A six-week consultation on Stradbroke’s Neighbourhood Development Plan starts today.
Mid Suffolk District Council has commenced the consultation following the formal submission of a Neighbourhood Development Plan for Stradbroke, which has been prepared and produced by the parish council and local community.
Stradbroke is one of 16 communities in Mid Suffolk which are currently preparing a Neighbourhood Plan.
The public consultation asks whether the policies outlined in the Plan are appropriate and seeks the views of people who live, work and do business in the Stradbroke area. Comments can be submitted via email.
The deadline for the submission of comments is Friday 1 June 2018.
Following the consultation, all comments received will be considered by an Independent Examiner who will determine whether the plan can go forward to a local referendum later in the year.
Neighbourhood planning allows communities to develop their own planning policies which will guide new development. The submitted Plan and supporting documents can be found online.
Cllr Julie Flatman, Mid Suffolk District Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said “The need for new housing is a challenge not just in local communities, but across the whole country. While we often hear the government speak about house building, the communities that get involved and work to shape their own future don’t get the attention they deserve. The hard work of Stradbroke’s Neighbourhood Plan team could help their community for years to come, and I’d urge everyone to get involved and comment on the plan now, to influence the future of the village.”