Wetheringsett cum Brockford Neighbourhood Plan

The Wetheringsett cum Brockford Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is being prepared by their parish council and local community. When complete, it will be used to help guide and shape future development in the plan's area.

A first draft NDP reached the examination stage in May 2023 but was then withdrawn by the parish council so they could carry out more consultation and correct a procedural issue. A second draft NDP is now coming forwards.

Second draft Wetheringsett cum Brockford NDP

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Reg 17 Independent Examination

Mid Suffolk District Council have asked Janet Cheesley BA (Hons) DipTP MRTPI to resume her examination of this NDP. Further details will be published below as and when appropriate.

Previous stages...

Reg 16 Submission consultation (18 March to 3 May 2024)

The second submission draft Wetheringsett cum Brockford NDP was made available for public consultation between 18 March and 3 May 2024.

The Parish Council (the qualifying body) had formally submitted the following documents:

A full assessment on how this NDP meets the basic condition tests will form part of the examination. Our initial checks suggest that the relevant procedural requirements had been met at this stage. View our Regulation 15 Checklist (Mar 2024)

Respondents were also reminded that there comments would be forwarded to the independent examiner and, with the exception of personal contact details, be published on this website. The parish council were also given the opportunity to respond to any new issues raised at this stage. 

SEA/HRA screening and determination (Jan 2024)

The second pre-submission draft NDP has been screened to determine whether a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and or a habitats regulations assessment (HRA) were needed. Both were 'screened-out'. The relevant reports and our determination notice are published below:

Reg 14 Pre-submission consultation (16 Oct – 30 Nov 2023)

Consultation on the second pre-submission draft NDP ended on 30 November 2023. Please visit the parish council's website for more information.

First draft Wetheringsett cum Brockford NDP

As explained earlier, the first submission draft Wetheringsett cum Brockford NDP was withdrawn from examination in May 2023. To avoid unnecessary confusion with the second draft NDP documents (see above) we are only publishing the most essential first draft documents in the sections below.

Reg 17 Independent Examination (Suspended - 12 May 2023)

Mid Suffolk District Council appointed Janet Cheesley BA (Hons) DipTP MRTPI to carry out an independent examination of the first draft Wetheringsett cum Brockford NDP. Following a high level review, and in response to her ‘open letter’ dated 12 April 2023, the Examiner accepted a request from the Parish Council that they be allowed to withdraw their plan from examination. A full explanation can be found within the examination correspondence document published below:

Reg 16 Submission consultation (23 Jan to 10 March 2023)

Consultation on the first submission draft Wetheringsett cum Brockford NDP took place between 23 January and 10 March 2023.

SEA/HRA screening and determination (Sept 2022)

Screening of the first pre-submission draft NDP had concluded that the need for a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and a habitats regulations assessment (HRA) were both 'screened-out'. The relevant reports and determination notices were published a the time.

Reg 14 Pre-submission Consultation (20 Jun to 5 Aug 2022)

Pre-submission consultation on the first draft NDP ended on 5 August 2022.

Reg 05 Area Designation (21 Jan 2021)