The Neighbourhood Plan

The Long Melford Neighbourhood Plan will become a Statutory Document that will form part of the Babergh Local Plan. It has been developed over the last two years, 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 those issues.

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. Following further refinements, a draft Plan has been created which, upon agreement by the Parish Council, will be submitted to Babergh District Council for inspection. If it is found to conform with it’s requirements, the District Council will organise a referundum 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).

The Terms of Reference for the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group are available here.
Please also see the Neighbourhood Plan on Facebook