Southwold Neighbourhood Plan was prepared by Southwold Town Council following extensive consultation with the local community and sets out its vision for development to 2036.
Southwold Neighbourhood Plan was formally ‘Made’ by East Suffolk Council on 23 February 2022 and now forms part of the Development Plan for the District. A paper copy can be inspected at Southwold Library and the Marina Centre, Lowestoft.
A referendum was held on 3 February 2022. 86.7% voted in favour of the Southwold Neighbourhood Plan.
An independent Examiner carried out an Examination of the plan and considered if it should proceed to referendum.
The draft plan and supporting documents were submitted to the Council who published it for consultation. Following the consultation, the draft plan, supporting documents, and consultation comments were provided to an Independent Examiner.
Neighbourhood Area designation
The first stage was to designate the 'Neighbourhood Area' – the geographical area the plan will cover.