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

Attleborough Referendum

A Referendum relating to the making (adoption) of the Attleborough Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday 23rd November 2017.

The question which will be asked in the Referendum is: "Do you want Breckland Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Attleborough 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;
  • Attleborough Town Council, Town Hall, Queens Square;
  • Attleborough Library, Connaught Road; and
  • The Surgery, Station Road, Attleborough.

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

Icon for pdf Attleborough Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Information Statement [291.65KB]

Icon for pdf Attleborough Neighbourhood Development Plan [2.63MB]

Icon for pdf Report of the Independent Examiner with Appendix showing additional amendments [957.33KB]

Icon for pdf A Summary of the representations [753.13KB]

Icon for pdf A Basic Conditions Statement [185.11KB]

Icon for pdf General information about the planning system and Neighbourhood Plans [323.95KB]

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

Swanton Morley Examination Documents

The Independent Examination started on 25th September.  The Independent Examiner has issued a letter regarding the examinations procedural matters and has also requested further information from the Parish Council; their response to this is also found below:

Icon for pdf Swanton Morley Procedural letter [302.9KB]

Icon for pdf Swanton Morley Initial Examiners Questions [308.67KB]

Icon for pdf Parish Council Response [1.38MB]

Recent Neighbourhood Plan Activity

Mattishall Referendum

A Referendum relating to the making (adoption) of the Mattishall Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday 28th September 2017.

The question which will be asked in the Referendum is: "Do you want Breckland Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Mattishall 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, Church Street;
  • Post Office, Dereham Road, Mattishall;
  • Surgery, Dereham Road, Mattishall.

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

Icon for pdf MNP - Referendum Information Statement [291.72KB]

Icon for pdf Mattishall Neighbourhood Plan [6.09MB]

Icon for pdf MNP - Examiner's Report [512.86KB]

Icon for pdf MNP Summary of Representations [837.52KB]

Icon for pdf MNP Basic Conditions Statement [185.09KB]

Icon for pdf General Information about the Planning System and Neighbourhood Plans [324.71KB]

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

 

Croxton and Brettenham & Kilverstone Joint Neighbourhood Plan

A Regulation 14 consultation has been completed on the above plan. This plan, along with the Character Appraisal and a response form, are be available to be downloaded from:

http://c-bandkjointplan.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/category/consultation-drafts/

Response forms should have been returned to: either croxtonparish@gmail.com  or clerk@brettenhamandkilverstonepc.co.uk no later than 4.30pm on 29th September 2017.  This consultation is now closed.

 

Consultation on the submitted Swanton Morley Neighbourhood Plan

Swanton Morley 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 (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 Council's Offices, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE;

  • Dereham Library, High Street, NR19 1DZ;

  • Swanton Morley Village Hall, Manns Lane NR20 4NP; and

  • Swanton Morley Stores, Gooseberry Hill, Swanton Morley NR20 4PP

during normal opening hours.

Icon for pdf Swanton Morley Neighbourhood Plan [6.97MB]

Icon for pdf SMNP Basic Conditions Statement [1.93MB]

Icon for pdf SMNP Consultation Statement [9.4MB]

Icon for pdf SMNP Sustainability Appraisal [3.56MB]

Icon for pdf SMNP Habitat Regulations Assessment [2.02MB]

The consultation starts on Friday 21st July 2017. Representations (comments) on the above Plan and supporting documents need to be made to Breckland Council by no later than 5pm on Friday 1st September 2017. This consultation is now closed.

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

Otherwise send by post to "Neighbourhood Planning" at the above address for Breckland Council Offices.

Icon for word SMNP Representation Form [51.93KB]

 

Yaxham 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: Yaxham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

 

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 needed to be made to Breckland Council by no later than 5pm on Friday 19th May 2017.

This consultation is now closed.

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 needed to be made to Breckland Council by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 15th March 2017.

This consultation is now closed.

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.

All comments needed to be received by no later than 3rd March 2017. This consultation is now closed.

 

 


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

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