Eye Neighbourhood Plan
(Last updated 7/11/18)
Pre Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan
The Pre Submission draft of the Eye Neighbourhood Plan is published for comments between the 8th November and the 20th December 2018. Comments of support and objection will be considered before the Plan is amended and Submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council early in 2019. The Examination draft of the Plan will then be published again for comments which will be considered at a Public Examination in Summer 2019. The Plan will then be put to a Public Referendum later in 2019. If more than 50% of those voting support the Plan it will become part of the Development Plan against which planning applications will be determined unless material considerations indicate otherwise.
We need to hear everyones views….
Download a copy of the Plan here Eye Neighbourhood Plan hiRes Final
Make your comments using this form Response Form Final
Find out more about the Plan:
- The Plan can be inspected at the Town Library from the 7th November.
- Briefings to present the policies and proposals in the Plan and to answer questions will be held on the 14th November and the 20th November from 19.00 both in the Town Hall.
- There will be an exhibitions on the 21st November from 15.00 – 20.00 and on the 22nd November from 10.00 – 14.00 both in the Town Hall.
Making your comments:
- Your comments must be made in writing preferably using the comments form above.
- You can email your comments to email@example.com
- You can post your comments to: Town Clerk, Eye Town Council, C/O Volunteer Centre, 20 Broad St, Eye IP23 7AF.
The Plan is based on evidence which is presented in a series of Supporting Documents which are listed below.
These documents form the underlying evidence for the Neighbourhood Plan.
Supporting Document 2 – Constraints Map Supporting Document 2 – Constraints Plan
Supporting Document 3 – Background Evidence Supporting Document 3 – Background Evidence
Supporting Document 4 – Outcomes of Consultation and Engagement Supporting Document 4 – Outcomes of Consultation and Engagement
Supportng Document 5 – Site Assessment Supporting Document 5 – Site Assessment
Supporting Document 6 – Housing Needs Survey Supporting Document 6 – Housing Needs Survey
Supporting Document 7 – Housing Needs Assessment Supporting Document 7 – Housing Needs Assessment
Supporting Document 8 – Housing Viability Assessment supporting Document 8 – Housing Viability Assessment
Supporting Document 9 – Infrastructure Requirements (Draft) Supporting Document 9 – Infrastructure Requirements
Supporting Document 10 – Survey of Community Facilities Supporting Document 10 – Survey of Community Facilities
Supporting Document 11 – Allotments Assessment Supporting Document 11 – Allotments Assessment
Supporting Document 12 – Green Spaces Assessment Supporting Document 12 – Local Green Spaces Assessment
Supporting Document 13 – Historic Environment Supporting Document 13 – Historic Environment
Supporting Document 14 – Car Parking Strategy Supporting Document 14 – Car Parking
Supporting Document 15 – Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy Supporting Document 15 – Electric Vehicle Charging
Supporting Document 16 – Archaeological Assessment of Land at Victoria Mill Supporting Document 16 – Archaeological Assessment of Land at Victoria Mill
Supporting Document 17 – Landscape and Visual Appraisal Supporting Document 17 – Landscape and Visual Assessment
Supporting Document 18 – Maps of Flood Risk Supporting Document 18 – Flood Risk
Mid Suffolk District Council issued a notice designating the Neighbourhood Plan area in 2017. It covers the parished area of Eye Town.
The notice and area map can be found at: www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/EyeNP
It is now the responsibility of the Town Council to progress the plan to Submission draft stage, which we will do over the coming months with the help and support of local residents. It is then the responsibility of Mid Suffolk District Council to finalise the Plan when it will become, along with the District Council’s Local Plan, the development plan for Eye against which planning applications will be determined.
If you want to find out more please contact Andy Robinson, Eye Town Council Project Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07771942583
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
The Town Council has set up a Steering Group to oversee the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan. The notes of its meetings are posted here:
Sept 17 - September /Oct 17 - October /Nov 17 - November /Dec 17 - December /Jan 18 -18 /Feb 18 – February /March 18 - March 2018 /April 18 - April 2018 /May 18 - May 2018 /June 18 - Notes of NPSG 13 6 18 1 Notes of NPSG 13 6 18 2 (July 18 no meeting) /Aug 18 - Note of NPSG 1 8 18 /September 18 – 2 meetings held to draft Plan/October 2018 Note of NPSG 3 10 18/
Background Evidence Base
Some of the other evidence examined is set out below.
If you have any evidence you would like to submit please contact Andy Robinson, Eye Town Council Project Co-ordinator on email@example.com or 07771 942583.
Eye Parish Plan
The last Parish Plan for Eye was published in 2009: Eye Parish Plan
Population and Housing
Suffolk Community Foundation published a report on deprivation in Suffolk called ‘Hidden Needs’.
The document is County-wide but maps within it have links to web pages which allow you to get information about wards including Eye.
Social and Community
Note of a workshop about improving support for older people in Eye held in December 2016 including an Action Plan: Older people
Note of a workshop about improving services for young people in Eye held in January 2017 including an Action Plan: Younger People
Planning and Development
Mid Suffolk District Council is currently preparing a new local plan for the period to 2031.
The consultation plan and various supporting documents can be found at:
This is a summary of the implications of the consultation draft for Eye: Consultation Plan
The Town Council held a drop in for the community to give its views on the proposals in the consultation plan and this is a summary of those comments: Drop-in Notes
An indicative masterplan was published for the land with outline permission for housing north of Castleton Way and south of the Airfield in 2015: Development Brief
The General Environment and Traffic
Included within the evidence base for the Local Plan is a study of landscape characteristics of the District:
A landscape appraisal of Eye Airfield was published by the District Council in 2011: Landscape Appraisal
Eye Town Council, Mid Suffolk District Council and Suffolk County Council commissioned a study to find out how Eye residents could have more influence on and play a bigger part in delivering public services. This is the report by Locality Matters: Eye presentation
Further detailed evidence will be added during the process along with a summary of this evidence.
If you have any comments on the Neighbourhood Plan at any time please contact Andy Robinson, Eye Town Council Project Co-ordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org or ring on 07771 942583.