Referendum Result – IT’S A RESOUNDING YES

The Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is delighted to announce, following the Referendum yesterday the 7th of July, that Redgrave residents turned out in force and voted “Yes” in support of the Neighbourhood Plan. The results are:

Turnout 60.3%

YES 74.82%

NO 25.18%

For the full results please see

Thank you very much for your support.

Referendum – confirmed for July 7th

The referendum on the Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan is confirmed to take place on Thursday 7th July. All residents of Redgrave who are entitled to vote will invited to answer ’Yes’ or ’No’ to this question:

“Do you want Mid Suffolk District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Redgrave to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”


If more than 50% vote ’yes’, then MSDC will be legally obliged to ’make’ (adopt) this neighbourhood plan as part of its planning framework.

More information is available on this website, including a copy of the Neighbourhood Plan to download. There are also printed copies of the Plan at Redgrave Community Shop where they can be viewed/loaned on request during normal shop opening hours.


The Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan is now ready to be taken forward to referendum. This means that the Electoral Services Team at Mid-Suffolk District Council will arrange for a referendum to take place at Redgrave Activities Centre and all registered voters in Redgrave will be invited to vote. It is hoped that the referendum will take place on Thursday 7 July 2022, although this date is to be confirmed.

This version of the Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan is the final version and incorporates all required modifications set out in the Examiner’s Report.

Report from Independent Examiner

We are delighted to report that the Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan has been successful at Examination. The report from the independent examiner follows:

The examiner has requested a small number of changes and complimented all involved on their hard work and the amount of consultation  undertaken which was well above the minimum required.

The plan has strong environmental safeguards and protects wildlife, open spaces and community facilities as well as catering for the housing needs of the parish and raising the standard of design. 

Following the Examination the plan can be given some weight in the determination of planning applications. 

Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan will now be changed in line with the examiner’s report. It is anticipated that the public referendum will be before Christmas 2021.

Additional Consultation on Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan

As you should be aware, consultation on the Submission draft of the Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan (REG16) has now ended and the Plan has entered its examination phase.

Following publication on the 20 July 2021 of a revised National Planning Policy Framework, the Examiner has instructed us to undertake a short two-week consultation on how this revised Framework affects the neighbourhood plan meeting the basic conditions. 

This consultation has started and will end at 4:00pm on Wednesday 11 August 2021.

We explain more in the attached letter.

RNP – Regulation 16 Consultation

The revised version of the Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council on 11th May 2021.

There will now follow a period of public consultation to allow for comments on the revised plan to be made. The consultation period will run from 26th May to 16th July 2021. The consultation is being run by Mid Suffolk District Council and and all of the details including how to comment on the revised Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan are on their website at:

Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan » Babergh Mid Suffolk

All comments must be submitted in writing to Mid Suffolk District Council and not to the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group or Redgrave Parish Council.

Once the consultation period is over, the Neighbourhood Plan will be subject to an Independent Examination which will take place over the summer.

Please keep an eye on both the Mid Suffolk and Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan websites for updates. Remember, you can choose to receive a notification email every time a new blog entry is posted to Latest News by pressing the green “Follow” button to your right and entering your email address. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Deadline for consultation midnight on Sunday 8th

The public consultation on the pre-submission draft of the Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan ends at midnight on Sunday. Any responses you provide on the response form now will be considered by the Steering Group and could be reflected in the plan submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council.

Please use this opportunity to have your say and use the links on this site.

Please have your say

The public consultation on the pre-submission draft of the Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan ends at midnight on Sunday. Any responses you provide on the response form now will be considered by the Steering Group and could be reflected in the plan submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council.

Please use this opportunity to have your say and follow the links on this site.

Public Consultation of RNP Draft Plan

Good News! After many months of consultation with residents of Redgrave and development of policies, the Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan has now reached the important pre-submission phase, formally known as REG14. During this phase, residents, business and statutory agencies are invited to comment on the Draft Plan. Comments must be made using the form available on this website.

The consultation period will last from Monday September 14th until midnight on 8th November 2020.

For full details, including the draft plan and response form, please follow this link.

Survey from Donna Nevitt

For those in Redgrave who have received a recent survey from Donna Nevitt, we would like to make clear that this is not a communication from the Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group on the Neighbourhood Plan. Any consultations from the RNPSG would be formally branded using the official RNP logo and would contain a full explanation of the purpose of the communication, and what is intended to happen with any information given by local residents (including personal data). The current communication does not do this and instead appears to be confusing and misleading local residents. We are sorry for any confusion but this is beyond our control.

The RNPSG are hoping to consult on the draft Neighbourhood Plan very soon. We will ensure that this consultation is publicised widely to the whole village and local residents are provided with all of the relevant background, technical evidence and contextual information that they will need in order to make an informed response to the consultation on the plan as a whole .  We will also make sure that plenty of time is given for residents to respond.

It is very disappointing this survey has been issued in this way and at this time without any explanation and with such a short deadline and we hope that local residents will be more discerning, and wait for the full facts of the Neighbourhood Plan consultation before making up their minds.