Waveney Local Plan: Help plan our future

Comments made at this stage will inform the First Draft of the Local Plan which is expected to be published late Spring 2017. Find out more at www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/newlocalplan

Options for the new Waveney Local Plan

We are preparing a new Local Plan for the District (excluding the Broads Authority area) and this is your first opportunity to take part in its preparation.

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A Local Plan sets out the level of growth which needs to be planned in an area and identifies where that growth should be located and how it should be delivered. A Local Plan sets out planning policies which the Council will use to determine planning applications in its area. Unlike the existing Local Plan (Local Development Framework), which is split across four separate documents, the new Local Plan will be just one document containing all the planning policies and proposed development sites in the District. 

This consultation aims to get your views on the levels of growth we need to plan for over the period to 2036, and where that growth should be located. The consultation asks a number of questions about other key planning issues such as the approach to affordable housing or design of new developments.

The consultation includes a number of potential sites for development which could help meet growth requirements. We would welcome your views on whether any of these particular sites should be identified for development in the new Local Plan. Also, if you are aware of any other land that could be suitable and available for development, please let us know.


  • Opened
    22 Apr 2016 at 00:00
  • Closed
    17 Jun 2016 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    07 Sep 2016


Contact Details

Waveney District Council, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0EQ
Email: waveneylocalplan@eastsuffolk.gov.uk
Tel: 01502 523029 / 523068