Neighbourhood planning

Bures Hamlet and Bures St Mary Neighbourhood Plan

The Bures Neighbourhood Area application was approved by Braintree District Council Local Plan Sub-Committee on the 25th November 2021.

Regulation 7 Public Notice - Designation of the Bures Neighbourhood Neighbourhood Plan Area - 25th November 2021

The Neighbourhood Plan group are now working on a draft Neighbourhood Plan


In June 2021 a joint application was submitted by Bures Hamlet Parish Council and Bures St Mary Parish Council to their respective local planning authorities (Braintree District Council and Babergh District Council) to designate the parish of Bures Hamlet combined with Bures St Mary as a Neighbourhood Plan Area, under Neighbourhood planning Regulations 2012 (part 2, sect 6). 

Bures Hamlet and Bures St Mary Area Application and Area Map

As the application covers two parishes as a single Neighbourhood Plan Areas, a six week consultation period is required.

Reg 6 - Area Designation Consultation. Both authorities therefore invited comments on the appropriateness or otherwise of the proposed NDP Area.

Read the Public Notice

View a map of the proposed area

The same consultation was published on the Babergh District Council website

The consultation began on Wednesday 1 September and closed at 4:00pm on Friday 15 October 2021.

For further information please contact the Parish Council at  

Page updated January 2023

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