Draft Plans for former Austhorpe House Nursing Home

Written by Brian Frith.

The new owner of the Austhorpe House site has drawn up some initial plans for development of the site and has asked for them to be shared with the public.  You can see the Draft Plans here: Draft Plans for former Austhorpe House Nursing Home

Please note: As yet there is no formal planning application to South Norfolk Council and the plans may change ('slightly') before that happens, but if you have any observations to make at this stage, please refer them to the developer Andrew Russell (  ).  When the plans have been formally submitted to South Norfolk Council (the Planning Authority), the Parish Council and members of the public will have the opportunity to make comments to South Norfolk Council as with any other planning application

Planning Applications

Written by Brian Frith.

On this page we will post brief descriptions and links to Planning Applications in Forncett, when we are informed by South Norfolk Council that they have been submitted.

During the Coronavirus disruption, normal Parish Council meetings will not take place, but Councillors will still see applications and send their comments to the Clerk, Anne Rayner, who will summarise and submit comments to South Norfolk Council.

Members of the public can submit their own views, as with all applications, by email to  quoting the planning application reference number.

2021/0451 Variation of Condition 2 of 2017/2189 Internal alterations and Heat pump, Church Farm Barns, Low Road, Forncett St Peter, NR16 1HY

2021/0421 Single storey front porch, changes to surface finishes, single storey garage Lakeside, Low Road, Forncett St Mary NR16 1JG

2021/0265 Change of use and extension of existing annex to produce separate dwelling The Old Safety Valve, Station Road, Forncett St Peter NR16 1JA

2021/0246 Extension to existing domestic stable to create quadbike store Horseshoe Barn, Northfield Road, Forncett St Peter, NR16 1JY

2021/0208 Revised layout and erection of Welfare Block The Old Vineyard, Overwood Lane, Forncett St Peter, NR16 1LW

2021/0191 Hybrid application: Part full / part outline application re: development of former Austhorpe House Nursing Home, Norwich Road, Forncett St Peter, NR16 1LG

2021/0175 Proposed replacement of existing pool shed Garden House, Aslacton Road, Forncett St Peter, NR16 1LR

Draft Plans (not yet formally submitted to South Norfolk Council) for former Austhorpe House nursing home

2020/2446 Installation of two air source heat pumps The Barn Low Road Forncett St Peter NR16 1HY

2020/2073 Various alterations The Stables, Common Road, Forncett St Peter NR16 1LQ

2020/2058 Single storey rear extension: 7 Near the Church, Mill Road, Forncett St Peter NR16 1HX

2020/2065 Front porch and front dormer with cart shed: The Barn, Common Road, Forcett St Peter NR16 1LQ

2020/2003 Increase height of existing chimney, re-using existing pots: Chestnut Cottage, Long Stratton Road, Forncett St Peter, NR16 1HT

2020/1984 Erection of Dormer: Yew Tree Farm, Low Road, Forncett St Mary, NR16 1JJ

2020/1425 Erection of oak framed garage and carport - Sequoia, Long Stratton Road NR16 1HT

2020/1109 Replacement of 4 Windows - Old Post Office Cottage, Low Road, Forncet St Mary NR16 1JN

2020/0973 Erection of Single Storey Entrance Porch - Forncett Industrial Steam Museum, Low Road, Forncett St Mary

2020/0814 Removal of Concrete Render to rear, repair etc at Lime Tree Farm, Long Stratton Road, NR16 1HT

2020/0703 Erection of two storey dwelling; Land North of Walnut Tree Cottage, Low Road, Forncett St Mary

2020/0647 The Granary, Northfield Road, Forncett St Peter, NR16 1JY: Exensions to existing garage (revision of application 2019/1647)

Next Agenda, Latest Minutes

Written by Brian Frith.

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Thursday 20th May 2021, in the Village Hall.

Following a recent court ruling, Council meetings can no longer be held via 'Zoom' so the meeting will be at the Village Hall.  To allow us to plan room layout, please contact our Clerk, Anne Rayner ( or phone 01508 570700) at least 2 days before the meeting.

The agenda can be found by clicking the link below when published (about a week before the meeting).  

Sorry agenda not published yet

The draft minutes of the last meeting are available here PC Minutes 2021 April 15th

Please note that these minutes are in draft form until approved at the following meeting.   

PC Minutes 2018 to 2020

Written by Brian Frith.

The Greater Norwich Local Plan

Written by Brian Frith.

Greater Norwich Local Plan

NEW! Click here to read the comments which have been submitted by Forncett Parish Council (Added 16/03/18)

All of what follows is a summary gleaned from the web-site and a meeting for Parish Council reps. Hopefully correct ... but no guarantees! The GNLP team have recently said 'we are currently working on making some improvements to the website' - so some details of how to locate items may be subject to change.

Over recent years we have had various South Norfolk Development Plans. This Greater Norwich Local Plan encompasses Broadland, South Norfolk, Norwich City (in collaboration with Norfolk County Council) and, if adopted, will supersede all individual plans and last until 2036.

Everything you need to know at www.gnlp.org.uk ... but you might need patience to find your way around the site ... so read on!

Various 'Roadshows' are being held throughout the area: the one at South Norfolk Council Offices is Thursday 22nd February 10.30 am to 4.30 pm

Public consultation on 'Regulation 18' - the 'juicy bit' about development priorities, preferred sites etc - finishes on Thursday 15th March (NOW EXTENDED TO THURSDAY 22nd MARCH). Express your views online (preferred) or phone 01603 306603 to get a 'paper' response form. In summer 2019 at 'Regulation 19' draft plan will be produced. If approved by the District Councils, the government inspector and the Government it should become 'the plan' in late 2020.

Parish Council Meeting of 19th October 2017

Written by Anne Rayner.

The Parish Council meeting on 19th October 2017 was attended by Councillors Brian Frith, Beverley Humphreys, Andrew Coleman, Gilly Barnes, Sarah Allen and Dawn Welsby. Also present were the Clerk and three members of the public.

Some of the main items discussed at the meeting are mentioned here. Full minutes of the meeting are available here in draft form until agreed by the Council at the next meeting (16th November 2017).

Parish Council Meeting of 21st September 2017

Written by Anne Rayner.

The Parish Council meeting on 21st September 2017 was attended by Councillors Brian Frith, Beverley Humphreys, Andrew Coleman, Gilly Barnes, Sarah Allen, Graham Gale and Dawn Welsby. Also present were the Clerk, County Councillor Bev Spratt, District Councillor Barry Duffin and three members of the public.

Some of the main items discussed at the meeting are mentioned here. Full minutes of the meeting are available here in draft form until agreed by the Council at the next meeting (19th October 2017).