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Writing the Plan
Sensitivity Study Completed
A Fascinating Talk at the Questionnaire Display
After Two Years
Sensitivity Study Completed
7 March 2018

It's here! The Landscape Sensitivity Study, commissioned from independent landscape expert Alison Farmer, makes fascinating reading, and will really help the Steering Group in the task of assessing potential sites for development. These were identified by Mid Suffolk District Council last year; after a call for sites, the number coming forward was reduced by eliminating those were not deliverable or which did not have potential for development. The Sensitivity Study will allow us to identify those where any development would have least impact on Woolpit's heritage and setting, the natural environment, and the village's character. This is a final draft report, so you may notice some minor mistakes, and one or two sentences still to be finalised.

At the meeting on 26 February, the last section of policies for the Plan were agreed by members of the Steering Group, although there may still be some work to do on the wording of a few policies. A working group has been formed to tackle the job of writing the Neighbourhood Plan. We will be liaising with MSDC on conformity with the emerging Local Plan, and compliance with national and European legislation. Following all this, the complete draft Neighbourhood Plan will be submitted to the community for consultation and comment, hopefully during the summer.