Dear Resident,

Boxford Parish Council is drafting a Neighbourhood Plan for Boxford.

A Neighbourhood Plan (sometimes called a Neighbourhood Development Plan) is a way of helping local communities to influence the planning of the area in which they live and work. It can be used to:

  • Develop a shared vision for your neighbourhood.
  • Choose where new homes, shops, offices and other development should be built.
  • Identify and protect important local green spaces.
  • Influence what new buildings should look like.

In order to write this plan we need your help! We hope you and your family will complete the Questionnaire to help us draft a Plan for Boxford.

Boxford Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire Results

In December, the Boxford Parish Council, supported by volunteers, distributed over 1,200 Neighbourhood Plan questionnaires across the village.

The questionnaire returns represent a 32.8% response rate - thank you to everyone who took the time to respond and to the volunteers who distributed the questionnaires. The results are available to download here. There are also printed copies to view in key locations around the village including The Post Office and School.

Thank you also to those that have volunteered to assist in the development of the Neighbourhood Plan. An invitation is being sent to a first meeting, being held on Monday 8th April, 7pm at the Village Hall. During this meeting a Planning Committee will be set-up and the questionnaire results handed over to the this committee for further analysis and to inform the plan. If you would like to be involved, but didn't provide your email address on your response, please email