Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan
The Redgrave Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is being prepared by their parish council and local community. When completed, it will be used to help guide and shape future development in the parish.
Reg 16 Submission Consultation (26 May - 16 July 2021)
Mid Suffolk District Council is now carrying out a formal consultation on the content of the submitted NDP. This is in accordance with Regulation 16 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations, 2012 (as amended).
The NDP will need to fulfil 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 runs from Wednesday 26 May 2021 until 4:00pm on Friday 16 July 2021. Read the Public Notice
The Parish Council (as the qualifying body) have formally submitted the following documents:
- A map identifying the area to which this NDP relates
- The submission draft Redgrave NDP
- A Consultation Statement
- A Basic Conditions Statement
- A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Report
- A copy of the SEA Determination Notice
- A copy of the Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) Determination Notice
- You can also read the Site Options and Assessment Report (AECOM, Mar 2020)
An assessment as to whether this NDP fulfils the Basic Conditions will be undertaken by an independent examiner.
An initial check has been carried out to confirm that the relevant requirements have been met at this stage. View the Regulation 15 Checklist.
Written comments only (preferably via the consultation response form (Word document) should be sent by post or email using the contact details provided. Your representation may also include a request to be notified of the District Council’s decision whether or not to make the Plan.
All representations received will be forwarded to the examiner. Your comments cannot be treated as confidential and, with the exception of personal details, will be published on this website at the end of the consultation period.
What can I comment on at this stage?
At this stage you can comment on the submitted plan and its policies. It is important to remember that the examiner will only be able to recommend changes to the plan necessary to ensure that it meets the Basic Conditions. You should consider in particular whether the plan meets these. The submitted Basic Conditions Statement sets out how the Parish Council considers they have met the tests.
I commented on the draft plan during an earlier consultation. Do I need to repeat those comments?
All of the issues raised at the pre-submission stage should be referred to in the consultation statement. As a result, the examiner will be aware of those, so you do not need to repeat them.
However, if any changes have been made to the Plan since the last consultation - and these raise new issues or affect the points you made last time - you might want to send in further comments. All comments made at this stage will be sent on to the examiner.
What happens next?
At the end of the consultation, the Parish Council will be given an opportunity to respond to any representations made before the Plan is submitted for examination. It will be down to the examiner to decide how they wish to carry out this process. They may choose to rely upon the written representations but could call a public hearing if it is beneficial to do so. The examiner will consider whether the Plan meets the Basic Conditions or whether further modifications need to be made for it to do so.
The examiner will also decide if the Plan can proceed to the referendum stage.
SEA/HRA Screening & Determination (Nov 2020)
The pre-submission draft NDP was screened to determine whether an SEA and/or an HRA were needed. The need for an SEA Scoping Report was 'screened-in'. The need for an HRA was 'screened-out'. Copies of the relevant reports and determination notices are published below:
- Redgrave NDP SEA Screening Report (Land Use Consultants, Sept 2020)
- Redgrave NDP SEA Determination Notice (Nov 2020)
- Redgrave NDP HRA Screening Report (Place Services, Oct 2020)
- Redgrave NDP HRA Determination Notice (Nov 2020)
Reg 14 Pre-submission consultation (14 Sept to 8 Nov 2020)
Visit Redgrave Parish Council's website for more information.