Waveney Local Plan

Waveney Context

  • 26km shoreline
  • 37,000 hectares in area
  • 115,254 population

Figure 2 - Waveney context
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Waveney is the most easterly District in England, located in the north east corner of Suffolk.

Lowestoft, situated in the north east of the District is the largest town accommodating approximately half of the District's population. The rural part of the District gains its identity from the four historic market towns of Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth and Southwold together with a number of villages and hamlets.

The District is served by two train lines, the East Suffolk line which connects Lowestoft, Beccles and Halesworth to Ipswich and the Wherry Line, which connects Lowestoft to Norwich. The A47 provides road connections to Great Yarmouth and onwards to Norwich and Peterborough and the A12 provides connections south to Ipswich and onward to London. The A146 provides links from Lowestoft to Beccles and onwards to Norwich. The A143 provides links to the west from Beccles to Bungay and onwards to Diss.

Figure 3 - Waveney District
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