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Woolpit Neighbourhood Plan

The Woolpit Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is being prepared by Woolpit Parish 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

Progress to date ...

SEA / HRA Screening & Determination (May 2019)

The Pre-submission draft version of the NDP was assessed to determine whether a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and/or a Habitats Assessment (HRA) were required. The outcome was that the need for both were 'screened-out'. A copy of the relevant reports and Notices of Determination are published below:

Woolpit NP SEA / HRA Screening Report (Place Services, April 2019)

Woolpit NP SEA Determination Notice (May 2019)

Woolpit NP HRA Determination Notice (May 2019)

Stage 3. Reg 14 Pre-submission Consultation (1 Mar to 19 Apr 2019)

For further details on the Pre-submission consultation please visit the Parish Council website

Stage 2. Preparing a draft NDP

Responsibility for preparing the Woolpit NDP rests with the Parish Council and local community.

Stage 1. Area Designation (May 2016)

In March 2016, the Parish Council submitted an Area Designation Application to define the boundary of their Neighbourhood Plan area. The application included a Supporting Statement. The publication period began on 4 April 2016 and closed on 4 May 2016. Under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), Mid Suffolk District Council confirmed the designated NDP Area on 4 May 2016. A notice to this effect can be viewed below:

Designation Notice

Schedule of Responses to Area Consultation

Woolpit NDP Area Map (The plan area follows the parish boundary)