13 February 2024
Griston Planning Application – Update

We all want to see vibrant local businesses providing important employment opportunities and boosting our local communities.

However, this must not come at the unreasonable expense of Mid Norfolk’s precious rural quality of life or the sustainability of our country roads and local services.

That’s why I met with local residents in Griston recently to discuss in greater depth widespread local concerns at proposals to transform a light, community-focused industrial unit into one focussed on heavy industry — just meters from residential houses.

See my video above.

Having already written to the leader of Breckland before Christmas to make my opposition to the proposal clear, I very much understand why the proposals are of such concern to the local community – and will continue to do everything I can to help make their voices heard.

I will also be flagging the case to DLUHC ministers as an example of why we must ensure rural communities have a strong voice when applications for inappropriate heavy industry are brought forward in their area.

The proposals here would make much more sense down at the industrial park at Snetterton, not in the heart of small rural village.

To find out more information on my work supporting Griston villagers on this issue, please click here

My formal submission to the Breckland Planning Process can be seen below.