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Mid Suffolk has now published the Joint Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) for both Babergh and Mid Suffolk Districts. To view the draft document please click here

Thurston's Neighbourhood Steering Group has now produced it's Draft Scoping Report represents the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report which incorporates the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the emerging Thurston Neighbourhood Plan.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here

Thurston's Neighbourhood Steering Group has developed a strategy which will help to guide the process of community and stakeholder engagement which is needed to produce an informed and relevant community-led Neighbourhood Development Plan for Thurston. It sets out a range of activities and actions that will be taken to draw information from the community in and around Thurston. It is hoped that by effective engagement with local residents, community groups, businesses, and service providers in Thurston and adjoining areas a well-informed plan and a sense of community ownership will be created.

For a copy of the Thurston Neighbourhood Steering Group Community Engagement Strategy please click here

Thurston Neighbourhood Plan  

In July 2013, Thurston Parish Council submitted a Neighbourhood Area Designation Application which defined the boundary of the Thurston Neighbourhood Plan area. The publication period for this application begun on 4th July and concluded on 28th August 2013.

Under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, in September 2013 Mid Suffolk District Council confirmed the designated Neighbourhood Plan Area.

The notice confirming this can be seen below:

Thurston Designation Notice

The responses to the designation of the Neighbourhood Area are as summarized below:

Schedule of Response to Thurston Neighbourhood Plan

The plan below shows the Nieghbourhood Area for Thurston which follows the Parish Boundary:

Thurston Neighbourhood Area Map

 For general information about Neighbourhood Plans please see Locality's Neighbourhood Plans Road Map Guide.

For the quick guide please click: here

For more detailed information on producing a Neighbourhood Plan please click on the following link: Locality Roadmap

NP Presentation

For access to the Presentation Slides produced at the public meetings - please click on the relevant file below