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Update 1st November 2017 - Please click here to view the letter sent in by Ufford Parish Council in response to this consultation

 

You may have read in the East Anglian Daily Times on Monday that Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) have started another review of their Local Plan. The first stage of this review is to consult on what is known as an 'Issue and Options Document'.

The ‘Issues and Options’ document - link to the full document here - contains details of ALL sites offered by land owners, agents and developers for potential development in the district. It is important to note that many of these potential sites will be totally inappropriate and will be rejected by SCDC Planning due to their unsuitability.

There are 16 potential sites identified in Ufford.

The actual consultation document is very long so Ufford Parish Council have produced a 2 page cut-down version showing just the details for Ufford with a map (map also below) – click here to see details of our 16 sites

Please remember that these sites have not been vetted by SCDC and may be totally unsuitable for many reasons. 13 out of the 16 sites have been suggested in the past and identified as ‘Unsuitable’ by SCDC for a number of different reasons.

However, just because a site has been rejected before does not automatically mean it will be rejected again. Therefore it is very important that we express our views on these sites at this early stage. After this initial consultation period (ending on 30th October) SCDC will be reviewing each site and will take in to consideration views received.

The easiest and quickest way to express a view on one or all of the sites is to e-mail SCDC at suffolkcoastallocalplan@eastsuffolk.gov.uk  Please copy in Ufford PC (ufford.pc@hotmail.com) so that we can gauge the strength of feeling in the village for these different sites.

When you do write it is important to not only express your views about the individual sites but to also mention the wider picture for what over development means for Ufford. You may like to mention ‘Infrastructure’ and ‘sustainability’ issues such as the road network, lack of doctors/dentist places, already at capacity schools, lack of public transport, the need to drive to get even the smallest of items such as a morning paper, etc., etc.

Please remember you are always welcome to come along to the Parish Council meetings on either 19th September (in St Mary’s Church Hall) or 17th October (in the Community Hall, The Avenue). The document will be on display from 6.30pm at each meeting (with the PC meeting starting at 7.00pm) and the PC will be gathering resident’s thoughts to include them our submission, to add to those we have received via e-mail.

In addition, SCDC are holding a 'Drop-In’ Session at their new offices opposite Melton Station on Tuesday 26th September, 4.00pm ~ 7.30pm. Please go along and voice your opinions.

It is very important that Ufford residents and Ufford Parish Council use this consultation period to put forward views on these potential sites and we thank you for taking the time to air your views.

Ufford Parish Council

Map of Ufford's Potential Sites

 UPC Local Plan 2017 Map