Welcome to the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group's page.

Halesworth Neighbourhood Plan has reached Regulation 16. What that means is that another six week consultation period will start, to be run by them, rather than the Town Council. Following resident’s comments and those of various statutory bodies the Plan was revised, and East Suffolk Council has now accepted this version as meeting all the legal and planning regulations required to take the Plan to the next stage.

How to comment on this stage of the Plan will be found here on the East Suffolk website.

The latest version of the Plan and the Consultation Statement can be found below. The Consultation Statement is a report setting out all the consultations, surveys, meetings and associated leaflets and posters that the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group used to gather your views and the evidence needed to back up the planning policies in the Plan. Appendix S of the Statement is where you will find residents (anonymised) comments and the Steering Group’s responses. When the Regulation 16 consultation ends the Plan will go forward for Examination, timing being dependent on the responses received and whether more changes are needed. The examination is carried out by an independent planning expert, appointed by East Suffolk Council. Whether they will come to Halesworth and hold meetings and interviews or just read the documents we don’t know, but we will let you know. Then after that, it will be Referendum time!
The Steering Group has been given a government grant to help us make sure the people of Halesworth know about the Plan and what it can do for the town as it gets closer to the Referendum. Look out for articles in the Halesworth Community News, on the Town Council's social media and website going into more detail.

Other Documents

Below are the Design Code and Housing Needs report that the group comissioned. They are not actual Neighbourhood Plan proposals but rather form part of the evidence base to be used to write the policies in the plan.

East Suffolk Council's Local Plan can be found here

The Town Council's Four Year Strategic plan can be downloaded here

Below can be found a document containing the steering groups other interests in Halesworth

Halesworth Town Council
Waveney Local Office,
London Road, Halesworth
Suffolk IP19 8LW
Clerk’s Office
Tel: 01986 874517
Email: clerk@halesworthtowncouncil.org.uk
The clerk is Mr Nick Rees
The Assistant clerk is
Mrs Phillippa Welby
The office is open
9am – 1pm
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
or by appointment
Halesworth Town Council
Waveney Local Office,
London Road, Halesworth, 
Suffolk IP19 8LW
Office Opening times:
9am - 1pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday or by appointment
Tel: 01986 874517
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