Saxmundham Neighbourhood Plan

Useful links

Planning-related documents

January 2019: The “final draft” of Suffolk Coastal District Council’s Local Plan, out for public consultation till 25th February 2019.  You can link to it – and find out how to make representations – from here    The Saxmundham Strategy section of the Plan starts at  p.270.

November 2018: The 2nd draft of Suffolk Coastal District Council’s new Local Plan can be linked to from here (see links to Agenda Item 4).  2nd part (from Chapter 12) includes Saxmundham-specific section from p.275.

For links to current (due to be replaced) Suffolk Coastal District Local Plan and current review:

For links to 2013 Local Plan documents: click here

Core Strategy & Development Management Policies (July 2013)

Site Allocations and Area Specific Policies Development Plan Document (January 2017)  (See pages 83-85 re Saxmundham town centre policies)

Suffolk Coastal D.C. Consultation document, re-opening Local Plan process (summer 2017)

National Planning Policy Framework (2012)

Government White Paper on Housing, February 2017

Advice on Neighbourhood Plans

Suffolk County Council: Guidance on Neighbourhood Planning in Suffolk

 Locality:  Neighbourhood-planning-roadmap-2016  Guide by Dave Chetwyn

Locality – guidance on possible funding for NPs for Technical-Support-Packages

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE): 


Government advice, including for NPs, on Conserving and enhancing the historic environment


Demographic data and surveys for Saxmundham area

Navigus – Saxmundham socio-economic profile (mainly drawn from 2011 census)

Saxmundham Parish Local Area Report (2011 census data): 

Saxmundham Ward Local Area Report – also 2011 census data (this covers parishes of Saxmundham, Kelsale-cum-Carlton and Theberton. The ward has since changed and covers Saxmundham, Kelsale, Benhall and Sternfield): 

Saxmundham stats report  Rural community profile for Saxmundham, Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) Rural evidence project, November 2013

Hidden Needs Report 5 Years on (2011-2016) from University of Suffolk for Suffolk Community Foundation (includes some interactive maps which can isolate data for Saxmundham, but n.b. Saxmundham area may differ depending on data source)


Saxmundham Neighbourhood Plan & Town Council documents

Public meeting on Future of the Town Centre & Local Economy, at Market Hall, 1st November 2018, Summary of points made by groups and individuals: Notes of town centre meeting 1 nov by theme JS

Summary of NP Public Meeting key comments by theme – main issues for Saxmundham, as expressed at public meeting at Free School on 4th November 2017 (about 100 people present)

The same but also including a longer list of points recorded by each table/group in the course of discussion: Final Summary of 4 Nov 2017 Public Meeting

Key points arising from meeting of community activists held in Market Hall on 4th September 2017  – also main issues for Saxmundham, as expressed by a smaller group (about 30)

More documents to be added

Some Neighbourhood Plans from other towns

State of progress – East Suffolk Neighbourhood Plans





Stradbroke (submission draft – not yet approved)


Formal documents for Saxmundham Neighbourhood Plan

To be added as and when published