Neighbourhood planning

Please see below links for neighbourhood plan documents. Any documents relating to regulation 16 submission consultations can be seen on the council's online consultation portal

Local communities can help shape their neighbourhood, to find out more, read:

Neighbourhood area Stages of the neighbourhood plan
Barningham
  • Area designation - 18 April 2017
Barrow cum Denham
  • Area designation - 26 June 2019
  • Regulation 14 - September to October 2023
Barton Mills
  • Area designation - 4 March 2022
Exning
  • Area designation - 20 January 2018
  • Designated area updated - 15 June 2018
Freckenham
  • Area designation - 2 November 2018
  • Designation area updated -
  • Regulation 14 - October to December 2023
Great Barton
  • Area designation - 16 June 2016
  • Designated area updated - 14 January 2019
  • Regulation 14 - January to March 2020
  • Regulation 16 - June to August 2020
  • Examiners report issued - 23 October 2020
  • Referendum - 6 May 2021
  • Plan formally made - 22 June 2021
Hargrave 
  • Area designation - 18 November 2015
  • Regulation 14 - September to October 2017
  • Regulation 16 - February to March 2018
  • Examiners report issued - 8 May 2018
  • Referendum - 12 July 2018
  • Plan formally made - 17 July 2018
Hargrave review
  • Area designation - 18 November 2015
  • Regulation 14 - September to October 2023
Horringer cum Ickworth
  • Area designation - 7 March 2022
Ixworth and Ixworth Thorpe
  • Area designation - 20 July 2017
  • Regulation 14 - May to July 2023
Lakenheath
  • Area designation - 2 February 2021
Mildenhall
  • Area designation - 27 January 2023
Newmarket
  • Area designation - 23 December 2015
  • Designated area updated - 15 June 2018
  • Regulation 14 - June to July 2018 and January to February 2019
  • Regulation 16 - June to July 2019
  • Examiners report issued - 14 October 2019
  • Referendum - 30 January 2020
  • Plan formally made - 25 February 2020
West Row
  • Area designation - 14 May 2021
Wickhambrook
  • Area designation - 1 October 2021
  • Designated area updated - 3 April 2023
  • Regulation 14 - November and December 2023
Withersfield
  • Area designation - 7 January 2020
  • Designated area updated - 
  • Regulation 14 - November to December 2022
Worlington
  • Area designation - 30 July 2021
  • Designated area updated - 3 April 2023
  • Regulation 14 - April to May 2023
  • Regulation 16 - January to February 2024
  • Examiners report issued - 29 April 2024

Regulation 14 - pre-submission version of the neighbourhood plan
Regulation 16- submission version of the neighbourhood plan

Please note: accessibility guidance for parish councils drafting a neighbourhood plan

In 2018 the UK passed legislation which stated that all public sector websites and mobile applications needed to be made accessible, this includes all documents published on those websites.

The National Association of Local Councils has published the Website accessibility and publishing guidelines to assist parish councils in making websites and documents on their websites accessible.

Lots of other useful information can be found on:

West Suffolk Council has also produced guidance to assist you when producing accessible documents for publication on its website, such as the neighbourhood plan and supporting documents.

Please note: when preparing neighbourhood plans a strategic environmental assessment screening is required. The local planning authority can complete this as could a consultant or qualifying body. If the neighbourhood plan group are choosing the local authority rather than a consultant please can notice be provided and bear in mind this task make take a number of weeks to complete. If the local authority timeframe is too long, there are a number of consultants that will complete this role for a small fee.

Should you require any advice on the accessibility of your documents please contact us on neighbourhood.planning@westsuffolk.gov.uk for further assistance.

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