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Next Meeting Neighbourhood Plan Group

Wednesday 27th June @ 7.00 – Priory Room

Why might Walsham need a Neighbourhood Plan?

walsham le willows word cloud logo for neighbourhood plan

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! 

Some ideas to get us started…











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.

Do you agree? This is how can you get involved…

  • Read our updates in the Observer
  • Visit where the latest information can be found on the main page blog with archived information on this Neighbourhood Plan page (see below).
  • 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. We will be happy to welcome you!

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Please remember – Everyone’s views are important!

The table below lists the five most recent documents from the neighbourhood planning group. Search or change the filters for more.
627th June 2018Next Meeting: Agenda to follow
525th April 2018
DRAFT Minutes
428th March 2018
327th February 2018
Draft Mission Statement
227th February 2018Minutes
12015Housing Needs Survey