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Long Melford Neighbourhood Plan

The Long Melford Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is being prepared by Long Melford Parish Council. When complete, it will be used to help guide and shape future development in the designated area.

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Reg 17 Independent Examination (start date TBC)

Babergh District Council have appointed Ann Skippers BSc (Hons) MRTPI FHEA FRSA AoU to carry out an independent examination of this NDP. Further updates will be published in due course.

Guidance published by NPIERS in 2018 also introduced the opportunity for NDP groups to view and comment on representations made at the Reg 16 stage. 

Previous stages...

Reg 16 Submission Consultation (20 September - 5 November 2021)

The district council carried out a formal consultation on the submitted NDP to see if it fulfils the Basic Conditions set out in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

This was carried out in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 (as amended). The consultation period ran from 20 September until 5 November 2021. 

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

  1. map identifying the area to which the proposed NDP relates
  2. The submission draft Long Melford NDP (July 21)
  3. The appendices to the submission draft NDP
  4. Consultation Statement
  5. Basic Conditions statement  
  6. strategic environmental assessment (SEA) Report and
  7. table of informal comments on the May 2021 draft NDP

Please note: the second, third and fourth documents listed include embedded hyperlinks to other documents.

A full assessment as to whether this NDP meets the basic conditions will be undertaken by the independent examiner. An initial check was carried out to confirm that the relevant requirements had been met at this stage. View the Regulation 15 Checklist.

Respondents were reminded that their comments would be forwarded to the examiner and, with the exception of personal details, published on this webpage.

SEA/habitats regulations assessment (HRA) screening and determination (March - April 2019)

The pre-submission draft NDP was screened to decide whether an SEA and/or an HRA were needed. The need for an SEA was 'screened in'. The need for an HRA was 'screened-out'.

The relevant report and determination notices can be accessed below:

Reg 14 - Pre-submission Consultation (17 January to 28 February 2019)

Pre-submission consultation took place between 17 January and 28 February 2019. 

Reg 05 - Area Designation Consultation (22 February 2017)