A six-week consultation on Stowupland’s Neighbourhood Development Plan starts today, Friday 19 October.
Mid Suffolk District Council commenced the consultation following the formal submission of a Neighbourhood Development Plan for Stowupland, which has been prepared and produced by the parish council and local community.
The public consultation asks whether the policies outlined in the Plan are appropriate and seeks the views of people who live, work and do business in the Stowupland area. Comments can be submitted via email.
The deadline for the submission of comments is Friday 30 November 2018.
Following the consultation, all comments received will be considered by an Independent Examiner who will determine whether the plan can go forward to a local referendum later in the year.
Neighbourhood planning allows communities to develop their own planning policies which will guide new development. The submitted Plan and supporting documents can be found online.
Stowupland is one of 17 communities in Mid Suffolk which are currently preparing a Neighbourhood Plan with an eighteenth, Mendlesham, having already seen their plan made and adopted.
Cllr Glen Horn, Mid Suffolk District Council Cabinet Member for Planning, said: “A great deal of work goes into producing a Neighbourhood Plan: The committee in Stowupland have spent many hours producing this, and are now asking the wider community to add their comments. They are close to seeing their plan adopted, and I would encourage everyone in the parish to help by providing them with the feedback they need to make the plan as effective and inclusive as possible.”