The Kessingland Neighbourhood Plan was prepared by Kessingland Parish Council following extensive consultation with the local community and sets out its vision for development to 2030.
The plan was formally ‘made’ by Waveney District Council on 25 January 2017, and now forms part of the Development Plan for the District.
The following question was asked at a referendum on 24 November 2016:
Do you want Waveney District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Kessingland to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?
854 votes were cast in favour of 'Yes' and 103 in favour of 'No'. The turnout was 28%.
You can vote in the referendum if you live in the Kessingland parish area, are registered to vote in local council elections and you are 18 years or over on 24 November 2016. You have to be registered to vote by 8 November to vote in the referendum. You can check if you are registered to vote by contacting the Waveney Electoral Services Team.
The examination took place by written representations. The examiner's report recommended that the modifications specified in the report are made and that the Neighbourhood Plan for Kessingland is submitted for a Referendum.
Kessingland Parish Council submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to Waveney District Council ahead of being submitted for independent examination. Consultation took place from 16 May to 27 June 2016. There were five responses to this consultation: