Bentley Parish Council have begun the process of preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). When complete, the Plan may:
The responsibility for preparing the NDP now rests with the Parish Council and local community. Further details may be available on the Bentley Parish Council website.
On 12 July 2018, Bentley Parish Council submitted an application to define the boundary of their Neighbourhood Plan. Under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), Babergh District Council confirmed the designated NDP area on 16 July 2018. A notice to this effect, a copy of the application and a map identifying the NDP area can be viewed below: