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Congratulations to Haughley Neighbourhood Plan group

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On Thursday 24th October 2019, Haughley Parish Neighbourhood Plan was finally “adopted” by Mid Suffolk District Council and is now one of the planning documents that all applications have to consider when submitted within the Neighbourhood Plan Area.

I congratulate all those involved: from my first mention at a Parish Council meeting to various Parish Council chairs taking it on and encouraging a very committed group in taking it to a conclusion.

It involved 1000s and 1000s of hours of volunteer time, yes some professionals involved as needs be, and paid for, but the majority of work is by calling on those in the parish to work together whether holding an exhibition, delivering leaflets, taking photos of key views, briefing professional bodies, drafting, checking and writing the plan.

It is a huge effort and this has finally paid off with the adoption of this plan.

It is also of great comfort to groups such as this to see Neighbourhood Planning Policy being taken into account at planning committees such as at the recent meeting on 16th October 2019 where an application was refused due to non-compliance.

Finally, thanks to all the officers concerned and I reiterate the point I have made at at least three Council meetings.  We need more resource here at Mid Suffolk to support communities to bring their plans forward.

Investing in local communities

The following organisations and projects have received awards from the Mid Suffolk District Council Locality Award and I am very pleased to be able to support them:

  • Wetherden Village Hall – improvements to access and parking
  • Haughley Playing Fields Committee – replacement of safety matting in children’s play area
  • Haughley Bowls Club – updating the bowls green
  • 1st Wetherden & Haughley Scouts – refurbishing the Scout Hut kitchen
  • Wetherden Parish Council and Wetherden Football Club – repairs and improvements to the Pavilion
  • Haughley United Football Club – storage shed
  • Wetherden Townlands Trust – upkeep of village car park
  • Haughley United Youth Football Club – goals (for use at Wetherden Playing Field)
  • Haughley Amateur Theatrical Society – support for the Panto
  • Rural Coffee Caravan – contribution towards replacement caravan

Every Mid Suffolk District Councillor receives an allocation to award to local groups.  A further allocation is expected to be provided for 2018/19 so groups will be able to apply for projects then.  I will publicise it when details are available.Goals H&W

 


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