Community Action Suffolk provides support for Community Led Planning across the county encouraging communities to come together to help shape the future of their community and improve their local area.
Producing a plan involves consulting everyone in the community to find out what the issues are and drawing up an action plan to look at ways of resolving them. We can provide support for every stage of the process and are also able to help communities to decide which plan would be best for their needs. We are able to offer a range of plans to fit the needs of every community.
Non statutory plans are produced by communities to create a vision for their area, are broad in scope and cover all aspects of community life.
We also offer support for statutory plans which are governed by planning law and need to follow the regulatory process to become part of the District Councils’ Local Plan. Under the Localism Act 2011 communities may wish to produce:
Community Action Suffolk also offers:
For further information on how we can help your organisation, contact one of our VCSE Locality Officers, below.
Click here to see which areas of Suffolk our Officers cover.
The aim of this project is to show the socio-economic picture of rural England, including its areas of deprivation, economy and access to services. Seven types of report have been produced (examples available here)
The key report for communities is a Parish Profile, of which there is one for every parish in England.
Parish Profiles are particularly relevant for communities looking to carry out some form of community consultation or a Neighbourhood Plan. They pull together data at parish level into one report that is comprehensive (example report available here).
Each profile is broken down into 8 themes:
Each report costs £50 + VAT and will be sent as a pdf by email. Payment by Paypal, cheque or BACS.
Please email the following details to Sarah Mortimer:
Sarah Mortimer, Senior Manager Community Engagement
Community Action Suffolk
Community Action Suffolk’s mission is to strengthen and champion community action in Suffolk by supporting the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in its work.
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