•  Corpusty and Saxthorpe Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

    The FIRST successful Neighbourhood Plan in the North Norfolk  District Council (NNDC) area has received a resounding YES vote at the village referendum in Corpusty and Saxthorpe on March 7th.

    The question was: Do you want NNDC to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Corpusty and Saxthorpe to help to decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?’ 

    Turnout was EXCELLENT at nearly 40% . 91% voted YES to adopt the Neighbourhood Plan written by members of the Parish Council.

    224 votes were cast of which 203 were  in favour and 21 against

     THIS IS A RESOUNDING MANDATE for the Parish Council to carry through the new policies and community aspirations contained within the plan. 

    This means that local people will have more say in housing developments in the village with an emphasis on affordable housing. The plan also protects ‘Green space’ within the village, PROTECTS VIEWS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE, and redefines the VILLAGE SETTLEMENT boundary to allow SOME infill housing within the development area AND PROTECT THE SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE. The aim is to produce more housing for young families to ENCOURAGE LOCAL EMPLOYMENT, protect the future of the school, the pub and local businesses. Three areas have been designated for new development.

  • Upcoming Parish Council Elections, Thursday 2nd May 2019. Are you interested in joining the Parish Council? Nominations are now open for anyone interested in becoming a Parish Councillor. For further information and nomination forms, please contact the clerk on c.sparishclerk@gmail.com, or guidance and forms can be found on the Electoral Commission website here


Welcome to the Official Corpusty & Saxthorpe Parish Council Website

Corpusty and Saxthorpe are situated either side of the river Bure which rises at Melton Constable Park and flows on to Yarmouth. These twin villages are sixteen miles from Norwich and six miles from Aylsham, Holt and Reepham

There have obviously been settlements here from very early times as finds of flint, axes and bronze axe heads show. In Roman times, on a ridge of sand and shingle to the south west of Corpusty, iron was moulded and many pieces of iron slag have been found here.

The name Corpusty comes from the Old Norse and means ‘Corp’s stig’ that is the path of Corp (a personal name derived from Korpr, raven) Saxi was a common Danish name and Thirpe means farm, so ‘Saxi’s Farm was probably an outlying hamlet of Corpusty. Both communities have been sister villages since before the Norman Conquest.