Beccles Neighbourhood Plan

Consultation period: 14th December 2020 to 5pm 8th February 2021


What is the consultation about?

Beccles Town Council have submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to East Suffolk Council and the Broads Authority ahead of it being submitted for independent examination. East Suffolk Council is publicising the plan and inviting representations under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations (2012). Representations will be forwarded to the examiner for consideration alongside the plan.


What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

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.


Where can the Plan be inspected?

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 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 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.


How should I submit my representation?

Representations on the plan can be made online. Alternatively, email 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.


When must I submit my representation by?

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

Sent by East Suffolk Council, Planning Policy and Delivery Team, Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0EQ

Tel: 01394 444557 / 01502 523029