Halesworth Neighbourhood Plan was prepared by Halesworth Town Council following consultation with the local community and is used alongside the Local Plan when making decisions on planning applications in the area.
Halesworth Neighbourhood Plan was formally ‘Made’ by East Suffolk Council on 22 February 2023.
A referendum was held on 2 February 2023. 84.5% voted in favour of the Halesworth 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.
The first stage was to designate the 'Neighbourhood Area' – the geographical area the plan will cover.