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.

Site Options Assessment by AECOM

Please note that the report has been produced by independent consultants AECOM and that the report is their professional assessment. Their commission is now complete.

The report is a final version and it is for information purposes only, to assist the Steering Group in formulating a draft plan. We are not seeking feedback on the report’s contents at this time .

There will be an opportunity for comments to be made on sites when the draft plan is published for full public consultation at REG14 later in the spring/early summer.

The draft plan is still in production.

The report has been shared with both the District and County Councils in their role as statutory consultees in the Neighbourhood Plan process.

See here for the final AECOM report

Site at Churchway, owned by Llanover Estate

You may have been in receipt of anonymous information in respect of the potential for development at the above site.

This communication was not ​ from the Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. Any correspondence from the Group would make it clear that it was a formal communication from the Group and would clearly show the Neighbourhood Plan logo and of course would contain a clear explanation of the purpose of the communication.

We are sorry that whoever decided to post the information through your door has managed to confuse a number of people.

The information is not in connection with a planning application but instead is one of 5 sites submitted by the landowner in response to a Call for Sites made by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group during October and November 2019.

Details of all 5 sites were available at the two public exhibitions held on 30th November and 3rd December and members of the public were invited to express their views. The results of the exhibitions are shown on this website.

The sites will be independently technically assessed in the New Year in terms of their viability, deliverability and impact upon highways, drainage, landscape, wildlife, historic environment etc and the results are expected around March 2020.

Once the assessments are completed, the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will consider them together with the results of the public exhibitions and any other representations made by local residents and will decide which (if any) of the sites might be suitable for future development up to 2036 and should be included in the draft Neighbourhood Plan.

We will then invite public views on the draft plan.

No decisions on sites have been made or will be made until all evidence required to make a decision is complete. This won’t be before March 2020. Members of the public will then be invited again to make their views on any draft proposals at that time.

If you want to submit any views on the proposals before the assessments are completed then please can you do so before Mid February 2020 and in writing using the Neighbourhood Plan email address –

We hope this clarifies matters.