Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) provide additional guidance on matters covered by the Local Plan and are material considerations in decision making.
The Suffolk Coast Recreation Disturbance Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy (RAMS) is a partnership between East Suffolk Council, Ipswich Borough Council and Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils. Its aim is to reduce the impact of increased levels of recreational use on Habitat Sites (also often called European Sites), due to new residential development in the Suffolk Coast area, and to provide a simple, coordinated way for developers to deliver mitigation for their developments. The draft Supplementary Planning Document summarises the requirements of Suffolk Coast RAMS, including the per-dwelling tariff, and provides a framework for implementing those provisions.
An initial consultation took place to gather feedback on what the Affordable Housing SPD should include and address. Consultation ended 5pm 21 December 2020. We are currently considering the comments received.
The Council recently sought views on the scope, aims and design of the draft template for the residential development briefs. The template will be used to prepare development briefs for selected residential sites from adopted and emerging local plans in East Suffolk.
Consultation was undertaken between 5 June and 24 July 2020. We are currently considering the comments received.
The council is currently working on a new Historic Environment SPD which will provide further guidance on the implementation of planning policy including practical planning guidance for developers and homeowners who are either planning new development or making changes to an existing property. It will also cover topics not included in previous guidance, such as energy efficiency and adapting to climate change.
A partnership of East Suffolk Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, North Norfolk District Council, the Broads Authority, and the Coastal Partnership East Team sought views on the content of the draft Coastal Adaptation Supplementary Planning Document. The document will cover the coast from Holkham in Norfolk, to Felixstowe in Suffolk. The consultation closed 16 October 2020.
The Environmental Guidance Note has been produced to offer clear, concise information on a range of key environmental issues relating to the building industry, assisting those seeking to mitigate the impact of construction on climate change by offering support and advice. It was endorsed by the Council in November 2020. Please note that this guidance note was not adopted as a supplementary planning document.
The North Lowestoft Heritage Action Zone Project runs for five years until March 2023.
Please note: Since 1 August 2013, the council is using the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). This is a financial charge on new development that will be used to deliver new infrastructure in the district, such as open space facilities. Therefore, the requirements and procedures related to financial contributions for open space provision, as set out in the Open Space Supplementary Planning Document, have not applied since 1 August 2013. Guidance relating to the provision of open space on site will still be applicable.
In 2019, Suffolk County Council updated guidance for parking. The document aims to ensure that applications submitted include an appropriate level and location of car parking and cycle parking provision and pedestrian footpaths and cycle routes that also contribute visually and functionally to the public realm. Retained guidance which supports now superseded Local Plan policies.
The Suffolk design guide for residential areas was adopted as supplementary planning guidance by all the Suffolk local planning authorities in 1993 and was revised in 2000 to acknowledge changes in planning policy guidance.
The Suffolk manual has also been produced jointly by the Suffolk local authorities and is a good practice guide for highway works and other public spaces in sensitive areas.
The following guidance adopted by the council to support now superseded Local Plan policies will be retained as guidance in planning decisions, until such time as the development sites in question are built out, the guidance is superseded by Supplementary Planning Documents or is no longer relevant: