Progress to Date

This flowchart outlines the stages of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan.

Stage 2. Preparing a draft NP

The Steering Group and members of the Neighbourhood Forum will start gathering evidence for the draft Plan.

Stage 1. Area Designation Consultation

An Area Designation Application will define the boundary of the Botesdale and Rickinghall Neighbourhood Plan area. The application includes supporting statements and a map. A notice has been published by Mid Suffolk District Council and they have created a web-page with details of how to respond to the consultation, etc., which you can find here. They will then write to their statutory consultees to notify them of the consultation. The list includes the relevant Suffolk CC and Mid Suffolk DC Elected Members, and the adjacent parish councils.

The six-week consultation period will begin on 15 March 2017 and close at 4pm on 28 April 2017. Under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), Mid Suffolk District Council will then confirm the designated NP Area. A notice to this effect will be posted below along with a schedule of responses to the consultation.

Designated Area Map: The plan area follows the administrative boundaries of the three parishes. From left to right you will see Rickinghall Inferior, Rickinghall Superior and Botesdale parishes divided by a blue line with the whole of the area outlined in green.

Area Designation Notice

Schedule of Responses to Area Consultation

Steering Group Minutes: