The purpose of a Sustainability Appraisal is to promote sustainable development by assessing the extent to which the emerging plan, when considered against alternatives, will help to achieve relevant environmental, economic and social objectives.
Waveney Strategic Housing Market Assessment and Objectively Assessed Housing Need Study Preliminary Report 2016
This document provides an objective assessment of future housing need over the period 2011-2036.
Ipswich and Waveney Economic Areas - Employment Land Needs Assessment 2016
This document provides an objective assessment of need for new industrial and office space over the period 2011-2031. It also provides a qualitative assessment of business needs.
Waveney Retail and Leisure Needs Assessment 2016
This document provides an objective assessment of need for new retail and leisure development.
Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment Methodology
Between October and November 2015, the Council consulted on a methodology for assessing the amount of land available to accommodate development over the new Local Plan period. The Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment will assess the suitability, availability and achievability of all sites submitted through the above call for sites exercise as well as other sites identified by the Council.
Housing Market Forum 10 November 2015 - Report on findings
In order to promote early engagement in the process and obtain a comprehensive view of the issues affecting the housing market, developers, agents and others active in the housing market were invited to a forum event.
Other background documents
There are numerous other previously published reports and reports which were used to support the existing Local Plan which the Council will take into account when preparing the new Local Plan.