Photographic Competition


Loddon Parish Council, in association with Musker McIntyre Estate Agents, is running a Photographic Competition with cash prizes.  We are looking for photographs of Loddon to represent the tagline on out recently launched logo:

Loddon – Perfectly Placed

The theme is open to individual interpretation but entries must feature images of Loddon and be suitable for use in promoting Loddon to visitors.  Twelve winning photographs will feature in a special calendar for 2016

For more information please click on the links below:

Photo Competition Poster

Terms and Conditions

Loddon Information Centre

 Calling Volunteers!

Do you enjoy meeting new people?

Would you like to help promote the Loddon area to visitors?

 Can you spare a couple of hours each week?

If so, Loddon Information Centre needs YOU!

To find out more, please call 01508 522020

or email loddonpc@yahoo.co.uk

Planning Application at George Lane, Loddon Given the Green Light

Halsbury Homes Ltd submitted an application for outline planning permission to build on land north of George Lane with associated infrastructure and open space, as well as a new roundabout junction where the A146 meets George Lane.

The proposal was approved with conditions by South Norfolk Council’s development management committee on 5 February, despite receiving more than 40 objections from local residents and the parish council, who said the amount of homes would have a detrimental impact on the living standards of existing residents and would adversely affect the character and quality of the area.

Councillor Jane Hale, representing Loddon Parish Council, also feared the roundabout would increase the volume of traffic flowing through the village.

She said there was no longer sufficient infrastructure in the village to cope with a development of 200 homes, adding: “Families don’t let their children walk and the centre of Loddon is chaotic.”

However, a representative for the developer said the spacious nature of the proposal fitted in with the surrounding area, adding: “It is a quality proposal designed for this location at a gateway to Loddon.”

A number of councillors expressed concerns the roundabout would only be delivered once 125 homes had been occupied, preferring it to be added after 50 homes.

Cllr Derek Blake, the committee’s chairman, said: “Overall, clearly the roundabout is the most important plus factor with all this, not just for Loddon residents, but also the surrounding area.”

Planning officers, who recommended approval, said the plan was compliant with the necessary planning acts and policies and that the material considerations of providing significant investment in highway infrastructure, recreational facilities and ecological enhancements would act as benefits to the wider locality.

Contacting Your Councils

For a list of all your parish councillors with contact details, please click on the link below:

Loddon Parish Councillors 2014

Your Parish, District and County Councils each have their own areas of responsibilies; please click on the link below to find out more and also obtain contact details for each of the councils:

Parish, District or County Council?

Loddon Parish Council

Loddon Parish Council is a pro-active, non party political organisation which works within the overall structure of local government to get the best deal for local people.  The council is made up of eleven councillors who are elected every four years.  It has two part time employees – the clerk Christine Smith and the finance and projects officer Karen Read.  The Parish Council’s work can be divided into two areas; statutory duties and community functions.  The statutory work involves liaising with organisations like the Broads Authority, Norfolk County Council and South Norfolk District Council, consulting on such things as planning applications and development.

The community functions include addressing local issues and undertaking projects to improve the community, such as providing the skate park, Christmas lights, benches, dog bins and flower displays. The Parish Council also maintains the war memorial and contributes to the upkeep of other community areas such as the churchyard, playing fields and Pyes Mill. The Parish Council meets on the second Thursday of each month (excluding August).  Members of the public are always welcome to attend the meetings and are given the opportunity to address the Council to express opinions or ask questions.  Anyone meeting certain criteria (such as living within three miles of the parish) can stand as a Parish Councillor.   If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the clerk.