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Here we tell you “Who we are” and “What we do”.

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Newsflash:  The Greater Norwich Local Plan will go forward for a six week Regulation 19 publication period, which will start at 09.00 on Monday 1 February 2021 and close at 17.00 on Monday 15 March 2021.  No representations will be accepted outside of this period. See Consultations.

Who we are

The Yare Valley at Norwich is recognised both locally and nationally by statutory authorities, voluntary bodies and individuals, as an area of high landscape quality and ecological importance that should be protected from the strong pressures for development in the Norwich area. It presents attractive and accessible open countryside within easy reach of Norwich and its environs and as such, it is a valuable recreational, wildlife, and visual asset.

Vigilance and action on the part of all concerned are needed to protect it.

Established in 1967, we are a voluntary group with about 400 members.

What we do

We represent members’ views and concerns, by commenting regularly on planning applications and policies, which affect the valley. We have given evidence at Public Planning Inquiries, lobbied MPs and Councillors, and helped to establish footpaths.

We inform by issuing a members newsletter several times a year. We also inform a wider public by means of letters and articles in the local press, leaflet distribution, this website and Facebook.

We meet for guided walks and discussions on planning issues.