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 Consultations

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 started 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 be returned to: either croxtonparish@gmail.com  or clerk@brettenhamandkilverstonepc.co.uk no later than 4.30pm on 29th September 2017. 

 

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.

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]

 

Recent Neighbourhood Plan Activity

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

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 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.


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

The six-week consultation commenced 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

Response forms should be sent to: parishcouncil@swantonmorley.org.uk no later than 5pm on 24 February 2017.  This consultation is now closed.


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 needed to be made to Breckland Council by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2017.  This consultation is now closed.

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 were 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 Yaxham Neighbourhood Plan

Yaxham-Neighbourhood-Plan

Questions from the Independent Examiner [58.33Kb]Opens new window


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

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