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 the stages that involve some form of public statutory engagement such as consultation on a document, an examination on the plan or a referendum on whether to accept a plan.


Current Neighbourhood Plan Activity

Referendum for the Croxton, Brettenham & Kilverstone Neighbourhood Plan

A Referendum relating to the making (adoption) of the Croxton Brettenham and Kilverstone Joint Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday 10th January 2019.

The question which will be asked in the Referendum is: "Do you want Breckland Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Croxton Brettenham and Kilverstone 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 Referendum Information Statement and specified documents are available to view during normal opening hours at:

  • Breckland Councils offices, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham;

  • Breckland House, St Nicholas Street, Thetford, IP24 1BT

  • Telephone Kiosk, The Street, Croxton, IP24 1LN;

  • Brettenham Manor, Brettenham, IP24 2RP;

  • Kilverstone Estate Office, Kilverstone, IP24 2RL

A copy of these documents may also be inspected below:  

Icon for pdf CBKJNP Referendum Information Statement [376.55KB]

Icon for pdf CBK Joint Neighbourhood Plan [9.34MB]

Icon for pdf CBKJNP Examiners Report [515.03KB]

Icon for pdf CBKJNP Examiners Report - Appendix A [5.64MB]

Icon for pdf CBKJNP Summary of Representations [406.61KB]

Icon for pdf CBKJNP Summary of Reps Form 09/01 [1.64MB]

Icon for pdf CBKJNP Summary of Reps - Form 11/01 [434.97KB]

Icon for pdf CBKJNP Basic Conditions Statement [185.06KB]

Icon for pdf CBKJNP General Information about the Planning System and Neighbourhood Plans [326.99KB]

 Further information on the election is found on the following website and includes:

  • Information for Voters - Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum for Mattishall
  • Guidance on Neighbourhood Planning Referendum Expenses

http://www.breckland.gov.uk/article/4460/Elections-2017


Consultation on Swaffham Neighbourhood Plan (Reg16)

Swaffham 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 paper copy of the Neighbourhood Plan and the supporting documents, including the representation (comments) form, can be viewed below at:

• Breckland Council's Offices, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE;

• Swaffham Town Council, Town Hall, 4 London Street, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7DQ

• Swaffham Library, The Pightle, Swaffham PE37 7DF

• Swaffham Community Centre, Campingland, Swaffham PE37 7RB

during normal opening hours.

Icon for pdf Swaffham Neighbourhood Plan - Reg16 [8.22MB]

Icon for pdf Swaffham Basic Conditions Statement [909.79KB] 

Icon for pdf Swaffham Consultation Statement [5.1MB]

Icon for pdf Breckland SNP Draft Plan informal comments [534.48KB] 

Icon for pdf Swaffham SEA Screening Determination Report [881.66KB]

Icon for pdf Swaffham HRA Screening Determination Report [667.49KB]

Icon for pdf Swaffham NP Sustainability Appraisal [1.07MB]

The consultation starts on Friday 23rd November 2018. Representations (comments) on the draft Plan and the supporting documents need to be sent to Breckland Council by no later than 5pm on Friday 11th January 2019.

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

Or send by post to "Neighbourhood Planning" at the above address for Breckland Council Offices where paper copies of the form can also be requested.

Icon for word SNP Representation Form [51.93KB]


This years Neighbourhood Plan Activity

Additional Modifications Consultation on the Croxton and Kilverstone & Brettenham Neighbourhood Plan

As a result of the decision on the Examiners Report (see below), an additional modification consultation is required on the plan. 

The Modification Consultation (Regulation 18) Report explains the reason for the modification, is found below, along with the Representation Form to make the comments on:

Icon for pdf CBKJNP Modification Consultation Report [960.56KB]

Icon for word CBKJNP Rep Form [46.46KB]

This consultation starts on the 17th September and closes on 26th October.

Once this is complete a decision on whether the plan goes forward for referendum will be made.


Saham Toney Neighbourhood Plan Call for Sites

Saham Toney Parish Council intends to allocate sites in its Neighbourhood Plan.

A call for sites will be open from 17th August until 18th October 2018.

A full announcement and a proposal form may be downloaded from https://www.stnp2036.org/site-allocations.html


Croxton and Kilverstone & Brettenham Neighbourhood Plan Examination

The Independent Examination started on 20th April and the Independent Examiner requested further information. These are found below:

The Examiner has issued his report and Breckland Council has made its decision on it on the 28th August. Breckland Council has accepted all the modifications in the Examiners Report, except one.

The Decision Statement, containing the decision and reasons for this and details of where and when it can be viewed, along with the Decision Report and Examiners Report is found below:

The Decision Statement and Decision Report can also be viewed at:

• Breckland Council's Offices, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE;

• Breckland House, St Nicholas Street, Thetford, IP24 1BT


Consultation on Swaffham Neighbourhood Plan (Reg.14)

Swaffham Toney Town Council has finished their Pre-submission Consultation.

The consultation started on 18th July 2018 and closed on 1st September.


Consultation on Saham Toney Neighbourhood Plan (Reg.14)

Saham Toney Parish Council has finished their Pre-submission Consultation.

The consultation started on 12th March 2018 and closed on 29th April 2018.


Consultation on Croxton and Kilverstone & Brettenham Neighbourhood Plan (Reg.16)

Croxton and Kilverstone & Brettenham Parish Council's have submitted their Joint 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 paper copy of the Neighbourhood Plan and the supporting documents, including the representation (comments) form, can be viewed below at:

  • Breckland Council's Offices, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE;

  • Thetford Library, Raymond Street, Thetford, IP24 4EA;

  • Telephone Kiosk, The Street, Croxton, IP24 1LN;

  • Brettenham Manor, Brettenham, IP24 2RP;

  • Kilverstone Estate Office, Kilverstone, IP24 2RL

during normal opening hours.

The consultation starts on Friday 2nd February 2018. Representations (comments) on the draft Plan and the supporting documents need to be sent to Breckland Council by no later than 5pm on Friday 16th March 2018.

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

Or send by post to "Neighbourhood Planning" at the above address for Breckland Council Offices where paper copies of the form can also be requested.


This page will be updated to include formal Neighbourhood Plan preparations by Parish and Town Councils and the subsequent statutory stages until the plan is 'made' (adopted).

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

Last updated: 03/12/2018 11:52:46