Suffolk Coastal Local Plan Examination

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24 September 2020

The East Suffolk Council - Suffolk Coastal Local Plan was adopted on 23 September 2020.  For further details please see the Adopted Suffolk Coastal Local Plan page on the East Suffolk Council website. 

9 September 2020

The Inspector’s Report was received on 8 September 2020 and found that the Suffolk Coastal Local Plan satisfies the requirements of Section 20(5) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) and is sound, subject to a number of ‘Main Modifications’ being incorporated into the plan.

The Council would normally make hard copies of the Inspector’s Report available to view in libraries and in the Council’s offices for those who are unable to view the report online, however as this is not possible to do this at this time due to social distancing measures related to Covid-19 the Council has put alternative arrangements in place. Should you not be able to view the Inspector’s Report online, please contact us on 01394 444557 or email planningpolicy@eastsuffolk.gov.uk and we will, where possible, provide hard copies (free of charge) by post. This arrangement will be kept under review. Please note if contacting us on the number above, 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.

Following the receipt of the Inspector’s Report, the next step will be for Cabinet to consider the Suffolk Coastal Local Plan, as modified, at its meeting on 17 September before it is considered for adoption by Full Council on 23 September.

19 August 2020 

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library.

Reference

Document

Date

Author

J86

Representations in Representor Order (Addendum)

August 2020 East Suffolk Council
J87

Representations in Main Modification Order (Addendum)

August 2020 East Suffolk Council
J88

Main Modifications - Issues and Council's response (Addendum)

August 2020 East Suffolk Council
J89 Representations on Additional Modifications (Addendum) August 2020 East Suffolk Council

10 August 2020 

The comments to the Main Modifications consultation have been published and can be viewed in the Examination Document Library. Summaries of the Issues raised and the Council’s responses to these have also been published in the Examination Document Library.

The following documents have also been added to the Examination Document Library.

Reference

Document

Date

Author

J84

Note on Main Modifications consultation

July 2020 East Suffolk Council
J85

Use Classes Order Response (Final)

August 2020 East Suffolk Council

29 July 2020 

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library.

Reference

Document

Date

Author

J70

Letter from the inspector regarding amendments to the Use Classes Order

July 2020 Inspector

21 July 2020

Main Modifications Consultation

Please note that the Council consultation closed at 5pm on Friday 10th July. A small number of comments have been received after this time which will be accepted given the exceptional circumstances due to the Covid-19 situation. However, no more will be accepted. Respondents who have expressed that they feel disadvantaged in the consultation due to the Covid-19 situation are being contacted by the Council. I would like to draw to your attention the new government Plan making Regulations - https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/731/contents/made and accompanying new guidance in the Planning Practice Guidance - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/plan-making#covid19 which make temporary changes to how Councils should make local plan documents available.  The Inspector will consider all submitted comments before finalising his report. You will be notified when his report is available and it will be posted on the Council website.

6 July 2020

Suffolk Libraries have announced the opening of some libraries to provide a limited service from Monday 6th July. Please note that the limited nature of the service does not enable public viewing of consultation documents and therefore the alternative measures put in place for the Main Modifications consultation remain in place, as set out on the consultation pages.

30 June 2020

The Local Development Scheme (October 2015) has been amended to reflect the delay in the Local Plan adoption date and has been added to the Examination Document Library.

Reference

Document

Date

Author

E1a

Local Development Scheme

October 2015

(Amendment June 2020)

East Suffolk Council

19 June 2020

Ipswich Borough Council have, on 10th June 2020, submitted the Ipswich Local Plan Review to the Secretary of State for examination.

10 June 2020

Erratum added to the Track Changes Version of the Final Draft Local Plan (May 2020). This document was published for reference purposes alongside the consultation documents to highlight all of the main and additional modifications, and is document J65 in the Examination Document Library. Inset map on page 303 of the Track Changes Version (Policy SCLP12.29 South Saxmundham Garden Neighbourhood) has been corrected to show the proposed new map as contained on page 56 of the consultation document ‘Schedule of Proposed Policies Map Modifications (May 2020). The consultation document ‘Schedule of Proposed Policies Map Modifications (May 2020)’ is not affected.

1 May 2020

Consultation on the Main Modifications to the Suffolk Coastal Local Plan runs from 2pm on Friday 1st May until 5pm on Friday 10th July 2020. 

Note received from Inspector 29 April published

East Suffolk Council response to Inspector's note published

9 April 2020

The Government are encouraging local authorities to continue preparing their Local Plans.  Having now responded to the issues raised in the Planning Inspector’s post Examination Hearings letter dated 31 January 2020, the Council will shortly be in a position to announce the timetable and arrangements for the consultation on the Inspector’s proposed Main Modifications to the Local Plan, taking into account the current Covid 19 restrictions relating to social distancing. The Council’s responses to the issues raised in the Inspector’s letter will be published, for information, alongside the consultation.

25 February 2020 

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library.

Reference

Document

Date

Author

J31 Response to Inspector's letter dated 31 January 2020 February 2020 East Suffolk Council

13 February 2020 

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library.

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Document

Date

Author

J30 Inspector’s post hearings letter January 2020 Inspector

30 January 2020

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library.

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Document

Date

Author

J29 Note on Ipswich Strategic Planning Area Statement of Common Ground January 2020 East Suffolk Council

23 January 2020

The Council are still waiting for the Inspector to respond following the hearing sessions.

12 December 2019

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library.

Reference

Document

Date

Author

J28 Matter 3 - Note to supplement Statement of Common Ground on Policy SCLP12.33 Land at Woodbridge Town Football Club November 2019 East Suffolk Council

28 November 2019

Notes related to actions arising from the hearing sessions have been added to the Examination Document Library under Section I - Hearing Documents and Section J - Post Hearing Documents.

Additional Statements of Common Ground have been added to the Hearing Statements page.

Following the hearing sessions, the Inspector undertook consultation with participants on certain matters, between 8th October and 1st November 2019. The responses submitted can be viewed on the Inspector’s Consultation page.

13 November 2019

The following link explains the Planning Inspectorate’s position during the pre-general election period.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/approach-to-casework-during-the-pre-election-period 

23 September 2019

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library.

Reference

Document

Date

Author

I15 Letter regarding Woodbridge Town Football Club September 2019 Suffolk FA

19 September 2019

Updated technical guidance for parking standards has been added to the 'Transport' section of the Examination Document Library as document D33b.

18 September 2019

Statement of Common Ground between East Suffolk Council and The Kirton & Trimley Community Action Group (KATCAG) added to the Hearing Statements page.

17 September 2019

Notes related to actions arising from the hearing sessions have been added to the Examination Document Library under section I - Hearing Documents.

11 September 2019

Statement of Common Ground between Cross Boundary Parish Group and East Suffolk Council added to the Hearing Statements page.

10 September 2019

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library.

Reference

Document

Date

Author

I7 Cabinet Report - Agenda Item 8 - Felixstowe Leisure Centre Redevelopment Options September 2019 East Suffolk Council


5 September 2019

Statement of Common Ground between East Suffolk Council, Suffolk County Council and Pigeon Capital Management 2 Ltd added to the Hearing Statements page.

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library.

Reference

Document

Date

Author

I5 Note from Saxmundham Town Council July/August 2018 Saxmundham Town Council
I6 Saxmundham Alternative Site Considerations - Relevant References September 2019 East Suffolk Council


2 September 2019

Statement of Common Ground between East Suffolk Council and Historic England added to the Hearing Statements page.

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library.

Reference

Document

Date

Author

I4

Topic Paper 4 - Education Provision

August 2014

Suffolk County Council

22 August 2019

Additional documents added to Section I - Hearing Documents in Examination Document Library.

Statement of Common Ground between National Grid Ventures and East Suffolk Council added to the Hearing Statements page.

21 August 2019

New Section I - Hearing Documents added to Examination Document Library

20 August 2019

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library.

Reference

Document

Date

Author

H38

Note for the Inspector on housing completions

August 2019

East Suffolk Council

19 August 2019

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library.

Reference

Document

Date

Author

H37

Housing for Older and Disabled People

June 2019

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

12 August 2019

Updated Draft Hearings Programme (H36) published. This document has been added to the Examination Document Library.

8 August 2019

Hearing Statements and Statements of Common Ground have been published.

8 August 2019

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library.

Reference

Document

Date

Author

H20

East Suffolk Housing Land Supply Statement and Appendices

August 2019

East Suffolk Council

H34

Securing Developer Contributions for Education

April 2019

Department of Education

H35

Education Provision in Garden Communities

April 2019 Department of Education

5 August 2019

Updated Draft Hearings Programme (H33) published. This document has been added to the Examination Document Library.

25 July 2019

Council publishes H9 - Factual Note from East Suffolk Council on the Ipswich Northern Route for the Inspector

24 July 2019

Updated Draft Hearings Programme (H8) published. This document has been added to the Examination Document Library.

03 July 2019

Updated Guidance Notes issued by the Inspector.

24 June 2019

Hearings will take place on selected dates between Tuesday 20 August and Friday 20 September. View the hearing sessions page for more information.

24 June 2019

The Inspector has published:

Reference

Document

Date

Author

H5

Guidance Notes - (see updated 'Guidance Notes' received on the 3 July 2019)

June 2019

Inspector 
H6 Initial Matters, Issues and Questions June 2019 Inspector
H7 Draft Hearings Programme June 2019 Inspector

These documents have been added to the Examination Document Library.

31 May 2019

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library.

Reference

Document

Date

Author

H3

Council Response to Inspector Questions – H1 (16/05/19)

May 2019

East Suffolk Council

H4

Council Response to Inspector Questions – H2 (20/05/19)

May 2019 East Suffolk Council

21 May 2019

The Council has received a further letter with additional questions from the Inspector (H2). This document has been added to the Examination Document Library.

17 May 2019

The Council has received a letter with the Inspector’s questions (H1). This document has been added to the Examination Document Library.

29 March 2019

The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination. 

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