TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 (AMENDED BY THE LOCALISM ACT 2011)
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING (GENERAL) REGULATIONS 2012 (as amended)
SUBMISSION OF NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THURSTON
(THE “THURSTON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN”)
The ‘Plan Proposal’
CONSULTATION UNDER REGULATION 16 OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING (GENERAL) REGULATIONS 2012
Notice is hereby given that Thurston Parish Council has submitted a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan (the “Thurston Neighbourhood Plan”) to Mid Suffolk District Council under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).
In accordance with Regulation 16, Mid Suffolk District Council commenced formal consultation on the draft Thurston Neighbourhood Plan on Monday 21 January 2019. Comments are invited on whether the ‘plan proposal’ as submitted (the draft Plan and supporting documentation) fulfils the Basic Conditions as required by Paragraph 8(1)(a)(2) of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (inserted by the Localism Act 2011).
Thurston Community Library, IP31 3PB
Thurst Café [New Green Community Centre], IP31 3TG.
A set of documents has also been deposited with the Parish Clerk.
Written comments only (preferably using the ‘Consultation Response Form’ available online at www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/ThurstonNP and should be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org / or by post to: ‘Thurston NP Consultation’, c/o Mr Paul Bryant, Spatial Panning Policy Team, Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX to arrive by no later than 4:00pm on Wednesday 6 March 2019.
Submission of Thurston Neighbourhood Plan to Mid Suffolk District Council - December 2018
The detailed summary of the responses to the representations received by the NP Steering Group on the Pre-Submission Consultation on the draft Thurston Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP), were endorsed by the Parish Council at its meeting on 7th November 2018, and can be seen at the following web-page.
As a result, the submission version of the Neighbourhood Plan (May 2018) has been appropriately amended. The changes made to the Neighbourhood Plan, agreed by Thurston Parish Council, at its Parish Council Meeting on 7th November 2018, were relatively minor in nature and did not warrant a further pre-submission consultation round.
In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations, 2012 (as amended) Thurston Parish Council (the qualifying body) has now submitted a request to Mid Suffolk District Council to undertake a formal consultation on the content of the Thurston Neighbourhood Development Plan.
The following documents have been submitted: Please note some of these files are compressed files due to their large size.
Thurston Parish Council continues to believe that it is in the interests of the community as a whole to recognise that Mid Suffolk has identified Thurston as being under development pressure and and that this pressure is likely to increase over time. It is also aware that whilst adopting a formal Neighbourhood Plan would involve significant costs and input from parishioners there would be significant benefits from doing so.
Neighbourhood Plans, once adopted, are a recognised part of the National Planning Policy Framework and cannot be ignored by prospective developers when making planning applications for new development.
Neighbourhood Planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have a greater say on what those buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided.