Deserted Norfolk and bustling Chelsea by the Sea

I've blogged before about the Norfolk coast and the area many times over the years.


Deserted villages such as Godwick are found a few miles from where I live - I've blogged about them here as well.
Burnham Market is known as Chelsea-by-the-Sea, with sky high property prices and

A good provocative piece by local broadcaster and author Keith Skipper.

See the other recent blog post on the impact of tourism in Wells next the Sea, which we visit quite regularly.

The Fakenham and Wells Times for the 11th of July 2019 (price £1 from local newsagents) had the headline "Is tourism bad news for Wells?"

A debate was ignited following a survey carried out in Wells, where more than three quarters of those who responded said there should be restrictions on tourists because of concerns over things such as the impact on parking, the environment and traffic flow into the town.
It was carried out by the town's neighbourhood plan steering group.
This is concerned about the number of second homes, with the accompanying inevitable issue of truly "affordable" housing for local families and those who want to leave the family home and get their first property - whether rental or otherwise.
Many on the other side of the argument point out that tourism brings in £505 million to North Norfolk alone, and employs many people either full time or seasonally. My daughter has previously worked at the Beach Cafe down near the Lifeboat station at Wells.
The newspaper carried out its own online poll, which came out with 53% thinking that tourism in Wells should be restricted through future planning.

Also check out this piece in the North Norfolk News...

The High St in Wells is changing with the recent announcement of the closure of Nobby's.
People are buying less from stores it seems, and the impact of the Co-op has also been mentioned.

Image: Alan Parkinson, shared under CC license

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