Following a Parish Council meeting in July 2018, it was agreed to produce a neighbourhood plan. The neighbourhood area was decided and this was submitted to and accepted by Babergh District Council 16.12.18
Over the next couple of months villagers were invited to form a Working group to prepare the plan.
We have set up a Working Group, made up of over 20 residents of a range of ages from all over the village and from this defined a smaller Steering Group of 10. Having had five meetings to date, including one with Babergh to learn about the process and one with the Chair from a neighbouring village to talk of their experiences and advise us. The community of Whatfield understands the necessity of development so is preparing a Neighbourhood Plan to support properly controlled development within our village.
A Community Consultation event is being prepared, to take place early 2019, the whole village will be invited and can find out our progress so far, how we are going about producing the Plan and how they will be involved.
Mission Statement and Declarations of interest to follow