Neighbourhood Plans

Neighbourhood planning offers the opportunity for local people to be involved in shaping the future of the areas in which they live and work. These pages outline what the plans are and how you can create one.

Referendum

A Referendum relating to the making (adoption) of the Yaxham Neighbourhood Plan will be held on 4th May 2017.  

The question which will be asked in the Referendum is: "Do you want Breckland Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Yaxham to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The Referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.

Paper copies of the specified documents are available to view during normal opening hours at:

  • Breckland Councils offices, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE;

  • Dereham Library;

  • Yaxham Primary School;

  • St. Peter's Church in Yaxham.

A copy of the specified documents may also be inspected below: 

Further information on the election is found on the following website: http://www.breckland.gov.uk/article/4460/Elections-2017

 


Current Neighbourhood Plan Consultations

Consultation on the submitted Attleborough Neighbourhood Plan

Attleborough Town Council has submitted their Neighbourhood Plan for consultation.

The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the Parish and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally.

In accordance with Regulation 16 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the Local Planning Authority must publicise the Plan for at least 6 weeks for public consultation.

A copy of the Neighbourhood Plan and the supporting documents, including the representation (comments) form, can be viewed below or at Breckland Councils offices, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE, Attleborough Town Council, Town Hall, Queens Square, NR17 2AF; Attleborough Library, Connaught Road, NR17 2BW; and The Surgery, Station Road, Attleborough, NR17 2AS during normal opening hours.

Icon for pdf Neighbourhood Plan [2.83MB]

Icon for pdf Basic Conditions Statement [1.41MB]

Icon for pdf Consultation Statement [4.45MB]

Icon for pdf Appendixes [7.28MB]

Icon for pdf Sustainability Appraisal [12.41MB]

Icon for pdf Final Evidence Base [942.68KB]

Representations (comments) on the plans and documents need to be made to Breckland Council by no later than 5pm on Friday 19th May 2017.

Representations are encouraged to be submitted electronically by attaching a representation form to an email and sending it to 'neighbourhoodplanning@breckland.gov.uk'.

Otherwise by post to "Neighbourhood Planning " at the above address.

Icon for word Representation Form [48.84KB]


Consultation on the submitted Mattishall Neighbourhood Plan

Mattishall Parish Council has submitted their Neighbourhood Plan for consultation.

The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the Parish and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally. 

In accordance with Regulation 16 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, the Local Planning Authority must publicise the Plan for at least 6 weeks.

A copy of the Neighbourhood Plan and the supporting documents, including the representation (comments) form, can be viewed below or at Breckland Councils offices, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE, Dereham Library, Church Street and the Post Office and Surgery, both in Dereham Road, Mattishall, during normal opening hours.

Icon for pdf Mattishall NP Reg.16 [66.95MB]

Icon for pdf Mattishall Basic Conditions [2.03MB]

Icon for pdf Mattishall Consultation Statement [23.86MB]

Icon for pdf Mattishall Sustainability Appraisal [8.35MB]

Representations (comments) on the plan and documents need to be made to Breckland Council by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 15th March 2017.

Representations are encouraged to be submitted electronically by attaching a representation form to an email and sending it to 'neighbourhoodplanning@breckland.gov.uk'. Otherwise by post to Breckland Council, Neighbourhood Planning, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE.

Icon for word Mattishall Representation Form [35.28KB]


New Buckenham Area Designation

New Buckenham Parish Council has applied to Breckland Council for designation of a Neighbourhood Plan area under Part 2 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

The application details can be found below:

Icon for pdf New Buckenham Application to Designate a Neighbourhood Area [1.16MB]

Icon for pdf New Buckenham Neighbourhood Plan Area Map [202.97KB]

Icon for pdf New Buckenham Neighbourhood Plan Application Statement [923.52KB]

Icon for pdf New Buckenham Neighbourhood Plan Designation Press Notice [109.86KB]

Icon for pdf Old Buckenham Parish Council Meeting Draft Minutes [234.22KB]

Paper copies of the application details can be inspected at the Council's Office in Dereham (address below) and Attleborough Library.

Any comments on this application can be submitted to the following: susan.heinrich@breckland.gov.uk or Neighbourhood Planning, Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham NR19 1EE

All comments must be received by no later than 3rd March 2017.


Yaxham Neighbourhood Plan: Public Hearing Update

The hearing due to be held on Tuesday 17th January, has had to be postponed due to the examiner not being well enough to attend. 

The meeting was held on Tuesday 21st February 2017.

Icon for pdf Yaxham Working Group [1.79MB]

Icon for pdf Cllr Dimoglou [184.39KB]


Neighbourhood Plan for Swanton Morley

We are writing to notify you of the consultation on the 'Pre-submission' draft Swanton Morley Neighbourhood Plan.

The six-week consultation commences on Thursday 12 January and from this date the draft Neighbourhood Plan, Sustainability Appraisal and a response form will be available to download at www.swantonmorley.org.uk

We would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to join us at a community event to launch the consultation process. This takes place from 10-1pm on Saturday 14 January at Swanton Morley Village Hall, Manns Lane, Swanton Morley, Norwich, NR20 4NP.

Your views on future development in Swanton Morley are important to us and we would appreciate your participation, views and ideas on the draft Neighbourhood Plan to help us to enhance our village for the community and for future generations to come.

We hope you will be able to attend the event and look forward to receiving your comments on the draft Neighbourhood Plan. If you are unable to attend we would be grateful if you could email your completed response form to: parishcouncil@swantonmorley.org.uk no later than 5pm on 24 February 2017.


Re-Submission of a revised Consultation Statement

Yaxham Parish Council have re-submitted their Consultation Statement for consultation.

This is due to the independent examiner ruling that one of the associated documents, the Consultation Statement, does not fully meet the requirements of Regulation 15 (2) c) and d) as there is no information on responses from members of the public.

A copy of the revised Consultation Statement, including the representation form, can be viewed below or at Breckland Councils offices, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE, Dereham Library during normal opening hours, Yaxham Primary School and St. Peter's Church in Yaxham.

Icon for pdf Yaxham Neighbourhood Plan Revised Consultation Statement [3.28MB]

Representations (comments) on the revised Consultation Statement may be made to Breckland Council by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2017.

Representations are encouraged to be submitted electronically by attaching a representation form to an email and sending it to 'neighbourhoodplanning@breckland.gov.uk'. Otherwise by post to Breckland Council, Neighbourhood Planning, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE.

Icon for pdf Yaxham Neighbourhood Plan Revised Consultation Statement Representations Form [279.8KB]


 

Yaxham Neighbourhood Plan: Notice of Examination - Public Hearing

Yaxham Parish Council has submitted a proposal for a Neighbourhood Plan to undergo examination. Breckland District Council has appointed Richard High as independent examiner of the plan. On reviewing the content of the draft Yaxham Neighbourhood Plan, accompanying documents and representations received as part of the publication (consultation) process, the Examiner has decided to hold a public hearing.

Public hearing details:

The details of the public hearing are as follows:

Venue: Yaxham Village Hall, Jubilee Park, Norwich Road, Yaxham, Dereham NR19 1RJ

Date: Tuesday 17th January 2017

Time: 10am start

The hearing is open to members of the public to attend, but only invited representatives will be permitted to take part in discussions.

Please email NeighbourhoodPlanning@breckland.gov.uk to register your interest in attending.

Further details regarding the Yaxham Neighbourhood Plan and the hearing process are available to view by visiting http://www.breckland.gov.uk/article/2293/

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This page will be regularly updated to include formal committed and commenced Neighbourhood Plan preparations by Parish and Town Councils.

Neighbourhood Plan Guidance

Applications, guidance notes and other tools to assist in Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Plan Areas

View the progress and associated documents for your neighbourhood area's Neighbourhood Plan