Breckland Local Plan submitted to Planning Inspectorate for consideration

Notification of submission of Breckland Local Plan and Policies Maps – The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012: Submission of documents and information to the Secretary of State (Regulation 22)

In accordance with Regulation 22(3) of the above, Breckland Council gives notice that it has submitted the Breckland Local Plan and Policies Maps to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 30th November 2017 for independent examination.

In accordance with section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) Inspector Jonathan Manning BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether the above-named Local Plan is sound.

Breckland District Council have appointed a Programme Officer, based at the Breckland Council Office, as the point of contact and to organise and administer the examination process under the guidance of the appointed Inspector:

Charlotte Brennan

Programme Officer

Direct dial: 01362 656296

[email protected]

The Local Plan submission documents, representations and supporting documents can be viewed on the council’s website: Hard copies of the Local Plan submission documents, supporting evidence and copies of the representations made during the pre-submission consultation are available for inspection at the Breckland Council Offices during standard opening hours 9am-5pm:

The Submission documents consist of the following:

Local Plan: Regulation 19 Pre-Submission Publication
Local Plan Policies Map
Sustainability Appraisal Pre-Submission
Habitats Regulations Assessment
Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report
Issues and Options Consultation
Issues and Options Sustainability Appraisal
Preferred Directions: Part 1 Policies
Preferred Directions: Part 2 Sites
Part 1 Sustainability Appraisal
Part 2 Sustainability Appraisal
Preferred Sites and Settlement Boundaries consultation
Interim Sustainability Appraisal
Consultation Statement
Consultation Statement Appendices
Statement of Community Involvement
Local Development Scheme
Duty to Co-Operate Statement
PAS Soundness Checklist
PAS Legal Checklist
Local Plan Pre-Submission Comments and Response Schedule
Equality Impact Assessment
Annual Monitoring Report (2015/16)
Minor Modifications
Arrangement for inspection of submission documents

Electronic copies of the submission documents together with hard copies of the Pre-Submission Publication (including accompanying Sustainability Appraisal) are available for inspection at the following locations;


Attleborough Library, 31 Connaught Road, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2BW:

Community and Enterprise Centre, Church Street, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AH:


Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1EE:

Dereham Library, 59 High Street, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1DZ:


Swaffham Library, The Pightle, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7DF:

Town Hall, London Street, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7DQ:


Thetford Library, Raymond Street, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2EA:

Breckland House, St Nicholas Street, Thetford, Norfolk,  IP24 1BT:


Watton Library, George Trollope Road, Watton, Norfolk, IP25 6AS:

Wayland House, High Street, Watton, IP25 6AR:
Copies of the other evidence base submission documents can also be made available for inspection at the Council Offices upon request.

At this stage the Local Plan is not subject to consultation. Representations received during the pre-submission consultation can be viewed on the Council’s consultation portal

The Breckland Local Plan will now be subjected to an independent examination to be conducted by the Planning Inspectorate. This is a continuous process running from the date of submission through to the receipt of the appointed Planning Inspector’s Report. Part of this process will involve hearing sessions where those invited to attend will have the opportunity to respond to matters raised by the appointed Planning Inspector. Once confirmed, all details relating to the examination process will be advertised and made available online.

For further information please contact Breckland Planning Policy Team on 01362 656870

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