Welcome to our website, new for 2018


Please go to PLANNING now. The response deadline has been extended to Thursday 22 March 2018 at 1700.

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, and this website.

We meet for guided walks and discussions on planning issues.