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Casual Vacancy


The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 2006 A Casual Vacancy in the Office of Councillor Parish of Burnham Overy.

The Parish Council are free to co-op a Councillor.  Please complete the Application Form or contact the Clerk for one.  

The deadline is Monday 1st March 2021 and the co-option will be decided at the meeting on Monday 8th March.

Please do contact the Clerk for more information.

Burnham Overy Parish Speed and Parking Survey 2020

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey on speed reductions and parking.  There was a considerable response to this survey.  The results are as follows:-  

79% were in favour of a reduction of speed from a 30mph to a 20mph on the A149 through Burnham Overy Staithe.

84% were in favour of a reduction of speed from 40mph to a 30mph on the B1155 in Burnham Overy Town.

Survey Results


Burnham Bulletin January


The Burnham Bulletin has lots of interesting village information. Please email the Overy Bulletin to subscribe. 

Subscribe to the Overy Bulletin


The local planning authority is Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council. All planning applications can be viewed and commented on via their website.  The Parish Council receives a copy of the plans 3 weeks before the closing date for comments.​ 

Outline application for construction of two dwellings  at  Glebe Wood  Gong Lane  Burnham Overy Staithe  Norfolk ref: 20/00994/O



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Tennis courts and Playground


The Tennis courts are closed at present.

The playground is open.  Please follow the Covid rules.


The playing field remains open for exercise and dog walking with dogs on a lead.  The playing fields are leased and managed by the Parish Council.  

Draft Fairways Policy

The Parish Council has received a draft Fairways Policy from Holkham Estate.  The Parish Council have supported the policy.  Obviously, if parishioners would like to make any specific comments regarding this policy please do not hesitate to email the Clerk on

Draft Fairways Policy 3rd version



The Parish Council have created a survey to assist in understanding the make-up, needs and priorities of our community.  


There was a very good response to the Survey.  The results are as follows:-


Summary of Village Survey 2019 Data

Charts and Comments

If anybody would like to see the Raw Data please do get in touch with the Clerk for this information.


Norfolk County Council is responsible for roads and footpaths.  If you notice any potholes or other issues, please let the clerk know so it can be reported.  The Highways Rangers visit the Parish regularly to carry out repairs.

Neighbourhood Plan

This is a great opportunity for residents of Burnham Overy Staithe and Burnham Overy Town to have a say in how development will happen in the Parish.


Volunteers are needed to form a steering group with members of the Parish Council. 


A Neighbourhood Development Plan will give the Parish Council an opportunity to envision what development is needed in both parishes.  The Neighbourhood Development Plan has a legal standing in the planning system once adopted by the Borough Council.


The Neighbourhood Development Plan is about the use of land and the social, economic and environmental development of the area that it covers.  An important element of the plan is to identify where housing should be built, what kind of housing, the amount and its design. If you would like more information or would like to be involved with the Neighbourhood Plan please contact the Clerk.


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