Diss and District Neighbourhood Plan

Diss Town Council has, since 2017 and with the surrounding parishes of Burston & Shimpling, Roydon and Scole (in South Norfolk District); and Brome & Oakley, Palgrave and Stuston (in Mid Suffolk District), been preparing a multi-parish, cross-county Neighbourhood Plan. When complete, it will be used to help guide and shape future development across the whole plan area.

Diss Town Council (as the ‘qualifying body’) submitted the Diss & District Neighbourhood Plan (DDNP) and other required documents to both South Norfolk Council and Mid Suffolk District Council in July 2022. The submitted documents have been checked by both planning authorities against the relevant criteria in Schedule 4B of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 and have now been approved for publication.

In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations, 2012 (as amended), both local planning authorities are now jointly consulting on the DDNP. The consultation period runs from Wednesday 2 November until 4pm on Friday 16 December 2022.

Comments (preferably using the Response Form available in the documents section, below) should be sent to:  neighbourhoodplans@southnorfolkandbroadland.gov.uk.

Alternatively, they can be posted to: DDNP Consultation, c/o Place Shaping Team, South Norfolk Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St. Andrew, Norwich, NR7 0DU

All responses must be received before the consultation deadline. They cannot be treated as confidential and, with the exception of personal details, will also be published on both local authority webpages at the end of this consultation period. As part of your response, you can also state if you wish to be notified if and when the DDNP is formally adopted by South Norfolk Council and Mid Suffolk District Council.

View the Neighbourhood Plan documents.

Neighbourhood Planning Support

Telephone: 01508 533805