Neighbourhood Plan

Hadleigh Town Council is undertaking a Neighbourhood Plan.  A Neighbourhood Plan for Hadleigh is a community-led planning framework for guiding the future develoment, regeneration and conservation of Hadleigh.  It is about the use and development of land and may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving Hadleigh or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development.  It may deal with a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues (such as housing, employment, heritage and transport) or it may focus on one or two issues only.  These may be issues that are relevant to the whole of Hadleigh or just to part of Hadleigh. 

A Neighbourhood Plan will be part of the statutory development plan for Hadleigh, if successful at a local referendum.  This statutory status gives the Neighbourhood Plan far more weight than other local documents that may have been developed by the Town Council. 

In order to do this it was felt the views of Hadleigh residents should be sought prior to any decision on the production of a plan.  To date the following events have taken place and the resident survey results are available below.  

Timetable of Events:

24th April 2014 Annual Town Meeting How would you grow our Town?
December 2014 Survey Click here to download Survey
2015 Public Consultations To review the results of the survey
September 2015 Hadleigh Schools All local schools contacted to involve pupils
December 2015 Business and Retail Survey All business and retail outlets provided with survey
2016 Understanding Neighbourhood Planning Click here to view YouTube Video
May 2017 May Show  

The business/retail survey has been distributed to all businesses and shops in Hadleigh and replies are starting to come in.  However, we are aware that some people in the town operate from home or are running online businesses.  If you'd like to take part, please contact us (details below) and you'll be sent a form.  It is important that we have the opinions of as wide a range of shops and businesses in the town as possible when we consider future developments in the town.

This month will also see the next stage in the ongoing work with St. Mary's Primary School and we're looking forward to hearing what its pupils feel is important in the town and how they see its future.  Hopefully, the other schools in the town will feel that this is something to which they'd lik to contribute and will be contacting us soon.

The next stage in the Plan is to analyse all our findings and begin to think about priorities and projects and we will be publicising these in the near future.  As always, the group is keen to get others involved. 

To pass on any comments you may have on the Neighbourhood Plan direct to Councillors please use this e.mail address:hadleighneighbourhoodplan@gmail.com or via our Facebook page.  

Also visit the webpage for more information Click here to access website