Draft Coastal Adaptation Supplementary Planning Document

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This consultation aims to gather feedback on what you think about the guidance within the draft Coastal Adaptation Supplementary Planning Document.

The Draft Supplementary Planning Document contains guidance relating to the suitability of development in coastal locations, relocation of development away from coastal locations, and enabling development. This document has been prepared by a partnership of East Suffolk Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, North Norfolk District Council, the Broads Authority, and the Coastal Partnership East Team to support the implementation of Local Plan polices related to the coast. 


The draft Coastal Adaptation Supplementary Planning Document covers the coast from Holkham in Norfolk to Felixstowe in Suffolk. Read the draft document and make a comment below or find out where to view hard copies

Consultation ends in... 


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All comments received will be considered and taken into account when finalising the Coastal Adaptation Supplementary Planning Document, which is expected to be adopted Summer 2023. Once adopted, this document will be a material consideration when deciding planning applications. 


1 | Pre-production

Pre-production, evidence gathering and initial consultation.

2 | Drafting the document

After considering the comments made during the initial consultation, a draft document will be prepared.

3 | Public consultation on draft document *CURRENT STAGE*

A consultation will take place on the draft document.

4 | Consideration of comments and final document prepared

All comments received during the consultation will be considered, and a final document will be prepared.

5 | Adoption

The document is 'Adopted' by the Council and will be a material consideration when deciding planning applications.


  • Opened
    25 Jan 2023 at 09:00
  • Closes
    8 Mar 2023 at 17:00



Contact Details

If you have any questions or would like any assistance, in the first instance please contact the East Suffolk Planning Policy and Delivery Team: 

Email: planningpolicy@eastsuffolk.gov.uk
Phone: 01502 523029 / 01394 444557

East Suffolk Council, Planning Policy and Delivery Team
Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0EQ

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When making a comment, please do not include personal details which can identify yourself or others such as addresses/telephone numbers or submit photos which can identify a person such as faces or car registrations. In line with Data Protection legislation any such information will be redacted from the response before being published on East Suffolk Council website. Plans and maps which do not include copyright details will be removed from the response. The Council reserves the right to redact any comments that may be considered libellous or defamatory.