOW THE NEW DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO GOVERNMENT FOR NEW TOWNS IS 9TH NOVEMBER 2018. Since I last updated with the prospectus on 15th August we have had no further information as far as I am aware at Breckland. We have however had the chance for lots of informal discussions…

  • CENTRAL GOVERNMENT GARDEN COMMUNITIES PROSPECTUS

    Hi All, I have copied below all of the meat of the prospectus for New Towns, there is an address at the bottom where you can download the inex etc if you need to, otherwise it is unedited by me  Gordon Foreword It has been more than a century since Ebenezer Howard first outlined his…

  • NEW TOWN –

    Considering the amount of scratching around everyone seems to be doing there is little fresh information available to pass on today. Breckland Council have responded to various letters but the information is much the same as that I have already passed on to you. North Elmham Parish meeting last week saw a very large turnout…

  • SHOULD CONSERVATIVE SELECTION PANELS HAVE QUOTAS?

    This is my personal opinion on Brandon Lewis’s suggestion that all selection panels should have quotas.  I welcome all comments to this debate……… Quotas are always wrong and restrictive of freedom. Brandon should be aware that this is not an “equal opportunity” but a restriction and anti conservative. As the father of three daughters I…