Wickham Market Neighbourhood Plan
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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 (February 2019)

The draft Neighbourhood Plan is now complete. It has been sent to SCDC for an informal review and the comments received are been incorporated. The next stage is for the Neighbourhood Plan to be sent out for the 6 week, Regulation 14 consultation and this will happen imminently. This is the final round of consultation before the Plan is formally submitted to SCDC for review. At this stage the Neighbourhood Plan will be made available on the web site for all to view. Additionally, in order to show all residents what has been included in the Neighbourhood Plan, an Open Day is being held in the Village Hall from 2pm to 8pm on Friday 22 February 2019 . At the Open Day hard copies of the Neighbourhood Plan will be available to view and display boards will show all the policies included in the plan. Members of the Neighbourhood Plan Committee will also be available to answer any questions.

I look forward to meeting you at the Open Day on 22 February 2019.

Cllr Dick Jenkinson, Chairman of Wickham Market Neighbourhood Plan Committee

About our Parish

Wickham Market is a bustling, thriving community close to the River Deben within the Suffolk Coastal Heritage area. It is reached either by road, turning off the A12 approximately fifteen miles north-east of Ipswich, or by rail to its station at Campsea Ashe.

The centre of this large village offers convenient parking, a wide variety of shops with everything from hardware supplies, to food, hairdressers and newsagents, as well as a choice of places to eat. Within a ten-mile radius can be found the attractions of Easton Farm Park, the Snape Maltings, Framlingham Castle and Sutton Hoo.

Latest News

  • Update Sept 2019 - The (Reg 14) consultation responses have all now been reviewed and collated.. Follow up actions have been identified to address the points raised and updates to the draft Plan are now in progress.
  • Update April 2019 - The (Reg 14) consultation period was completed on 1st April with over 60 responses received on the draft Plan. The NP team are currently assessing the responses in order to propose the changes needed to the Plan to addess the points raised.
  • Update Feb 2019 - Pre-Submission (Regulation 14) Version of the Neighbourhood Plan is now available. Go to the Documents page to view and/or download.
  • Update Jan 2019 - Initial draft of Neighbourhood Plan now submitted to SCDC. Initial draft of the Neighbournood Plan has been submitted to SCDC for informal review. Feedback so far has been positive and updates to address review comments are currently in progress.
  • Update Dec 2018 - Initial draft of Neighbourhood Plan in progress. After many months of analysing results from consultations and independent assessments, the team will shortly be submitting the initial draft of the Neighbournood Plan with associated policies to SCDC for informal review. Over the coming months there will be further formal reviews and consultations leading up to the Referendum with the community later this year. Further updates on progress will be issued here in due course.