Wickham Market Neighbourhood Plan


This consultation has now closed. View the responses. Find out more about Wickham Market Neighbourhood Plan


Wickham Market Parish Council has submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to East Suffolk Council ahead of it being submitted for independent examination. East Suffolk Council is required to publicise the Plan and invite representations, which will be forwarded to the Examiner for consideration alongside the plan.

Subject to the plan successfully completing all the relevant regulatory stages, the policies and proposals contained in the plan will be used in the determination of planning applications within the Wickham Market Neighbourhood Area. View the Notice


Do you have any comments on the Neighbourhood Plan? Please click on the button below to view the Neighbourhood Plan. Supporting documents can be viewed at the end of this page. All comments must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 21st December 2022.


Wickham Market Picture


All comments will be forwarded to the Examiner who will consider them as part of the Examination of the Plan.


Neighbourhood Area designated

The proposed Neighbourhood Area is considered by the Council. A decision is made whether to approve the area for a Neighbourhood Plan. 

Pre-Submission Consultation

A draft plan is developed. Consultation takes place with the community. This is Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations (2012). 

Plan Publicised *CURRENT STAGE*

The plan is submitted to East Suffolk Council, who publish the plan and hold a formal consultation to give anybody interested in plan the opportunity to make a comment. This is Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations (2012). 


An independent Examiner will be sent the Neighbourhood Plan, associated documents and all comments received at the previous stage. They will recommend whether or not the plan should proceed to referendum. Following receipt of the Examiner’s Report, East Suffolk Council will consider the modifications and decide what action to take, prior to issuing a Decision Statement.

Local Referendum and Making of Plan

Members of the community can vote on whether the plan comes into force and be used by East Suffolk Council when considering planning applications. After a successful referendum, the plan is taken to East Suffolk Council to be 'Made'. 


  • Opened
    9 Nov 2022 at 09:00
  • Closed
    21 Dec 2022 at 17:00
  • Response Published
    01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Should you have any difficulties in accessing the consultation documents you can contact us on 01394 444557 or email planningpolicy@eastsuffolk.gov.uk and we will aim to assist you.