Please note that this public consultation has now closed. All responses received will be considered in January and February 2022 before any further steps are taken, at which point this webpage will be further updated. Thank you to all who responded.
This Public Consultation runs from the 5th November to the 17th December 2021. We are asking everyone to send their comments to us in the next six weeks. You can do so by writing, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01394 444610. Your comments will be taken into account before Members of East Suffolk Council decide whether to adopt a revised Local List of Historic Parks and Gardens. Please note that this is a draft proposal only, and a decision has not already been taken, which is why hearing your views is important. We are also asking owners, Town and Parish Councils and Parish Meetings, District Councillors, the Suffolk Preservation Society, County Archaeology, Suffolk Gardens Trust and Historic England for their views on the proposals.
We will be happy to send you a free printed colour copy of the consultation review on request.
The review document aims to understand the historic development of five historic parks and gardens within the District and make recommendations for their inclusion in the Council’s Local List of Historic Parks and Gardens, thereby supporting owners, occupiers and stakeholders in the historic environment to protect them in the future. The current Local List is available to read online Local Plan - East Suffolk Council - Suffolk Coastal Local Plan (Adopted September 2020) - East Suffolk Council, Strategic Planning Consultations (inconsult.uk)
Our work builds on earlier research by the University of East Anglia in the 1990s. The approach undertaken during this assessment adheres to national listing selection guides for parks and gardens and Local List guidance published by Historic England to create criteria which were applied to the sites.
The document recommends the following sites are included within the East Suffolk Local List:
Further details of each site and recommendations can be found within the document.
This review will ensure that the unique history of each site is recorded for future generations and sites of historic interest are included on the Local List. Therefore, these sites can be better understood and protected through the planning system, in line with current guidance and policy, by updating the record of non-designated historic parks and gardens. This will provide greater clarity and certainty for owners and decision-makers.
It is proposed that the above sites are adopted into the East Suffolk Local List. Following the merger of the Suffolk Coastal and Waveney Districts in April 2019, this will ensure that the Local List for historic parks and gardens is unified across both inherited parts of the new East Suffolk area, as the East Suffolk Local List replaces Suffolk Coastal’s former Local List (there was none for Waveney).
Whilst local listing provides no additional planning controls, the fact that the site is on a Local List means that its conservation as a heritage asset is an objective of the National Planning Policy Framework and a material consideration when determining the outcome of a planning application.
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