Copdock & Washbrook Neighbourhood Plan

Copdock & Washbrook Parish Council are preparing a new Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). When complete it will be used to help guide and shape future development in the parish.

The original NDP, which covered the plan period 2018 - 2037, was rejected by residents when it was put a local referendum in March 2022. The new NDP, which covers the plan period 2023 - 2037, explains what has changed within it.

The new Cop-Wash NDP 2023 - 2037

Latest news...

Reg 16 Submission consultation (7 May to 21 June 2024)

The new submission draft NDP is being made available for public consultation.

Written comments are being invited on this new version of the Plan and accompanying documents in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

The consultation period runs from Tuesday 7 May until 4:00pm on Friday 21 June 2024.

A list of the submitted documents appears below. Our Public Notice explains how copies of the submitted plan can be accessed locally. 

An assessment on how this NDP meets the basic condition tests will form part of the examination. Our initial checks suggest that the relevant requirements have been met at this stage. See our Regulation 15 Checklist.

Submitting your comments

All comments (preferably using the Response Form) should be sent by e-mail to:

Alternatively, you can post your comments to:

Copdock & Washbrook NP Consultation

c/o Planning Policy Team

Babergh District Council

Endeavour House

8 Russell Road

Ipswich, Suffolk


All comments must be received by the consultation deadline. Your comments cannot be treated as confidential and, with the exception of personal contact details, will be published on this webpage at the end of the consultation period. As part of your response, you can state if you wish to be notified if and when this NDP is adopted by Babergh District Council.

We have also produced a Frequently Asked Questions document which you may find helpful. 

Previous stages...

SEA/HRA screening and determination (July 2023) 

The new pre-submission draft NDP was screened to determine whether a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and or a habitats regulations assessment (HRA) were needed. Both were 'screened-out'. The relevant reports and determination notices are published below:

Reg 14 Pre-submission consultation (11 Mar - 28 Apr 2023)

Pre-submission consultation on the new NDP ended on 28 April 2023. Please visit the parish council website for more information.

Reg 05 - Area Designation (28 Sept 2018)

The rejected Cop-Wash NDP 2018 - 2037

As explained earlier, the original NDP failed to receive sufficient support when it was put to a local referendum in March 2022.

To avoid any confusion with the new NPD we are only publishing, for reference purposes, the most essential original draft documents below. As the new plan progresses, these will be also be deleted at the appropriate time.