Meetings are scheduled for every second Thursday of the month unless otherwise advertised. All are held in the Priory Room at 7.30pm.
Please find specific dates with an indication of what is coming up and all historical records and information in the document time-line further down the page.
Do you have views on how Walsham le Willows should develop? Then come and join us. Get involved!
Documents listed below are a good place to start to get up to speed, these include resource documents and links on Neighbourhood Planning, the minutes from meetings and future meeting dates and an idea of what is going to be discussed and when. NB the search box here returns results based on document titles and dates, not content. To search the whole site use the search box at the top of the site on very page.
|Index||Date||Document / Planned Discussion|
|29||Later meeting Dates||Provisional Plan of meeting dates and events pencilled in for each month.
April 9th | Working Groups meet & feed back to the main group
May 14th | Outline questionnaire and plan to group.
June 11th | Compilation of draft questionnaire.
July 9th | Walsham project with Primary School
August 13th | Exhibition of work at Gardens Weekend.
September 10th | Door-drop of questionnaire.
October 8th | Review and analysis of questionnaire
November 12th | Draft of Neighbourhood Plan Document
Spring 2021 | Draft Version of review by community.
|28||March 12th 2020||Notes from Meeting|
|27||February 13th 2020||Notes from Meeting
|26||January 9th 2020||CANCELLED pending relaunch|
|25||December 12th 2019||CANCELLED due to election|
|24||November 14th 2019||CANCELLED due to number of apologies received.|
|23||October 10th 2019||CANCELLED due to double booking of the room - St Mary's PCC has apologised for this.|
|22||September 12th 2019|
|21||August 8th 2019||Green Issues|
|20||August 5th 2019||Draft Local Plan - Notice of Consultation
View the consultation document online, and to submit your comments
Drop in Session dates and Submit your Comments
|19||July 11th 2019||Historical development of the village ‘in a nutshell’
|18||6th June 2019||To look at some likely potential (preferred and reserved) sites for discussion|
|17||2nd May 2019||Minutes
|16||28th February 2019||Agenda|
|15||25th February 2019||Community Infrastructure Levy and how to access it.
Includes the the link to the publicly available developer contributions database so you can see what is available.
|14||24th February 2019||Steps towards adoption of a Neighbourhood Plan
Neighbourhood Plan Website
|13||22nd February 2019||Draft Masterplan for proposed development of Shepherd's Grove site, Stanton
More information can be found at: http://www.shepherdsgrovestanton-masterplan.co.uk
|12||27th January 2019||BMSDC Draft Housing Land Supply Position Statement & Consultation timelines|
|11||24th January 2019||Meeting was Cancelled
|10||29th November 2018||Notes from Meeting|
|9||15th November 2018||Minutes to follow|
|8||4th October 2018||Minutes|
|7||31 July 2018||WleW NP Area Designation Notice
|6||26th July 2018||Minutes|
|5||27th June 2018||News item 'all day' drop in session - Plan Boundary
Views collected on proposed strands of the Neighbourhood Plan...
Design | Environment | Flood Risk | Green Issues | Heritage | Housing | Jobs & Shops | | School & Early YearsSports & Lesiure | Traffic | Transport | Anything Else
|4||31 May 2018||Minutes|
|3||25th April 2018||Minutes
|2||28th March 2018||Minutes|
|1||27th February 2018||Draft Mission Statement|
The First Drop-In Event
The first drop in event on 27th June 2018 was a huge success. 138 signatures agreeing the Plan Boundary of the 153 who signed in. See the news page post about this first event and see the gallery below showing what a successful event this was evidenced, not least, by the winning logo entries.
NP Logo Competition
A big thank you from the Neighbourhood Plan group to all our young artists who took the time to think about what ‘development’ in Walsham le Willows meant to them and to express this in their artwork. And in particular, thanks to the creators of the winning entries which will now be used throughout the Neighbourhood Plan.
The five winning Neighbourhood Plan logo entries all designed by the children of Walsham le Willows Primary School are showcased above. The entries from all the runners-up also deserve to have their entries displayed and these are in the gallery below.
Why might Walsham need a Neighbourhood Plan?
The main strands of the plan identified so far…
HOUSING | HERITAGE | ENVIRONMENT | TRAFFIC | SCHOOL & EARLY YEARS | SPORT & LEISURE | JOBS & SHOPS | FLOOD RISK | ‘GREEN’ ISSUES |
These strands may evolve over time, some being combined and new ones may be added. Everyone’s views are important, and indeed required, for the development of a Neighbourhood Plan. The group will be looking to involve the whole village in a search to discover how people see Walsham developing in the future.
Specifically, a Neighbourhood Plan would…
- Give the village a voice, the right to be heard by those who make the local plans.
- Protect and enhance the important character and identity of this historic Suffolk village.
- Ensure suitable size and scale of development in appropriate locations.
- Protect important assets and encourage community benefits.
- Enable Walsham le Willows to maintain its identity as an attractive and comfortable place to live, work and play for both current residents and future generations alike.
In other words, a Neighbourhood Plan, agreed by the people of the village, will sit next to the Local Plan, a document which sets planning policy for the whole District and is currently being developed by MSDC. Along with the Local Plan, a Neighbourhood Plan has to be taken into account by District and County Councils when planning decisions affecting Walsham are under consideration.
It is the view of the Neighbourhood Plan group as currently constituted that if the village wants a voice that will be heard and acted upon, it needs to have a Neighbourhood Plan!
Do you agree? This is how can you get involved…
- Look for updates in the Observer
- Drop back here regularly where the latest information can be found on the news page with and outline and archived information on this Neighbourhood Plan page (accessed quickly from the top menu).
- Leave comments on firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you would like to play a more active part, meetings are at 7.00pm, on the last Wednesday of the month, at the Priory Room. The group will be happy to welcome you!
Please remember – Everyone’s views are important!
Neighbourhood Planning Group MembersThis table shows group members and current areas of interest. These people may be taking an area forward at the moment but this may evolve over time with people starting to work in groups as some strands of the plan are combined or as new people express and interest.
|Members and areas of interest|
Sports & Leisure
History & Heritage
History & Heritage
Website and Email Inbox
Convenor and Local Information
Green Issues & Education