Mattishall Neighbourhood Plan

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Mattishall Parish Council are reviewing their Neighbourhood Plan which can be found by following this link Mattishall Parish Council (

All comments on the plan should be made via our website questionnaire at Mattishall Parish Council ( or via an email to the Parish Clerk at

The Consultation runs until 8 January 2024.

A Consultation "drop-in" session is taking place at Poultec, South Green, Mattishall on Tuesday 21 November between 11am and 7pm.


The Neighbourhood Plan is now 'Made'.

Dates of each Stage

  • Designation date: 30 March 2015
  • Regulation 14 draft plan consultation started: 29 July 2016
  • Regulation 16 plan consultation started: 2 February 2017
  • Plan sent for examination: 24 March 2017
  • Date of referendum: 28 September 2017
  • Date Plan 'Made': 2 November 2017

Made Plan

As a result of a vote in support of using the Mattishall Neighbourhood Plan to make decision on planning applications in the District, Breckland Council decided 'make' (approve) the Plan on the 2 November 2017.  This is the referendum version of the plan.  

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

The Neighbourhood Plan Referendum was held on Thursday 28 September 2017.

The information Statement outlines all the basic information about the Referendum

The 'specified documents' that includes a copy of the plan, which the Referendum question is based on, as well as other supporting documents:


The turnout was 22.5 per cent, of which 93 per cent (464) voted in favour of using the Plan to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area and seven per cent (36) voted against. 

Examination of the Neighbourhood Plan

The Independent Examination started on 24 March 2017 and the Independent Examiner requested further information in the form of a Clarification Note. This is found below with the Council's and Parish's responses:

The Examiner issued his final report on 16 May 2017 and Breckland Council made its decision on it on the 8 June 2017. Breckland Council accepted all the modifications in the Examiners Report, except one.

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

Submission Consultation (Reg.16)

Breckland Council have completed the submission consultation on the draft Neighbourhood Plan.

The consultation opened on 2 February and closed on 15 March 2017.

Pre-submission Consultation (Reg.14)

Mattishall Parish Council have conducted their pre-submission consultation on their draft Neighbourhood Plan.

The consultation opened on 29 July and closed on 11 September 2016.

Environmental Assessment documents

These documents are produced to meet some of the requirements of the 'Basic Conditions', which are used for the Examination of the Plan.

Neighbourhood Plan Area Designation

Mattishall Parish Council applied to designate a neighbourhood area on 11 February 2015

Parishes included within the neighbourhood area: Mattishall

Last updated: 23/11/2023 12:31:34