Parish plan sets out future of Drayton, near Norwich, for next five years

Picture shows: Aerial view of Drayton and Taverham.

June 2005

Picture by: Mike Page

Picture shows: Aerial view of Drayton and Taverham. June 2005 Picture by: Mike Page

The future of Drayton has been set out for the next five years in a parish plan, which was launched at the Bob Carter Centre last night .

The plan has taken two years to complete and followed a public consultation on the issues affecting people in the area.

The parish council will now help implement the plan, which calls for a review of traffic management and the creation of a Drayton business forum, among other recommendations.

Parish council chairman Hilary Kisby said: “This is a very exciting day for Drayton. Although near to the city, with a population of about 5,000 people, Drayton remains a very rural parish. We wish to see this preserved and passed on to future generations.”

The chairman of the steering committee, Dr Brendan Chester-Kadwell, said the parish was “buzzing with enthusiasm”.

He added: “This is not just about green spaces, the historic environment, and solving difficult issues such as parking - although these are very important to the people of Drayton. It is also about building up the community and the plan has an ambitious programme for improving the quality of life for everyone in the parish.”

The full plan can be downloaded at

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