Why a Neighbourhood Plan?

if you’re thinking “why is this important to me?” then ask yourself 2 simple questions:
Do I care about how the village of Redgrave develops over the next 20 years?
Do I want a chance to influence that development?


..then the Neighbourhood Plan is the way to do that and we want the entire community, including young people, to have their say.

Neighbourhood planning gives us direct power to develop a shared vision for our neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of our local area. Rickinghall and Botesdale have already done this and their plan has been submitted for review. We are able to choose where we want new homes and offices to be built, have our say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided. A Neighbourhood Plan, once approved, sits underthe Babergh and Mid-Suffolk Local Plan prepared by the local planning authority. Future decisions on planning applications will be decided using  the Local Plan and our Neighbourhood Plan and any other material considerations.

The procedure requires considerable consultation with residents and you will be asked to give your supporting vote in a referendum which occurs towards the end of the process which is likely to take up to 2 years.