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Suffolk Coastal Final Draft Local Plan available to view

January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

Suffolk Coastal Final Draft Local Plan

(Publication under Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012)

The Suffolk Coastal Final Draft Local Plan has been published for submission of representations. This is the final stage before the Council submits the Local Plan to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for Examination. The representations period runs to17.00 on Monday 25th February 2019. Planning and Development header

The Plan, which covers the period to 2036, sets out the level of growth to be planned for, and identifies where that growth should be located and how it should be delivered. It also contains planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications in the area.

The following documents are published as part of this representations period:

· Suffolk Coastal Local Plan Final Draft,

· Sustainability Appraisal Report - Assessing how the plan will help achieve environmental, economic and social objectives,

· Consultation Statement - how we took into account comments from previous consultations.

· Habitat Regulations Assessment - Assesses the impact of the plan on internationally protected habitats,

· Equality Impact Assessment - Assessing the impact of the Final Draft Local Plan policies upon different sections of the community.

· Duty to Cooperate Statement - how the Council cooperated with relevant authorities to maximise the effectiveness of Local Plan preparation in the context of strategic cross boundary matters,

· Statement of Representations Procedure - how representations will be considered and where documents are available. A representation form and guidance note on how to make a representation are made available.

· Evidence base to support the Local Plan, covering housing, employment and retail, the natural and historic environment, viability and commercial leisure.

To view the Final Draft Local Plan, supporting documents, evidence base and submit a representation, visit:

Copies of the Final Draft Local Plan are available to view at local libraries across the District. Copies are also available for inspection at the Council's Customer Service Centre, Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge, IP12 1DT.

During the representations period, public drop-in sessions have been organised to talk to Planning Officers about the Local Plan and how to make a representation.

Details of the drop-in sessions can be found below.

Suffolk Coastal District Council, (Deben Room) East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, IP12 1RT

DATE: Wednesday 30th January 2019 3pm - 7pm

Felixstowe Town Hall, (Council Chamber) Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, IP11 2AG

DATE: Monday 4th February 2019 3pm - 7pm

Saxmundham Market Hall, 29 High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF

DATE: Wednesday 6th February 2019 3pm - 7pm

This is an important local Plan setting the course for this area of Suffolk for the next 18 years.Representations close on Monday 25th February 2019