New Buckenham is an historic market town, now effectively a village, in the Breckland District of Norfolk, England. Surrounded by mixed farmland, it lies some 15 miles (24km) SW of Norwich, 4 miles (7km) from Attleborough and 8 miles (13km) from Diss. Of particular interest and linked to its long history is the layout of streets in a near orthogonal medieval grid pattern.



The Plan is now out for consultation

New Buckenham Parish Council has submitted its Neighbourhood Plan for consultation.  The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the Parish area and planning policies that will be used to determine planning applications locally.

In accordance with Regulation 16 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the Local Planning Authority must publicise the Plan for at least six weeks for public consultation.

The consultation starts on Friday 16th July 2021 and any comments (representations) on the Plan need to be sent to Breckland Council by no later than 5pm on Thursday 9th September 2021.

For all details, the Plan itself and how to comment, go to


The Neighbourhood Plan team works on behalf of New Buckenham Parish Council.

Members of the New Buckenham Society have been collecting old photos, documents and cuttings of the village for years, now brought together and put on-line for all to see.

You can use the website to move about the village in the past, see what it looked like, who was there and what's been written. The Society is keen to hear from anyone who can lend photos or other material to put on the website, perhaps also histories of the New Buckenham families. Please tell your family and friends with New Buckenham connections.