Tuesday 28th November 2023

Adoption of the Sproughton Neighbourhood Plan

Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Declaration of results for the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum held on 21/11/2023

Wednesday October 18th 2023

Notice of Referendum

Thursday October 12th 2023

Sproughton Neighbourhood Plan 2018 - 2037     Referendum Information Statement

In January 2020 Sproughton Parish Council decided to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan. The Government encourages parish councils to produce their own Neighbourhood Plans enabling local people to have a say in how their neighbourhood grows and develops. A Neighbourhood Plan Committee was formed of residents & councillors and work on the plan began. A significant amount of work has been done in a short space of time - the public consultation begins in Oct'21. Invitation to public consultation exhibition.


Updates - Q2'20 - Q2'23

20Feb23: The examination of our neighbourhood plan by the appointed planning inspector has begun today and will complete at the end of March. After that we hope to proceed to referendum. We will be publishing further updates on when the vote will take place as soon as we can.

09 Dec 22: Our Neighbourhood Plan has now been submitted to Babergh. We enter the 'Consultation under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012' stage. The draft plan is now provided to statutory consultees and parishioners for further review and comment. Babergh have kindly uploaded everything to their website - the introductory letter can be found here and the draft Neighbourhood Plan www.babergh.gov.uk/SproughtonNP (a response template is also on this page). The consultation period starts on Mon 12Dec22 and finishes on Fri 03Feb23.

12 Feb 22: We have held a meeting (24Jan22) with Robert Hobbs (BMSDC JLP Team) & Tom Barker (Assistant Director Planning & Building Control) to discuss the impact of the delayed Joint Local Plan on Neighbourhood Plans that are under construction. We are also reviewing the comments received on our draft NP and updating the plan.

23 Dec 21: The 6 week public consultation completed mid November. We received comments from both parishioners, local businesses and landowners. Thankyou to all those who provided feedback. We are now considering the comments.

24 Sep 21: Invitations to the Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition on 02 Oct 21 which marks the start of the 6 week public consultation period have been delivered to all homes & businesses in the parish. The team look forward to meeting parishioners in the Tithe Barn.

01 Sep 21: Sproughton PC approved the final draft of the Neighbourhood Plan at an Extraordinary Meeting

01 Jul 21: Working on final draft of the Neighbourhood Plan in conjunction with our critical friend @ Places4People. Flyer containing details of our progress circulated to parishioners

01 May 21: We are still reviewing the plan and updating it with comments - up to 70pages!!!!

01 Apr 21: The first draft of the plan has been reviewed by Places4People, we are now looking at the comments. Our Design Codes document which governs the style of new buildings in the parish has been signed off and sent to housing developers who are interested in building in the parish. Future planning applications must comply with these design codes.

31 Oct 20: Now beginning to draft the plan itself

30 Sep 20: Photographs from our Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition held on the 4-6th September, can now be found on our reference documents page. Go take a look.....

08 Sep 20: Thank you to everyone who took the time to come and see us over the weekend at the Sproughton Neighbourhood Plan open event. For those unable to attend please go to our reference documents page which contains the information displayed at the meeting.

07 Sep 20:                *** THE CALL FOR SITES IS NOW CLOSED ***

13 Aug 20: Call for sites is now open please go our reference documents page for a call for sites form to complete.

13 Aug 20:

YOUR INVITATION TO : Sproughton Neighbourhood Plan

open event in September in the Tithe Barn

Friday 4th 5pm -9pm, Saturday 5th& Sunday 6th10am – 4pm.

Over 70 and Shielding Saturday and Sunday Morning 9am-10am.

Strict Covid-19 Social distancing regulations in place. NO TOILET facilities available.

Please wear a face mask and adhere to guidelines.


Many Thanks Rhona Jermyn

12Aug20: The results of the parish survey are being processed (thankyou to all who completed it). We going to be holding an exhibition in the Tithe Barn on the first weekend in September for parishioners to see the progress being made and giving them an opportunity to comment on such things as where development might take place. You will receive an invitation shortly.

10Jul20: Members of the Neighbourhood Plan Committee will be outside the community shop tomorrow (Sat 11Jul20)  to help with completing any questionnaires from 10:30-12:30

06Jul20: Neighbourhood Plan Survey: A BIG thank you to everyone who has completed and returned the Neighbourhood Plan Survey. We appreciate you taking the time to have your say on what happens to OUR village. We have had great feedback and would like to give everyone the chance to have their say. We have therefore extended the closing date to 13th July

29Jun20: Good News: the neighbourhood plan household survey (2 copies per household) was delivered to all parishioners this past weekend. Please can you take the time to fill the survey in, instructions are on the front page. The more people that fill it in the better the plan will be as it will be supported by strong evidence.  Help is available in case of questions. There are local drop off points for completed surveys including the Community Shop or if you cannot get out we will come and collect it. Many thanks for your continued support for our plan.  Click here for the Neighbourhood Plan Survey

16Apr20: Designation of Sproughton Neighbourhood Plan Area: Following our recent application to Babergh to define the Sproughton Neighbourhood Plan Area we are pleased to confirm that they have accepted our application and published i) a map of the NP Area, and ii) the submitted application on their website.

Neighbourhood Plan Sub-Committee Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held in the Barley Room, Tithe Barn, Sproughton and open to the public. Occasionally meetings may be held at an alternate location. During the Covid-19 lockdown meetings are held via Zoom. To attend a meeting please contact the Parish Clerk Kirsty Webber at SproughtonPC@gmail.com