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Consultation on the First Draft of Suffolk Coastal Local Plan

July 23, 2018 8:00 PM

Suffolk Coastal Local Plan - Consultation 20th July to 14th September 2018

Have your say:

The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan First Draft has been published for consultation.

Neighbourhood Plan

The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan, which covers the period to 2036, contains planning policies and site allocations which will be used to determine planning applications in the area. It will set out the level of growth which needs to be planned for, identify where that growth should be located and how it should be delivered.

In 2017, Suffolk Coastal have published the Issues and Options Local Plan document for public consultation. Having considered all the comments received and assessed all of the sites received; a First Draft Local Plan has been prepared for public consultation and you are invited to let them know your thoughts on the policies and site allocations within the document.

Consultation on the First Draft Local Plan runs from
Friday 20th July to Friday 14th September 2018.

Note that there will be no extensions to this consultation period, any comments must be received by 17.00 on Friday 14th September 2018.

To view the First Draft Local Plan or to submit comments please visit the Council's website:

Alongside the consultation document, the Council is also publishing:
• Supporting evidence base documents,
• Interim Sustainability Appraisal Report,
• Habitats Regulations Screening Assessment,
• Analysis of responses received to the Issues and Options consultation,

Alternatively copies of the documents are available for inspection in local libraries (including mobile libraries) across the district.

Comments to make on the First Draft Local Plan, or any part of the supporting documents, should be submitted via the Council's online consultation portal

Comments can also be submitted via:
• Planning Policy & Delivery Team, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1RT.

Public consultation and engagement is an important part of the Local Plan process and throughout the consultation period a series of drop in sessions have been arranged. These drop in sessions are open to anybody who wishes to find out more about the consultation and are being held in the following venues on the dates listed below:

Venue - Date and Time
Kirton Recreation Ground (The Pavilion) 
Back Road, Kirton, Ipswich IP10 0PW
Tuesday 24th July 18 - 16.00-19.30

Saxmundham Market Hall
29 High St, Saxmundham IP17 1AF
Tuesday 31st July 18 - 16.00-19.30

Felixstowe Town Hall (Council Chamber)
 Undercliff Rd W, Felixstowe IP11 2AG
Thursday 2nd August 18 - 16.00-19.30

Suffolk Coastal District Council (Deben Room)
East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, IP12 1RT
Monday 6th August 18 - 16.00-19.30

Wenhaston Village Hall
Narrow Way, Wenhaston, Halesworth IP19 9DP
Wednesday 8th August 18
 - 16.00-19.30

Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall
Humber Doucy Lane, Rushmere St Andrew, IP4 3PD
Thursday 16th August 18 - 16.00-19.30

Yoxford Village Hall (Main Hall)
 Old High Road, Yoxford, IP17 3HN
Thursday 23rd August 18
 - 16.00-19.30

Queries about the First Draft Local Plan or how you can engage with the consultation, please contact the Planning Policy & Delivery Team at the following address.

Mark Edgerley
Principal Planner
Planning Policy & Delivery

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
Tel: 01394 444558
Mobile: 07825 696543


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