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Completed plans

Information about the neighbourhood plans that are now in use.

Completed Neighbourhood Development Plans

Six plans have been completed and are now in use. We take them into account, when making decisions on planning applications. You can view more information about the plans using the dropdown below:

Brancaster Parish

The Neighbourhood Plan Review (2018) came into force on the 22 February 2021, replacing the previous neighbourhood plan version (2015).

Neighbourhood Plan Review

When updating a neighbourhood plan there are three types of modifications which can be made. These will then determine the process the neighbourhood plan will follow. The modifications are:

  • 1. Minor (non-material) modifications to a neighbourhood plan or order are those which would not materially affect the policies in the plan or permission granted by the order. These may include correcting errors, such as a reference to a supporting document, and would not require examination or a referendum.
  • 2. Material modifications which do not change the nature of the plan or order would require examination but not a referendum. This might, for example, entail a design code that builds on a pre-existing design policy. Or a site or sites which, subject to the decision of the independent examiner, are not so significant or substantial as to change the nature of the plan.
  • 3. Material modifications which do change the nature of the plan or order would require examination and a referendum. This might, for example, involve allocating significant new sites for development.

Assessments on which modification the Brancaster Neighbourhood Plan Review fell under, can be found in more detail in the below archived documents.

It was agreed by us, the Parish Council and the Examiner, that this neighbourhood plan review fell under modification 2. This means that, after the examination and decision statement have been signed, the plan comes into legal force without the need of a referendum. The decision statement has been signed as of the 22 February 2021. All appropriate documents of the neighbourhood plan review have been replaced on this website.

Background:

  • The Brancaster Neighbourhood Plan passed its referendum with an 82% vote in favour on a turnout of 33% on 19 November 2015. The plan was then adopted officially on 30th November 2015
  • Brancaster Parish Council prepared a neighbourhood development plan for the whole of its parish
  • A eight week consultation took place on 28 September to 23 November allowing for comments on the Draft Plan Review
  • With agreement from the qualifying body Mr Andrew Ashcroft was appointed as the independent examiner for the Brancaster Review. The examination took place from December and ended on the 15 January 2021.

View the Brancaster neighbourhood plan review

Sedgeford Parish

This came into force from 16 September 2019.

Background:

  • Sedgeford Parish Council prepared a neighbourhood plan for the whole of its parish
  • a six-week consultation took place from 25 February to 8 April 2019, allowing for comments on the draft plan
  • a local referendum was held on Thursday 5 September 2019 (the turnout was 27.73%, and 86.46% of votes supported the plan)
  • the support for the plan was in favour, and it's now in force

View the Sedgeford neighbourhood plan

You can also view the decision statement.

Snettisham Parish

This came into force from 30 November 2018.

Background:

  • Snettisham Parish Council prepared a neighbourhood plan for the whole of its parish
  • a six week consultation took place from 8 May to 22 June 2018, allowing for comments on the draft plan
  • a local referendum was held on 29 November 2018 (the turnout was 26%, and 76.53% of votes supported the plan)
  • the support for the plan was in favour, and it's now in force

View the Snettisham neighbourhood plan

You can also view the decision statement.

South Wootton Parish

This came into force from 23 November 2015.

Background:

  • South Wootton Parish Council prepared a neighbourhood development plan for the whole of its parish
  • a six week consultation took place from 23 April to 4 June 2015, allowing for comments on the draft plan
  • a local referendum was held on 12 November 2015 (the turnout was 23%, and 90% of votes supported the plan)
  • the support for the plan was in favour, and it's now in force

View the South Wootton neighbourhood plan

Walpole Cross Keys Parish

This came into force from October 2017.

Background:

  • Walpole Cross Keys Parish Council prepared a neighbourhood development plan for the whole of its parish
  • an eight week consultation took place from 5 December 2016 to 30 January 2017, allowing for comments on the draft plan
  • a local referendum was held on 28 September 2017
  • the support for the plan was in favour, and it's now in force

View the Walpole Cross Keys neighbourhood plan

You can also view the decision statement.

West Winch and North Runcton Parish

This came into force from October 2017.

Background:

  • West Winch and North Runcton Parish Councils prepared a neighbourhood development plan for the whole of its parish
  • an eight week consultation took place from 19 December 2016 to 13 February 2017, allowing for comments on the draft plan
  • a local referendum was held on 28 September 2017
  • the support for the plan was in favour, and it's now in force

View the West Winch and North Runcton neighbourhood plan

You can also view the decision statement.

Archived preparation documents

The archive of preparation documents can be found using the box below.