Worlington Parish Council has started the development of a Neighbourhood Plan. This will give all Worlington residents the opportunity to shape the future development of our village and community.
These pages provides the up to date information on the Neighbourhood Plan and sets out the opportunities for residents to contribute to its development.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
It gives our residents a real say in how our community develops – the way that land is used for housing, business, shops and leisure. It can also protect green spaces, footpaths, listed buildings and buildings of local importance and influence the design of new buildings and estates. Local people play a major role in making the plan. It is part of your democratic right granted by the Localism Act 2011. The plan has to be agreed through a local referendum. It may take up to 2 years to complete. It will have legal force for the next 20 years and must be followed by West Suffolk Council when making planning decisions. To find out more about the Neighbourhood Planning process see the background page.
Why Should We Care?
Are we up for taking part in some tough decisions about the future of the village? Things like where housing should go, jobs created, facilities developed and play spaces increased. Or do we let those decisions be made elsewhere?
The Worlington Neighbourhood Plan is this community’s chance to make these important decisions locally, and to strongly influence how future planning applications are decided. The more people that get involved, the better chance there is of making this a brilliant plan for Worlington!
To see how you can contribute to the development of the plan see the Get Involved! page