Poringland & District Men’s Shed has operated from 3 different temporary Sheds in it’s short history but has always strived to find a permanent home. We have now been offered a wonderful opportunity to build our very own shed in Poringland. Poringland Parish Council have included a site for a Men’s Shed as part of the Community Land project on the Norfolk Homes Ridings estate.
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We now have the first draft proposal from the architect showing what our new Shed might look like. At this stage we should emphasise that this is very much a first draft and therefore subject to change. Having reached this stage in the project we now need to raise the funds! Our target is to raise £200,000 to build the new Shed and we are most grateful to Norfolk Homes who have made a generous donation and offered to bring utilities to our site.
On October 31st 2018 The Poringland Parish Council unanimously agreed to offer us a 99 year lease at a peppercorn rate. The relevant extract from the draft minutes can be seen below.
Extract from Poringland Parish Council News
We seem to have had a slight pull in the Community Land Project, however this is because Norfolk Homes have been beavering away on our behalf levelling and importing topsoil onto the site, laying utilities and temporary roadways, and generally preparing for handover to the Parish Council. As soon as this is completed the Council will be handed the land, and will begin the formal planning process. This is a long term project which will also require funding applications, but we aim to deliver the site in phases.
Extract from Poringland Parish Council 2018 Annual Report
Extract from June 2018 Poringland Parish Council Newsletter
The Community Land Project (development of the land behind The Ridings) is moving forward well, with the Council appointing a lead consultant to take us through the planning permission stages. We are currently transferring the legal ownership of the land from Norfolk Homes to the Parish Council, and we are incredibly grateful to Norfolk Homes for their kindness and generosity in gifting this land to the parish, together with a package of support to get this recreational site off to a flying start.
The Parish Council have appointed WDR & RT Taggart as consultants.
The Parish Council agree to appoint a consultant.
The Parish Council agree to outsource a consultant to take the Community Land Project through the planning process. This consultant should be in place by Spring 2018.
Following a public consultation the Parish Council agree that a Men’s Shed should be included in the Community Land Project.