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Final Draft Plan (Regulation 19)

A period for the submission of representations runs from Thursday 29 March to 5pm Thursday 24 May 2018.

See below for Local Plan, supporting documents and evidence base.

Representations made during this period will be submitted with the Local Plan to the Government, who will appoint an independent Planning Inspector to conduct an Examination in Public into the soundness of the Local Plan.

Representations at this stage should only be made on the legal and procedural compliance of the Local Plan, the soundness of the Local Plan and whether the Local Plan is in conformity with the Duty to Co-operate.

Waveney is also currently consulting on revised Community Infrastructure Levy rates.

Drop-in Sessions

The drop-in sessions below are an opportunity to talk to Planning Officers about the Local Plan and provide advice on how to make a representation.

Drop-in Session



Beccles Blyburgate Hall, Blyburgate, Beccles NR34 9TF

Wednesday 18th April

2:00 - 8:00pm

Halesworth Rifle Hall, London Road, Halesworth, IP19 8LG

Thursday 19th April

5:00 - 8:00pm

Reydon Village Hall, Lowestoft Road, Reydon IP18 6RF

Tuesday 24th April

5:00 - 8:00pm

Bungay Fisher Theatre (The Gallery), 10 Broad Street, Bungay NR35 1EE

Wednesday 25th April

5:00 - 8:00pm

Waveney District Council, Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft NR33 0EQ

Tuesday 1st May

2:00 - 8:00pm


Local Plan, supporting documents and evidence base

Waveney Local Plan Final Draft (Regulation 19)

Policies maps
Illustrates the geographic policies of the Local Plan in PDF format. Also available is an interactive map.

Sustainability Appraisal Report

The purpose of a sustainability appraisal is to promote sustainable development by assessing the extent to which the emerging Local Plan, when considered against alternatives, will help to achieve relevant environmental, economic and social objectives.

A sustainability appraisal has been undertaken on all the different policy options and site options considered during the preparation of the Local Plan.

The sustainability appraisal also considers the cumulative effect of the Local Plan on sustainability objectives. If you have any comments on the SA, please email waveneylocalplan@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Consultation Statement

How we took into account comments from previous consultations in writing the Final Draft Local Plan. 

Habitat Regulations Assessment

The Habitats Regulations Assessment assesses the impact of the plan on internationally protected habitats. If you have any comments on the Habitats Regulations Assessment, please email waveneylocalplan@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Equality Impact Assessment

Assessing the impact of the emerging Local Plan policies upon different sections of the community.

Duty to Cooperate Statement

How we 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

Guidance Note on how to make a representation

Guidance on how to make a representation on the Waveney Local Plan. 

Evidence base

It is essential that the Local Plan is based on a robust understanding of the needs, constraints and opportunities presented in the district. For this reason, a number of background studies have been prepared. 

Responses to the First Draft Local Plan

View comments made at the previous stage, the Council’s response and changes made to the plan.