Search

The Norfolk and Suffolk views you would like to see protected

PUBLISHED: 16:14 08 December 2016 | UPDATED: 16:14 08 December 2016

 
 All the familiar buildings of Norwich as viewed from Mousehold Heath.

All the familiar buildings of Norwich as viewed from Mousehold Heath.

(c) copyright citizenside.com

From the rise and fall of the Norwich skyline to the rolling Wensum Valley - there’s all manner of breath taking vistas around our region.

A view over the rooftop's of Sheringham from Beeston Bump. Weybourne and Salthouse can be seen in the distance.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY A view over the rooftop's of Sheringham from Beeston Bump. Weybourne and Salthouse can be seen in the distance. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

And though their significance is widely appreciated, there is no formal protection against new buildings as there is in cities including Edinburgh and Liverpool.

So after residents in London complained that a new skyscraper had ruined a protected view of St Paul’s Cathedral from King Henry’s Mound, we asked you which local views you’d like to see safeguarded.

Answers ranged from panoramas from cliff tops and church vantage points to iconic city centre scenes.

The houses of Sheringham stretching out under Beeston Bump, Pakefield church, Norwich market place and the Wensum Valley from Swanton Morley church were all mentioned.

Another comment on our website also included the view north over the Broads from the hill beside Flegg High School and the view over Each Winch and Pentney from the chalk ridges at Middleton.

Norfolk County Council confirmed that while there are no protected views in Norfolk, a Greater Norwich Planning Team policy says developments should not disrupt long views of city landmarks - including the cathedrals, castle, St Peter Mancroft and City Hall.

A county council spokesperson said: “This is a nice initiative and an important one. Although we don’t have protected views, when a proposal has an impact on the setting of, for example, a protected ancient monument such as Norwich Castle or the Cathedral, then it would be taken into account.

“Views such as Mousehold Heath and the view over Norwich are really good examples.”

There are 27 protected views in London, including of Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. The rules on St Paul’s in particular say that developments should not impinge on the “clear sky background profile of the upper part of the dome”.

• What views would you like to see protected? Email lauren.cope@archant.co.uk

Other news

49 minutes ago

Ten schools in Norfolk accounted for more than a third of all permanent exclusions made in the county last year.

Yesterday, 20:51

Motorists were warned to avoid part of the A148 following a three vehicle crash near Fakenham.

Yesterday, 18:30

Take a trip down memory lane with our fabulous photographic celebration of East Anglian life through the decades. Today we take a nostalgic look back at Fakenham, a lovely market town situated on the River Wensum.

Yesterday, 16:38

The founder of a charity that improves the lives of some of the poorest communities in West Africa is calling for support after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

Most Read

Yesterday, 20:51

Motorists were warned to avoid part of the A148 following a three vehicle crash near Fakenham.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:36

A Member of the European Parliament was in Fakenham on Friday to warn of the impact that leaving the European Union could have on jobs related to horse racing.

Read more
David Hunter
Yesterday, 18:30

Take a trip down memory lane with our fabulous photographic celebration of East Anglian life through the decades. Today we take a nostalgic look back at Fakenham, a lovely market town situated on the River Wensum.

Read more
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Police are investigating reports of ill treatment or neglect of residents at a mid Norfolk care home, which announced its closure on Thursday.

Read more
Care Quality Commission
49 minutes ago

Ten schools in Norfolk accounted for more than a third of all permanent exclusions made in the county last year.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 8°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter