Reydon Parish Council
Clerk: Mrs Julie Jordan, 6, North Green, Southwold, 01502 722127
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1. Reydon Neighbourhood Plan
We cannot fully complete our Neighbourhood Plan until it is approved by a referendum which is due to be held in May. We hope everyone will vote for it! In the meantime, East Suffolk Council has issued a Decision Notice stating that our plan meets all the requirements to become part of the planning rules for development in Reydon. This means it must be given “significant weight” in all future planning decisions.
Sadly, we reached that stage after the proposed major developments at St Felix and Copperwheat Avenue gained Outline Planning Permission so the Neighbourhood Plan has not affected these. Nonetheless, it is now there for the future.
The plan is based on six key issues for our parish:
- Housing for local people
- Protecting the Countryside
- Community Assets and Green Spaces
- Flood Risks and Erosion
- Infrastructure (sewerage, drainage, roads and parking)
- Design Principles
For each key issue, the plan sets out planning policies for new development in the village (including one that new houses permitted after the plan is in force will have to be occupied as principal residences) and also actions for the Parish Council to take in support of the plan (including one to seek to register key facilities as community assets, protecting them from sale for other uses).
You can see the Reydon Neighbourhood Plan (and all the background documents) on this website. You will also find much useful information and news, including Parish Council agendas and minutes.
Suffolk County Council and East Suffolk Councils are supporting initiatives to:
- create Quiet Lanes (see news item),
- make some of our roadside verges wilder with flowers and longer grasses,
- install electric vehicle charging points available to residents and visitors without access to their own charging points.
Along with many other parishes across Suffolk, Reydon Parish Council has decided to pursue all these projects. They reflect priorities set by residents for our Village Plan in 2014 and our Neighbourhood plan in 2020 and will help make our village more friendly to walkers and cyclists, more sustainable and with better habitats for wildlife.
We would welcome your feedback on these ideas, either by attending the public forum at a Parish Council Meeting or by email or letter to our Clerk. During the Covid Health Emergency, our meetings are held by Zoom. If you wish to attend, email our Clerk, Julie Jordan, at firstname.lastname@example.org