SCDC Local Plan – Have your Say About Felixstowe

On Monday 18th  September from 4 pm – 7.30pm at Felixstowe Town Hall there will be a chance for the public to find out more about the district council’s Local Plan for the area and ask questions or raise issues.

With SCDC being overruled recently by the Government after an appeal from Christchurch Estates over their previously rejected plans to build 560 houses on Candlet Road – you may think that having any sort of local plans is a bit of a waste of time. Nevertheless Suffolk Coastal District Council is plowing ahead and undertaking a Local Plan Review, beginning with the Issues and Options document which has been published for public consultation until Monday 30th October 2017.  The consultation document and other supporting information can be found through this link: http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/local-plans/suffolk-coastal-local-plan/local-plan-review/help-plan-the-future-of-the-district/

Representatives from SCDC will be at the Town Hall on Monday 18th Sept from 4pm – 7.30pm to answer questions and give more information.

The Issues and Options consultation document is presented in two parts.  Part 1 has been prepared in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council to identify the strategic cross boundary issues affecting the two local authorities.  Part 2 focus on issues specific to Suffolk Coastal.  SCDC are inviting comments from the Town Council on the questions and issues relevant to Felixstowe.

The Issues and Options represent the first stage of Local Plan consultation and is the first opportunity to let the SCDC know the Town Council’s thoughts and ideas as to how the district is to be developed up to 2036.  Alongside the consultation document, SCDC is also publishing:

  • Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report,
  • Sustainability Appraisal Site Assessments,
  • Supporting evidence base documents in relation to housing and employment needs.

Copies of the consultation document, Sustainability Appraisal documents and evidence base documents are available on the Council’s website at http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/local-plans/suffolk-coastal-local-plan/local-plan-review/

 

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