The Parish Meeting has agreed that we should update our 2012 Village Plan. This process will follow the procedure for the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan, so that in the event that local governance for Baylham changes to a Parish Council, the plan will be submitted for approval as a Neighbourhood Plan. Neighbourhood Plans have significant weight in the planning process, Village Plans do not. In the event that the Parish remains as a Parish Meeting, the document will be used as evidence of the wishes of the community and, in the absence of representations to the contrary, act as the Parish Meeting mandate to support any submissions to BMSDC.

Neighbourhood Plans

Aldham Neighbourhood Plan This is a good example of what an approved plan looks like for a small community such as Baylham

Consultation Documents

Residents and non-resident landowners are invited to comment on the following documents. Neighbourhood Plans must be consistent with BMSDC's Joint Local Plan and teh Government's National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The guidance notes are proposed to be used by the Parish to guide conditioning requests in future planning applications, and ensure a transparent and consistent approach to requesting enforcement action, where planning regulations may have been breached.

BMSDC Draft Joint Local Plan Final approval expected 2023/4

Suffolk County Council 18 Asset Note Rolling Valley Farmlands EP/Edit1

Joint Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council Landscape Guidance 2015 

Country Land Owners Association - Guidance Note - Horses and Planning 2015

Working Documents

These are documents that are used for Information, progress reports and consultation etc.

Report to Parish Meeting Jan 2020  This update and Neighbourhod Plan progress report was made to the Parish Meeting 21 01 20
Initial Survey Form Feb 2020  Survey Form delivered to all households in the Parish
Survey responses (actual) Feb 2020
Survey response (collated) Feb 2020
Report to Parish Meeting Aug 2021 update on progress

1st Drop in Event - March 2023 This was the first of our public consultation events held over the first weekend in March. It was attended by 64 of us and begins the formal process of preparing the Neighbourhood Plan. Comments are welcome throughout the consultation period which will run for some months. These may be posted publically on our Facebook page or via email to
Here is the feedback from this first Drop In Event March 2023

Report to Annual Parish Meeting April 2023 update on progress

Report to Parish Meeting October 2023 update on progress

Mapping and View draft proposals October 2023 for review and comment