A very warm welcome to our website. The Wickham Market Neighbourhood Plan is being created by local residents, community groups and businesses and will shape how the parish changes in the coming years. This website is to help you understand what the Plan means for our community and how you can get involved.
Update from the NP Chairman (December 2019)
The Neighbourhood Plan is in the process of being updated considering all the comments received at Regulation 14 review stage.
It is taking some time to amend the Neighbourhood Plan. The main problem has been that, in the Suffolk Coastal District Council Local Plan, there is a policy for 150 houses to be built in Pettistree. However, these houses are within the settlement boundary of Wickham Market. Despite significant discussion it has not been possible to get these 150 houses included as part of the Wickham Market Neighbourhood Plan totals and it now seems likely that the development in Pettistree will proceed in advance of our Old School Farm development policy.
When the Neighbourhood Plan is submitted to East Suffolk Council at the Regulation 16 stage, four supporting documents are required:a. The Habitats Regulation Assessment.
b. The Strategic Environmental Assessment
c. The Basic Conditions statement
d. The Consultation Statement.
East Suffolk Council have agreed to write our Habitats Regulation Assessment, Navigus Planning are writing the Strategic Environmental Assessment and have completed the first draft of the Basic Conditions statement, and the Neighbourhood Plan team are working on the Consultation Statement.
The Neighborhood Plan will be submitted to East Suffolk Council early in the new year with the hope that the referendum will be able to be held in the mid to the latter part of 2020.
Cllr Dick Jenkinson, Chairman of Wickham Market Neighbourhood Plan Committee