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Welcome to the website for the Wetheringsett-com-Brockford Neighbourhood Plan.

The Parish Council has decided that your village needs a Neighbourhood Plan.

Why have a Neighbourhood Plan?

At the moment all planning decisions in Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford are made by Mid Suffolk District Council, in line with National and District Planning Policy.

A neighbourhood plan gives local people a say in development because the planning authority is legally bound to take your views into account when they make planning decisions about your village.

· A neighbourhood plan is a powerful tool that gives communities statutory powers to shape how their communities develop.

· It is a document that sets out planning policies for a local area.

· It is used to decide whether to approve planning applications, including new buildings (eg community facilities) or changes to existing buildings.

· It is written by the local community, the people who know and love the area, to ensure the right types of development in the right places.

If you'd like to know more about the Neighbourhood Plan Committee, you can see our Terms of Reference here.