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Neighbourhood Plan

The Woolpit Neighbourhood Plan has been adopted

The referendum took place on Thursday 27th October 2022

The result, from a turn out (including postal) of 372 votes (21% of the electorate),was :-

yes- 350 (94%)
no - 22 (6%)

Congratulations Woolpit. We now have a Neighbourhood Plan.

Very many thanks to everybody who has contributed to and supported the making of the Plan.


You can read the final version of the Plan by clicking here 

The Examiners Report is available here 

Reg 17 Independent Examination (Final Report dated 3 August 2020). Mid Suffolk District Council appointed Janet Cheesley BA (Hons) DipTP MRTPI to carry out an independent examination of the Woolpit NDP. The examination was conducted through written correspondence and included a focused two-week consultation on proposed significant modifications. On 3 August 2020 the Examiner issued her Final Report. This recommends that, subject to modification, the Woolpit NDP meets the basic conditions and that it should proceed to a local referendum.

The Examiners letter to Woolpit Parish Council is available here

More information is available on the Woolpit Neighbourhood plan section of the Mid Suffolk District Website 



What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

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