Neighbourhood Plan

Send us your comments, views, thoughts, ideas….

Neighbourhood planning logo with drawn images of a tree, a house, a bridge, a car, a workplace and people, all in different colours

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

Read the compiled views of people who came to the event.

An image gallery and published minutes and other documents can be found further down this page.

Upcoming meetings

Meetings are scheduled for every second Thursday of the month unless otherwise advertised.  All are held in the Priory Room at 7.30pm. Please see dates in document table below.

Neighbourhood Plan - Document & Meeting Timeline

The table below lists documents from the neighbourhood planning group meetings as well as future meeting dates and what is planned for discussion.

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IndexDateDocument / Planned Discussion
21Later meeting Dates
September 12th
October 10th
November 14th
December 12th
January 9th
February 13th
March 12th
20August 8th 2019Green Issues
19July 11th 2019Historical development of the village ‘in a nutshell’
Housing update
186th June 2019To look at some likely potential (preferred and reserved) sites for discussion
172nd May 2019Minutes

1628th February 2019Agenda
1525th February 2019Community 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.
1424th February 2019Steps towards adoption of a Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan Website
1322nd February 2019Draft Masterplan for proposed development of Shepherd's Grove site, Stanton
More information can be found at:

1227th January 2019BMSDC Draft Housing Land Supply Position Statement & Consultation timelines
1124th January 2019Meeting was Cancelled
1029th November 2018
Notes from Meeting
915th November 2018
Minutes to follow
84th October 2018Minutes
731 July 2018WleW NP Area Designation Notice
Plan Boundary
626th July 2018Minutes
527th June 2018News item 'all day' drop in session - Plan Boundary

Views collected on proposed strands of the Neighbourhood Plan...
Flood Risk
Green Issues
Jobs & Shops
School & Early Years
Sports & Lesiure
Anything Else
431 May 2018Minutes
325th April 2018
228th March 2018
127th February 2018
Draft Mission Statement

Come and join us. Get involved!

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
  • 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).
  • 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!
       walsham le willows neighbourhood plan 'working together' logo

Please remember – Everyone’s views are important!

Neighbourhood Planning Group Contacts

#Member & emailTelephone
1Alan Twite
2Alison Martin
3Amanda Ellis
4Eddie Dougall
5Gordon Murray
6Jaclyn Clark
7Jimmy Bailey
8John Blakeway
9Kathryn Blakeway
10Kevin Boardley
01359 259 794
11Maggie Barber
12Mick Mansfield
13Phil Newby
01359 259 459
14Richard Belson
15Sally Johnston
16Trevor Roberts
17Tracey Gorzelak
18Mike Ayres