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Needham Market Neighbourhood Plan

The Needham Market Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is being prepared by Needham Market Town Council. When complete it may set out the views of the community about:

  • Establishing planning policies for the development and use of land;
  • Locations within the parish where new homes, employment and community uses should be located, and
  • the appearance and design of any new buildings constructed

Latest news ...

SEA / HRA Screening & Determination (May 2020)

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 and/or HRA Scoping Report were both 'screened-out'. A copy of the relevant reports and Notices of Determination are published below:

Previous stages ...

Reg 14 Pre-submission Consultation (27 Jan - 10 Mar 2020)

Consultation on the Reg 14 Pre-submission draft Needham Market NDP closed on Tue 10 March. For further details please see the Needham Market Town Council website.

[Note: This version also updates and replaces the document first published in July 2015] 

Reg 05 Area Designation (Sept 2013)

In June 2013, the Town Council submitted an Area Designation Application to define the boundary of the Neighbourhood Plan area. The publication period began on 4 July 2013 and (following an extension) closed on 27 Sept 2013. Under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), Mid Suffolk District Council confirmed the designated NDP Area on 30 Sept 2013.

View the Area Designation documents