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The Police and Crime Plan Consultation is now open

New Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner –
Giles Orpen-Smellie

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has launched his Police and Crime Plan consultation asking people across the county to tell him what matters most to them about crime and policing in their area. The consultation will run from Monday 26 July until Friday 20 August 2021

Go to the PCC site to take the survey.

Been Affected by Flooding?

Did you suffer flood damage during the last event in Bressingham and Fersfield? 
If you have not already reported it then please help Norfolk County Council to better understand the situation in our parish and to prepare for the next one. 
To make a report please contact:
Jenny Bloomfield (Emergency Planning Officer), tel: 01508533607

Let her know what happened to you and your property.
Thank you,
Bressingham and Fersfield Parish Council

Village Clusters Development Plan

South Norfolk District Council have issued their draft proposals for new housing in our area as part of the Great Norwich Local Plan. There are two sites indicated in Bressingham as suitable for development plus one other site short-listed as possible if needed. These are shown on the plan below.
This is currently a consultation policy so is open to change. We have until the 2nd August to submit a response. If you have any comments and wish to make them direct to South Norfolk this must be made via the questionnaire on the South Norfolk website. The form can be found by going and following the links.
The Parish Council will be making formal representation to the District council and would welcome opinions from residents. Please forward your comments by email to the Parish Clerk ( so we can collate them into our response.

PDF of Village Clusters Site Plan

PDF of Village Clusters Site Plan Legend

Corona Virus Update

Coronavirus rules from 17th May

You can now meet people inside in a group of:

  • Six people or less, or
  • No more than two households

Go to GOV.UK for full details of current restrictions.

Indoor hospitality can reopen. Pubs, restaurants and cafes can serve food and drink indoors. You should continue to work from home if you are able to.

Everyone can get a symptom-free lateral flow test for free.

If you have any of the coronavirus symptoms you must self-isolate straightway and get a PCR test. You must continue to isolate if you test positive or are told to isolate by NHS Test and Trace. 

You can be fined up to £10,000 if you do not isolate. Get support to self-isolate.

GNLP Representation Announcement

The Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP) “Regulation 19 publication period” starts at 09.00 on Monday 1 February 2021 and closes at 17.00 on Monday 15 March 2021.  

The publication period allows for any concerns regarding the soundness or legal compliance of the GNLP o be formally raised as a ‘representation’.

Representations can be submitted online at from 9.00 on 1 February 2021.

Written responses can be made on a response form, which can be downloaded from, or requested by phoning 01603 306603 or emailing  

Written representation forms should be emailed to or sent by post to: 

Greater Norwich Local Plan Team
County Hall
Martineau Lane
Norwich NR1 2DH

All representations must be received by 17.00 on Monday 15 March 2021.

The GNLP consists of two main elements: 

  1. The Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP) Strategy which is the planning strategy for growth in Greater Norwich from 2018 to 2038 together with supporting thematic policies.
  2. GNLP Sites document which contains the policies for sites we propose to allocate for development to help deliver the GNLP.  

There are also supporting and evidence base documents available for inspection including the Sustainability Appraisal, the Habitats Regulations Assessment, the Equalities Impact Assessment.

Note to Bressingham and Fersfield:
A separate allocation plan is being developed by South Norfolk Council for the village cluster sites in South Norfolk which will come forward in due course.

This does not exclude you from making representations on the plan as described.