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Diss & District Neighbourhood Plan

Diss Town Council have begun the process of preparing a multi-parish, cross-county boundary Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). In total, the town council and six adjoining parishes have agreed to work together to produce this Plan which, when complete, may:

  • contain planning policies for the development and use of land;
  • allocate sites 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 Diss & District NDP now rests with the Working Group and local communities. Further details may be available via the Diss & District Neighbourhood Plan webpage.

Stage 1. Area Designation (23 August 2017)

In June 2017, Diss Town Council (the 'qualifying body') submitted an Area Designation Application to South Norfolk Council and Mid Suffolk District Council to define the boundary of the Diss & District Neighbourhood Plan Area. The application was been made for and on behalf of ... in South Norfolk ... Diss Town Council, Roydon Parish Council, Burston & Shimpling Parish Council and, Scole Parish Council ... and in Mid-Suffolk ... Palgrave Parish Council, Stuston Parish Meeting and, Brome & Oakley Parish Council. The publication period began on 16 June 2017 and closed on 31 July 2017. Under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), both local authorities confirmed the designated NDP Area on 23 August 2017. A notice to this effect can be viewed below:

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