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Consultation on the draft Neighbourhood Plan

The draft Easton Neighbourhood Plan pre-submission consultation took place during  4th February to 20th March 2023.

Reg.14 Consultation documents

Other supporting documents

The consultation started with a drop-in exhibition at the village hall on Saturday February 4th.  Please  click here to see the   exhibition material.

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About the Neighbourhood Plan

The aim of a Neighbourhood Plan is to make decisions for future sustainable, economic, environmental and social development for future generations of our village, as such Easton Parish Council has decided to conduct a Neighbourhood Plan for Easton.  The Neighbourhood Plan can help protect our historic and environmental assets alongside nominating type, and positioning of areas for development for housing and businesses which will respect the geographical situation of Easton for future generations.

The Neighbourhood Plan must have community involvement and we would like as many members of the community as possible to put forward their views, hopes and aspirations. Questionnaires and events will be arranged for this purpose. The Neighbourhood Plan can then reflect the communities’ stake in its future. Involvement and support of the community is very important.

The Neighbourhood Plan will provide legal policies that are unique to Easton. The Parish Council is the lead authority and  appointed Places4People Planning Consultancy to lead and guide the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group up to submission of the Draft Neighbourhood Plan. Rachel Leggett Associates have been appointed to design and publish the material and support the Steering Group through public consultation on the Draft NP.

Please contact: - Chair - sue.e.piggott@btinternet.com – 01728 746622

The ESC Neighbourhood Planning portal with details can be found on http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/neighbourhood-planning/neighbourhood-plans-in-the-area/easton-neighbourhood-area

Latest News

March 23rd 2023

The Draft Neighbourhood Plan Reg 14 public consultation is now closed. The start of the consultation period was marked with a 'Drop In' event held at the village hall. The day was very successful and it was lovely to see so many people. All the responses received will be considered and where appropriate amendments made to the Neighbourhood Plan in preparation for its submission to East Suffolk Council.


January 23rd 2023

A consultation exhibition event is organised for Saturday February 4th - 10am to 2pm, this marks the start of the statutory 6 week consultation required under Reg.14 for the Draft Neighbourhood Plan. We look forward to meeting you on the day.

November 28th 2022

Easton Neighbourhood Plan is preparing for S.14, this stage is where the Draft Neighbourhood Plan document will be put out to public consultation. There has been a huge amount of work involved to bring together the Draft Neighbourhood Plan. The pandemic that compromised so much over 2020 and 2021 created a stalling of the Neighbourhood Plan works. A new consultant has been sought, and the steering committee are looking to reach the 'finishing line' in 2023, with new government funding in the pipeline. During 2022 work has involved the co-ordination of the authorities and outside bodies, together with government teams, to provide the supporting documentation needed to reach completion of the Draft Neighbourhood Plan. A consultation event will be organised for early 2023 and the following stages involving examination and finally the village referendum will conclude the Neighbourhood Plan.

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Summer Event - Saturday July 21st 2018

The Neighbourhood Plan Summer Event took place on Saturday July 21st, despite the extreme heat of the day, many people apologising for not being able to attend due to leaving on the school holiday exodus, and the Fram show it was so good to welcome a steady stream of just over 65 people throughout the afternoon. The Historic exhibition produced and manned by Brian Boon was very popular, the Archaeological  Services display, film and talk giving details of the finds and dig prior to the Hopkins Homes being built, was well received, and the display boards showed the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan, including the results of the Household Questionnaire. Very positive comments were received and the next community engagement event is likely to be towards the end of the year prior to the draft policies being prepared to submit for examination by SCDC.

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   Thank you

To all those who filled in their Questionnaire. A healthy 67% of households are represented by the Questionnaires that have been returned which is well above average for Neighbourhood Plan surveys countrywide. All the sealed envelopes are with the appointed Market Research company who will data analyse and produce a results report. The results will help form the evidence to support the policies that will produce the Easton Neighbourhood Plan.

The Summer Event to be held on July 21st will have a Prosecco and Canape’s theme. The results of the Questionnaire and progress of the Plan will be displayed. There will be an interactive display illustrating the History of Easton and the Hamilton family.

There will also be an Archaeological Exhibition. SCC Archaeological Services will man a display table with the most important Archaeological finds along with a record of all finds found during the survey prior to the Hopkins Homes estate being built, there will be a short film showing the dig followed by question time

Launch Event - Saturday January 21st 2018

The Neighbourhood Plan Launch Event, held on Saturday January 21st 2018, attracted almost a third of the village, despite the terrible weather. A hot cuppa and cake were served, and a steady stream of visitors welcomed in. The interactive display boards created much interest. Many expressed their thanks, and look forward to the Neighbourhood Plan being produced for the Parish.

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