Eye Neighbourhood Plan
(Last updated 22/8/18)
The Overall Programme for the preparation of the Plan is:
Second stage consultation
There are five stages of consultation within the Neighbourhood Plan programme and the second of these was undertaken in July and August 2018. It built on what the community told us in stage 1 about what was important to protect in the Town and what needs improving. Housing sites were proposed along with a site for a second or new primary school, estimates of housing needs by type and tenure of housing and facilities and green spaces to protect as Assets of Community Importance. The full draft Plan is now being prepared for consultation in the Autumn and it will then be amended and submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council. The District Council will then publish the plan and objections and support will be heard at an Examination in Public in Summer 2019. A final version of the Plan will then be put to a referendum of the Town’s population in the Autum of 2019.
The text for the exhibition for consultation stage can be found here.Exhibition Content July 18
The Opportunities Plan and other supporting Plans can be found here. 180628_A concept Plan for Eye Final
These documents form the underlying evidence for the Neighbourhood Plan which will be taken into account when the Plan is drafted for consultation in the Autumn of 2018:
The results of the first consultation stage - Stage 1 Consultation Write Up v0.1
The summary of the background evidence - Evidence Base Final
Summary of facilities available to Eye residents - Survey of Community Facilities in Eye Final
Draft Infrastructure Plan - Infrastructure Plan v0.1
Assessment of Sites (by consultants AECOM) -EyeTownNP_SiteAssessment_Final version 260618
The Assessment of the Viability of Key Sites (by consultants AECOM) – To be added.
Housing Needs Survey - Eye Local Housing Needs Survey FINAL (2)
Assessment of Housing Needs (by consultants AECOM) – To be added.
The results of the second consultation stage - Report of the Second Consultation Stage
Assessment of Green Spaces – To be added.
The opportunities and constraints plan (prepared with consultants AECOM as taking into account the result of the first stage of consultation and supporting evidence) - 180628_A concept Plan for Eye Final
Mid Suffolk District Council has issued a notice designating the Neighbourhood Plan area. 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 email@example.com 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:
Background Evidence Base
The first stage in the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan is to collect evidence about the local area. The information below has been collected so far.
If you have any evidence you would like to submit please contact Andy Robinson, Eye Town Council Project Co-ordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org 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 – email@example.com or ring on 07771 942583.