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 (January 2024)
The Neighbourhood Plan for Wickham Market is now complete. It has taken many years and a lot of hard work by many people to reach this stage. I personally would like to warmly thank all those people who have taken part and helped make this plan come to fruition.
The referendum took place in the Village Hall on 12 Oct 2023. 365 residents cast their vote, 288 were in favour and only 77 people voted against. After successfully passing this milestone, it was then finally approved and 'Made' by East Suffolk Council, at a full council meeting, on 22 Nov 2023.
The Neighbourhood Plan adds local policy detail to strategic policies set out in the Local Plan and must now be a primary consideration for all planning decisions in Wickham Market parish. In addition, when development does take place within the village, WMPC is now entitled to 25% of the Community Infrastructure levy as opposed to 15% before the Neighbourhood Plan was in place.
The 'Made' edition of the Neighbourhood Plan and all its key supporting documents can be viewed on the ESC Planning portalThe Plan and its supporting documents are also available on our Key Documents page.
Cllr Dick Jenkinson, Chairman of Wickham Market Neighbourhood Plan Committee