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Haughley Neighbourhood Plan

The Haughley Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is being prepared by Haughley Parish Council and, when completed, will be used to help guide and shape future development in the parish.

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Local Referendum (Thursday 29 August 2019)

A local referendum will be held on Thursday 29 August 2019 to decide if the Haughley NDP should become part of this Councils Development Plan. The question that will be asked of those entitled to vote is:

"Do you want Mid Suffolk District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Haughley to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Plan Area?"

The District Council's decision that the Haughley NDP, as modified to incorporate the Examiner's Recommendations, should proceed to referendum is published below. Also published are an Information Statement and the final version of the Plan.

The result of the local referendum will be published here in due course.

Previous stages ...

Independent Examination (Final Report 12 June 2019)

Mid Suffolk District Council appointed Ann Skippers BSc (Hons) MRTPI FRSA AoU to carry out an independent examination of the Haughley NDP. The examination was conducted through written correspondence. On 12 June  the Examiner issued her final report. It recommends that, subject to modification, the Haughley NDP meets the basic conditions and that it should proceed to a local referendum.

See the Examiners Final Report (12 Jun 2019)

A report on the above will now be taken to Mid Suffolk Cabinet. Planning guidance also provides advice on the weight that can now be attached to a post-examination NDP. 

See also the Examination Correspondence (last updated 16 May 2019)

Submission Consultation (21 Jan – 6 Mar 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 Haughley 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 21 January to 6 March 2019. 

Haughley Parish Council (the qualifying body) had formally submitted the following documents:

An assessment as to whether the Haughley NDP fulfils the Basic Conditions will be undertaken by an Independent Examiner (see above). A check was, however, undertaken to confirm that the relevant requirements have 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 (Aug 2018)

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 for an SEA Scoping Report was 'screened-in', and the need for an HRA Scoping Report was 'screened-out'. A copy of the relevant reports and Notices of Determination are published below:

Haughley NP SEA / HRA Screening Report (Place Services, July 2018)

Haughley NP SEA Determination Notice (Aug 2018)

Haughley NP HRA Determination Notice (Aug 2018)

Pre-submission Consultation (25 May - 7 Jul 2018)

Reg 14 Pre-submission consultation on the draft Haughley NDP was undertaken between 25 May and 7 July 2018. See the Parish Council website for more details.

Area Designation (Nov 2015)

View the Area Designation documents