Leavenheath Parish Council have begun the process of preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). When complete, the Plan may:

  • contain planning policies for the development and use of land;
  • allocate sites within the parish for new homes, employment and community land uses;
  • provide further guidance on the appearance and design of any new buildings.

Progress to date …

Preparing a draft NDP

Responsibility for preparing the Leavenheath NDP now rests with the Parish Council and local community. Further details may be available on the parish council website

Area Designation (May 2019)

On 19 April 2019, Leavenheath Parish Council submitted an application to define the boundary of their Neighbourhood Plan. Under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), Babergh District Council confirmed the designated NDP area on 8 May 2019. A notice to this effect, a copy of the application, and a map identifying the NDP area can be viewed below:

Leavenheath NDP Area Designation Notice

Leavenheath NDP Area Designation Application

Leavenheath NDP Area Map (Note: The area follows the parish boundary)