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What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Now You Decide
 Pre-submission draft Plan
All pre-submission consultation documents
 Site Allocations Assessment Report
Woolpit Neighbourhood Plan's pre-submission consultation begins on 1 March 2019 and continues until 19 April 2019 (both dates inclusive).
The Plan and supporting documents are on the Documents page, as well as a summary booklet and response forms for your comments. Paper copies (for reference only) will be available during that time at the Institute, Health Centre, Village Hall and Elm Tree Gallery. You can return completed response forms to those places as well, or email it to
Drop-in sessions and a consultation event have been arranged. Please see news item Now You Decide for details.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Stages in producing a Neighbourhood Plan
Getting started
Defining the area
District Council-led steps
A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development and growth of an area. It may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development. All Neighbourhood Plans must meet Basic Conditions.

Neighbourhood plans relate to the use and development of land and associated social, economic and environmental issues. It may deal with a wide range of issues (like housing, employment, heritage and transport) or it may focus on one or two issues that are of particular importance in a local area.

A Neighbourhood Plan will be subject to examination and referendum and then form part of the Local Development Plan. This statutory status gives Neighbourhood Plans far more weight than some other local planning documents, such as parish plans, community plans and village design statements.

Locality Neighbourhood Plans Quick Guide

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