Waveney Local Plan Examination

Hearing Programme, Hearing Statements and Statements of Common Ground

Last update: 19 October 2018

Hearings formed part of the Examination and were an opportunity for the Inspector to clarify and/or seek additional information on any issues relating to the 'soundness' of the Local Plan. Members of the public were allowed to attend the examination hearing sessions to observe proceedings. Hearing sessions took place between:

Tuesday 9 October 2018 – Friday 12 October 2018
Tuesday 16 October 2018 – Friday 19 October 2018
Tuesday 30 October 2018 – Friday 2 November 2018

Hearing sessions took place at OrbisEnergy, Conference Room, Wilde Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 1XH | Getting to OrbisEnergy

Please note: OrbisEnergy has limited on-site parking. The nearest pay-and-display is at Whapload Road (Old Nelson Street). Alternatively, on-street parking is usually available along Gas Works Road.

Please note: Anglian Water are carrying out works in Station Square from 1st October for up to five weeks. Please allow extra time for your journey.


Draft Hearings Programme


The hearings programme gives details, including dates and locations, of hearings blocks for the examination. You are advised to regularly check for updates if you have an interest in any potential future hearings.


Hearing Statements


Matter 1 - Legal Compliance

Matter 2 - Objectively-Assessed Need for Housing and the Plan's Housing Requirement Figure

Matter 3 - Spatial Distribution of Housing, Housing Site Selection, Settlement Boundaries and the Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development

Matter 4 - Supply of Housing Land

Matter 5 - Land Requirements for Employment and Retail Development

Matter 6 - Strategy for Lowestoft

Matter 7 - Strategies for Beccles and Worlingham, Halesworth and Holton, Bungay and Southwold and Reydon

Matter 8 - Strategy for Rural Areas

Matter 9 - District-Wide Policies concerning Housing

Matter 10 - District-Wide Policies concerning Employment, Tourism and Retail, Leisure and Town Centres

Matter 11 - Infrastructure and District-Wide Policies concerning Sustainable Transport, Community Services and Facilities and Climate Change

Matter 12 - District-Wide Policies concerning Design, Natural Environment and Historic Environment

Matter 13 - Plan Appendices


Statements of Common Ground



Last modified by East Suffolk Council (Robbie Cook) 12 months ago