LOCAL NEWS and VIEWS –

 

The popular coffee mornings at the Methodist Church and Village Hall help raise money.

The organisers of Trunchonbury donated £3000 from the profits of the successful Music Festival to the village. The Trunch Village Society and Village Hall Management Committee gratefully thank the organisers especially Karen and Steve Randell.

The reconstruction of the Playing Field car park is now complete. You will see that steel posts have been fitted 3 metres apart forming a splay such that vehicles can go through but large vans should  be prevented from swinging round and destroying the surface. The posts are removable to enable grass cutting and maintenance machinery to gain access.

The 2nd phase of the building of six more affordable homes by Broadlands in Fullers Lane  is complete. This will make a total 18 new homes and the y were officially opened on 5th April. We welcome all the new residents and hope that they will enjoy living in Trunch.

There were nine Nominations received from prospective candidates before the deadline. There are eleven Councillor positions on the Trunch Parish Council so the Election will be uncontested and the following persons are appointed – Brian Boughton,Gloria Green, Nick Hurst, Richard Nevill, Carole Owers, Jacqui Sweeney, John Spencer, Paul Taylor, Michael Tyler and  Shirley Wild.

If you are interested in getting involved in the decision making process for your village please send you expression of interest to the Clerk at juliechance0311@gmail.com

Since the presentation by Mark Ashwell, the Planning Policy Manager of North Norfolk, at the Parish Council Meeting on 5th June a Public Meeting was held in order for residents to express their views on the First Draft of the Local Plan issued for consultation by the North Norfolk District Council. Ed Maxfield our County Councillor and Greg Hayman our District Councillor attended, besides seven Parish Councillors the Clerk and twenty eight residents. After an explanation of the main issues raised in the Plan, Ed and Greg fielded questions and comments from the residents and after a well delivered lively debate from the residents two main issues emerged. Firstly, it was recognised that the NNDC are proposing to make a change of designation of Trunch village from Countryside to an Area for Small Scale Development which would allow some allocation (to be announced in Part 2 of the Plan next Spring) of new ‘open market’ housing. Secondly, concern over the lack of adequate infrastructure and the drastic effect on local services the building of a total of 2590 houses in North Walsham, 909 in Cromer and 117 in Mundesley between 2016 and 2036 will have on us all. Sufficient interest and valid points of concern were raised and as a result the Parish Council and individuals can make reasoned responses to support Trunch remaining a Countryside Area in order to control what type of development (affordable housing), if any, should be allowed and to seek assurances that any development will go hand in hand with the provision of adequate infrastructure and local services. The last matter may require lobbying of Central Government. If you wish to make individual responses, and I urge you to do this, you can do so online by login to
www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/localplanconsultation .
The closing date for responses has been extended to 10th July.
The Parish Council’s response will be discussed at the next Meeting on Wednesday 3rd July at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room. All residents of Trunch are welcome to attend.