Draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document

The Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document was adopted in May 2022. 

View the responses to this consultation.

The Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will provide guidance on the implementation of the Council’s planning policies related to affordable housing and will be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications. Upon adoption the SPD will replace the following existing guidance documents:

  • Supplementary Planning Guidance 2 Affordable Housing (July 2004) – this relates to the former Suffolk Coastal area, and;
  • Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (May 2012) – this relates to the former Waveney local planning authority area.

The SPD has been drafted following an initial consultation that was held in November and December 2020 under which views were sought on the scope and content of the SPD. The Initial Consultation Statement explains how the comments received have been taken into account in drafting the SPD. The current consultation asks for views on the draft Supplementary Planning Document.

Comments must be received by 5pm on Monday 13th December 2021.

View and comment on the consultation online below.

Other ways to view and comment on the consultation

If you are unable to submit comments online you can email your response to planningpolicy@eastsuffolk.gov.uk or write to us at East Suffolk Council, Planning Policy and Delivery Team, Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0EQ. 

Paper copies of the draft Supplementary Planning Documents and Draft Cycling and Walking Strategy, and accompanying Consultation Statements, have been made available at all libraries in the district and in the Council’s Customer Service Centres at the Marina Centre, Lowestoft, NR32 1HH; Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge, IP12 1DT; and Felixstowe Library, Crescent Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7BY, for inspection during opening hours. For information on all library opening hours please see www.suffolklibraries.co.uk and for information on the Council’s Customer Service Centre opening hours please see www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/contact-us/customer-services/.  

Due to the ongoing impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, if you are unable to view these documents online, at a library or in the Customer Service Centres, please contact us for assistance by emailing planningpolicy@eastsuffolk.gov.uk or calling 01502 523029. Please note that if you wish to contact us via telephone, we are currently operating under a voicemail service. Please leave a message including your contact details and your call will be returned as soon as possible. 

The Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Opinions that accompany each consultation document can also be requested by email or in hard copy by emailing or phoning the Planning Policy and Delivery Team on the contact details above. 

The provisions above may be subject to review should there be any changes to national restrictions related to the pandemic. 


  • Opened
    1 Nov 2021 at 09:00
  • Closed
    13 Dec 2021 at 17:00


Contact Details

Email your response to:

Post your response to:
East Suffolk Council
Planning Policy and Delivery Team
4 Canning Road
NR33 0EQ

Representations should be headed Draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document as the subject matter. Where representations relate to a particular paragraph or policy please ensure that this is also clearly stated. View Data Protection Statement.