Neighbourhood Plan Drop-In Day
An adopted neigbourhood plan gives the community some influence over the way development happens with the aim of preserving valued and distinctive assets of the village such as footpaths, cycleways, allotments, our landscape, wildlife spaces, woodland, verges, hedgerows, water courses and nature havens, village societies, community groups and clubs and their buildings, sports facilities, school, shops and local businesses. In this way the negative impacts of development, more of which will be coming our way, can be offset as much as possible.
Without proposing sites for appropriate development the local authority will never accept the plan for adoption by referendum. The plan needs to propose these sites and the quid pro quo is community influence on future development.
So the next step is to identify appropriate sites for development to meet the inevitable demands for more housing from Mid-Suffolk over the next 5, 10 and 15 years. The aim is to stay one step ahead of the Local Plan so we are never again on the ‘back foot’ whereby developers propose the sites for us.
Without proposals for future development there is no neighbhourhood plan, without the neighbourhood plan there is no influence.
This day is about identifying some sites for development and learning more about how neighbourhood planning and the planning system itself, works and to answer any other questions you may have.