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SCDC Local Plan 1st Draft

20 July 2018

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Suffolk Coastal Local Plan, First Draft Local Plan

Public Consultation: Friday 20th July – Friday 14th September 2018 (17.00)


The purpose of this email is to inform you that the Suffolk Coastal Local Plan First Draft has been published for consultation.


The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan, which covers the period to 2036, contains planning policies and site allocations which will be used to determine planning applications in the area.  It will set out the level of growth which needs to be planned for, identify where that growth should be located and how it should be delivered.


In 2017, we published the Issues and Options Local Plan document for public consultation.  Having considered all the comments received and assessed all of the sites received; a First Draft Local Plan has been prepared for public consultation and you are invited to let us know your thoughts on the policies and site allocations within the document.


Consultation on the First Draft Local Plan runs from

Friday 20th July to Friday 14th September 2018 (17.00).


Please note that there will be no extensions to this consultation period, any comments must be received by 17.00 on Friday 14th September 2018.


To view the First Draft Local Plan or to submit comments please visit the Council’s website: http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/local-plans/suffolk-coastal-local-plan/local-plan-review/


Alongside the consultation document, the Council is also publishing:

  • Supporting evidence base documents,
  • Interim Sustainability Appraisal Report,
  • Habitats Regulations Screening Assessment,
  • Analysis of responses received to the Issues and Options consultation,


Alternatively copies of the documents are available for inspection in local libraries (including mobile libraries) across the district.  Hard copies of the consultation document were provided to representatives (one per parish) at the Briefing Session held on Wednesday 18th July at East Suffolk House.  For those Town/Parishes who were not represented at the Briefing Session hard copies are being sent in the post.


Should you have any comments to make on the First Draft Local Plan, or any part of the supporting documents, please submit these via the Council’s online consultation portal http://consult.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/consult.ti.


Comments can also be submitted via: