The Beccles Neighbourhood Plan was prepared by Beccles Parish Council and sets out its vision for development to 2036.
Following a ‘yes’ vote at referendum on 16th September 2021, the plan was formally ‘made’ by East Suffolk Council on 22nd September 2021 and now forms part of the Development Plan for the District.
The council determined to make the plan on the grounds that more than 50% of people who voted in the referendum voted in favour of the council using the neighbourhood plan to help it determine planning applications in the neighbourhood plan area. The Council further considers that the neighbourhood plan would not breach or be incompatible with any EU obligation or any of the Convention Rights.
As restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic ease, the council has been able to amend its approach to viewing documents – further details about the availability of planning policy documents.