The adopted Filby Neighbourhood Development Plan has been produced by Filby Council in consultation with residents, businesses, landowners, developers and other stakeholders.
The Broads Authority and Great Yarmouth Borough Council have both adopted the Filby Neighbourhood Plan which is now a material consideration in determining planning applications.
In addition to the overall vision the proposed plan contains policies that seek to address specific local issues and help shape the way Filby grows in the future. A number of the policies relate directly to comments and concerns raised by local residents.
Filby Parish Council submitted its proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan to the Broads Authority and Great Yarmouth Borough Council in June 2019.
In accordance with the amended Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Broads Authority and Great Yarmouth Borough Council has made an initial assessment of the Neighbourhood Plan and the supporting documents and is satisfied that these comply with the specified criteria.
The Plan was then published for a period of ten weeks and representations invited from members of the public and other consultation bodies. This period finished on 11 June 2021 and, subsequently, representations received were sent (along with the Plan and supporting documents) to an independent examiner.
The examiner conducted their examination based on written evidence, the report concludes that the plan meets the basic conditions and that it should proceed to a referendum in Filby.
Broads Authority and Great Yarmouth Borough considered the recommendations of the examiner and agreed with the proposed modifications of the Neighbourhood Plan.
The Neighbourhood Plan proceeded to a referendum on 24 February 2022.