The Fressingfield Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is being prepared by Fressingfield Parish Council and, when completed, will be used to help guide and shape future development in the parish.
Reg 17 Independent Examination (October 2019)
Mid Suffolk District Council have appointed Janet Cheesley BA (Hons) DipTP MRTPI to carry out an independent examination of the Fressingfield NDP. The examination commenced in early October and updates will be published below as and when appropriate.
Guidance published by NPIERS in 2018 also introduced the opportunity for NDP Groups to view and comment on the representations made at the Reg 16 stage.
Previous Stages ...
Reg 16 Submission Consultation (05 Aug – 27 Sept 2019)
In accordance with Regulation 16 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations, 2012 (as amended) the District Council undertook formal consultation on the content of the Fressingfield NDP to see if it fulfils the Basic Conditions as required by Paragraph 8(1)(a)(2) of Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (inserted by the Localism Act 2011). The consultation period ran from the 5 August to 27 September 2019.
Fressingfield Parish Council (the qualifying body) had formally submitted the following documents:
A Map identifying the area to which the proposed NDP relates
An assessment as to whether the Fressingfield NDP fulfils the Basic Conditions will be undertaken by an Independent Examiner (see 'Latest news' above). An initial check, however, undertaken to confirm that the relevant requirements had been met at this stage. View the Regulation 15 Checklist
Respondents were also reminded that their comments would be forwarded to the Independent Examiner and, with the exception of personal contact details, would be published on this website.
SEA /HRA Screening & Determination (Jun 2019)
The Pre-submission draft version of the NDP was assessed to determine whether a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and/or a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) were required. The outcome of this exercise was that the need both were 'screened-out'. A copy of the relevant reports and Notices of Determination are published below:
Reg 14 Pre-submission Consultation (29 Mar to 17 May 2019)
Pre-submission consultation on the draft NDP too place between 29 March and 17 May 2019. See the Parish Council website for more details.
Reg 05 Area Designation (Feb 2018)
On 5 February 2018, Fressingfield Parish Council submitted a new application to define the boundary of their Neighbourhood Plan. Under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), Mid Suffolk District Council confirmed the designated NDP area on 9 February 2018. A notice to this effect, a copy of the application and a map identifying the NDP area can be viewed below: