Lawshall Neighbourhood Plan

The Lawshall Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) was 'made' (adopted) by Babergh District Council in October 2017. It covers the period 2016 - 2036.

The NDP is now being reviewed (modified) by the parish council so that it can continue to help guide and shape development in the parish. The Lawshall NDP Review will cover the plan period 2021 - 2037.

The process for modifying a NDP is set out in the relevant regulations. The nature of the modifications will determine how much of the process needs to be repeated.

Lawshall NDP Review 2021 - 2037

Latest news...

SEA/HRA screening and determination (Jan 2023)

The pre-submission draft Lawshall NDP Review document was screened to decide whether a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and or a habitats regulations assessment (HRA) were needed. Both were 'screened-out'. The relevant reports and determination notices are published below:

Previous stages...

Reg 14 Pre-submission consultation (15 Oct to 30 Nov 2022)

Pre-submission consultation on the Lawshall NDP Review document ended on 30 November 2022.

Please visit the parish council website for more information.

The adopted Lawshall NDP 2016 - 2036

Formal Adoption (24 Oct 2017)

At its Full Council meeting on 24 October 2017, Babergh District Council resolved to 'make' (adopt) the Lawshall NDP following a majority 'yes' vote by local residents.

The plan, which covers the period to 2036, now forms part of the development plan framework for the district and will be used to determine planning applications in the parish unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

Reg 18 Local Referendum (19 Oct 2017)

Reg 17 Independent Examination (Aug 2017)

Reg 16 Submission Consultation (13 Feb - 31 Mar 2017)

Reg 14 Pre-submission Consultation (30 Oct - 11 Dec 2016)

  • Carried out by the parish council

Reg 05 Area Designation (8 Dec 2015)