James Knight

Ropes Hill House,
4 Lower Street,
NR12 8AA
07860 599015

Appointed  by South Norfolk District

Term of appointment  1 year

Date first appointed  31/05/2019

Expiry of appointment  22/05/2022

Committees Broads AuthorityPlanning Committee


I am South Norfolk’s District Councillor for Thurlton Ward, covering the parishes of Aldeby, Burgh St Peter, Gillingham, Haddiscoe, Thurlton, Toft Monks and Wheatacre.

I am a Chartered Surveyor by profession and have been active in and around the Broads for most of my life. I live in Horning with my family.

I am Managing Director of Waveney River Centre in Burgh St Peter, which has provided me with extensive experience in waterside development and tourism, and a practical first-hand understanding of the planning system from an end-user perspective. I am passionate about balancing economic and environmental sustainability throughout the Broads and want to encourage a pro-active approach to revitalising the more neglected areas, particularly around the southern rivers.

I was formerly a member of the Navigation Committee, and am committed to improving openness, transparency and stakeholder engagement at the Broads Authority, and to ensure that the recommendations of the 2017/18 Peer Review are implemented in full.

In my limited spare time, I enjoy sailing and cruising on the Broads and am a member of several boating organisations and local yacht clubs including NSBA, Broads Society, NBYC, WOBYC and the River Cruiser Class.

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