Swaffham Neighbourhood Plan

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    The Neighbourhood Plan is now 'made'.

    Dates of each stage

    • Designation date: 4 April 2016
    • Regulation 14 draft plan consultation started: 18 July 2018
    • Regulation 16 plan consultation started: 23 November 2018
    • Plan sent for examination: 2 February 2019
    • Date of referendum: 2 May 2019
    • Date Plan 'Made': 21 May 2019

    Made Plan (Final version)

    As a result of a vote in support of using the Swaffham Neighbourhood Plan to make decision on planning applications in the District, Breckland Council decided 'make' (approve) the Plan on the 21 May 2019. This is the referendum version of the plan.   

    Referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan

    The Neighbourhood Plan Referendum was held on Thursday 2 May 2019.

    The information Statement outlines all the basic information about the Referendum. The 'specified documents' include a copy of the plan, which the Referendum question is based on, as well as other supporting documents.

    SMNP A Summary of the representations (Reg.16) (PDF) [416KB] , including details of Breckland Council decision and comments:


    Swaffham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Results

    Examination of the Neighbourhood Plan

    The Independent Examination started on 4 February 2019 and the Independent Examiner requested further information in the form of a Clarification Note. This is found below with the Town Council's response:

    The Examiner issued his final report on 8 March 2019 and Breckland Council made its decision on it on the 12 March 2019. Breckland Council accepted all the modification in the Examiners Report.

    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 conducted the Submission consultation.

    The consultation started on consultation started on Friday 23 November 2018 and closed on Friday 25 January 2019.

    Environmental Assessment

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

    Pre-submission Consultation (Reg.14)

    Swaffham Town Council have finished their Pre-submission Consultation.

    The consultation started on Wednesday 18 July 2018 and closed on Saturday 1 September 2018.

    Neighbourhood Plan Area Designation

    Swaffham Parish Council applied to designate a neighbourhood area on 23 February 2016.

    Parishes included within the neighbourhood area: Swaffham.

    Last updated: 23/11/2023 12:31:37