Friday, 4 January 2008

Let's get Norwich's boundaries right

2008 is the year that will decide the dimensions of the new Norwich unitary authority decided. The area currently proposed for the greater Norwich unitary authority is FAR TOO LARGE. ...Norwich Green Party wants the full Norwich urban area to be included in the new Norwich unitary authority. It is is a nonsense for places like Sprowston and Hellesdon to be 'outside Norwich', when they are plainly part of Norwich -- it makes proper planning in andof the city impossible. ...But we will _oppose_ the move to a unitary authority, in the final analysis, if the Boundary Commission decides to include swathes of rural Norfolk including villages or even possibly surrounding market towns in the area of 'Norwich'. (See "Greens launch 'middle way' campaign on boundaries of unitary Norwich", at

http://www.norwichgreenparty.org/default.aspx?url=http://www.norwichgreenparty.org/archive_news.html

for details).

2 Comments:

Blogger John said...

"It is is a nonsense for places like Sprowston and Hellesdon to be 'outside Norwich', when they are plainly part of Norwich -- it makes proper planning in and of the city impossible."

The problem from the perspective of someone who lives in Sprowston is that it is not obvious that our community should be run by Norwich councillors, disregarding what we want.

The vast majority of people living here think that the status quo works best. Sprowston parish, Broadland district and Norfolk County councils ensure that decisions are made at the appropriate level by people who represent us. It is subsidiarity in action.

We don't have any Green party councillors representing Sprowston (around 15,000 people) so why should those in Norwich be able to dictate what happens here?

The process to impose a unitary authority on suburban Broadland has been entirely undemocratic so far.

It may be obvious to you that Norwich can run Sprowston better the people who live here, but a convincing case has not been made yet.

4 January 2008 at 22:50  
Blogger Rupert said...

Sproston is in reality part of the urban area of Norwich. It is that simple. How can we (for instance) do urban planning or plan bus routes, when chunks of the city are excluded from the city limits?

6 January 2008 at 19:43  

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2008 is the year that will decide the dimensions of the new Norwich unitary authority decided. The area currently proposed for the greater Norwich unitary authority is FAR TOO LARGE. ...Norwich Green Party wants the full Norwich urban area to be included in the new Norwich unitary authority. It is is a nonsense for places like Sprowston and Hellesdon to be 'outside Norwich', when they are plainly part of Norwich -- it makes proper planning in andof the city impossible. ...But we will _oppose_ the move to a unitary authority, in the final analysis, if the Boundary Commission decides to include swathes of rural Norfolk including villages or even possibly surrounding market towns in the area of 'Norwich'. (See "Greens launch 'middle way' campaign on boundaries of unitary Norwich", at

http://www.norwichgreenparty.org/default.aspx?url=http://www.norwichgreenparty.org/archive_news.html

for details).
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