West Norfolk HMM Fund
West Norfolk Habitats Monitoring and Mitigation (HMM) Fund
Aim and purpose of the fund: Developers within the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk boundary are now required to pay a small levy of £55 per dwelling to the borough council in order to help monitor and mitigate the adverse effects of increasing visitor numbers to Natura 2000 sites resulting from their development. These levies have been drawn together to create the West Norfolk Habitats Monitoring and Mitigation (HMM) Fund. The fund is being administrated on behalf of the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk by the Norfolk Coast Partnership. This fund operates on an application basis to fund projects that will monitor and mitigate increasing visitor numbers to these sites in the borough of King's Lynn and West Norfolk:
- Roydon Common and Dersingham Bog SAC/Ramsar
- The Wash and North Norfolk Coast SAC (Marine)
- The Wash SPA/Ramsar
- The North Norfolk Coast SAC/SPA/Ramsar
It also includes other Natura 2000 sites outside of King's Lynn and West Norfolk:
- The Norfolk Valley Fens SAC (in West Norfolk)
- Breckland SAC/SPA
- The Norfolk Valley Fens SAC (all)
- The River Wensum SAC
- The Ouse Washes SAC/SPA/Ramsar
To find out more about the fund and to find out who can apply and for what, please see the project criteria.
What to do next
If you meet the project criteria and believe your project is a good fit for the fund:
- Contact the fund facilitator for a discussion and to ask any questions you may have.
- Fill in the application form (example provided, the fund facillitator will provide a Word version following the initial discussion) with help from the guidance notes.