Hello and welcome to the Beccles Neighbourhood Plan web site.
You will find on this site information about the Beccles plan and progress we are making.
Our aim is to engage with the community so that we provide an opportunity to get your views on the future of Beccles and what is important to you and your family / business.
A Neighbourhood Plan looks forward in time for the next 20 years or so. It is therefore a long-term plan that gives the people who live, work and play in Beccles the chance to influence the way our town develops and what you see and important to the future of our town.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
Neighbourhood planning is a way for communities to help shape the future of the places where they live and work. Therefore, the plan is intended to be a community – led planning framework for guiding the future development regeneration and conservation of an area. The Neighbourhood Plan cannot be used to stop development but can be used to influence development based on what the community wants.
It can deal with a range of social, economic and environmental issues such as housing, employment and infrastructure. There may be other issues specific to an area.
So, in other words it allows the people, organisations and businesses in the area to have a say in the future development of their town. The Neighbourhood Plan would be used to provide the communities input and views so that local development decisions made by governing bodies have a clear view of what the community wants.
As the Neighbourhood Plan will be part of the statutory development plan for the area it gives weight to shape future decisions.
Beccles Neighbourhood Plan so far.
The Beccles Neighbourhood Plan is nearly complete. There is now a final consultation up to Feb 8th 2021, allowing people who have further comments or objections to have them considered by an Independent Inspector. You can find the latest text under the PLAN heading on the top menu