The Long Melford Neighbourhood Plan will become a Statutory Document that will form part of the Babergh Local Plan. It has been in development since 2017, following a series of consultations and a major survey of the local populace. The survey established a number of issues that parishioners felt were important, and helped to develop policies and projects to address them.
A statutory Neighbourhood Plan consultation took place during 2019. Upon completion, the Plan was revised to incorporate comments received, and it then underwent a number of “tests” to confirm its viability. After further refinements a draft Plan has been created which, following agreement by the Parish Council, has been submitted to Babergh District Council for inspection, a further consultation and an independent examination. If it is found to meet with the relevant requirements, the District Council will organise a referendum of the parish electorate, at which point they can vote to either accept or reject the Plan.
The Draft Long Melford Neighbourhood Plan can be accessed by clicking on this link
Further information about the Neighbourhood Plan can be found at the website here.
(This is a separate website dedicated to the Neighbourhood Plan, operated by the Parish Council).