Boxford is currently compiling their Neighbourhood Plan. This page will contain information on how the plan is progressing.

UPDATE: 13/02/2019 - Part 1 questionnaire results are now available here.

What is Neighbourhood Planning?

The Department for Communities and Local Government has made £10.5million available to provide support and grants to help hundreds of areas across the country create neighbourhood plans.
The Localism Act 2011 introduced statutory Neighbourhood Planning in England. It enables communities to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan for their area and is intended to give communities more of a say in the development of their local area (within certain limits and parameters). "These plans will be used to decide the future of the place where you live and work"
A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development and growth of an area. It may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development.
Neighbourhood plans relate to the use and development of land and associated social, economic and environmental issues. It may deal with a wide range of issues (like housing, employment, heritage and transport) or it may focus on one or two issues that are of particular importance in a local area.
A Neighbourhood Plan will be subject to examination and referendum and then form part of the Local Development Plan. This statutory status gives Neighbourhood Plans far more weight than parish plans, community plans and village design statements - see more at Boxford Parish has been designated as a Neighbourhood Area and is now creating a Neighbourhood Plan.
Please use your voice and have your say If you would like to be part of the Neighbourhood Planning Team please email Debbie Hattrell, the Parish Clerk at