Great Waldingfield

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Draft Neighbourhood Plan

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The finalised draft Neighbourhood Plan including all amendments made as a result of the village consultation has been submitted to Babergh and can be found here:

Great Waldingfield Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version 23 February 2023


Consultation has now ended, but you can still access the Draft Plan using the link below.   

We’ve now reached a major milestone with commencing the consultation on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan.  Consultation lasts until Monday 1 August.  It’s your chance to say whether or not you support the content of the Plan or would like to see some changes. 

The Plan can be viewed or downloaded here:  Gt Waldingfield Draft Plan consultation version

We’ve also produced a summary leaflet which has been distributed to every household and business.

Paper copies of the Plan are available to borrow during the consultation period from the Rectory Manor Hotel, Rectory Road CO10 0TL between 11.00am and 3.00pm Monday – Saturday


Drop-in Event

We’ll be at the Village Hall on Saturday 11 June between 11.00 am and 4.00pm where you’ll be able to find out more about the Plan and talk to members of the Steering Group.


How you can comment

We would welcome your comments. These can be submitted online or by completing the form below and returning it as instructed on the form.  Alternatively, you can comment online, which we would prefer if possible. 

Online Comments Form

Comments Form for downloading

Completed paper comments forms can be returned to one of the following locations:

The Village Shop

The White Horse pub

The Primary School


Background Studies

Two background studies have been prepared to support the Plan, namely:

Landscape Character Assessment   


These and all other supporting documents can be found here.


What next?

Following the completion of the consultation, we will review comments received, make any necessary amendments to the Plan and then submit it to Babergh District Council in order that it can proceed to examination and a parish referendum, hopefully towards the end of the year.