Borough Council Development Plan



The Borough Council "Cabinet - Site Specific Allocations and Policies Development Plan Document" may be see here

Chapter 9 of a document, including a map of the village with proposed developments marked, may be seen here
Scroll down to pages 27 - 30 for the reference to East Winch. (Pages 194 - 197 of the full document)

The Lynn News reports, Friday 12 August, that the Transport section of the Borough Council core strategy indicates that Council leaders are to make it a priority to seek the building of a bypass for East Winch; Middleton and West Winch are similarly included.
(See also A47 Concerns)

It is all part of plans to improve West Norfolk's transport network; this is to include improved rail links (with a second railway station for King's Lynn no less) and improvements to key road junctions, including the Hardwick roundabout.

It is also reported that in the Economy section of the core strategy, Council leaders have said that West Norfolk's skills base should be improved to boost the low wage economy of the area.

More land than is actually needed will be set aside for economic development in King's Lynn; This is to fit with the aim to develop the town as an important business centre in the region.


HOUSING PROPOSALS.

Also proposed, as part of the new core strategy, is the provision of 15,500 extra homes in the Borough.
Most will be provided in the main towns, King's Lynn, Downham Market and Hunstanton. 17 percent of the planned number would be built in the larger villages, Brancaster, Snettisham, Terrington St. Clement for example, and the remainder - about 8 percent of the total (some 1280 properties) - would be allocated between 38 smaller villages - East Winch perhaps?
However, the Borough Council Document (see below) shows that only 9 homes are proposed.

The Borough Council "Cabinet - Site Specific Allocations and Policies Development Plan Document" may be see here
References to East Winch may be found on Pages 9, 86/87 of the document - paragraphs 9.0.16 to 9.0.19.
(Note that there would seem to be an error in the description of 'Site Reference 229 - it refers to land to the EAST of Torwood - on the map this site is shown to the WEST of Torwood)

Chapter 9 of a document, including a map of the village with proposed developments marked, may be seen here
Scroll down to pages 27 - 30 for the reference to East Winch. (Pages 194 - 197 of the full document)

BROADBAND.

The Strategy report also highlights the lack of suitable IT connections and the inconsistent access to quality broadband services.

Better Broadband for Norfolk. See NCC website for documents apertaining to better broadband in Norfolk
For 'Where and When' - see here
UPDATE:  DECEMBER 2014

SUPERFAST BROADBAND HAS ARRIVED
With effect from mid December 2014, Fibre Optic broadband is available in the village.
Speeds will vary according to the distance you are from the new cabinet near the church.
Check with your Internet Service Provider to confirm availability, speed and cost.
Unfortunately this option is not yet available to West Bilney.

Two documents of interest are here:-    


Information Sheet 1
Information Sheet 2


It should perhaps be pointed out that all of the above are among the aims of a fifteen year development plan for West Norfolk.

I guess that we shall have to contain our excitement at the prospect of enjoying the delights of both fast broadband and fast road connections to the rest of the country.