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Suffolk Coastal Local Plan Review

The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan has been Submitted to the Government for Examination. Find out more about the Examination and view the Submission documents. 

The new Suffolk Coastal Local Plan will cover the period 2018-2036. It identifies where growth should be located and how it should be delivered, setting out the planning policies used to determine planning applications. It covers the former Suffolk Coastal District area.

The new Local Plan will replace the existing Suffolk Coastal Local Plan

Timetable for aligned/joint Local Plan Review

  • January 2014 to October 2017Issues and Options
  • July to September 2018First Draft Local Plan
  • January to February 2019Final Draft Local Plan
  • March 2019 - Submission of plan for Examination by Planning Inspectorate
  • Summer 2019 - Examination hearings to be confirmed by the Inspector in due course
  • October 2019 - Inspector’s Report published
  • November/December 2019 - Adoption of plan by the Council
(See the Local Development Scheme for more information)

The Local Plan review is supported by an evidence base covering housing, employment and retail, the natural and historic environment, viability and commercial leisure.

A Local Plan Working Group was established to help facilitate the Local Plan Review work.

Ongoing, joint working in relation to cross-boundary matters is taking place through the Ipswich Strategic Planning Area Board. The authorities have produced a Statement of Common Ground which documents this co-operation.