First Draft Local Plan

The Suffolk Coastal First Draft Local Plan is published for public consultation from Friday 20 July to Friday 14 September 2018 (17.00)

The First Draft Local Plan, covers the period to 2036, contains planning policies and site allocations which will be used to determine planning applications in the area. It sets out the level of growth which needs to be planned for and identifies where this should be located.

Alongside the consultation document, the Council is also publishing the following documents and comments are welcomed on these:

In 2017, the Council published the Issues and Options document for public consultation.  The comments received during this consultation have informed the First Draft Plan. 

Comments must be received before 17.00 on Friday 14 September 2018, unfortunately the Council is unable to provide extensions to this consultation period.  Should you have any comments to make on the First Draft Local Plan, or any part of the supporting documents, please submit these via the Council’s online consultation portal.

Comments can also be submitted via:

Public consultation and engagement is an important part of the Local Plan process and throughout the consultation period a series of drop in sessions are being held.  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:

VenueDate and Time
Kirton Recreation Ground (The Pavilion)
Back Road, Kirton, Ipswich IP10 0PW
Tuesday 24 July 18
16.00-19.30
Saxmundham Market Hall
29 High St, Saxmundham IP17 1AF
Tuesday 31 July 18
16.00-19.30
Felixstowe Town Hall (Council Chamber)
Undercliff Rd W, Felixstowe IP11 2AG
Thursday 2 August 18
16.00-19.30
Suffolk Coastal District Council (Deben Room)
East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, IP12 1RT
Monday 6 August 18
16.00-19.30
Wenhaston Village Hall
Narrow Way, Wenhaston, Halesworth IP19 9DP
Wednesday 8 August 18
16.00-19.30
Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall
Humber Doucy Lane, Rushmere St Andrew, IP4 3PD
Thursday 16 August 18
16.00-19.30
Yoxford Village Hall (Main Hall)
Old High Road, Yoxford, IP17 3HN
Thursday 23 August 18
16.00-19.30

If you have any queries about the consultation on the First Draft Local Plan, please contact a member of the Planning Policy and Delivery Team on 01394 444558/444567.