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Great Yarmouth First Draft Local Plan Consultation. 

13th March to 8th May 2024

THIS AFFECTS YOU!  HOP1 Longfulans Lane and HOP2 Coast Road and URB19 Links Road South (allocated to Gorleston)



From GYBC:

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan to replace the existing Core Strategy and Local Plan Part 2.  The new Local Plan will set out a strategy for the development of the Borough over the period to 2041.   It will set out the amount of new development needed and will determine where that development will go and how it should be delivered.  The new Local Plan will also contain planning policies that will be used in determining planning applications.

We are writing to invite you to make comments on a first draft of the new Local Plan. 

The consultation can be viewed here:

Comments can be made by using the interactive document available at the above link or alternatively you can email a response to  We can also accept responses by post to Strategic Planning, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF. 

A series of drop-in events for the public will take place in April where planning officers will be available to talk about the consultation:

• 15th April 2024 - 10am to 6pm – Great Yarmouth Town Hall

• 16th April 2024 - 4:30pm-8:30pm – All Saints Parish Hall, Beach Road, Scratby

• 22nd April 2024 - 4:30pm-8:30pm – The Old School Village Centre, Green Lane, Bradwell. 

A webinar for members of the public will also take place on 27th March 2024 , where a presentation on the consultation will be given together with an opportunity to ask questions. Register your interest in attending by emailing

Please ensure all comments are received by midnight on 8th May 2024.

If you have any questions about the consultation, please contact the Strategic Planning team using the contact details below:

Strategic Planning Team 

Planning and Growth

Great Yarmouth Borough Council


Telephone: 01493 846270



Please attend the public consultation meetings organised by GYBC and speak to the Planning Officers about your views and concerns.  Comments must be submitted to GYBC by 8th May latest via e-mail to or see other contact options above.


This information has been uploaded to Hopton Residents Facebook, your Parish Council’s website and the April edition of Village News magazine.


Received from National Highways 15.02.2024

Update: A47 Links Road Roundabout to Victoria Road Roundabout - road markings

We wrote to you recently telling you about our plans to refresh the road markings on the A47 between Links Road Roundabout and Victoria Road Roundabout at Gorleston-on-sea, starting on Monday 19 February, for approximately three weeks.

Unfortunately, due to recent supply chain availability issues, this work has been postponed.

This work will now be rescheduled to a later date, to coordinate with other road works in the region. Once confirmed, we will contact you again.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.


How to find out more

To find out more about road improvements we’re carrying out across the East of England, please visit our website at


If you would like more information, please contact us on 0300 123 5000, or by email at

Notification that the Post Office in Hopton will be temporarily closed from 5pm on Tuesday 6 February 2024 and re-open on Friday 22 March 2024 at 9am. 

Alternative Post Offices nearby:

Magdalen Way Post Office  87-89 Magdalen Way  Gorleston  Great Yarmouth
NR31 7AA  Opening times  Monday - Saturday 06:00 – 21:00  Sunday 07:00 – 21:00
This branch has a wide door and level access at the entrance.
Getting there.  This Post Office service is located approximately 3 miles away from Hopton branch, along varied terrain.  Off road parking is available outside the branch with a dedicated disabled bay. There are local buses serving the surrounding area.
Gorleston Post Office
Spar  118-120 High Street  Gorleston  Great Yarmouth  NR31 6RE
Opening times  Monday - Friday 08:30 – 17:30  Saturday 08:30 – 12:30  Sunday Closed
Access.  This branch has a wide door and level access at the  entrance.
Getting there.  This Post Office service is located approximately 3.0 miles away from Hopton branch, along varied terrain. Time restricted roadside parking is available near the branch with dedicated disabled bays. There is a frequent bus service available between Hopton branch and this Post Office service. The nearest bus stop is approximately 32 metres away. To get this information in a different format, for example, in larger print, audio or braille call
03452 66 01 15 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.

Received from National Highways 05.02.2024: 
A47 Links Road Roundabout to Victoria Road Roundabout: road markings

I am writing to tell you that we plan to carry out work to refresh the road markings on the A47 between Links Road Roundabout and Victoria Road Roundabout at Gorleston-on-Sea. Once complete, drivers will benefit from a safer, better-defined road surface.

We plan to complete this work over three weeks between Monday 19 February and Friday 8 March. We will work between 9pm to 6am on weeknights only, weather conditions permitting.

Work will be carried out in phases, starting from Links Road Roundabout, moving northwards until work is complete at Victoria Road Roundabout.

Access to James Paget Hospital will remain open, either via Brasenose Avenue, Jenner Road or the main entrance. Temporary signs will be in place to advise of any alternative arrangements.

How to find out more

To find out more about road improvements we’re carrying out across the East of England, please visit our website at

If you would like more information, please contact us on 0300 123 5000, or by email at


The back cover (colour) of Village News, monthly magazine, is available for business advertising. The magazine is delivered to all homes and businesses in Hopton on a monthly basis. Adverts can be A4 page, half A4, one third or small credit card size. Please get in contact via e-mail if you are interested and would like sizes/rates. See Amenities page (tab above) for copies of Village News magazine. 

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order affecting Hall Road (near Sidegate) from its junction with Lowestoft Road for 100m westwards to facilitate the provision of fibre overhead vabling works.  9.30am to 15.30 on 16 January 2024.  Enquiries to NCC 0344 800 8020 

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposed to make a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order affecting Station Road (junction of Lowestoft Road/White Hart) to junction with Hopton Gardens.  The road will be temporarily closed (EXCEPT FOR ACCESS) from 2nd January 2024 to 9th February 2024 for gas works.  Alternative route via Longfulans Lane, Coast Road. Full Order can be viewed here

Result of Uncontested Election 

Notice of Election - Hopton on Sea Parish Council, dated 15.11.23

Notice of Casual Vacancy - Hopton on Sea Parish Council, dated 24.10.2023 

Click here for copy of Notice

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (NTRO7052) affecting the 1) Lowestoft Road from its junction with Longfulans Lane for 100m northwards; and 2) Longfulans Lane from its junction with Lowestoft Road for 100m eastwards in the PARISH OF HOPTON-ON-SEA to facilitate road closures to allow for safe access to complete duct works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) between 09:30 and 15:30 from 31st October to 2nd November 2023, only while signs indicating the closure are in place for the duration of the works expected to be about 3 days within the period.  

Alternative route is via: Longfulans Lane, Coast Road, Station Road, Lowestoft Road.

If necessary, the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order.

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The team dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is North Area Streetworks (Community and Environmental Services Department) contactable by telephone at 0344 800 8020 or email at Details are also available at

Dated this 20th day of October 2023.

Katrina Hulatt

Director of Legal Services (nplaw)

County Hall                                                                                         

Martineau Lane



Saturday 19 August 2023. 10am to 4pm. Skateboarding BMX Scooter event at the Skateboard Park, Recreation Ground. FREE to attend and take part. Professional demonstrations, competitions, prizes to be won. 

Thank you to GY Lions Club for their sponsorship. 

Breydon Bridge closures as advised by National Highways:

As part of the commissioning phase of the work we are planning to have the below listed night closures over the bridge from Tuesday 22 August to late October 2023.

Closures and diversions

To carry out the work we will need to close the bridge overnight from 8pm to 6am on the following dates:  

Tuesday 22, Thursday 24 and Tuesday 29 August.
Friday 15 September to Thursday 5 October including weekends.
We will also need to undertake bridge lifts, during the daytime off peak hours (10am to 2:30pm) under traffic signals from Monday 9 to Friday 13 October. We will provide you with an update if there are any changes to the proposed dates.

Whilst the overnight closures are in place eastbound traffic will be diverted from the A47 at Trowse Newton to travel southbound on the A146. Traffic will then join the A143 at Gillingham to re-join the A47 at Beccles Road, A47 interchange. Westbound traffic will follow the same diversion as above but in reverse.

Planning Application 06/23/0378/F Potters Leisure Resort.  No.51 one bedroom plus associated works. Comments submitted by the Parish Council 16.8.23. Outcome awaited. 

Planning Application 06/23/0220/F Re-development of existing ancillary pitch and putt golf course to provide for the installation of 110 bases for the siting of static caravans with associated landscaping, drainage and utility infrastructure access, car parking and lighting at Haven, Hopton Holiday Village, Warren Road.

This application is to be heard by GYBC Development Control Committee at the Town Hall Great Yarmouth on Wednesday 26 July 2023, 6.30pm.  The meeting is open to members of the public,  A Parish Cllr will be speaking at the meeting to outline concerns of residents, as raised at the Hopton Parish Council meetings 10 October 2022 and 17 April 2023 (see Minute page). 

GYBC approved planning application at the Development Control Committee meeting held 26.7.23. 

Result of Uncontested Parish Council Election

North Ward

South Ward 

Borough Election - Notice of Poll and Statement of Persons Nominated Bradwell South & Hopton 

Notice of Election - Notices for Great Yarmouth Borough Council election and Hopton-on-Sea Parish Council Election. 

Community Litter Pick Saturday 1st April 2023.  

Sixteen residents turned out for the village litter pick, collecting around 15 bags of rubbish.

Consultation re: Young children's play area at St. Clare Court (off Julian Way).

Update April 2023.  A Project/Bid has been submitted to GYBC Planning to use S106 money (developers contribution) to upgrade the play area at St. Clare Court.  We await the outcome. 

We welcome your comments on the following suggestion to upgrade the play area.

1.The swings are in need of refurbishment, and possibly one of the seats made into a flat seat, rather than the existing two baby swings.

2.The slide and climbing frame are at the end of their life and cannot be refurbished any further (as advised by GYBC).

3.If the slide and climbing frame are removed, we could bid for more modern play equipment such as wooden balance beams, “A” climbing frame, train (ode to the old station at Hopton), stepping stones etc.

4.The whole area could be repurposed as it is a long strip of green area with trees and the new play equipment could extend further along the area. The trees would remain in situ.

5. A seat or two for adults to watch over their children.

The play area is for 18 months to 6/7 years and is well used.

GYBC is holding £29,400 which is money paid by developers from new housing in Hopton. The money can only be spent on recreational facilities (nothing else). The money would cover the cost of items 1 to 5 with sufficient maintenance money retained by GYBC for 10/15 years.

If the play area is not upgraded, it will likely be lost in the next year or two, and the equipment simply removed by GYBC, when it reaches the end of its life span.

The Parish Council would like to know what you think about this specific proposal to upgrade the play area.

Please e-mail your comments to asap. Thank you.

National Highways - A47 resurfacing works.

From Monday 13 March through to mid June.  Various sections of the A47 will be closed between 8pm and 6am midweek only (includes Hopton roundabout). Contact 0300 123 5000 for enquiries. 

New Local Plan OptionsThis affects Hopton. 

Go to (copy and paste into your browser) to view the document and potential areas for development in Hopton and surrounding areas.  There is a drop in event at the Assembly Room at the Town Hall on 26 January, 4 - 8pm.  All comments must be received by GYBC by the 27 February 2023.

This item will be discussed by the Parish Council at the 13 February 2023 meeting. 7.30pm at the Village Hall. All welcome to attend. 

Various roadworks along Station Road.  The road is due to be closed for gas works from 30 January for three weeks.  Access is permitted for homeowners on Station Road and businesses only.  The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Vinnie Purdy (Community and Environmental Services Department) Telephone 0344 800 8020.  

Police Surgery Monday 23 January 2023, 10am to 12 midday at Hopton Village Hall.

PC Mark Seggars will be available in the hall.  Some Parish Cllrs will also be present should you have any queries or wish to discuss matters relating to the village/community. 

Hopton Community Litter Picks.  Thanks to everyone who joined in the two litter picks weekend 24/25 Sept. Photos shown below. 

Some photos from the Skateboarding/BMX/Scooter event held on Saturday 20 August 2022, organised by the Parish Council and King Ramps shown below.

A few photos below from The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Party in the Park Event held Saturday 4 June 2022 at the Recreation Ground.

Organised by the Hopton Residents Facebook Group and Hopton-on-:Sea Parish Council.   Part funded by Lottery Community Fund.

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The Parish Council meet in the Village Hall on a Monday evening, usually the second Monday each month, commencing at 7.30pm. Click on Council/Meetings to view dates (also listed below). 


Notice of the Meeting/Agenda is posted on this website and the noticeboards. A public forum takes place during each session where you can raise issues that are of concern to you.  Minutes are published on this website, on the noticeboards and in the monthly Village News magazine.  We look forward to welcoming you to our meetings.

Meeting Dates

2023 - 9 January, 13 February, 13 March, 17 April, 15 May Annual Parish Council Meeting, 12 June, 10 July, 14 August, 11 September, 9 October, 13 November, 11 December. 

2024 - 8 January, 12 February, 11 March, 8 April, 13 May Annual Parish Council Meeting/Annual Parish Meeting, 10 June, 8 July, 12 August, 9 September, 14 October, 11 November, 9 December. 

We're responsible for:

  • The Millennium Garden  Coast Road

  • Old St. Margaret's Church Ruins  Coast Road

  • Two bus shelters  Lowestoft Rd and Station Rd

  • Recreation Ground/Pavilion Lowestoft Road     (play equipment is the responsibility of GYBC)

  • Custodian Trustee of the Village Hall

  • Maintenance of the white Entrance Gates

  • Maintenance of Various Benches

  • Keeping the Flower Tubs well tended

  • Monthly Village News Magazine delivered to all homes in Hopton on Sea. 

  • Setting the Precept. Management of budgets to provide services in the village. 

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