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Beccles Neighbourhood Plan : Consultation Period Begins

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People living in Beccles can now have a say on the future planning applications and building work in the East Suffolk town.Beccles Town Council have submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to East Suffolk Council and the Broads Authority

They now want to hear what locals think of it – and you have til February 8 to get in touch

Subject to the plan successfully completing all the relevant regulatory stages, the policies and proposals contained in the plan will be used by East Suffolk Council and the Broads Authority in the determination of planning applications within the Beccles Neighbourhood Area.

Copies of the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents are available to view online. Physical copies are also available to view at Beccles Town Hall, The Walk, NR34 9AJ by appointment only. Please email admin@beccles.info or call 01502 712109 to book an appointment. Please note that the document will only be available for viewing between 10:00 and 12:00.

In view of the current Covid-19 social distancing measures, the Council has set out measures to enable safe participation in the consultation and to ensure that those who wish to engage in the consultation are not disadvantaged.

Should you not be able to view the documents online, please contact us on 01394 444557 or email planningpolicy@eastsuffolk.gov.uk and we will, where possible, provide physical copies or specific sections of the documents (free of charge) by post. These measures are being kept under review.

Representations on the plan can be made online. Alternatively, email planningpolicy@eastsuffolk.gov.uk or post to East Suffolk Council, Planning Policy and Delivery Team (Neighbourhood Plans), Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0EQ.

All representations should be headed ‘Beccles Neighbourhood Plan’ as the subject matter. Where representations relate to a particular paragraph or policy please ensure that this is also clearly stated. Any representations made may include a request to be notified of East Suffolk Council’s decision whether to accept the Examiners’ recommendation and future progress with the plan.

Representations must be received no later than 5pm on 8th February 2021. All representations will be made available to view online as soon as possible after the close of the consultation.


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