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Botesdale and Rickinghall Neighbourhood Plan

Botesdale and Rickinghall Parish Councils have agreed to work together to prepare a joint Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). When complete, the Plan may:

  • contain planning policies for the development and use of land;
  • allocate sites within each parish for new homes, employment and community land uses;
  • provide further guidance on the appearance and design of any new buildings

Progress to date ...

Stage 2. Preparing a draft NDP

Responsibility for preparing the Botesdale and Rickinghall NDP now rests with the parish councils. Further details may be available on the Botesdale Parish Council or Rickinghall Parish Council websites.

Stage 1. Area Designation Consultation (15 Mar - 28 Apr 2017)

In March 2017, Rickinghall Parish Council submitted an Area Designation Application to define the boundary of the neighbourhood plan. The area covers the parishes of Rickinghall Inferior, Rickinghall Superior, and the parish of Botesdale. The publication period began on 15 Mar 2017 and closed on 28 Apr 2017. Under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), Mid Suffolk District Council confirmed the designated NDP Area on 11 May 2017. A notice to this effect can be viewed below:

Area Designation Notice

Schedule of Responses to Area Consultation

Botesdale & Rickinghall Neighbourhood Plan Area Map