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Wetheringsett cum Brockford Neighbourhood Plan

The Wetheringsett cum Brockford Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is being prepared by their parish council and local community. When complete, it will be used to help guide and shape future development in the plan's area.

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Reg 17 Independent Examination (Suspended - 12 May 2023)

Mid Suffolk District Council appointed Janet Cheesley BA (Hons) DipTP MRTPI to carry out an independent examination of the Wetheringsett cum Brockford NDP.

Following a high level review which identified a fatal flaw relating to a housing site identified in policy WCB1, and in response to her ‘open letter’ dated 12 April 2023, the Examiner has accepted a request from Wetheringsett cum Brockford Parish Council that they be allowed to withdraw their submitted NDP and for this examination to be suspended while they undertake further consultation with the local community as appropriate and for other procedural matters to be addressed.

A full explanation can be found within the examination correspondence document published below:

When we have more news to report on the proposed changes being made to this NDP will we update this page accordingly.

Previous stages...

Reg 16 Submission consultation (23 Jan to 10 March 2023)

In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations, 2012 (as amended), the submission draft Wetheringsett cum Brockford NDP was made available for public consultation between 23 January and 10 March 2023.

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

An assessment on how this NDP meets the basic conditions will be undertaken by an Independent Examiner. Our initial check confirmed 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, be published on this website.

SEA/HRA screening and determination (Sept 2022)

The pre-submission draft NDP was screened to decide whether a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and or a habitats regulations assessment (HRA) were needed. Both were 'screened-out'. The relevant reports and determination notices are published below:

Reg 14 Pre-submission Consultation (20 Jun to 5 Aug 2022)

Pre-submission consultation on the draft Wetheringsett NDP ended on 5 August 2022.

Please visit the parish council's website for more information.

Reg 05 Area Designation (21 Jan 2021)