Date published: 5th February 2021

North Norfolk District Council is inviting residents in 5 Conservation Areas to let them know what they find special about the historic settlements of Baconsthorpe, Glandford, Hempstead, Holt and Letheringsett. 

The public consultation will directly inform the Council how the Conservation Areas can be best managed in the future and what residents consider to be most important about their village or town.

The five Glaven Valley settlements are undergoing a Conservation Area Appraisal, which will review the conservation area designation and protect their character through the planning process. The Council’s appointed heritage consultants, Purcell, have drafted appraisals for each of the five settlements, defining their special qualities and identifying the issues which threaten them.

The documents aim to provide guidelines for the public, developers and planners for future proposals in these areas and retain the character of the area.

With the Council unable to hold public meetings and exhibitions on the reviews,, the public are invited to submit feedback, questions or identify what they love most about the area they live in through our online consultation arrangements with the draft appraisal review documents. 

The consultation period is now open.


Cllr. John Toye, Portfolio Holder for Planning said:

“Many of these areas have not been reviewed for many decades and it is time to bring them up to date.

This consultation is the opportunity for you to have your say about how we may be guided on making planning decisions in these areas whilst ensuring we align with national and local policy. Please don’t miss this opportunity for you, the local community, to engage with North Norfolk District Council and to give your opinion.

Don’t leave it to others to shape your local community, I urge you to get involved and have your say”

The consultation will run from 1 February to 12 March.

To contact the Council regarding the consultations, email 

The appraisal documents will be available to view on the Council’s website throughout the duration of the consultation.

Last updated: 8th February 2021