Swanton Morley Neighbourhood Plan

Latest news

The Neighbourhood Plan has now been 'Made' (approved).

Date of Each Stage

  • Designation Date: 6 July 2015
  • Regulation 14 draft plan consultation started: 12 January 2017
  • Regulation 16 plan consultation started: 12 January 2017 
  • Plan sent for examination: 19 September 2017
  • Modification consultation started: 18 January 2019 
  • Plan sent for second examination: 2 March 2019 
  • Date of referendum: 14 November 2019
  • Date Plan 'Made': 6 December 2019

Made Neighbourhood Plan (Final version)

As a result of a vote in support of using the Swanton Morley Neighbourhood Plan to make decision on planning applications in the District, Breckland Council decided 'make' (approve) the Plan on the 6 December 2019. Please note that this is the referendum version of the plan. Swanton Morley Neighbourhood Plan - Final version (PDF) [17MB] (opens new window)  

Referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan Referendum was held on Thursday 14 November 2019.

Swanton Morley Referendum documents

Declaration of Result of Poll (PDF) [259KB] (opens new window)

Second Examination

The Independent Examination on the Modification Consultation started on 11 March 2019 and the Independent Examiner requested further information in a letter concerning the Examination scope and clarification of issues. This is found below with the council's and parish's responses:

The Examiner issued his final Report on 18 September 2019 and Breckland Council made its decision on it on the 26 September 2019. Breckland Council has accepted all the modifications in the Examiners Report. All these reports are found below:


The Independent Examination started on 25 September. The Independent Examiner issued a letter regarding the examinations procedural matters and requested further information from the Parish Council. These are found below:

The Examiners Report on the Neighbourhood plan was received on the 19 January 2018. This Report is currently being considered by Breckland Council. The decision date has been extended until 18 June 2018 by agreement with the parish council.

Submission Consultation (Reg.16)

Breckland Council have conducted the Submission consultation.

The consultation started on Friday 21 July 2017 and closed on Friday 1 September 2017.

Pre-submission Consultation (Reg.14)

Swanton Morley Parish Council have conducted their Pre-submission consultation.

The consultation started on Thursday 12 January 2017 and closed on Friday 24 February 2017.

Area Designation

Swanton Morley Parish Council applied to designate a neighbourhood area on 28 May 2015.

Parishes included within the neighbourhood area: Swanton Morley.

Last updated: 23/11/2023 12:31:38