Suffolk Coastal is asking local people to comment on a series of Main Modifications to the Site Allocations and Area Specific Policies Development Plan Document and the Felixstowe Peninsula Area Action Plan which have been identified following public hearing sessions held in August and September.
The Main Modifications are intended to address issues of legal compliance and/or soundness within the documents and are being published for a six week period of public consultation until Monday 28 November 2016.
Representations are invited on the Main Modifications and following the close of the consultation period, these will be passed to the Inspector, who will consider these when preparing her final report on the Plan.
The Main Modifications Consultation is the next stage in the production of the Site Allocations and Area Specific Policies Development Plan Document and the Felixstowe Peninsula Area Action Plan.
Following the six week period of public consultation, the Inspector will consider the representations are prepare her report into the soundness of the documents. If the Inspector’s report finds the documents to be sound, these will then be adopted by the Council and formally become part of the Suffolk Coastal Local Plan alongside the Core Strategy (which was adopted in July 2013).
Alongside the Main Modifications, a series of additional changes have also been proposed by the Council which are also subject to public consultation during the same period. These additional changes are mainly factual or typographical changes that are not considered to affect the soundness of the plan.
Cllr Tony Fryatt, Cabinet Member for Planning, said: “We have made significant progress in the development of our Local Plan. It has now been robustly tested for soundness by the Planning Inspector and I was pleased to see that these public hearing sessions were well attended. They generated a lively and constructive debate which has resulted in some improvements to the documents.
“We now want to appeal to the public who have shown great interest so far, to comment on the Main Modifications before the Planning Inspector prepares her final report.”
Further information in respect of the consultation period can be found on our website: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/local-plans/suffolk-coastal-local-plan/site-allocations-and-area-specific-policies/main-modifications-consultation
Or you can contact the Planning Policy Team on: email@example.com or 01394 444558 / 444761.