Date published: 6th December 2016

A review of ward boundaries, carried out by the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is proposing to change the number of councillors on North Norfolk District Council from 48 to 40.

The Electoral Review proposals have been published today for an eight-week public consultation by the LGBCE and people across the district are being urged to have their say.

People can view the full detail of the proposals online or pop into the Council offices in Holt Road.

The proposals include:

  • a decrease in the number of councillors from 48 to 40 on North Norfolk District Council
  • a decrease in the number of wards within the area as a whole from 14 two-member wards and 20 single member wards (34 wards in total) to 26 single member wards and seven two-member wards (33 wards in total)
  • changes to 30 ward boundaries with 3 ward boundaries staying the same at Briston, Poppyland and The Raynhams

The consultation period runs from Tuesday 6 December through to Monday 30 January 2017; with the LGBCE aiming to publish its final recommendations in April next year.

Any changes are subject to approval by Parliament and would come into effect at the next district council election in May 2019.

The LGBCE is a national body; it undertakes periodic reviews of local government ward boundaries. The current review is based on population growth and significant variance in electoral equality across different parts of our district.

Last updated: 24th January 2017