Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document


This consultation has now closed and we are considering the responses. View the responses. 


We are in the initial stages of preparing a new Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document. 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 Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (May 2012) relating to the former Waveney local planning authority area, and Supplementary Planning Guidance 2 Affordable Housing (July 2004) relating to the former Suffolk Coastal area.

We have prepared a questionnaire and a consultation document to support consultees at this initial consultation stage; the questionnaire seeks your views on what guidance you consider should be included to support the implementation of the relevant policies on affordable housing contained in the Council’s Local Plans. This consultation closes at 5pm on 21 December 2020. 

Once this consultation has closed, the comments received will be considered by the Council and will be taken into account when preparing the draft SPD. Consultation will then take place on the draft SPD.


  • Opened
    9 Nov 2020 at 09:00
  • Closed
    21 Dec 2020 at 17:00


Contact Details

If you have any questions, would like to request a hard copy (free of charge) or would like any assistance, please contact the Planning Policy and Delivery Team: 

Phone 01502 523029 / 01394 444557
Post East Suffolk Council, Planning Policy and Delivery Team
Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0EQ