Saxmundham Neighbourhood Plan

Useful links

Planning-related documents

September 2020: The Adopted Suffolk Coastal Local Plan (adopted 23rd September 2020 by East Suffolk Council) – for Saxmundham-specific policies, see p.292 on.  For the Saxmundham policy map (which forms part of the Plan), click here and go to Map 53 .

September 2020: Planning Inspector’s report (dated 8th September) on the examination of the Suffolk Coastal Local Plan – includes references to South Saxmundham Garden Neighbourhood policy at p.29.

August 2019: The District Council’s Document Library, from which you can download the Final draft Local Plan, and many other documents relevant to the Plan.

August 2019: This link is to the written Hearing Statements from a large number of interested parties, including Saxmundham Town Council, in preparation for the Public Examination hearings.

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:

http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/local-plans/suffolk-coastal-local-plan/

For links to 2013 Local Plan documents: click here

http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/local-plans/suffolk-coastal-local-plan/existing-local-plan/

Core Strategy & Development Management Policies (July 2013)

http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/assets/Planning/Suffolk-Coastal-Local-Plan/Core-Strategy-and-DMP/SCDC-Local-Plan-July-2013.pdf

Site Allocations and Area Specific Policies Development Plan Document (January 2017)

http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/assets/Planning/Suffolk-Coastal-Local-Plan/Site-Allocations-and-Area-Specific-Policies/Adopted-Version-Sites-DPD-January-2017.pdf  (See pages 83-85 re Saxmundham town centre policies)

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

http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/local-plans/suffolk-coastal-local-plan/local-plan-review/help-plan-the-future-of-the-district-issues-and-options/

National Planning Policy Framework (2019):

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/810197/NPPF_Feb_2019_revised.pdf 

Government White Paper on Housing, February 2017

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fixing-our-broken-housing-market

Advice on Neighbourhood Plans

Suffolk County Council: Guidance on Neighbourhood Planning in Suffolk

Locality: Neighbourhood plans roadmap 2018 – guide by Dave Chetwyn

Locality – guidance on possible funding for NPs for Technical Support

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE): Landscape Issues in Your Neighbourhood

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

Demographic data and surveys for Saxmundham area

Suffolk Observatory – population and demographic data for parish of Saxmundham – population to mid 2019 (from ONS data), some data used is from 2011 census – click on ‘parish’ in left-hand dropdown box, then Saxmundham in right-hand box

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

Saxmundham Parish Local Area Report (2011 census data):

https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/localarea?compare=1170218873 

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):

https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/localarea?compare=1237325903 

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)

http://suffolkcf.org.uk/2016/09/hidden-needs-2016/

 

Saxmundham Neighbourhood Plan & Town Council documents

June 2020: Report on the results of the Saxmundham town household survey 2019 – “The future of Saxmundham – the voice of our residents report June 2020” with Household survey summary of results and two Appendices with detailed comments from residents, NPHousehold Survey Text A to E and NPHousehold Survey Text F and G

August 2019: Hearing Statements from Saxmundham Town Council to the Planning Inspector for the Public Examination: Response to Inspector Matters 1 and 2    and  Response to Inspector Qs on Matter 3

February 2019: Written representations from Saxmundham Town council to the final draft Local Plan: Response for STC to Local Plan 19 Feb

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

http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/neighbourhood-planning/neighbourhood-plans-in-the-area/

Leiston:

http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/assets/Planning/Neighbourhood-Planning/Designated-Neighbourhood-Areas/Leiston/Leiston-NP-Made-Version-March-2017.pdf

Framlingham:

http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/assets/Planning/Neighbourhood-Planning/Designated-Neighbourhood-Areas/Framlingham/Framlingham-NP-Made-Version-March-2017-Policy-title-text-AP22-Vyces-Rd-edited-2017-7-18.pdf

Rendlesham

http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/assets/Planning/Neighbourhood-Planning/Designated-Neighbourhood-Areas/Rendlesham/Made-RNP-Rendlesham-Neighbourhood-Plan-January-2015.pdf

Melton

http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/assets/Planning/Neighbourhood-Planning/Designated-Neighbourhood-Areas/Melton/Melton-Neighbourhood-Plan.pdf

Stradbroke (submission draft – not yet approved)

https://www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/assets/Neighbourhood-Planning/Stradbroke-NP-Sub-Mar18.pdf

 

Formal documents for Saxmundham Neighbourhood Plan

To be added as and when published