Reepham is a special place…
We believe that any development in our lovely town should be appropriate and sustainable
Realistic Reepham was formed in 2011 to give residents a voice: we are ordinary people who live here and want to see Reepham thrive. Our intention is to promote awareness of the huge changes that threaten our beautiful Georgian town and surrounding countryside and landscapes, which once destroyed will be gone forever. We're not against new housing, but do oppose huge and unnecessary development on the scale being proposed.
We are in favour of realistic and sustainable development that will provide economic, social and environmental benefits that are consistent with the local character of the town and surrounding landscape.
We support building a smaller number of houses on existing brownfield sites or other suitable areas within the existing settlement limit, based on the views of the Town Council, residents, traders, local businesses and community groups.
Broomhill Lane Development
Status: Allocated Site
Planning: 3 separate applications submitted so far for Development for 141 Houses, Road Widening and 2 Bungalows on Broomhill Lane. Potential further applications pending for School Sports Hall Shell
April 2020 Broadland District Council Planners have so far received three applications:
PA20200847 - Proposed Residential Development of 141 houses with associated open space, highway and landscaping works plus extension to existing Reepham Cemetery
PA20200469 - Widening and Improvements to Broomhill Lane
PA20200975 - Construction of 2 new bungalows at the junction of Broomhill Lane and School Road
Capacity of Schools
Capacity of Infrastructure
Shell of Sports Hall for High School
Reepham Town Council
Broadland District Council
OUR CORE AIMS
Providing a collective voice to ensure Reepham residents' views are heard and taken into account.
Helping to ensure that Reepham retains its distinctive character and its strength as a community in a constantly changing world.
Helping to ensure that the beautiful and varied countryside around the town is not harmed.
Working with Reepham Town Council and other groups in creating a local plan, and encouraging residents to voice their hopes and wishes for the future.
Thoroughly researching and keeping residents fully informed of local development proposals and their implications for the town, its infrastructure and the surrounding landscape.
Campaigning to keep future residential and other development realistic – of appropriate scale and character, and within current settlement limits.
Liaising with the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), Norfolk Wildlife Trust and other conservation and campaign groups in Norfolk and beyond.
What People Say
Christopher Barringer, Exploring the Norfolk Market Town (2011)
«Reepham is now a very pleasant market town; new estates have not yet been added to it as severely as they have in other Norfolk towns. It is probably the town in this study that was least changed by the 20th century.»