Home > Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan

Comment on the draft Ufford Neighbourhood Plan

The Ufford Neighbourhood Plan is a planning policy document written by the community to guide future development in the parish until 2036. The Steering Group want to know your views on the draft Plan.

The draft Ufford Neighbourhood Plan is out for pre-submission consultation from 14th March to 3rd May 2024.

Consultation documents:

Please complete an ONLINE CONSULTATION RESPONSE FORM or email uffordplan@gmail.com

Other background documents

There will be a drop-in exhibition from 1pm-8pm on Thursday 14th March 2024 at Ufford Community Hall.  A physical copy of the Neighbourhood Plan and Design Code can be found at Ufford Community Hall and St Mary’s Church from 14th March until 3rd May.

After this consultation, the Neighbourhood Plan will be revised and submitted to East Suffolk Council for examination and local referendum. If voted for by residents of Ufford, it will become part of the statutory development plan for the area.


Image 2

 Landowner Engagement and Site Specific Issues

Deadline 5pm on 13th November 2023

The Ufford Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are progressing  work on their Neighbourhood Plan. The Neighbourhood Plan area covers the whole civil parish of Ufford. The purpose of the Plan is to develop local planning policies for Ufford which will be used in the determination of future planning applications.

The Steering Group have been consulting closely with the local community as the draft Neighbourhood Plan evolves.

We have developed a draft vision for the Neighbourhood Plan and this is shown below.


In November of last year we undertook a household survey which asked for the views of local residents on a number of land use issues. The results of that survey are shown elsewhere on this Neighbourhood Plan page of the Parish Council website.

As part of the Neighbourhood Plan it is important for us to consider site specific issues as well as those that affect the whole Neighbourhood Area. This includes the potential to address a deficit for a particular facility that has been identified by the local community. 

This is therefore an invitation to all landowners who may have land which may be suitable to accommodate certain identified land uses.

The Household Survey identifies the following uses as key priorities for the Neighbourhood Plan:

  • allotments,
  • new open spaces, meeting or seating areas
  • community garden or nature reserve
  • a new burial ground
  • improved or new footpaths/cycleways.

However, if you have aspirations for alternative uses then please let us know what they are.

If you have land within the parish of Ufford, which you think might be suitable for the Neighbourhood Plan, please could you provide us with the following details:

  1. A clear statement of which types of development you wish your land to be considered for e.g. allotments, community use, etc.
  2. The area of the land in hectares.
  3. A plan which clearly shows the extent of the land you wish to be considered.
  4. An understanding of how the site would be accessed by vehicles and opportunities for linking it with existing drainage, footpath, pavements, and cycle routes.

It is important that you submit your thoughts and ideas to us now if you wish them to be considered for inclusion in the Neighbourhood Plan.

Full details of our progress on the Neighbourhood Plan to date are shown on this webpage.

We require all information to be in writing, including all information requested. These can be emailed to: ufford.pc@hotmail.com or a paper copy sent to the Parish Clerk - please contact 01394 411405 or 07739 411927 (between 8.30am and 5.30pm Mon - Fri  only) for details .

The deadline is 5pm on Monday 13th November 2023 


194 households responded to our survey - Thank you.

The Ufford Neighbourhood Plan provides an opportunity for you to have your say on planning issues. Our HOUSEHOLD SURVEY was conducted throughout November 2022. Analysis of the responses has been undertaken in December and the results,  that can be accessed here,  will help to direct the policies for our Neighbourhood Plan.   

What is the Neighbourhood Plan?

The Ufford Neighbourhood Plan is a planning policy document written by the community to guide future development in the area over the next 20 years.
If successful at referendum, the Neighbourhood Plan will become part of the statutory development plan for the area. It will be used to determine planning applications.

Community consultation
Producing the Neighbourhood Plan will involve listening to the community to understand the key planning issues.  There will be opportunities along the way to input into ideas.  More information to follow.

Who is involved?
A Steering Group has been formed to run the Neighbourhood Plan process, involving Parish Councillors and local residents.  The group are involved in listening to the community to form the content of the Plan.
Members include: Philippa Adcroft, Edward Creswick, David Findley, Rilla Forge, Kathryn Jones, Steve Mayhew, Simon Read, Samantha Summer and Nigel Smith.  Our Parish Clerk Judi Hallett will also be supporting the work, and providing her skills and resources to help the group. 

How will the Plan progress?
Here is a flow chart of how the plan will progress...
Flow Chart
Click here for the working party Terms of Reference [ToR].

Click here for the minutes of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group [NP minutes].

Our Placecheck activity has been completed (for now) and results and comments are being analysed in association with the household survey.   Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Placecheck activity.   Not all comments are appropriate to the Neighbourhood Plan, but be assured that all will be shared with the Parish Council for consideration of improvements or actions to be taken in the parish.