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Little Cornard Neighbourhood Plan

The Little Cornard Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is being prepared by Little Cornard Parish Council and the local community. When complete, it will be used to help guide and shape future development in the parish.

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Reg 16 Submission Consultation (18 Oct to 3 Dec 2021)

Babergh District Council are formally consulting on the submission draft Little Cornard NDP. The consultation is being carried out in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 (as amended).

The consultation period runs from Monday 18 October, until 4pm on Friday 3 December 2021. More details are set out in the Public Notice.

The parish council (the qualifying body) have formally submitted the following documents: 

An assessment as to whether this NDP meets the basic conditions will be undertaken by an independent examiner. An initial check has been carried out to confirm that the relevant requirements have been met at this stage. 

View the Regulation 15 checklist.

Submit your comments

Written comments only (preferably using the consultation response form (Word document)) should be sent by email, or by post:

By email

Email Babergh District Council's Community Planning team

By post

Post your comments to:

Little Cornard NP Consultation, c/o Paul Bryant
Spatial Planning Policy Team
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Endeavour House
8 Russell Road

Your representation may also include a request to be notified of the district council’s decision whether or not to adopt ('make') this Plan.

All representations received will be forwarded to the examiner. Your comments cannot be treated as confidential and, with the exception of personal details, will be published here at the end of the consultation period.


What can I comment on at this stage?

At this stage, you can comment on the Plan and its policies. It is important to remember that the examiner will only be able to recommend changes that are necessary to ensure that the Plan meets the basic conditions. You should consider in particular whether the Plan meets these. The submitted Basic Conditions Statement sets out how the parish council considers they have met the tests.

I commented on the draft plan during an earlier consultation. Do I need to repeat those comments?

All of the issues raised at the pre-submission stage should be referred to in the consultation statement. The examiner will be aware of these, so you do not need to repeat them. However, if any changes have been made to the Plan since the last consultation, and these raise new issues or affect the points you made last time, you might want to submit further comments. All comments made at this stage will be sent on to the examiner.

What happens next?

At the end of the consultation, the parish council will be given an opportunity to respond to any representations made before the Plan is submitted for examination. It will be down to the examiner to decide how they wish to carry out that process. They may choose to rely on the written representations but could call a public hearing, if it is beneficial to do so.

The examiner will consider whether the Plan meets the basic conditions, or if further modifications need to be made for it to do so. The examiner will also decide if it is appropriate or not for this Plan to be put back to a local referendum. 

Previous stages...

Reg 14 Pre-submission Consultation (22 March to 17 May 2021)

This consultation ended on 17 May 2021. Visit the parish council's website for more information.

SEA and HRA screening and determination (February 2021)

A working draft of the NDP was screened to decide whether an SEA and or an HRA were needed. The need for both were 'screened-out'. The relevant reports and determination notices are published below:

Reg 05 - Area Designation (6 August 2018)