Fressingfield NDP LogoWelcome to the main hub for the Fressingfield Neighbourhood Development Plan. Below are several buttons that can take you through to various areas about this project. If you have any questions, feedback or would like to help, please reach out to one of the members of the Steering Group.

Update – March

The plan has been accepted (made) by the district council!

This means that the district council has included the plan in its own development plan and will give it due consideration when considering all planning applications.

Two years of imaginative graft has come to fruition for the steering group and consultant working for the parish. The parish council would like to give its thanks for the creativity and determination that the steering group lead by Andrea Long of Compass Point, Planning and Rural Consultants, for designing and writing the plan, consulting over it and then amending the plan: this will help shape Fressingfield’s future for the next 16 years. Well done to you all.

The members of the steering group were:

Paul Woodward Chairman
Nick Stolls Vice-Chairman
Di Warne Clerk
Mike Cox
Garry Deeks
Philip Eastgate
Tom Lindsay
Elizabeth Manero
Paul McCann
Rachael Troughton
Andrew Vessey
Andrea Long Consultant

Well done and thanks to you all.

Update – October 2019

Please find below the Examiner’s Final Report into the Fressingfield NDP. As you will see the Examiner’s recommendation is that the Plan proceed to referendum with her suggested modifications.

Fressingfield Neighbourhood Development Plan 2018 Examiner’s Report

Update – August 2019

The revised Fressingfield Neighbourhood Plan has now been submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council for independent examination.

Following the public consultation on the draft Neighbourhood Plan held between March and May 2019, all comments received were considered by the Fressingfield Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group in June and July, and a number of changes to the draft Neighbourhood Plan were agreed.

On 16th July 2019, Fressingfield Parish Council formally agreed for the revised Fressingfield Neighbourhood Plan to be submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council. The plan was submitted on 19th July 2019.

Mid Suffolk District Council will begin consultation on the Submission Version of the Fressingfield Neighbourhood Plan on Monday 5th August 2019. The consultation period will run to Friday 27th September 2019 and details of the consultation, copies of the Submission Version of the Fressingfield Neighbourhood Plan together with it supporting documents can be found on the Neighbourhood Planning page of Mid Suffolk’s website:

All comments should be made in writing to Mid Suffolk District Council using the details on the MSDC website.

Hard copies of the Submission Version of the Fressingfield Neighbourhood Plan together with the supporting documents of:

Fressingfield Character Appraisal; Basic Conditions Statement and Consultation Statement

are located in the following locations:

  • The Village Stores
  • Sancroft Hall
  • The Medical Centre

Following the conclusion of the public consultation period, the Neighbourhood Plan will be formally examined by an Independent Examiner.

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