Suffolk Coastal Local Plan - Final Draft

Final Draft Local Plan

Appendices

Appendix A - Policy Delivery Framework

Central to the plan making system is the issue of deliverability. In order to be effective Local Plans must be deliverable. The success of the Local Plan will be dependent on the continual engagement and partnership working between the Council, developers, infrastructure providers and other interested stakeholders, including the public as well as Town and Parish Councils. Communities undertaking Neighbourhood Plans will also have a crucial role in expanding upon and adding to the Local Plan policies and proposals to address detailed local circumstances.

The policies and proposals of the Local Plan will be delivered primarily through the determination and implementation of planning applications for the development and use of land and buildings over the plan period. Neighbourhood Plans also have a key role to play in the delivery of the Local Plan policies. A number of Neighbourhood Plans have been 'made' across Suffolk Coastal and the Council will continue to support local communities who undertake these over the plan period. Where relevant, reference to Neighbourhood Plans are made in the framework below.

The Delivery Framework has been prepared to detail the mechanisms by which the policies in the Plan will be delivered and to identify, and mitigate, any risks to their delivery.

Policy

Implementation Mechanism

Delivery Timescale

Responsible Organisations

Risks

Mitigation / Contingencies

Strategic cross boundary policies:

Policy SCLP2.1: Growth in the Ipswich Strategic Planning Area

Delivery of housing allocations

Delivery of employment allocations

Ongoing co-operation with other authorities

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Other authorities in the Ipswich Strategic Planning Area

Developers and landowners do not bring sites forward for development.

Review of Local Plans across the Ipswich Strategic Planning Area

Policy SCLP2.2: Strategic Infrastructure Priorities

Delivery of strategic infrastructure projects

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Suffolk County Council

Highways England

Projects do not receive funding

Identifying projects in the Local Plan will help to demonstrate support for the projects, to support funding bids

Policy SCLP2.3: Cross-boundary mitigation of effects on protected habitats

Recreational Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Other LPAs in Ipswich Strategic Planning Area

Natural England

Strategy not delivered

Review mechanism built into Recreational Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy

Scale and location of growth and major infrastructure and energy:

Policy SCLP3.1 Strategy for Growth in Suffolk Coastal District

Delivery of housing allocations

Delivery of employment allocations

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Developers and landowners do not bring sites forward for development.

Needs for housing and employment change over the plan period.

An early review of the Local Plan would be required in the event of failure to deliver critical and essential infrastructure. To avoid this, the Council will engage and liaise closely with developers and providers and identify alternative infrastructure projects to mitigate the impacts of developments. Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate.

Policy SCLP3.2: Settlement Hierarchy

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Developers and landowners do not bring sites forward for development.

An early review of the Local Plan would be required in the event of failure to deliver critical and essential infrastructure. To avoid this, the Council will engage and liaise closely with developers and providers and identify alternative infrastructure projects to mitigate the impacts of developments. Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate.

Policy SCLP3.3: Settlement Boundaries

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Developers and landowners do not bring sites forward for development within boundaries / allocations, resulting in development granted outside boundaries.

An early review of the Local Plan would be required in the event of failure to deliver critical and essential infrastructure. To avoid this, the Council will engage and liaise closely with developers and providers and identify alternative infrastructure projects to mitigate the impacts of developments. Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate.

Policy SCLP3.4: Proposals for Major Energy Infrastructure Projects

Determination of planning applications

Responding to consultations and working with other organisations on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Central Government

Infrastructure providers / developers

Decisions taken by Government as part of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

Inclusion of policy provides mechanism for proposals to be considered against local policy.

Policy SCLP3.5 Infrastructure Provision

Determination of planning applications.

Partnership working with infrastructure providers to ensure infrastructure is delivered and is successful when operating.

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and Developers

Infrastructure Providers

Parish and Town Councils

Developers and landowners do not bring sites forward for development.

Other partners do not take the same approach.

Viability of improved infrastructure is inhibited by topographical issues.

An early review of the Local Plan would be required in the event of failure to deliver critical and essential infrastructure. To avoid this, the Council will engage and liaise closely with developers and providers and identify alternative infrastructure projects to mitigate the impacts of developments.

Economy:

Policy SCLP4.1: Existing Employment Areas

Determination of planning applications.

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and Developers

Suffolk County Council

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

Developers and landowners do not bring sites forward for development.

Other partners do not take the same approach.

An early review of the Local Plan would be required to facilitate a change in approach to employment areas across the District.

Policy SCLP4.2: New Employment Developments

Determination of Planning Applications

East Suffolk Economic Growth Plan

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and Developers

Suffolk County Council

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

Developers and landowners do not bring sites forward for development.

Other partners do not take the same approach

Council in partnership with other agencies may consider intervention to understand blockages and assist the delivery of new areas of employment.

Policy SCLP4.3: Expansion and Intensification of Employment Sites

Determination of Planning Applications

East Suffolk Economic Growth Plan

2018-2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and Developers

Suffolk County Council

Proposals for expansion and intensification are considered inappropriate for current site and economic potential is stifled.

An early review of the Local Plan would be required.

Interventions from the public sector to support economic growth.

Policy SCLP4.4: Protection of Employment Premises

Determination of Planning Applications

East Suffolk Economic Growth Plan

2018-2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and Developers

Employment land is lost to alternative uses

An early review of the Local Plan and employment evidence to understand why employment sites are being lost to alternative uses.

Policy SCLP4.5: Economic Development in Rural Areas

Determination of Planning Applications

East Suffolk Economic Growth Plan

2018-2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and Developers

Employment land is lost to alternative uses

An early review of the Local Plan to provide greater support to economic development in rural areas.

Policy SCLP4.6: Conversion and Replacement of Rural Buildings for Employment Use

Determination of Planning Applications

East Suffolk Economic Growth Plan

2018-2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and Developers

Permitted Development Rights allows greater flexibility

Employment land is lost to alternative uses

An early review of the Local Plan to reflect changes to Permitted Development Rights.

Policy SCLP4.7: Farm Diversification

Determination of Planning Applications

East Suffolk Economic Growth Plan

2018-2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and Developers

Permitted Development Rights allows greater flexibility

Employment land is lost to alternative uses

An early review of the Local Plan to reflect changes to Permitted Development Rights.

Policy SCLP4.8: New Retail and Commercial Leisure Development

Determination of Planning Applications;

East Suffolk Economic Growth Plan.

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council,

Landowners and developers

Tourism & business associations

Town and Parish Councils

Change in National Policy such as the use classes order or permitted development rights.

Out of centre retail and commercial leisure proposals that impact on town centres.

Review of policy approach through review of Local Plan.

Development briefs and other targeted localised policy approaches in relation to particular sites or parts of town centres. Partnership working with landlords, tourism & business associations, town centre & car parking management.

Review of Town Centre, Retail and Commercial Leisure Evidence.

Policy SCLP4.9: Development in Town Centres

Determination of Planning Applications; East Suffolk Economic Growth Plan.

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council,

Landowners and developers

Tourism & business associations

Town and Parish Councils

Significant change in the proportions of ground floor units in primary and secondary frontage locations that are in retail use, other main town centre uses or vacant.

Development briefs and other targeted localised policy approaches in relation to particular sites or parts of town centres. Partnership working with landlords, tourism & business associations, town centre & car parking management.

Review of Town Centre, Retail and Commercial Leisure Evidence.

Policy SCLP4.10: Town Centre Environments

Determination of Planning Applications; East Suffolk Economic Growth Plan.

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council,

Landowners and developers

Tourism & business associations

Town and Parish Councils

New development and environmental improvements do not come forward in town centres.

Needs for new facilities related to customer technologies and online shopping become challenging in historic environments and limited available town centre sites.

Review of policy approach through review of Local Plan.

Development briefs and other targeted localised policy approaches in relation to particular sites or parts of town centres. Partnership working with landlords, tourism & business associations, town centre & car parking management.

Policy SCLP4.11: Retail and Commercial Leisure in Martlesham

Determination of Planning Applications.

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council,

Landowners and developers

Retail and commercial leisure capacity or new customer needs emerge that are not provided in town centres and Ipswich Borough results in pressure for additional out of town retail and commercial leisure development.

Implementation of Retail Hierarchy

Review of Town Centre, Retail and Commercial Leisure Evidence.

Policy SCLP4.12: District and Local Centres and Local Shops

Determination of Planning Applications.

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council,

Landowners and developers

Tourism & business associations

Town and Parish Councils

Retail units in district and local centres come under pressure for change of use to non retail uses.

Review of policy approach through review of Local Plan.

Partnership working with landlords, tourism & business associations, town centre & car parking management.

Housing:

Policy SCLP5.1: Housing Development in Large Villages

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and Developers

Developers and landowners do not bring sites forward for housing development

A review of the Local Plan would be necessary if there was a significant shortage of housing against a five year supply. In the event of a small shortfall, applications for housing could be considered favourably in line with Policy SCLP3.1 and the National Planning Policy Framework. Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate.

Policy SCLP5.2: Housing Development in Small Villages

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and Developers

Developers and landowners do not bring sites forward for housing development

A review of the Local Plan would be necessary if there was a significant shortage of housing against a five year supply. In the event of a small shortfall, applications for housing could be considered favourably in line with Policy SCLP3.1 and the National Planning Policy Framework. Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate.

Policy SCLP5.3: Housing Development in the Countryside

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and Developers

Developers and landowners do not bring sites forward for housing development

A review of the Local Plan would be necessary if there was a significant shortage of housing against a five year supply. In the event of a small shortfall, applications for housing could be considered favourably in line with Policy SCLP3.1 and the National Planning Policy Framework. Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate.

Policy SCLP5.4: Housing in Clusters in the countryside

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and Developers

Developers and landowners do not bring sites forward for housing development

A review of the Local Plan would be necessary if there was a significant shortage of housing against a five year supply. In the event of a small shortfall, applications for housing could be considered favourably in line with Policy SCLP3.1 and the National Planning Policy Framework. Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate.

Policy SCLP5.5: Conversions of Buildings in the Countryside for Housing

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

N/A

A review of the Local Plan would be necessary if there was a significant shortage of housing against a five year supply. In the event of a small shortfall, applications for housing could be considered favourably in line with Policy SCLP3.1 and the National Planning Policy Framework. Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate.

Policy SCLP5.6: Rural Workers Dwellings

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

N/A

A review of the Local Plan would be necessary if there was a significant shortage of housing against a five year supply. In the event of a small shortfall, applications for housing could be considered favourably in line with Policy SCLP3.1 and the National Planning Policy Framework. Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate.

Policy SCLP5.7: Infill and Garden Development

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

N/A

Development management policy - will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate

Policy SCLP5.8: Housing Mix

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and Developers

Housing mix required is not viable

Viability testing undertaken as part of production of plan, however a review of the plan would enable housing mix and viability to be reviewed.

 

Policy SCLP5.9: Self Build and Custom Build Housing

Determination of planning applications

Delivery of East Suffolk Housing Strategy

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and Developers

Individuals on the self build register

Plots made available for self build do not match demand

Plots for self build phased as part of strategic scale development to ensure provision of plots throughout plan period.

Plots made available for self build are granted permission to be developed by developer

 

Policy SCLP5.10: Affordable Housing on Residential Developments

Determination of planning applications

Review of SPG 2 Affordable Housing.

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and Developers

Policy requirement for affordable housing not viable

Viability testing undertaken as part of production of plan.

Viability assessments to be undertaken at planning application stage.

Policy SCLP5.11: Affordable Housing on Exception Sites

Determination of planning applications

Delivery of East Suffolk Housing Strategy

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and Developers

Exceptions sites do not come forward

Policy enables market housing to be provided where needed to bring sites forward.

Policy SCLP5.12: Houses in Multiple Occupation

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

N/A

Development management policy - will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate

Policy SCLP5.13: Residential Annexes

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

N/A

Development management policy - will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate

Policy SCLP5.14: Extensions to Residential Curtilages

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

N/A

Development management policy - will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate.

Policy SCLP5.15: Residential Moorings, Jetties and Slipways

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

N/A

Development management policy - will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate

Policy SCLP5.16: Residential Caravans and Mobile Homes

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Developers and landowners do not bring sites forward for housing development

A review of the Local Plan would be necessary if there was a significant shortage of housing against a five year supply. In the event of a small shortfall, applications for housing could be considered favourably in line with Policy SCLP3.1 and the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

Policy SCLP5.17: Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners, developers and Gypsies and Travellers

Planning applications for Gypsy and Traveller sites do not come forward

Should sites not come forward and evidence of need exist, a review of the policy approach would be considered as part of a review of the Local Plan.

Tourism:

Policy SCLP6.1: Tourism

Determination of planning applications

East Suffolk Tourism Strategy

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

None

N/A

Policy SCLP6.2: Tourism Destinations

Determination of planning applications

East Suffolk Tourism Strategy

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

Town and Parish Councils

Loss of existing attractions and destinations

Introduction of development briefs to retain attractions and destinations or consider alternative tourism related uses.

Local Plan Review.

Policy SCLP6.3: Tourism Development within the AONB and Heritage Coast

Determination of planning applications

East Suffolk Tourism Strategy

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Suffolk Coasts and Heaths AONB Unit

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

Town and Parish Councils

Inappropriate development in the AONB coming forward

Local Plan Review

Review of the AONB Management Plan

Policy SCLP6.4: Tourism Development outside of the AONB

Determination of planning applications

East Suffolk Tourism Strategy

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

Town and Parish Councils

None

N/A

Policy SCLP6.5: New Tourist Accommodation

Determination of planning applications

East Suffolk Tourism Strategy

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Town and Parish Councils

Speculative applications which are not viable as tourist accommodation becoming permanent residential units.

Restrictions and conditions placed on all tourism accommodation to resist use for permanent residential uses.

Policy SCLP6.6: Existing Tourist Accommodation

Determination of planning applications

East Suffolk Tourism Strategy

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Town and Parish Councils

Units targeted at tourist accommodation are lost to permanent residential units.

Intervention to support the existing tourist accommodation to retain this use

Local Plan Review to amend policies.

Transport:

Policy SCLP7.1: Sustainable Transport

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Suffolk County Council

Landowners and Developers

The generally rural nature of the District may lead to large developments that struggle to satisfy the requirements of a Travel Plan.

SCC are currently in the process of drafting new guidance for Travel Plans. This may contradict the policy.

Suffolk Coastal will engage with Suffolk County Council in the drafting of the new Travel Plan Guidance.

Policy SCLP7.2: Parking Proposals and Standards

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Suffolk County Council

Landowners and Developers

Transport Infrastructure Providers

The generally rural nature of the District may limit the ability of developments to encourage sustainable transport modes.

Incorporation of SuDS into developments may not be possible due to infiltration constraints.

Viability testing undertaken as part of production of plan.

Viability assessments to be undertaken at planning application stage.

Consult the SFRA to identify areas where significant infiltration constraints are identified.

Community Facilities and Assets:

Policy SCLP8.1: Community Facilities and Assets

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Town and Parish Councils

Loss of community facilities and assets

Early intervention and discussions with service providers and local community.

Requirements that existing uses need to be marketed for a sustained period of time before change of use permitted.

Policy SCLP8.2: Open Space

Determination of planning applications

SCDC Leisure Strategy

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Town and Parish Councils

Organisations which provide or support a variety of open space such as Sport England and Forestry Commission

Impact on development greater than anticipated

Early intervention and discussions with local community.

Partnership working with relevant organisations.

Policy SCLP8.3: Allotments

Determination of planning applications

SCDC Leisure Strategy

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Town and Parish Councils

Allotment holders

Loss of allotment land serving communities

Early intervention with local community and allotment holders

Policy SCLP8.4: Digital Infrastructure

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Service providers

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

Provision of digital infrastructure does not meet local demands.

Engagement with service providers.

Intervention to aid the delivery of digital infrastructure.

 Climate Change:

Policy SCLP9.1: Low Carbon and Renewable Energy

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

n/a

Development management policy - will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate.

Policy SCLP9.2: Sustainable Construction

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Viability issues may inhibit sustainable construction

standards being met in some developments

Viability testing undertaken as part of production of plan.

Viability assessments to be undertaken at planning application stage.

Policy SCLP9.3: Coastal Change Management Area

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Risk Management Authorities

Coastal & Estuary Partnerships

Suffolk Coastal is one of the fastest eroding coastlines in Europe which could lead to constant changes to the CCMA.

Flexibility is built into the policy to allow for the consideration of emerging coastal erosion evidence.

Engage with any review of the Shoreline Management Plan which may lead to a revision of the CCMA.

Development management policy - will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate.

Policy SCLP9.4: Coastal Change Rollback or Relocation

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Risk Management Authorities

Coastal & Estuary Partnerships

There is a risk of creating hope value for land that would not normally be considered for development.

Early engagement with landowners and developers can help to avoid the creation of hope value.

Development management policy - will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate.

Policy SCLP9.5: Flood Risk

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Suffolk County Council

Landowners and developers

Risk Management Authorities

N/A

Development management policy - will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate.

Policy SCLP9.6: Sustainable Drainage Systems

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Suffolk County Council

Landowners and developers

N/A

Development management policy - will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate.

Policy SCLP9.7: Holistic Water Management

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Suffolk County Council

Landowners and developers

N/A

Development management policy - will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate.

Natural Environment:

Policy SCLP10.1: Biodiversity and Geodiversity

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Suspected areas of protected species or habitat may be overlooked where they are not established and mapped.

Provide mapping of suspected areas where protected species or habitats may be located.

Policy SCLP10.2: Visitor Management of European Sites

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Natural England standing advice relating to mitigation of impacts on SPAs and SACs for new development may not be widely implemented.

Finalising the RAMS strategy will ensure appropriate mitigation measures are included as part of new developments to mitigate any impacts on SPAs and SACs.

Policy SCLP10.3: Environmental Quality

Determination of planning applications

2018-2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Suffolk County Council

Landowners and developers

N/A

Development management policy - will be reviewed at point of next Local Plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate.

Policy SCLP10.4: Landscape Character

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Land management change in relation to farming practices, rural economic development planting, floodplain and habitats.

RAMS strategy. Localised green infrastructure and landscape enhancement initiatives.

Policy SCLP10.5: Settlement Coalescence

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Pressure on open land for housing development and on a deliverable supply of land for new homes.

Localised green infrastructure and landscape enhancement initiatives.

Built and Historic Environment:

Policy SCLP11.1: Design Quality

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Design Review Panel

Landowners and developers

Developments come forward detailing poor quality design.

Suffolk Coastal District Council will set out clear design principles for developers and landowners to viably follow.

Production of Design Guide for Suffolk with other LPAs in Suffolk.

Review of SCDC Design Supplementary Planning Guidance if appropriate.

Use of Design Review Panel.

Policy SCLP11.2: Residential Amenity

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

N/A

Development management policy - will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate.

Policy SCLP11.3: Historic Environment

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

N/A

Policy will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate.

Policy SCLP11.4: Listed Buildings

Determination of planning applications

2018-2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Historic England

Landowners and developers

N?A

Policy will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate.

Policy SCLP11.5: Conservation Areas

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

N/A

Policy will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate.

Policy SCLP11.6: Non-Designated Heritage Assets

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

N/A

Policy will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate.

Policy SCLP11.7: Archaeology

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

N/A

Policy will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate.

Policy SCLP11.8: Parks and Gardens of Historic or Landscape Interest

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

N/A

Policy will be reviewed at point of next Local plan review alongside relevant evidence as appropriate.

Following the completion of the Local Plan Review SCDC will begin work on reviewing SPG6.

Policy SCLP11.9: Areas to be Protected from Development

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Areas lost to inappropriate development

Policy will be reviewed at point of next Local Plan review.

Policy SCLP11.10: Newbourne – Former Land Settlement Association Holdings

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Newbourne Parish Council

N/A

N/A

           

 

Policy

Implementation Mechanism Delivery Timescale Responsible Organisations Risks Mitigation / Contingency

Area Specific Strategies:

         

Policy SCLP12.1: Neighbourhood Plans

Work with Neighbourhood Plan Groups to bring plans forward

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Town and Parish Councils

Neighbourhood Plans do not come forward

Neighbourhood Plans do not include policies on housing

Where growth identified for Neighbourhood Plan areas does not come forward, the review of the Local Plan would provide an opportunity for allocations / policies to be included in the Local Plan where necessary.

Policy SCLP12.2: Strategy for Felixstowe

Determination of planning applications

Plan period

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Felixstowe Town Council

Landowners and developers

Service providers

Lack of employment opportunities to widen choice in Felixstowe

Lack of residential units coming forward

Lack of facilities and services to cater for local needs.

Policy will be reviewed at point of next Local Plan review.

Policy SCLP12.3: North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood

Public participation in the master plan

Creation of a master plan

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Felixstowe Town Council

Landowners and developers

Service providers

Master plan does not come forward as expected

Master plan is restricted in scope by extant permission at Candlet Road

Continued engagement with landowners, developers and service providers.

Public participation.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Local Plan Review

Policy SCLP12.4: Land north of Conway Close and Swallow Close, Felixstowe

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2019 - 2022

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Suffolk County Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Insufficient capacity for early years education to be provided.

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

Work closely with Suffolk County Council to consider opportunities.

Allocate a site as part of the early aligned/joint local plan review.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.5: Brackenbury Sports Centre

Determination of planning applications

2023 - 2028

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Developers

Related to delivery of North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.6: Land at Sea Road, Felixstowe

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2021 - 2025

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

An alternative site in an easily accessible location is not identified.

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

Site is not developed.

Early review of Local Plan to identify alternative site for housing / commercial development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.7: Port of Felixstowe

Determination of planning applications on the site.

Plan period

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

Existing employment site. Policy will be reviewed at point of next Local Plan Review.

Policy SCLP12.8: Land at Bridge Road, Felixstowe

Determination of planning applications on the site.

Plan period

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

 Existing employment site. Policy will be reviewed at point of next Local Plan Review.

Policy SCLP12.9: Land at Carr Road/Langer Road, Felixstowe

Determination of planning applications on the site.

Plan period

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

 Existing employment site. Policy will be reviewed at point of next Local Plan Review.

Policy SCLP12.10: Land at Haven Exchange, Felixstowe

Determination of planning applications on the site.

Plan period

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

 Existing employment site. Policy will be reviewed at point of next Local Plan Review.

Policy SCLP12.11: Felixstowe Ferry and Golf Course

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

N/A

Local Plan Review

Policy SCLP12.12: Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club to Cobbolds Point

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

N/A

Local Plan Review

Policy SCLP12.13: Cobbolds Point to Spa Pavilion

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

N/A

Local Plan Review

Policy SCLP12.14: Spa Pavilion to Manor End

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Leisure centre site is left vacant and redundant.

Legal agreements to ensure site is redeveloped for tourism related activities as part of a master plan for north Felixstowe.

Policy SCLP12.15: Manor End to Landguard

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

N/A

Local Plan Review

Policy SCLP12.16:Felixstowe Leisure Centre

Determination of planning applications

2021 - 2026

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Leisure centre site is left vacant and redundant.

Redevelopment identified as part of package of sites related to provision of new leisure centre

Policy SCLP12.17: Tourism Accommodation in Felixstowe

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

N/A

Local Plan Review

Policy SCLP12.18: Strategy for Communities Surrounding Ipswich

Determination of planning applications

Neighbourhood Plans in the area

Plan period

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Parish/Town Councils

Suffolk County Council

Landowners and developers

Service providers

Lack of facilities and services to cater for local needs.

Policy will be reviewed at point of next Local Plan review.

Policy SCLP12.19 Brightwell Lakes

Production of master plan approach for Brightwell Lakes

Determination of planning applications

2019 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Parish/Town Councils

Suffolk County Council

Landowners and developers

Service providers

Site is not delivered at the times expected.

Slow rate of residential delivery

Employment delivery does not come forward.

Infrastructure is not provided at appropriate phases of master plan implementation.

Annual monitoring of the master plan.

Legal agreements and appropriate phasing to ensure development delivers in accordance with master plan.

Site brought forward through a variety of developers.

Local Plan Review.

Policy SCLP12.20: Land at Felixstowe Road

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2016 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

Viability of employment development is challenging in the current economic climate. If the site is not viable to bring forward the Council will explore external funding. The site is not suitable for any other uses so, if viability undermines the delivery of the site, a review of the Local Plan will be required to remove the allocation.

Policy SCLP12.21: Ransomes, Nacton Heath

Determination of planning applications on the site.

Plan period

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient employment delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Policy SCLP12.22: Recreation and Open Space in Rushmere

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Pressure for development on open space, particularly if allocations are not delivered

A review of the Local Plan would be necessary if there was a significant shortage of housing against a five year supply. In the event of a small shortfall, applications for housing could be considered favourably in line with Policy SCLP3.1 and the National Planning Policy Framework.

Policy SCLP12.23: Land off Lower Road and Westerfield Road (Ipswich Garden Suburb Country Park)

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners

Developers

Development of the Ipswich Garden Suburb does not come forward

Policy to be reviewed during next Local Plan review

Policy SCLP12.24: Land at Humber Doucy Lane

Determination of planning applications

2031- 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners

Developers

Ipswich Borough Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.25: Suffolk Police Headquarters, Portal Avenue, Martlesham

Determination of planning applications

2023 - 2027

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Martlesham Parish Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient employment delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.26: Strategy for Aldeburgh

Determination of planning applications

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Aldeburgh Town Council

Service providers

Aldeburgh becomes a town dominated by second homes and tourist properties.

Lack of facilities and services to cater for local needs.

Policy will be reviewed at point of next Local Plan review.

Policy SCLP12.27: Land rear of Rose Hill, Saxmundham Road, Aldeburgh

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2019 - 2021

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCDC12.28: Strategy for Saxmundham

Determination of planning applications

Neighbourhood Plan for the area

Plan period

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Saxmundham Town Council

Benhall & Sternfield Parish Council

Suffolk County Council

Landowners and developers

Service providers

Saxmundham becomes a market town with severe infrastructure capacity issues

Local of facilities and services to cater for local needs.

Policy will be reviewed at point of next Local Plan review.

Policy SCLP12.29: South Saxmundham Garden Neighbourhood

Public participation in the master plan

Creation of a master plan

Determination of planning applications

Neighbourhood Plan for the area

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Benhall Parish Council

Saxmundham Town Council

Saxmundham Neighbourhood Plan

Landowners and developers

Service providers

Master plan does not come forward as expected.

Continued engagement with landowners, developers and service providers.

Public participation.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Local Plan Review

Policy SCLP12.30: Land north-east of Street Farm, Saxmundham

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2018 - 2022

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.31: Strategy for Woodbridge

Determination of planning applications on the site.

Neighbourhood Plan for the area

2018 - 2036

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Woodbridge Town Council

Landowners and developers

Service Providers

Woodbridge becomes a town dominated by second homes and tourist properties.

Lack of facilities and services to cater for local needs.

Policy will be reviewed at point of next Local Plan review.

Policy SCLP12.32: Former Council Offices, Melton Hill

Determination of planning applications on the site

2020 - 2024

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Developers

Willingness of developer to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.33: Land at Woodbridge Town Football Club

Determination of planning applications on the site

2024 - 2028

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Developers

Willingness of developer to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.34: Strategy for the Rural Areas

Determination of planning applications

Neighbourhood Plans for the area

Plan period

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Parish/Town Councils

Landowners and developers

Service providers

Rural areas continue to lose services and facilities.

Increasing the need to travel too access services and facilities

Rural isolation

Policy will be reviewed at point of next Local Plan review.

Policy SCLP12.35: Land at Innocence Farm

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2018 - 2021

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Suffolk County Council

Highways England

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

Viability of employment development is challenging in the current economic climate. If the site is not viable to bring forward the Council will explore external funding. The site is not suitable for any other uses so, if viability undermines the delivery of the site, a review of the Local Plan will be required to remove the allocation.

Policy SCLP12.36: Former airfield Debach

Determination of planning applications on the site.

Plan period

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient employment delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Policy SCLP12.37: Carlton Park, Main Road, Kelsale cum Carlton

Determination of planning applications on the site.

Plan period

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient employment delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Policy SCLP12.38: Levington Park, Levington

Determination of planning applications on the site.

Plan period

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient employment delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Policy SCLP12.39: Land at Silverlace Green(former airfield) Parham

Determination of planning applications on the site.

Plan period

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient employment delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Policy SCLP12.40: Former airfield Parham

Determination of planning applications on the site.

Plan period

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient employment delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Policy SCLP12.41: Bentwaters Park, Rendlesham

Determination of planning applications on the site.

Plan period

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

The scale of employment development on the site far exceeds the evidenced employment land need across the District. However, there is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient employment delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Policy SCLP12.42: Riverside Industrial Estate, Border Cot Lane, Wickham Market

Determination of planning applications on the site.

Plan period

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient employment delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Policy SCLP12.43: Land to the East of Aldeburgh Road, Aldringham

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2019 - 2023

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.44: Land south of Forge Close between Main Road and Ayden, Benhall

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2020 - 2025

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.45: Land to the South East of Levington Lane, Bucklesham

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2020 - 2025

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.46: Land to the south of Station Road, Campsea Ashe

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2020 - 2025

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.47: Land behind 15 St Peters Close, Charsfield

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2020 - 2025

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.48: Land to the South of Darsham Station

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2020 - 2025

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.49: Land north of The Street, Darsham

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2020 - 2025

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.50: Land off Laxfield Road, Dennington

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2020 - 2025

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Dennington Primary School

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.51: Land to the south of Eyke CoE Primary School and East of The Street, Eyke

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2021 - 2026

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Eyke CoE Primary School

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.52: Land to the West of Chapel Road, Grundisburgh

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2022 - 2027

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.53: Land south of Ambleside, Main Road, Kelsale cum Carlton

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2018 - 2021

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.54: Land north of the Street, Kettleburgh

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2020 - 2025

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.55: Land to the rear of 31-37 Bucklesham Road, Kirton                                   

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2020 - 2025

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.56: Land at School Road, Knodishall

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2024 - 2026

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.57: Land at, Bridge Road, Levington

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2023 - 2028

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.58: Land north of Mill Close, Orford

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2020 - 2022

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.59: Land adjacent to Swiss Farm, Otley

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2025-2030

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.60: Land adjacent to Farthings, Sibton Road, Peasenhall

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2024 - 2026

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.61: Land between High Street and Chapel Lane, Pettistree (adjoining Wickham Market)

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2020 - 2025

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.62: Land west of Garden Square Rendlesham

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2023 - 2028

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.63: Land east of Redwald Road, Rendlesham

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2023 -2025

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.64: Land opposite The Sorrel Horse, The Street, Shottisham

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2025 - 2027

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.65: Land off Howlett Way, Trimley St Martin

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2019 - 2026

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Suffolk County Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Insufficient capacity for early year’s education to be provided.

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

Work closely with Suffolk County Council to consider opportunities.

Allocate a site as part of the early aligned/joint local plan review.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.66: Land adjacent to Reeve Lodge, High Road, Trimley St Martin

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2020 - 2025

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.67: Land off Keightley Way, Tuddenham

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2020 - 2025

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.68: Land South of Lower Road, Westerfield

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2018 - 2020

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.69: Land west of the B1125, Westleton

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2020 - 2025

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.70: Land at Cherry Lee, Westleton

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2024 - 2026

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.71: Mow Hill, Witnesham

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2020 - 2025

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

Policy SCLP12.72: Land at Street Farm, Witnesham (Bridge)

Determination of planning applications on the site.

2019 - 2023

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Landowners and developers

Parish/Town Council

Willingness of landowner to bring the site forward for development.

There is no indication that landowners will not bring the site forward. If landowners do not bring this site forward, there will still be sufficient housing delivered as the Local Plan has over-allocated, provided the majority of other allocations are delivered.

Actions around housing delivery would be identified through a Housing Action Plan if appropriate

 

Appendix B - Infrastructure Delivery Framework

The policies and proposals of the Local Plan will be delivered primarily through the determination and implementation of planning applications for the development and use of land and buildings. However, the success of the Local Plan will be dependent on partnership working between the Council, developers, infrastructure providers, and other interested stakeholders, including the public and Parish and Town Councils. Neighbourhood Plans will also have a crucial role in expanding upon and adding to the policies and proposals of this Local Plan to address detailed local circumstances. In this respect, any infrastructure requirements identified in 'made' Neighbourhood Plans will be considered against the policies in this Local Plan along with the Neighbourhood Plan.

The Infrastructure Delivery Framework sets out in detail all of the infrastructure required to support the growth outlined in the Local Plan, the timescale for delivery, likely cost and funding options (where known). The table categorises infrastructure in accordance with its contribution to supporting development in the Local Plan. Please note, this categorisation does not necessarily reflect the importance the Council attaches to a particular project corporately. For the purposes of the Local Plan, infrastructure is categorised according to the following three categories; critical, essential and desirable.

  • Critical infrastructure is infrastructure that is needed to unlock development sites allocated in the Local Plan (i.e. without the infrastructure the development cannot physically take place).
  • Essential infrastructure is the infrastructure that is necessary to support and mitigate development and ensures policy objectives of the Local Plan are met. Development could take place without this infrastructure but its sustainability would be undermined.
  • Desirable infrastructure is infrastructure that could support development in the Local Plan and make it more sustainable and help deliver other place-making objectives. However, development planned in the Local Plan could take place sustainably without it.

Infrastructure identified in the Brightwell Lakes development will be considered separate to this Infrastructure Delivery Framework as part of a wider masterplan for that site.

Transport Modelling has been conducted to inform the Local Plan. The modelling is based upon growth planned for in the Local Plan and neighbouring authorities and identifies the projected transport impacts of that growth. In consultation with Suffolk County Council and Highways England, this transport modelling has informed transport infrastructure requirements for the Infrastructure Delivery Framework. These figures are indicative, and specific transport measures will need to be informed through detailed designs and Transport Assessments.

Costs in this document are indicative and are subject to change. For example, specific school expansion costs will be estimated as projects progress, based on the particular requirements of the site and the project. At present, most costs in this document are based on estimates of generic per person prices, responding only to the proportionate impacts of local plan allocations. In reality, development - via obligations or the Community Infrastructure Levy - may be required to fund total project costs, such as where development necessitates the completion of new facilities (where the capacity of existing facilities has been reached) like classrooms or junctions where the threshold for such new facilities has been reached. This will be governed by (and subject to) the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations (specifically Reg. 122) and the Council's own policies for prioritising CIL spending. Throughout the lifetime of the plan, additional costs or projects may also arise which are not detailed within this Infrastructure Delivery Framework, based on changing circumstances. Project timescales detailed in this Infrastructure Delivery Framework should be considered as indicative based on the information available at the time of writing.

Provision for Post-16 education is complex, increasingly so as the ways in which Further Education and Sixth Form provision are delivered are changing. Students have a range of institutional options and are more likely to travel longer distances than for secondary education. 

In respect of the Suffolk Coastal Local Plan, a new Sixth Form could be delivered at Brightwell Lakes all-through school, and additional Sixth Form places can potentially be provided at Thomas Mills High School and Felixstowe Academy. New Further Education provision at Alde Valley Academy - known as Suffolk New College on the Coast - offers another opportunity for expansion of Further Education provision in the District. There would also be an opportunity to discuss the potential for offering A Levels at Leiston as part of that model - although it would be subject to demand and the agreement of both Alde Valley Academy and Suffolk New College.

The 2017 Norfolk and Suffolk Further Education Area Review suggests that, based on 2014 ONS Sub national population projections, the 16-18 cohort is expected to fall by 9.3% between 2015 and 2019, and then increase by 18.4% between 2019 and 2030. Population growth in the 16-18 cohort is also expected to be slower in Suffolk Coastal than the rest of Norfolk and Suffolk.

As such, whilst options exist for providing additional post-16 capacity for students from Suffolk Coastal, further consideration will be given to long term needs for post-16 provision across the Ipswich Housing Market Area. This will need to include an assessment of demand arising from the emerging Ipswich, Babergh and Mid Suffolk Local Plans.

The Habitats Regulations Assessment has identified potential impacts in relation to both phosphate and ammonia related deterioration in water quality, and potential issues around nitrogen deposition is also flagged within the study as a potential concern for European sites. Timely delivery of required infrastructure and treatment capabilities for phosphate, ammonia and nitrogen will be required, and specific needs for upgrades are contained in this Infrastructure Delivery Framework.

 

Transport

Project

Priority

Lead Provider

Approximate Cost

Funding Sources

Potential Funding Amount

Potential Developer Contribution

Type of Developer Contribution

Potential Remaining Funding Gap

Potential Funding Sources to Fill Gap

Timescale/Progress

Improvements to Felixstowe branch rail line including - double tracking, a rail line loop near Trimley and improvements to level crossings and signalling.

Essential

Network Rail

£60,400,000

Network Rail

£60,400,000

£0

None

N/A

N/A

April 2018 – Autumn 2019

A12 – Four villages improvements

Essential

EDF, Suffolk County Council

£88,000,000 - £133,000,000

EDF, Suffolk County Council, Central Government

£88,000,000 - £133,000,000

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Medium – Long term

The Upper Orwell Crossings

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£121.5m - £139.8m

Suffolk County Council, Central Government, Developers, other external funding sources

£77.5m DfT

Up to £19.1m SCC

Unknown

Unknown

£24.9-£43.2m

Unknown

Medium term

Continuation of Shared Space Scheme at Felixstowe Town Centre

Desirable

Felixstowe Town Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Suffolk County Council

Unknown

Felixstowe Town Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Suffolk County Council

Unknown

Unknown

S278/S106/CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Sustainable transport, traffic management and cycle route improvements at Felixstowe

Essential

Suffolk County Council

Unknown

Suffolk County Council, Developers, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Felixstowe Town Council

Unknown

Unknown

S106/CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Measures to improve capacity at Garrison Lane / High Road junction

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£250,000 - £300,000

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

S278/S106/CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Measures to improve capacity at Garrison Lane / Mill Lane junction

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£250,000 - £300,000

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

S278/S106/CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Improvements to A14, junction 55 (Copdock)

Essential

Suffolk County Council, Highways England

£65,000,000 - £100,000,000

Developers, Highways England, Central Government

Unknown

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Highways England, Central Government

Over entire plan period

Improvements to A14, junction 56 (Wherstead)

Essential

Suffolk County Council, Highways England

£5,000,000 - £10,000,000

Developers, Highways England, Central Government

Unknown

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Highways England, Central Government

Over entire plan period

Improvements to A14, junction 57 (Nacton)

Essential

Suffolk County Council, Highways England

£5,000,000 - £10,000,000

Developers, Highways England, Central Government

Unknown

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Highways England, Central Government

Over entire plan period

Improvements to A14, junction 58 (Seven Hills)

Essential

Suffolk County Council, Highways England

£5,000,000

Developers, Highways England, Central Government

Unknown

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Highways England, Central Government

Over entire plan period

Sustainable transport measures in Ipswich

Essential

Suffolk County Council

Unknown

Suffolk County Council, Developers, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Ipswich Borough Council

Unknown

Unknown

S106/CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Measures to increase capacity on Foxhall Road

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£200,000 - £250,000

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Measures to increase capacity on A1214

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£1,000,000

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Measures to improve capacity at Melton crossroads

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£250,000 - £300,000

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Measures to improve capacity at A12/B1079 junction

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£300,000 - £350,000

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Access improvements to rail stations and enhancement of ancillary rail station facilities

Desirable

Greater Anglia

Unknown

Greater Anglia, Developer

Unknown

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Access, cycle and footway improvements for North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood (SCLP12.3)

Critical

Developer

Unknown

Developer

N/A

Unknown

S278/S106/CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term

During plan period (with development of site)

Access and connectivity improvements at Land north of Conway Close and Swallow Close, Felixstowe (SCLP12.4)

Essential/Critical

Developer

£50,000 - £150,000

Developer

N/A

£50,000 - £150,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Pedestrian and cycle enhancements at Land at Brackenbury Sports Centre, Felixstowe (SCLP12.5)

Essential

Developer

£75,000

Developer

N/A

£75,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Footway improvements at Land at Sea Road (SCLP12.6)

Essential

Developer

£25,000

Developer

N/A

£25,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Access improvements at Bridge Road, Felixstowe (SCLP12.8)

Essential/Critical

Developer

£50,000

Developer

N/A

£50,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Junction Improvements at Land at Carr Road/Langer Road, Felixstowe (SCLP12.9)

Essential/Critical

Developer

£100,000 - £150,000

Developer

N/A

£100,000 - £150,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Sustainable pedestrian and cycle connectivity at Land at Haven Exchange (SCLP12.10)

Essential

Developer

£50,000

Developer

N/A

£50,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Significant access improvements and improvements to the wider Land at Felixstowe Road (SCLP12.20)

Critical

Developer

£350,000 - £500,000

Developer, Suffolk County Council, Highways England

Unknown

£350,000 - £500,000

S278/S106

Unknown

New Anglia LEP

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Footway improvements at Ransomes, Nacton Heath (SCLP12.21)

Essential

Developer

£100,000

Developer

N/A

£100,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Access improvements along with pedestrian and cycle connectivity at Land north east of Humber Doucy Lane (SCLP12.24)

Critical

Developer

Unknown

Developer

Unknown

Unknown

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Access, junction, cycle and footway improvements at Suffolk Police HQ, Portal Avenue, Martlesham (SCLP12.25)

Essential/Critical

Developer

£500,000

Developer

N/A

£500,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Access and junction improvements at Land rear of Rose Hill, Saxmundham Road, Aldeburgh (SCLP12.27)

Essential/Critical

Developer

£25,000 - £45,000 (footway works)

Developer

N/A

£25,000 - £45,000 (footway works)

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Access, sustainable transport, cycle and footway improvements for South Saxmundham Garden Neighbourhood (SCLP12.29)

Critical

Developer

Unknown

Developer

N/A

Unknown

S278/S106/CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term During plan period (with development of site)

Access improvements along with maximisation of cycle and pedestrian connectivity at Land north-east of Street Farm, Saxmundham (SCLP12.30)

Essential/Critical

Developer

Unknown

Developer

N/A

Unknown

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term

During plan period (with development of site)

Measures to improve capacity at B1121/Chantry Road junction, Saxmundham

Essential

Developer

Unknown

Developer

Unknown

Unknown

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Access and junction improvements at Land at Woodbridge Town Football Club (SCLP12.33)

Essential/Critical

Developer

£200,000

Developer

N/A

£200,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Significant access and footway improvements and improvements to the wider network at Land at Innocence Farm (SCLP12.35)

Critical

Developer

Unknown

Developer, Suffolk County Council, Highways England

Unknown

Unknown

S278/S106

Unknown

New Anglia LEP

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Footway improvements at Land to the East of Aldeburgh Road, Aldringham (SCLP12.43)

Essential

Developer

£10,000

Developer

N/A

£10,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Cycle and footway improvements at Land south of Forge Close between Main Road and Ayden, Benhall (SCLP12.44)

Essential

Developer

£50,000 - £70,000

Developer

N/A

£50,000 - £70,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Footway improvements at Land to the South East of Levington Lane, Bucklesham (SCLP12.45)

Essential

Developer

£40,000 - £100,000

Developer

N/A

£40,000 - £100,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Cycle and footway improvements at Land to the south of Darsham Station (SCLP12.48)

Essential

Developer

£125,000

Developer

N/A

£125,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Footway improvements at Land off Laxfield Road, Dennington (SCLP12.50)

Essential

Developer

£15,000 - £25,000

Developer

N/A

£15,000 - £25,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Access and footway improvements at Land west of Chapel Road, Grundisburgh (SCLP12.52)

Essential/Critical

Developer

£150,000

Developer

N/A

£150,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Access and pedestrian connectivity improvements at Land south of Ambleside, Main Road, Kelsale cum Carlton (SCLP12.53)

Essential/Critical

Developer

£15,000 (pedestrian connectivity)

Developer

N/A

£15,000 (pedestrian connectivity)

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Junction and footway improvements at Land at School Road, Knodishall (SCLP12.56)

Essential/Critical

Developer

£30,000

Developer

N/A

£30,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Footway improvements at Land north of Mill Close, Orford (SCLP12.58)

Essential

Developer

£5,000 - £10,000

Developer

N/A

£5,000 - £10,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Rights of Way and access improvements at Land adjacent to Swiss Farm, Otley (SCLP12.59 )

Essential/

Critical

Developer

£30,000

Developer

N/A

£30,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Footway improvements at Land adjacent to Farthings Sibton Road, Peasenhall (SCLP12.60)

Essential

Developer

£30,000

Developer

N/A

£30,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Footway improvements at Land between High Street and Chapel Lane, Pettistree (SCLP12.61)

Essential

Developer

£95,000 - £115,000

Developer

N/A

£95,000 - £115,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Pedestrian connectivity improvements at Land east of Redwald Road, Rendlesham (SCLP12.63)

Essential

Developer

£100,000

Developer

N/A

£100,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Access and pedestrian improvements at Land opposite The Sorrel Horse, The Street, Shottisham (SCLP12.64)

Essential/Critical

Developer

£50,000

Developer

N/A

£50,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Access, footway and cycle connectivity improvements at Land off Howlett Way, Trimley St Martin (SCLP12.65)

Essential/Critical

Developer

£200,000 - £300,000

Developer

N/A

£200,000 - £300,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Access, footway and Public Rights of Way improvements at Land off Keightley Way, Tuddenham (SCLP12.67)

Essential/Critical

Developer

£100,000

Developer

N/A

£100,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Footway improvements at Land south of Lower Road, Westerfield (SCLP12.68)

Essential

Developer

£115,000

Developer

N/A

£115,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Footway improvements at Land west of B1125, Westleton (SCLP12.69)

Essential

Developer

£25,000 - £45,000

Developer

N/A

£25,000 - £45,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Footway improvements at Land at Cherry Lee, Darsham Road, Westleton (SCLP12.70)

Essential

Developer

£30,000

Developer

N/A

£30,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Access and footway improvements at Land at Mow Hill, Witnesham (SCLP12.71)

Essential/Critical

Developer

£20,000 - £40,000

Developer

N/A

£20,000 - £40,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Footway improvements at Land at Street Farm, Witnesham (SCLP12.72)

Essential

Developer

£20,000

Developer

N/A

£20,000

S278/S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – Medium term (with development of site)

Total

   

£233,430,000 - £324,255,000,

 

£148,400,000 - £193,400,000

£2,780,000 - £3,355,000

 

£82,250,000 - £127,500,000

   

 

Utilities

Project

Priority

Lead Provider

Approximate Cost

Funding Sources

Potential Funding Amount

Required Developer Contribution

Type of Developer Contribution

Potential Remaining Funding Gap

Potential Funding Sources to Fill Gap

Timescale/Progress

Potential improvements to the 11kv network between Saxmundham and Benhall primary substation

Critical

UK Power Networks

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

S106

Unknown

Unknown

During plan period

Potential improvements to Peasenhall primary substation

Critical

UK Power Networks

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

S106

Unknown

Unknown

During plan period

Potential need for new primary substation at Innocence Farm

Critical

UK Power Networks

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

S106

Unknown

OFGEM

During plan period

Potential need for new primary substation at Sevenhills Roundabout

Critical

UK Power Networks

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

S106

Unknown

OFGEM

During plan period

Extension of 132kV line to Felixstowe and establishment of a new 132/33kV substation with links to the 33kV network on the Shotley and Harwich peninsulas.

Critical

UK Power Networks

£35,000,000

UK Power Networks, OFGEM

£35,000,000

Unknown

None

Unknown

Unknown

2017-2020

Potential improvements to Benhall water recycling centre and supporting infrastructure

Essential

Anglian Water

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

Anglian Water Asset Management Plan

Unknown

Anglian Water

2019-2030

Potential improvements to Charsfield water recycling centre and supporting infrastructure

Essential

Anglian Water

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

Anglian Water Asset Management Plan

Unknown

Anglian Water

2019 - 2025

Potential improvements to Westleton water recycling centre and supporting infrastructure

Essential

Anglian Water

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

Anglian Water Asset Management Plan

Unknown

Anglian Water

2019 - 2025

Potential improvements to Yoxford water recycling centre and supporting infrastructure

Essential

Anglian Water

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

Anglian Water Asset Management Plan

Unknown

Anglian Water

2019 - 2025

Potential improvements to Framlingham water recycling centre and supporting infrastructure

Critical

Anglian Water

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

Anglian Water Asset Management Plan

Unknown

Anglian Water

2019 - 2020

Potential improvements to Felixstowe water recycling centre and supporting infrastructure

Essential

Anglian Water

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

Anglian Water Asset Management Plan

Unknown

Anglian Water

2019 - 2030

Potential improvements to Melton water recycling centre and supporting infrastructure

Critical

Anglian Water

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

Anglian Water Asset Management Plan

Unknown

Anglian Water

2019 - 2020

Potential phosphate treatment at Wickham Market water recycling centre

Essential

Anglian Water

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

Anglian Water Asset Management Plan

Unknown

Anglian Water

Over entire plan period

Potential phosphate treatment at Easton water recycling centre

Essential

Anglian Water

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

Anglian Water Asset Management Plan

Unknown

Anglian Water

Over entire plan period

Potential phosphate treatment at Charsfield water recycling centre

Essential

Anglian Water

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

Anglian Water Asset Management Plan

Unknown

Anglian Water

Over entire plan period

4G coverage across the District to provide 24/7 coverage for emergency services

Essential

EE - MBNL

Unknown

Central Government

Unknown

None

None

Unknown

New Anglia LEP

Over entire plan period

Improvements to Leiston household waste recycling centre

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£500,000

Developers

Unknown

£500,000

CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Expansion of Foxhall household waste recycling centre

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£4,000,000

Suffolk County Council, Developers

£3,000,000

£1,000,000

CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Short term

Improvements to Felixstowe household waste recycling centre

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£1,500,000

Developers

Unknown

£1,500,000

CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Relocation of Stowmarket waste recycling centre

Essential

Suffolk County Council

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

£5,580

CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Total

   

£41,000,000

 

£38,000,000

£3,005,580

 

Unknown

   

 

Police Infrastructure

Project

Priority

Lead Provider

Approximate Cost

Funding Sources

Potential Funding Amount

Required Developer Contribution

Type of Developer Contribution

Potential Remaining Funding Gap

Potential Funding Sources to Fill Gap

Timescale/Progress

North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood (Policy SCLP 12.3):

95m2 of additional police floorspace, recruitment/training/equipping police officers/police community support officers/back office staff, 3 x police vehicles, automatic number plate recognition technology.

Essential

Suffolk Constabulary

£1,081,357

Developers

£1,081,357

£1,081,357

S106

£0

Suffolk Constabulary

During plan period

South Saxmundham Garden Neighbourhood (Policy SCLP 12.26): 35m2 of additional police floorspace, recruitment/training/equipping police officers/police community support officers/back office staff, 2 x police vehicles, automatic number plate recognition technology.

Essential

Suffolk Constabulary

£633,753

Developers

£633,753

£633,753

S106

£0

Suffolk Constabulary

During plan period

Total

   

£1,715,110

 

£1,715,110

£1,715,110

 

£0

   

 

Coastal Protection and Flooding

Project

Priority

Lead Provider

Approximate Cost

Funding Sources

Potential Funding Amount

Required Developer Contribution

Type of Developer Contribution

Potential Remaining Funding Gap

Potential Funding Sources to Fill Gap

Timescale/Progress

Increasing flood mitigation measures along the River Orwell and the Port of Felixstowe.

Critical

Suffolk County Council, Anglian Water, Environment Agency, Developer

Unknown

Local Enterprise Partnership, Suffolk County Council, DEFRA, , Developers, Anglian Water, Environment Agency

Unknown

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Total

   

Unknown

 

Unknown

Unknown

 

Unknown

   

 

Early Years Education

Project

Priority

Lead Provider

Approximate Cost

Funding Sources

Potential Funding Amount

Required Developer Contribution

Type of Developer Contribution

Potential Remaining Funding Gap

Potential Funding Sources to Fill Gap

Timescale/Progress

Early years setting/s at South Saxmundham Garden Neighbourhood (SCLP12.29, SCLP12.30, SCLP12.44, SCLP12.53 & SCLP12.1)

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£1,575,000

Developers

£1,519,875

£1,519,875

S106

£55,125

Unknown

Short - Medium term

Early years settings at North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood (SCLP12.3, SCLP12.4)

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£3,675,000

Developers

£2,535,750

£2,535,750

S106

£1,139,250

Extant s106/CIL

Short - Medium term

Early years settings in Felixstowe – including at Walton High Street North, existing school sites and/or at Land at Brackenbury Sports Centre (SCLP12.8) or Land at Sea Road (SCLP12.6)

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£1,575,000

Developers

£187,425

£187,425

S106

£1,387,575

Extant s106/CIL

Short - Medium term

Early years setting at Land Adjacent to Reeve Lodge (SCLP12.65) and Land at Howlett Way (SCLP12.65)

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£1,050,000

Developers

£803,250

£803,250

S106

£246,750

Extant s106/CIL

Short - Medium term

Early years setting at Land at Humber Doucy Lane, Rushmere St Andrew (SCLP12.24)

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£1,050,000

Developers

£236,250

£236,250

S106

 £813,750

S106 from other development

Long term

Additional Early Education Capacity in Framlingham Ward (SCLP12.1, SCLP12.50, SCLP12.54)

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£163,476

Developers

£163,476

£163,476

CIL

N/A

N/A

Unknown

Early years setting in Leiston (SCLP12.1)

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£1,050,000

Developers

£157,500

£157,500

S106

£892,500

Unknown

Short - Medium term

Additional Early Education Capacity in Aldeburgh Ward (SCLP12.27, SCLP12.56, SCLP12.43)

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£47,322

Developers

£47,322

£47,322

CIL

N/A

N/A

Short - Medium term

Additional Early Education Capacity in Fynn Valley Ward (SCLP12.67, SCLP12.68, SCLP12.71, SCLP12.72)

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£68,115

Developers

£68,115

£68,115

CIL

N/A

N/A

Medium term

Additional Early Education Capacity in Kesgrave Wards (SCLP12.1)

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£14,340

Developers

£14,340

£14,340

CIL

N/A

N/A

Unknown

Additional Early Education Capacity in Kirton Ward (SCLP12.45, SCLP12.55, SCLP12.57)

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£44,454

Developers

£44,454

£44,454

CIL

N/A

N/A

Medium term

Additional Early Education Capacity in Orford and Eyke Ward (SCLP12.58, SCLP12.46, SCLP12.51)

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£62,379

Developers

£62,379

£62,379

CIL

N/A

N/A

Unknown

Additional Early Education Capacity in Rendlesham Ward (SCLP12.63 & SCLP12.62)

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£1,050,000

Developers

£157,500

£157,500

CIL

£892,500

CIL

Short – Medium term

Additional Early Education Capacity in Wenhaston and Westleton Ward (SCLP12.1, SCLP12.48, SCLP12.49, SCLP12.70, SCLP12.69)

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£146,985

Developers

£146,985

£146,985

CIL

N/A

N/A

Medium term

Early Years setting in Wickham Market Ward (SCLP12.1, SCLP12.47, SCLP12.61)

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£525,000

Developers

£378,000

£378,000

S106

£147,000

Unknown

Medium term

Additional Early Education Capacity in Woodbridge Ward

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£157,740

Developers

£157,740

£157,740

CIL

N/A

N/A

Short - Medium term

Total

   

£12,254,811

 

£6,680,361

£6,680,361

 

£5,574,450

   

 

Primary Education

Project

Development

Priority

Lead Provider

Approximate Cost

Funding Sources

Potential Funding Amount

Required Developer Contribution

Type of Developer Contribution

Potential Remaining Funding Gap

Potential Funding Sources to Fill Gap

Timescale/Progress

New primary school at Saxmundham (SCLP12.29, SCLP12.30)

Land south of Saxmundham

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£7,100,000

Developers

£3,550,000

£3,550,000

S106

£3,550,000

S106 from other relevant development, Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Medium term

New primary school at Felixstowe (SCLP12.3, SCLP12.5, SCLP12.6, SCLP12.4)

All sites in Felixstowe

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£8,500,000

Developers

£7,730,952

£7,730,952

S106

£769,048

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Short - Medium term

New primary school at Trimley St Martin (SCLP12.55, SCLP12.65, SCLP12.66)

Land to the rear of 31-37 Bucklesham Road, Kirton. Land adjacent to Reeve Lodge, High Road, Trimley St Martin. Land off Howlett Way, Trimley St Martin

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£7,100,000

Developers

£2,231,328

£2,231,328

S106

£4,868,672

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Short term

Capacity for additional pupils at Easton Primary School (SCLP12.54, SCLP12.1)

Land north of the Street, Kettleburgh

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£97,503

Developers

£97,503

£97,503

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Medium term

Capacity for additional pupils at Bucklesham Primary School (SCLP12.45)

Land to the South East of Levington Lane, Bucklesham

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£111,432

Developers

£111,432

£111,432

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Medium term

Capacity for additional pupils at Eyke Church of England Primary School (SCLP12.46 & SCLP12.51)

Land to the south of Station Road, Campsea Ashe. Land to the south of Eyke CoE Primary School and East of The Street, Eyke.

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£278,580

Developers

£278,580

£278,580

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Medium term

Capacity for additional pupils at Leiston Primary School (SCLP12.27, SCLP12.43, SCLP12.56, SCLP12.1)

Sites in Aldeburgh, Aldringham, Knodishall and Leiston could contribute to a need to expand Leiston Primary School

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£557,160

Developers

£557,160

£557,160

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Unknown

Capacity for additional pupils at Woodbridge Primary School, (or St Mary’s Primary) (SCLP12.32, SCLP12.33, 12.1)

Sites in Woodbridge, Melton and Bredfield could contribute to a need to provide additional school places in the Woodbridge/Melton area.

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£1,030,746

Developers

£1,030,746

£1,030,746

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Medium term

Capacity for additional pupils at Dennington CEVCP School (SCLP12.50)

Land off Laxfield Road, Dennington

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£181,077

Developers

£181,077

£181,077

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Medium term

Capacity for additional pupils at St Marys CEVCP School, Benhall (SCLP12.44)

Land south of Forge Close between Main Road and Ayden, Benhall

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£181,077 - £219,762

Developers

£181,077 - £219,762

£181,077 - £219,762

CIL or S106

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Medium term

Capacity for additional pupils at Kelsale Primary School (SCLP12.53, SCLP12.1)

Land south of Ambleside, Main Road, Kelsale

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£181,077 - £219,762

Developers

£181,077 - £219,762

£181,077 - £219,762

CIL Or S106

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Short term

Capacity for additional pupils at Rendlesham Primary School (SCLP12.62, SCLP12.63)

Land West of Garden Square, Rendlesham and Land East of Redwald Road, Rendlesham

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£362,154

Developers

£362,154

£362,154

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Short – Medium term

Capacity for additional pupils at Hollesley Primary School (SCLP12.64)

Land opposite the Sorrell Horse, Shottisham

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£41,787

Developers

£41,787

£41,787

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Short term

Capacity for additional pupils at Witnesham Primary School (SCLP12.59, SCLP12.66, SCLP12.72)

Land adjacent to Swiss Farm, Otley. Mow Hill, Witnesham. Land at Street Farm, Witnesham

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£390,012

Developers

£390,012

£390,012

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Medium term

Capacity for additional pupils at new Ipswich Garden Suburb Primary (SCLP12.63, SCLP12.68, SCLP12.24)

Land North of Humber Doucy Lane, Rushmere St Andrew. Land off Keighley Way, Tuddenham. Land South of Lower Road, Westerfield

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£828,333

Developers

£828,333

£828,333

S106

£6,271,666

S106 from other relevant development

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Medium – Long term

Capacity for additional places at Sir Robert Hitcham Primary School (SCLP12.1)

Framlingham Neighbourhood Plan

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£348,225

Developers

£348,225

£348,225

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Short-medium term

Capacity for additional places at primary schools in Kesgrave (SCLP12.1)

Kesgrave Neighbourhood Plan

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£69,645

Developers

£69,645

£69,645

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Unknown

Capacity for additional places at Martlesham Primary School (SCLP12.25, SCLP12.1)

Suffolk Police HQ, Martlesham. Martlesham Neighbourhood Plan

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£1,114,320

Developers

£1,114,320

£1,114,320

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Medium term

Capacity for additional places at Wenhaston Primary School (SCLP12.1)

Wenhaston Neighbourhood Plan

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£83,574

Developers

£83,574

£83,574

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Medium term

Total

     

£28,556,702 - £28,634,072

 

£19,199,782 - £19,277,152

£19,368,982 - £19,446,352

 

£15,459,386

   

 

Secondary education[1]

Project

Priority

Lead Provider

Approximate Cost

Funding Sources

Potential Funding Amount

Required Developer Contribution

Type of Developer Contribution

Potential Remaining Funding Gap

Potential Funding Sources to Fill Gap

Timescale/Progress

Expansion of Thomas Mills High School, Framlingham

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£1,999,968

Developers

£1,999,968

£1,999,968

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Over entire plan period

Expansion of Felixstowe Academy

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£1,124,982

Developers

£1,124,982

£1,124,982

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Over entire plan period

Capacity for additional pupils at Brightwell Lakes Secondary School

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£16,106,350

Developers

£16,106,350

£16,106,350

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Over entire plan period

Expansion of Bungay High School

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£124,998

Developers

£124,998

£124,998

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Over entire plan period

Capacity for additional pupils at Ipswich Garden Suburb Secondary School

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£1,065,497

Developers

£1,065,497

£1,065,497

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Over entire plan period

Capacity for additional pupils at Claydon High School

Essential

Suffolk County Council

£229,163

Developers

£229,163

£229,163

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council (via prudential borrowing)

Over entire plan period

Total

   

£20,470,958

 

 £20,470,958

£20,470,958

 

Unknown

   
1. See pretext of this section for Post-16 and Further Education [back]

Health

Project

Priority

Lead Provider

Approximate Cost

Funding Sources

Potential Funding Amount

Required Developer Contribution

Type of Developer Contribution

Potential Remaining Funding Gap

Potential Funding Sources to Fill Gap

Timescale/Progress

301 square metres of additional primary care floorspace at Saxmundham Surgery

Essential

Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

£692,300

Developers

Unknown

£333,500

CIL

£358,800

NHS England, CIL

During plan period

Additional primary care floorspace in the Felixstowe, Kirton and Trimleys Areas

Essential

Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

£782,000

CIL

Unknown

NHS England, CIL

During plan period

Additional floorspace and enhancements at Wickham Market Practice and it’s branch Rendlesham Surgery

Essential

Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

£110,000

Developers

Unknown

£108,100

CIL

Unknown

NHS England, CIL

During plan period

Additional floorspace at Leiston Surgery and it’s branch Yoxford Surgery

Essential

Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

£692,300

Developers

Unknown

£95,000

CIL

£597,300

NHS England, CIL

During plan period

Additional floorspace and enhancements at Framlingham Surgery

Essential

Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

£300,000

Developers

Unknown

£20,700

CIL

£279,300

NHS England, CIL

During plan period

Additional enhancements at Grundisburgh Surgery and Otley Surgery (both are branches of the Debenham Practice)

Essential

Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

£57,500

CIL

Unknown

NHS England, CIL

During plan period

Additional floorspace at Ravenswood Practice

Essential

Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

£6,900

CIL

Unknown

NHS England, CIL

During plan period

Additional enhancements at Church Farm Surgery, Aldeburgh

Essential

Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

£3,700

CIL

Unknown

NHS England, CIL

During plan period

Additional floorspace between Martlesham Surgery and The Birches Medical Centre

Essential

Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

£125,200

CIL

Unknown

NHS England, CIL

During plan period

Additional enhancements at Little St John Street Surgery and Framfield House Surgery, Woodbridge

Essential

Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

£80,500

CIL

Unknown

NHS England, CIL

During plan period

Additional enhancements at The Peninsula Practice and its branch Chapman House

Essential

Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

£15,200

CIL

Unknown

NHS England, CIL

During plan period

Additional enhancements at Ivry Street Medical Practice

Essential

Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

£6,900

CIL

Unknown

NHS England, CIL

During plan period

Additional enhancements at Two Rivers Medical Centre

Essential

Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

NHS England, CIL

During plan period

Total

   

£1,794,600

 

Unknown

£1,635,200

 

£1,235,400

   

Libraries

Project

Priority

Lead Provider

Approximate Cost

Funding Sources

Potential Funding Amount

Required Developer Contribution

Type of Developer Contribution

Potential Remaining Funding Gap

Potential Funding Sources to Fill Gap

Timescale/Progress

Enhanced library provision for Felixstowe and the Trimleys

Desirable

Suffolk County Council

£973,512

Developers

£973,512

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council

Short-medium term

Improvements at Wickham Market library

Desirable

Suffolk County Council

£51,840

Developers, Suffolk County Council

£51,840

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council

Short-medium term

Improvements at Aldeburgh library

Desirable

Suffolk County Council

£30,672

Developers

£30,672

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council

Short-medium term

Improvements at Framlingham library

Desirable

Suffolk County Council

£182,088

Developers

£182,088

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council

Short-medium term

Improvements at Halesworth library

Desirable

Suffolk County Council

£5,832

Developers

£5,832

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council

Short-medium term

Enhanced library provision for areas surrounding Ipswich

Desirable

Suffolk County Council

£131,112

Developers

£131,112

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council

Short-medium term

Enhanced library provision at Kesgrave

Desirable

Suffolk County Council

£66,312

Developers

£66,312

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council

Short-medium term

Enhanced library provision at Leiston

Desirable

Suffolk County Council

£157,896

Developers

£157,896

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council

Short-medium term

Improvements at Saxmundham library

Desirable

Suffolk County Council

£317,952

Developers

£317,952

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council

Short-medium term

Enhanced library provision at Southwold

Desirable

Suffolk County Council

£19,440

Developers

£19,440

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council

Short-medium term

Improvements at Woodbridge library

Desirable

Suffolk County Council

£390,096

Developers

£390,096

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Suffolk County Council

Short-medium term

Total

   

£2,326,752

 

£2,326,752

Unknown

 

Unknown

   

Community Centres/Facilities

Project

Priority

Lead Provider

Approximate Cost

Funding Sources

Potential Funding Amount

Required Developer Contribution

Type of Developer Contribution

Potential Remaining Funding Gap

Potential Funding Sources to Fill Gap

Timescale/Progress

New community centre at North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood (SCLP12.3)

Essential

Developer

Unknown

Developer

Unknown

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Short term

Provision of community facilities across the rest of the District

Desirable

Developers

£1,760,000 - £2,007,000

Developers, Suffolk Coastal District Council

£1,760,000 - £2,007,000

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Total

   

£1,760,000 - £2,007,000

 

£1,760,000 - £2,007,000

Unknown

 

Unknown

   

Sports and Leisure Facilities

Project

Priority

Lead Provider

Approximate Cost

Funding Sources

Potential Funding Amount

Required Developer Contribution

Type of Developer Contribution

Potential Remaining Funding Gap

Potential Funding Sources to Fill Gap

Timescale/Progress

New leisure centre development at North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood (SCLP12.3)

Essential

Suffolk Coastal District Council, Developer

Unknown

Suffolk Coastal District Council, Developer

Unknown

Unknown

S106/CIL

Unknown

Sport England, other sports associations

Short – Medium term

Enhancement of sports and community facilities at Suffolk Police HQ, Martlesham (SCLP12.25)

Essential

Developer

Unknown

Developer

Unknown

Unknown

S106/CIL

Unknown

Sport England, other sports associations

Short – Medium term

Increased provision of sports pitches across the District

Desirable

Sport England

£1,845,000 - £2,065,000

Sport England, Suffolk Coastal District Council , Town & Parish Councils, Developers

£1,845,000 - £2,065,000

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Increased provision of children’s play area and youth facilities across the District

Desirable

Developers

£640,000 - £680,000

Developers, Suffolk Coastal District Council

£640,000 - £680,000

Unknown

S106/CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Total

   

£2,485,000 - £2,745,000

 

£2,485,000 - £2,745,000

Unknown

 

Unknown

   

Open Space and Green Infrastructure

Project

Priority

Lead Provider

Approximate Cost

Funding Sources

Potential Funding Amount

Required Developer Contribution

Type of Developer Contribution

Potential Remaining Funding Gap

Potential Funding Sources to Fill Gap

Timescale/Progress

Increased provision of accessible natural green spaces across the District

Essential

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Unknown

Developers, Town and Parish Councils, Suffolk Coastal District Council

Unknown

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Increased cemetery provision across the District

Desirable

Suffolk Coastal District Council, Town and Parish Councils

Unknown

Developers, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Town and Parish Councils

Unknown

Unknown

CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Increased allotment provision across the District

Desirable

Suffolk Coastal District Council, Town and Parish Councils

£202,000 - £225,000

Developers, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Town and Parish Councils

£202,000 - £225,000

Unknown

S106/CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Green infrastructure provision across the District

Essential

Suffolk Coastal District Council, Developers

Unknown

Developers, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Suffolk County Council, Town & Parish Councils

Unknown

Unknown

S106/CIL

Unknown

Unknown

Over entire plan period

Open space provision at North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood (SCLP12.3)

Essential

Developer

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – medium term

Open space provision at South Saxmundham Garden Neighbourhood (SCLP12.26)

Essential

Developer

Unknown

Developers

Unknown

Unknown

S106

Unknown

Unknown

Short – medium term

Total

   

£202,000 - £225,000

 

£202,000 - £225,000

Unknown

 

Unknown

   

Appendix C - Monitoring Framework

Monitoring is an important and necessary step in the planning system in order to check that strategies and policies are having the intended effect. Monitoring relates both to contextual indicators and also to specific planning outcomes.

Sustainability Appraisal, incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment, has been carried out as part of the production of the Local Plan. A requirement of Sustainability Appraisal is to monitor the likely significant effects of the plan. A monitoring framework and indicators has been developed as work on the Sustainability Appraisal has progressed throughout the production of the Local Plan. Further details around monitoring related to Sustainability Appraisal objectives are contained in the Sustainability Appraisal Report.

The Habitats Regulations Assessment has identified a specific requirement in relation to monitoring related to water supply and quality at European sites linked to water treatment. The Council will therefore liaise with the water companies, Natural England and the Environment Agency, to ensure that water related matters (both supply and treatment) and required infrastructure needs are continually reviewed and resolved to meet the needs arising from growth. The Habitats Regulations Assessment also identifies a potential risk from traffic emissions to designated sites with features sensitive to air pollution, and it is identified that further data gathering on this would inform future local plan reviews.

The Council reports on monitoring and delivery annually in its Authority Monitoring Report. In some instances it may be appropriate to alter the indicators being reported, either due to a change in information available or to reflect specific issues that emerge.

Policy Targets Indicators Source
Strategic cross boundary policies:
Policy SCLP2.1: Growth in the Ipswich Strategic Planning Area

Delivery of at least 10,476 dwellings in Suffolk Coastal District
Creation of at least 6,500 jobs in Suffolk Coastal District

Amount and type of new housing (including tenure, extra care / sheltered housing and number of care/nursing home beds), employment, retail and leisure development provided:
i) in Suffolk Coastal;
ii) by settlement hierarchy;

National indicators at local authority level:
Jobs density
Employment and unemployment
Employment by occupation
Employee jobs by industry

Earnings by residence and workplace
Population estimates
Housing affordability

Homelessness
Qualifications of working age population (aged 16-64)

SCDC monitoring of planning applications (gains and losses):
Housing (C3)
Residential institutions (C2)
Employment (B1-B8)
Retail and Leisure (A1-A5, D2)

 

 

 

ONS jobs density
ONS Annual Population Survey
ONS Annual Population Survey
ONS Business Register and Employment Survey/East of England Forecasting Model
ONS Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
ONS population estimates
ONS ratio of house price to earnings (residence / workplace earnings)
CLG Homelessness statistics
ONS Population Survey

Policy SCLP2.2: Strategic Infrastructure Priorities Delivery of strategic infrastructure Delivery of individual projects, including those related to specific allocations in this Local Plan (see individual site allocations).

Suffolk County Council

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

Policy SCLP2.3: Cross-boundary mitigation of effects on protected habitats

Adoption of Recreational Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy

Implementation of measures in Recreational Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy

Adoption of Recreational Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy.

 

Specific indicators to be set out in strategy.

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

 

As set out in Recreational Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy

Scale and location of growth and major infrastructure and energy:
Policy SCLP3.1: Strategy for Growth in Suffolk Coastal District

Delivery of at least 10,476 dwellings over the plan period (at least 582 per annum)

 

Delivery of at least 6,500 jobs over the plan period

Delivery of 4,100-5,000sqm convenience retail

Delivery of 7,700 – 13,100sqm comparison retail

Amount and type of new housing (including tenure, extra care / sheltered housing and number of care/nursing home beds), employment, retail and leisure development provided.

National indicators at local authority level:

Jobs density

Employment and unemployment

Employment by occupation

Employee jobs by industry

Amount of new convenience floorspace.

Amount of new comparison floorspace.

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

 

 

 

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

 

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

Policy SCLP3.3: Settlement Boundaries N/A Type and amount of residential, employment and retail/leisure development permitted outside of Settlement Boundaries [excluding householder]. SCDC monitoring of planning applications [not implementation]
Policy SCLP3.4: Proposals for Major Energy Infrastructure and Projects N/A Delivery of major energy projects. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP3.5: Infrastructure Provision Infrastructure to be provided, as per individual site allocations Infrastructure delivered. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Economy:
Policy SCLP4.1: Existing Employment Areas N/A Employment uses (B1, B2, B8) completed (gained and lost).
Number and amount of uses within existing employment areas.
Number of vacant units.
Jobs density.
Employment and unemployment.
Employment by occupation.
Employee jobs by industry.

SCDC monitoring of planning applications and site surveys

 

ONS jobs density 

ONS Annual Population Survey
ONS Annual Population Survey
ONS Business Register and Employment Survey

Policy SCLP4.2: New Employment Development N/A Employment uses (B1, B2, B8) completed (gained and lost).
Number and amount of uses within existing employment areas.
Jobs density.
Employment and unemployment.
Employment by occupation.
Employee jobs by industry.

SCDC monitoring of planning applications and site surveys


ONS jobs density
ONS Annual Population Survey
ONS Annual Population Survey
ONS Business Register and Employment Survey/East of England Forecasting Model

Policy SCLP4.3: Expansion and Intensification of Employment Sites N/A Employment uses (B1, B2, B8) completed (gained and lost).
Number and amount of uses within existing employment areas.
Number of vacant units
SCDC monitoring of planning applications and site surveys
Policy SCLP4.4: Protection Employment Premises N/A Employment uses (B1, B2, B8) completed (gained and lost).
Number and amount of uses within existing employment areas.
Number of vacant units.
SCDC monitoring of planning applications and site surveys
Policy SCLP4.5: Economic Development in Rural Areas N/A Employment uses (B1,B2, B8) completed. SCDC monitoring of planning applications and site surveys
Policy SCLP4.6: Conversion and replacement of rural buildings for employment use N/A Employment uses (B1,B2, B8) completed. SCDC monitoring of planning applications and site surveys
Policy SCLP4.7: Farm Diversification Retention of farms through diversification schemes Number of farms operations ceased SCDC monitoring of planning applications and site surveys
Policy SCLP4.8: New Retail and Commercial Leisure Development N/A Retail and commercial leisure planning permission and implementations in town centre and out of centre locations.

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

SCDC site surveys

Policy SCLP4.9: Development in Town Centres N/A

Number and proportion of retail and other main town centre uses at ground floor primary and secondary frontages.

Number of vacant units.

SCDC monitoring of planning applications and site surveys
Policy SCLP4.10: Town Centre Environments N/A Expansion / creation of Shared Space and Dementia Friendly areas SCDC monitoring
Policy SCLP4.11: Retail and Commercial Leisure in Martlesham N/A Number and amount of retail and commercial leisure uses.
Number of vacant units.
Number and amount of employment uses (B1, B2 and B8).
SCDC monitoring of planning applications and site surveys
Policy SCLP4.12: District, Local Centres and Local Shops N/A Number and amount of retail and commercial leisure uses.
Number of vacant units.
SCDC monitoring of planning applications and site surveys
Housing:
Policy SCLP5.1: Housing Development in Large Villages Completion of at least 582 dwellings per annum. Number of new homes completed. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP5.2: Housing Development in Small Villages Completion of at least 582 dwellings per annum. Number of new homes completed. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP5.3: Housing Development in the Countryside Completion of at least 582 dwellings per annum. Number of new homes completed. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP5.4: Housing in Clusters in the Countryside Completion of at least 582 dwellings per annum. Number of new homes completed. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP5.5: Conversions of Buildings in the Countryside for Housing Completion of at least 582 dwellings per annum. Number of new homes completed. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP5.6: Rural Workers Dwellings Completion of at least 582 dwellings per annum. Number of new homes completed. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP5.7: Infill and Garden Development N/A Development management policy – indicators not relevant. N/A
Policy SCLP5.8: Housing Mix 50% of dwellings on developments of 10 or more dwellings to be built to accessible and adaptable dwellings standards (Part M4(2) of Building Regulations) Type and mix of completed dwellings. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP5.9: Self Build and Custom Build Housing All plots for self / custom build provided as part of new development to be taken up as self / custom build plots Number of plots approved for self or custom build.
Number of entries on self build / custom build register.

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

SCDC Self build register

Policy SCLP5.10: Affordable Housing on Residential Developments 1 in 3 dwellings on residential development with a capacity for more than 10 units and which have combined floorspace of 1,000sqm to be affordable.

Number/percentage of affordable dwellings provided on sites of 10 units or more and which have combined floorspace of 1,000sqm.

Number of new affordable homes completed.

SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP5.11: Affordable Housing on Exception Sites N/A Number of new affordable homes completed. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP5.12: Houses in Multiple Occupation N/A Development management policy – indicators not relevant. N/A
Policy SCLP5.13: Residential Annexes N/A Development management policy – indicators not relevant. N/A
Policy SCLP5.14: Extensions to Residential Curtilages N/A Development management policy – indicators not relevant. N/A
Policy SCLP5.15: Residential Moorings, Jetties and Slipways N/A Number of new houseboats. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP5.16: Residential Caravans and Mobile Homes Completion of at least 582 dwellings per annum. Number of residential caravans and mobile homes permitted. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP5.17: Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Provision of 15 permanent Gypsy and Traveller pitches over the plan period Number of Gypsy and Traveller pitches permitted/completed. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Tourism:
Policy SCLP6.1: Tourism N/A New tourism development permitted
Employee jobs by industry.
SCDC monitoring of planning applications [not implementation]
ONS Business Register and Employment Survey/East of England Forecasting Model
Policy SCLP6.2: Tourism Destinations N/A New tourism development permitted
Employee jobs by industry.
SCDC monitoring of planning applications [not implementation]
ONS Business Register and Employment Survey/East of England Forecasting Model
Policy SCLP6.3: Tourism Development within AONB and Heritage Coast N/A New tourism development permitted
Employee jobs by industry.
SCDC monitoring of planning applications [not implementation]
ONS Business Register and Employment Survey/East of England Forecasting Model
Policy SCLP6.4: Tourism Development outside of the AONB N/A New tourism development permitted
Employee jobs by industry.
SCDC monitoring of planning applications [not implementation]
ONS Business Register and Employment Survey/East of England Forecasting Model
Policy SCLP6.5: New Tourist Accommodation N/A New self catering tourist accommodation permitted.
Employee jobs by industry.
SCDC monitoring of planning applications [not implementation]
ONS Business Register and Employment Survey/East of England Forecasting Model
Policy SCLP6.6: Existing Tourist Accommodation N/A Applications permitting the loss of tourist accommodation.
Employee jobs by industry.
SCDC monitoring of planning applications [not implementation]
ONS Business Register and Employment Survey/East of England Forecasting Model
Transport:
Policy SCLP7.1: Sustainable Transport N/A Traffic counts (motor vehicles and cyclists).
Submission of Transport Statements for residential developments between 50-80 dwellings and submission of Transport Assessments and Travel Plans for residential developments over 80 dwellings.

Department for Transport traffic counts

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

Policy SCLP7.2: Parking Proposals and Standards Appropriate parking provided across the District Number of applications permitted which are contrary to the SCC Parking Standards SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy Targets Indicators Source
Community Facilities and Assets:
Policy SCLP8.1: Community Facilities and Assets N/A Applications permitting new / loss of community services and facilities.
Proportion of population with access to key services and facilities.

SCDC monitoring of planning applications [not implementation]

Geographical Information System Analysis

Policy SCLP8.2: Open space N/A

Applications permitting the loss of open space.

Proportion of population with access to different types of open space.

SCDC monitoring of planning applications [not implementation]

Geographical Information System Analysis

Policy SCLP8.3: Allotments N/A Applications permitting new / loss of allotments. SCDC monitoring of planning applications [not implementation]
Policy SCLP8.4: Digital Infrastructure Improvements to digital infrastructure services across the District Applications for provision of digital infrastructure technology across the District.
Proportion of population with poor digital infrastructure services.

Service providers

 

Better Broadband Suffolk

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

Climate Change:
Policy SCLP9.1: Low Carbon and Renewable energy N/A Number of renewable energy schemes permitted. SCDC monitoring of planning applications [not implementation]
Policy SCLP9.2: Sustainable Construction N/A

Number and proportion of residential developments of more than 10 dwellings achieving a reduction of 20% in CO2 emissions below the Target Emission Rate.

New non-residential development of 1,000m2 or more gross floorspace achieving BREEAM ‘Very Good’ standard or equivalent.

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

 

 

 

Submission of BREEAM design stage and post-construction certificates

Policy SCLP9.3: Coastal Change Management Areas N/A Number and type of permissions granted within the Coastal Change Management Area.
Number of properties at risk from erosion.

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

 

SCDC Coastal Management Team

Policy SCLP9.4: Coastal Change Rollback or Relocation N/A Number of replacement dwellings permitted. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP9.5: Flood Risk N/A

Number of properties at risk from flooding.

Applications permitted in flood zones.

SCDC monitoring

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

Policy SCLP9.6: Sustainable Drainage Systems N/A N/A N/A
Policy SCLP9.7: Holistic Water Management N/A N/A N/A
Natural Environment:
Policy SCLP10.1: Biodiversity and Geodiversity N/A Condition of Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
Hectares of designations e.g. Special Protection Areas, Special Areas of Conservation, Ramsar Sites.

Natural England

Natural England / Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service

Policy SCLP10.2: Visitor Management of European Sites N/A Number of new carpark spaces within 1km of European sites. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP10.3: Environmental Quality N/A

Number of locations at or above any of the national Air Quality Objectives for England.

Number of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) monitoring sites within 10% of the annual mean Air Quality Objective (sites above 36µg/m3)

SCDC Local Air Quality Management Assessments (Environmental Protection)
Policy SCLP10.4: Landscape Character N/A Hectares of designations e.g. Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Natural England
Policy SCLP10.5: Settlement Coalescence N/A Number of applications permitted within gaps. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Built and Historic Environment:
Policy SCLP11.1: Design Quality N/A Number of major residential developments obtaining ‘green’ scores under Building for Life. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP11.2: Residential Amenity N/A Number of applications permitted of high residential amenity standards. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP11.3: Historic Environment N/A Number of Listed Buildings and other Heritage Assets on the ‘at risk’ register. Suffolk Register of Buildings at Risk
Policy SCLP11.4: Listed Buildings N/A

Number of Listed Buildings in the District

Number of Listed Buildings on the “at risk” register

Historic England

Suffolk Register of Buildings at Risk

Policy SCLP11.5: Conservation Areas N/A Number of Conservation Areas at risk. Historic England
Policy SCLP11.6: Non Designated Heritage Assets N/A Loss of non-designated heritage assets. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP11.7: Archaeology N/A Number of Scheduled Monuments at risk. Historic England
Policy SCLP11.8: Parks and Gardens of Historic or Landscape Interest N/A Number of Registered Parks and Gardens. Historic England
Policy SCLP11.9: Areas to be Protected from Development N/A Applications permitted in Areas to be protected from development, as identified on the Policies Map [excluding householder applications]. SCDC monitoring of planning applications [not implementation]
Policy SCLP11.10: Newbourne- Former Land Settlement Association Holdings N/A Number of applications permitted within Newbourne. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Area Specific Strategies:
Policy SCLP12.1: Neighbourhood Plans N/A

Number of ‘made’ Neighbourhood Plans

Housing allocations in Neighbourhood Plans to meet minimum indicative requirements.

 SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP12.2: Strategy for Felixstowe  Employment opportunities maintained and developed in the town

Services and facilities maintained and enhanced
Successful Town Centre

Residential development brought forward within Settlement Boundary

Amount of employment land in Felixstowe

 

Number of community facilities in Felixstowe

 

Number of A1 units and number of vacant units in Town Centre

 SCDC monitoring of planning applications

 

Authority Monitoring Report

Policy SCLP12.3:North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood Delivery of up to 2,000 dwellings
Delivery of new leisure centre
Number of new dwellings completed at North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood.
Completion of new leisure centre.
SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP12.4: Land north of Conway Close and Swallow Close, Felixstowe Completion of 150 dwellings over plan period  Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP12.5: Brackenbury Sports Centre

Delivery of 80 dwellings

Delivery of new leisure centre at North Felixstowe Garden Suburb 

 Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP12.6: Land at Sea Road, Felixstowe Completion of 40 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP12.7: Port of Felixstowe  N/A – employment uses existing on site Ha of new employment development at Port of Felixstowe.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP12.8: Land at Bridge Road, Felixstowe  N/A – employment uses existing on site Ha of new employment development at Bridge Road.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP12.9: Land at Carr Road/Langer Road, Felixstowe  N/A – employment uses existing on site Ha of new employment development at Carr Road / Langer Road.   SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP12.10: Land at Haven Exchange, Felixstowe  N/A – employment uses existing on site Ha of new employment development at Haven Exchange. SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP12.11: Felixstowe Ferry and Golf Course  N/A Development management policy – indicators not relevant.  N/A
Policy SCLP12.12: Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club to Cobbolds Point  N/A Development management policy – indicators not relevant. N/A 
Policy SCLP12.13: Cobbolds Point to Spa Pavilion  N/A Development management policy – indicators not relevant.  N/A
Policy SCLP12.14: Spa Pavilion to Manor End  N/A SCDC monitoring of planning applications   SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP12.15: Manor End to Landguard  N/A Development management policy – indicators not relevant.  N/A 
Policy SCLP12.16: Felixstowe Leisure Centre  N/A Redevelopment of site in accordance with Policy  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.17: Tourism Accommodation  N/A Number of applications relating to tourism accommodation in Felixstowe  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.18: Communities Surrounding Ipswich

Employment opportunities maintained and enhanced in the area
Services and facilities maintained and enhanced

Strategic open space is delivered 

Amount of employment land in the District

 

Number of community facilities in the District

Delivery of open space

 

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

 

Authority Monitoring Report

Policy SCLP12.19: Brightwell Lakes Delivery of master plan
Delivery of 2,000 homes
Delivery of employment land
Delivery of community facilities
Delivery of education provision
Delivery of health care provision
Delivery of open space and Country Park requirements
Number of dwellings completed
Amount of employment land delivered
Delivery of services and facilities
Ha of open space at Country Park.

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

Authority Monitoring Report

 
Policy SCLP12.20: Land at Felixstowe Road  Delivery of 22ha of employment land  Ha of employment land completed at and at Felixstowe Road.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.21: Ransomes, Nacton Heath  Delivery of 30ha of employment land  Ha of employment land completed at Ransomes, Nacton Heath.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.22: Recreation and Open Space in Rushmere  N/A  Development management policy – indicators not relevant.  N/A 
Policy SCLP12.23: Land Off Lower Road and Westerfield Road (Ipswich Garden Suburb Country Park)  Delivery of country park   Ha of open space at Country Park (in SCDC).  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.24: Land at Humber Doucy Lane  Completion of 150 dwellings over plan period  Number of dwellings completed  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.25: Suffolk Police Headquarters, Portal Avenue, Martlesham  Completion of 300 dwellings over plan period  Number of dwellings completed  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.26: Strategy for Aldeburgh  Services and facilities maintained and enhanced
Residential development targeted at local needs
Role as a tourist/destination town is maintained
Sensitive environment is protected 

Delivery of services and facilities

Number of dwellings completed

Tourism spend and inward investment

Number of applications permitted on site with environmental interest

 

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

Authority Monitoring Report

Policy SCLP12.27: Land rear of Rose Hill, Saxmundham Road, Aldeburgh  Completion of 10 dwellings over plan period  Number of dwellings completed. SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.28: Strategy for Saxmundham 

Employment opportunities maintained and developed in the town
Services and facilities maintained and enhanced
Successful Town Centre

Residential development brought forward within Settlement Boundary

Amount of employment land in Saxmundham

Number of community facilities in Saxmundham

 

Number of A1 units and number of vacant units in Town Centre

 

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

 

Authority Monitoring Report

 

Saxmundham Neighbourhood Plan

Policy SCLP12.29: South Saxmundham Garden Neighbourhood  Delivery of 800 dwellings
Delivery of school 
Number of new dwellings completed at South Saxmundham Garden Neighbourhood.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications
SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP12.30: Land north-east of Street Farm, Saxmundham  Completion of 40 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP12.31: Strategy for Woodbridge 

Successful Town Centre

Improved Air Quality
Improved Traffic Management
Enhances links between the Town Centre and the Riverside

 
Number of A1 units and number of vacant units in Town Centre
Air quality improved
Improved traffic management and car parking
Town Centre enhancements 

SCDC monitoring of planning applications

Air Quality Management Area Monitoring

Policy SCLP12.32: Former Council Offices, Melton Hill  Completion of 100 dwellings over plan period  Number of dwellings completed  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12:33: Land at Woodbridge Town Football Club  Completion of 120 dwellings over plan period  Number of dwellings completed  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.34: Strategy for the Rural Areas  Employment opportunities maintained and developed in rural areas
Improvements to digital infrastructure
Residential development brought forward within Settlement Boundaries
Protection of the natural and built environments 

Amount of rural employment land permitted

Number of communities with poor digital infrastructure
Number of dwellings completed in rural settlements

Number of applications which have an impact on the natural and built environment

 
SCDC monitoring of planning applications

 

Better Broadband Suffolk

Policy SCLP12.35: Land at Innocence Farm  Delivery of up to 115ha of employment land Ha of employment land completed at Innocence Farm.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP12.36: Former airfield Debach  N/A – employment uses existing on site  Ha of new employment development at Former Airfield, Debach.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.37: Carlton Park, Main Road, Kelsale cum Carlton  N/A – employment uses existing on site   Ha of new employment development at Carlton Park.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications
Policy SCLP12.38: Levington Park, Levington  Delivery of 3.29ha of employment land  Ha of new employment development at Levington Park.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.39: Land at Silverlace Green(former airfield) Parham Delivery of 2.24ha of employment land   Ha of employment land completed at Silverstone Green.   SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.40: Former airfield Parham  Delivery of 5.72ha of employment land  Ha of employment land completed at Former Airfield, Parham.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.41: Bentwaters Park, Rendlesham N/A – employment uses existing on site  Ha of new employment development at Bentwaters Park, Rendlesham.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.42: Riverside Industrial Estate, Border Cot Lane, Wickham Market  N/A – employment uses existing on site  Ha of new employment development at Riverside Industrial Estates.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.43: Land to the East of Aldeburgh Road, Aldringham   Completion of 40 dwellings over plan period  Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.44: Land south of Forge Close between Main Road and Ayden, Benhall  Completion of 50 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.45: Land to the South East of Levington Lane, Bucklesham  Completion of 30 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.46: Land to the south of Station Road, Campsea Ashe  Completion of 12 dwellings over plan period    Number of dwellings completed. SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.47: Land behind St Peters Close, Charsfield  Completion of 20 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.48: Land South of Darsham Station  Completion of 120 dwellings over plan period Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.49: Land north of The Street, Darsham  Completion of 25 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  
Policy SCLP12.50: Land off Laxfield Road, Dennington  Completion of 50 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  
Policy SCLP12.51: Land to the south of Eyke CoE Primary School and East of The Street, Eyke  Completion of 45 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  
Policy 12.52:Land to the west of Chapel Road, Grundisburgh  Completion of 70 dwellings over plan period  Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  
Policy SCLP12.53: Land south of Ambleside, Main Road, Kelsale cum Carlton  Completion of 30 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  
Policy SCLP12.54: Land north of the Street, Kettleburgh  Completion of 16 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  
Policy SCLP12.55: Land to the rear of 31-37 Bucklesham Road, Kirton  Completion of 12 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  
Policy SCLP12.56: Land at School Road, Knodishall  Completion of 16 dwellings over plan period  Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  
Policy SCLP12.57 Land at Bridge Road, Levington  Completion of 20 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  
Policy SCLP12.58: Land north of Mill Close, Orford  Completion of 10 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  
Policy SCLP12.59:Land adjacent to Swiss Farm, Otley  Completion of 60 dwellings over plan period  Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  
Policy SCLP12.60: Land adjacent to Farthings, Sibton Road, Peasenhall  Completion of 14 dwellings over plan period  Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  
Policy SCLP12.61: Land between High Street and Chapel Lane, Pettistree (adjoining Wickham Market)  Completion of 120 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.   SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.62: Land west of Garden Square Rendlesham Completion of 50 dwellings over plan period Number of dwellings completed. SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.63: Land east of Redwald Road, Rendlesham Completion of 50 dwellings over plan period Number of dwellings completed. SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.64: Land opposite The Sorrel Horse, The Street, Shottisham Completion of 30 dwellings over plan period Number of dwellings completed. SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.65: Land off Howlett Way, Trimley St Martin Completion of 360 dwellings over plan period Number of dwellings completed. SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.66: Land adjacent to Reeve Lodge, High Road, Trimley St Martin 

Completion of 150 dwellings over plan period 

Development of new primary school

Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  
Policy SCLP12.67: Land off Keightley Way, Tuddenham  Completion of 35 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  
Policy SCLP12.68: South of Lower Road, Westerfield  Completion of 20 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  
Policy SCLP12.69: Land west of the B1125, Westleton  Completion of 35 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications 
Policy SCLP12.70: Land at Cherry Lee, Westleton  Completion of 15 dwellings over plan period  Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  
Policy SCLP12.71: Mow Hill, Witnesham  Completion of 20 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  
Policy SCLP12.72: Land at Street Farm, Witnesham (Bridge)  Completion of 20 dwellings over plan period   Number of dwellings completed.  SCDC monitoring of planning applications  

Appendix D - Housing Land Trajectory

The trajectory below shows those allocations which are identified in the Local Plan, including those which are carried forward from the Site Allocations and Area Specific Policies DPD (January 2017) and the Felixstowe Peninsula Area Action Plan DPD (January 2017).

The chart overleaf plots the trajectory across the Local Plan period of 2018 - 2036, showing anticipated contributions from all sources. Allocations in the chart includes all allocations which are not subject to planning permission and do not have a resolution to grant subject to Section 106 agreement.

Policy reference Outstanding number of dwellings[2] No units estimated for completion per year
18/19 19/20 20/21 21/22 22/23 23/24 24/25 25/26 26/27 27/28 28/29 29/30 30/31 31/32 32/33 33/34 34/35 35/36
SCLP12.3 North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood 2,000[3]     30 50 50 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 150 150 150 140  
SCLP12.5 Brackenbury Sports Centre 80             20 30 30                  
SCLP12.6 Land at Sea Road Felixstowe[4] 59   10 20 20 9                          
SCLP12.4 Land north of Conway Close and Swallow Close, Felixstowe 150         50 50 50                      
SCLP12.25 Suffolk Police Headquarters 300             50 100 100 50                
SCLP12.27 Land to the rear of Rose Hill, Aldeburgh 10     10                              
SCLP12.29 South Saxmundham Garden Neighbourhood 800           50 100 100 150 150 150 100            
SCLP12.30 Land north east of Street Farm, Saxmundham 65   19 36 4                            
SCLP12.32 Former Council Offices, Melton 100     15 30 30 25                        
SCLP12.33 Land at Woodbridge Town Football Club 120               40 40 40                
SCLP12.43 Land to the east of Aldeburgh Road, Aldringham 40     10 15 15                          
SCLP12.44 Land south of Forge Close, Benhall 50         10 20 20                      
SCLP12.45 Land to the south east of Levington Lane, Bucklesham 30       10 10 10                        
SCLP12.46 Land to the south of Station Road, Campsea Ashe 12         6 6                        
SCLP12.47 Land behind 15 St Peters Close, Charsfield 20       10 10                          
SCLP12.48 Land to the south of Darsham Station 120         20 40 40 20                    
SCLP12.49 Land north of the Street, Darsham 25       10 15                          
SCLP12.50 Land off Laxfield Road, Dennington 50         10 20 20                      
SCLP12.51 Land to the south of Eyke CoE Primary School and East of The Street, Eyke 65         15 20 20 10                    
SCLP12.52 Land West of Chapel Road, Grundisburgh 70         20 30 20                      
SCLP12.53 Land south of Ambleside, Kelsale cum Carlton 30   30                                
SCLP12.54 Land north of The Street, Kettleburgh 16       6 10                          
SCLP12.55 Land to the rear of Bucklesham Road, Kirton 12       6 6                          
2. Dwellings for existing allocations carried over are as per the Council’s Housing Land Supply Assessment 2018 [back]
3. Includes trajectory for land at Candlet Road granted outline permission under DC/15/1128/OUT, although this element is plotted under ‘outstanding planning permissions’ in the chart. [back]
4. Reflects DC/17/3967/FUL in Housing Land Supply Assessment 2018 [back]
Policy reference Outstanding number of dwellings[5] No units estimated for completion per year
18/19  19/20  20/21 21/22 22/23 23/24 24/25 25/26 26/27 27/28 28/29 29/30 30/31 31/32 32/33 33/34 34/35 35/36
SCLP12.56 Land at School Road, Knodishall  16           8 8                      
SCLP12.57 Land at Bridge Road, Levington  20           10 10                      
 SCLP12.58 Land north of Mill Close, Orford 10   10                                
SCLP12.59 Land adjacent to Swiss Farm Cottage, Otley  60                20 20 20                
SCLP12.60 Land adjacent to Farthings, Sibton Road, Peasenhall  14              6 8                    
SCLP12.61 Land between High Street and Chapel Lane, Pettistree (adj Wickham Market)  150            30 50 40 30                  
 SCLP12.62 Land west of Garden Square, Rendlesham 50           5 10 10 10 10 5              
SCLP12.63 Land east of Redwald Road, Rendlesham  50            25 25                      
SCLP12.64 Land opposite the Sorrel Horse, Shottisham  10                10                    
 SCLP12.65 Land off Howlett Way, Trimley St Martin 360       50 50 50 50 50 50 60                
SCLP12.66 Land adjacent to Reeve Lodge, High Road, Trimley St Martin  150            20 50 50 30                  
SCLP12.67 Land off Keightley Way, Tuddenham   25            10 15                      
SCLP12.68 Land south of Lower Road, Westerfield  20          20                          
SCLP12.69 Land west of the B1125, Westleton  20           10 10                        
 SCLP12.70 Land at Cherry Lee, Darsham Road, Westleton  15              5 10                    
SCLP12.71 Land at Mow Hill, Witnesham  30         10 10                          
SCLP12.72 Land at Street Farm, Witnesham   20       5 5 5 5                      
5. Dwellings for existing allocations carried over are as per the Council’s Housing Land Supply Assessment 2018 [back]

Appendix E - Key Elements of the Marketing Guidance Best Practice document

A number of policies in the Local Plan require evidence of marketing prior to allowing the redevelopment or change of use of a building of land. In August 2016, the Council published the "Commercial Property Marketing Best Practice Guide". The best practice guide focuses on what the Council will expect in support of planning applications for the change of use of commercial premises and sites. The details of this guide are translated into the Local Plan.

Length of Marketing

Prior to applying to change the use of a building protected under relevant policies in the Local Plan the property should be marketed for a period of at least 12 months. Given the importance of tourism to the local economy and the importance of community facilities a 12 month period is also considered appropriate for these uses as well.

Marketing Strategy

Before marketing begins a strategy should be prepared which sets out how the property will be marketed. This should be agreed with the Council prior to the start of marketing. This agreement will ensure the strategy is clear, meets expectations and will avoid the need to repeat the marketing exercise should the Council deem the marketing not to be appropriate.

The marketing strategy should contain the following detail:

  • Background: why the property is being marketed.
  • Location: include information on the location of the property, proximity to settlements, links to transport networks and site characteristics.
  • Description: should include details on floorspace, property layout, car parking facilities and access arrangements.
  • Planning: a summary of the existing planning use, history and restrictions.
  • Marketing recommendations and approach to advertisement to cover:
    • Basis of instruction to agent(s).
    • Method of disposal such as private treaty or informal/formal bids.
    • Advertisements through sale boards, internet, industry publications, mailing lists etc.

Expenditure on marketing should be proportionate to the anticipated return from the property. As a guide the budget should be 3% of the anticipated return from the property. The guide price for the property should be commensurate with the current market price for similar premises, derived from an expert RICS registered valuer of accredited member of RICS. The terms of rent should be flexible and take into account prevailing market conditions. Length of leases should not be unduly restrictive.

The marketing strategy will need to include a marketing matrix which is similar to the template below:

Marketing Initiative

Budget

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Marketing Board

£xxx

                       

Marketing Particulars

£xxx

                       

Local Newspaper

£xxx

                       

The extent of marketing initiatives will vary based on the type and premises being advertised. However, as a minimum the following should be employed for all premises:

  • Marketing Board - simple board advertising the property for its current use. For larger commercial units and tourist accommodation, larger boards giving details of properties including the guide price should be considered. All boards should be placed so they can be seen from the main road and access points.
  • Marketing particulars should include the following:
    • Internal and external photographs,
    • Location,
    • Description of property,
    • Terms of lease,
    • Guide Price/Rent,
    • Current Planning status,
    • Services and utilities,
    • Energy Performance Certificate,
    • Rateable value and business rates,
    • VAT status,
    • Legal and professional costs,
    • Viewing arrangements,
    • Contact information for the agent.

For larger properties which are more likely to have a regional or national audience, the particulars should be set out in a bespoke brochure including layouts of the building together with professional photos. The advertising material should be supported by:

  • Advertisement in the press - advert should be placed and maintained in a local newspaper. For larger properties, specialist publications should be used.
  • Press release to be given to local and regional press.
  • Online advertisements to include publication on agent's website as well as national commercial property websites.
  • Targeted mailing to be undertaken by the agent and mailing contacts or purchasing a database of contacts.

Marketing Report

If following the 12 months of marketing there has been no success in selling or letting the unit a report on the marketing should be prepared and submitted with a planning application for redevelopment or change of use.

The Marketing Report should contain the following:

  • The original marketing strategy and evidence that it was delivered.
  • The duration and dates of the marketing campaign.
  • A full record of enquiries received throughout the course of the marketing campaign. The report should record, the date of enquiry, details of the enquiry, if the property was inspected and details why the enquiry was unsuccessful. If any offers were rejected, the grounds on which the offers were rejected must be provided.
  • If the record of enquiries indicates a lack of interest during the marketing campaign, the report should detail the measures undertaken to alter the strategy and to increase interest.

The Marketing Report should set out a clear and recommended marketing strategy to assist with the promotion and ultimate disposal of a commercial property. It is considered reasonable that a copy of the Marketing Report along with supporting evidence is submitted to ensure that an appropriate strategy has been recommended when considering the type of property in question and that the guide rent / price is in line with comparable market evidence. Having this information to hand should help in determining whether there is genuinely no extant demand to continue in its current planning use. 

Appendix F - Criteria for Identification of Non Designated Heritage Assets

A non-designated heritage asset can be a building, monument, site, place, area or landscape identified as having a degree of significance meriting consideration in planning decisions.

Significance is the value of a heritage asset to this and future generations because of its heritage interest that can be archaeological, architectural, artistic or historic.

The following criteria are for the use of the Council as local planning authority to establish if any potential non-designated heritage asset that is a building or structure meets the definition in the National Planning Policy Framework at an early stage in the process, as advised by the national Planning Practice Guidance. A building or structure must meet two or more of these significance-measuring criteria to be identified by the Council as a non-designated heritage asset.

Development proposals affecting an identified non-designated heritage asset will be subject to the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework at Section 16: Conserving and enhancing the historic environment and including paragraphs 197.

These criteria have been prepared with specific reference to Historic England's 'Conservation Principles - Policies and Guidance for the Sustainable Management of the Historic Environment'; and 'Good Practice Guide for Local Heritage Listing'.

Archaeological interest

  • Recorded in the Suffolk County Historic Environment Record

Architectural interest

  • Aesthetic value
  • Known architect
  • Integrity
  • Landmark status
  • Group value

Artistic interest

  • Aesthetic value
  • Known designer

Historic interest

  • Association
  • Rarity
  • Representativeness
  • Social and communal value

What we mean by these criteria:

  • Recorded in the Suffolk County Historic Environment Record: an above-ground archaeological site or historic building recorded in the Suffolk County Council Historic Environment Record. Identification of archaeological interest will always have to be made in conjunction with the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. Sub-surface archaeological interest is considered and advised on separately by the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service.
  • Aesthetic value: the building or structure, through its intrinsic design value derived from local styles, materials, workmanship or any other distinctive local characteristic, will exhibit a positive external appearance in the streetscene, village or townscape or landscape.
  • Known architect/designer: the building or structure will be the work of an architect or designer of local, regional or national noteworthiness.
  • Integrity: the building or structure will retain a degree of intactness and lack of harmful external alteration and, if part of a group, will make a contribution to the surviving completeness of that group.
  • Landmark status: the building or structure by virtue of its design, age, innovation, construction, position, use or communal associations contributes as a landmark within the local scene.
  • Group value: the buildings or structures will have a coherent design or historic functional relationship as a group.
  • Association: the building or structure will enjoy a significant historical association of local or national noteworthiness including links to important local figures or events.
  • Rarity: the building or structure must represent a design, use or other quality that was always uncommon or has now become uncommon or exceptional to the locality, district or wider region.
  • Representativeness: the building or structure will survive as a good quality representative of a particular historical or architectural trend or settlement pattern; or be part of the legacy of a particular individual, architect or designer, architectural or artistic movement, company or group in the past.
  • Social and communal value: the building or structure will be perceived locally as a source of local identity (for example, commemorative or symbolic), distinctiveness, social interaction or contributing to the collective memory of a place.

In the Suffolk Coastal District the following locally significant uses may provide typologies of buildings and structures that can be identified as non-designated heritage assets:

Agricultural; commemorative; commercial; culture, entertainment and leisure; resort tourism; domestic; educational; health and welfare; industrial; military; aviation; forestry; water management; landed Estates; fishing; brewing; law and local government; park and garden structures; ecclesiastical; transport; maritime and coastal defence; utilities, energy and communications; civil defences; street furniture and historic surfaces.

Supporting Statement

It is the aim of Suffolk Coastal District Council to protect and enhance the District's heritage assets through the identification of those of local significance; and through ensuring that development is managed in a way that sustains or enhances their significance and setting. The effect of a planning application on the significance of a non-designated heritage asset should be taken into account in determining any application. In weighing applications that affect directly or indirectly non-designated heritage assets, a balanced judgement will be required having regard to the scale of any harm or loss and the significance of the heritage asset.

Appendix G - Viability Requirements

A number of policies in the Local Plan have a test of financial viability requirement. Where an assessment of viability is provided with an application it should be completed in accordance with the guidance in this appendix and guidance included in the National Planning Practice Guidance.

Confidentiality

Historically viability assessments submitted with planning applications have been treated as confidential as they were considered commercially sensitive. However, given that these assessments are used often to demonstrate that something, such as affordable housing provision, which is in the public interest, should be reduced it is important that these assessments are open and transparent. It is important that the public and other stakeholders have an opportunity to comment and challenge the findings in the same way they may wish to challenge the findings of other technical studies which support a planning application.

In most cases viability assessments should be based on publicly available information which is reflective of industry norms rather than the unique circumstances of developers (as planning permission runs with the land not the developer).

Given the above, viability assessments submitted with planning applications will not be kept confidential and will be published on the planning application file with the other studies, plans and information contained within the planning application. In exceptional circumstances where the publication of information would harm the competitiveness of a business due to the necessity to include commercial information unique to that business, the Council will consider keeping some or all of the viability assessment confidential. The applicant in these scenarios should provide full justification as to why the harm caused by publishing the information outweighs the public interest in publishing the information.

Independent Review

If there are disagreements between the Council and the applicant on the findings of the viability assessment, or criticisms of the assessment have been raised by stakeholders or the public, the Council will invite the developer to pay a fee to have the assessment independently reviewed. The independent review will assess and scrutinise the assumptions and assessment and give a view on whether the assessment is robust. If the assessment is not considered robust, the independent review will include a revised viability assessment in accordance with this guidance.

Overall Approach

Viability assessments should be in the form of residual land value appraisals. Where the residual land value, obtained from discounting costs and developer profit from the development value is compared to a threshold land value to determine whether a scheme is viable.

Gross Development Value

This figure is calculated from the total sale values of the completed units or capitalised rents from commercial units.

 

-

Development Costs

This figure is the sum of costs. This will include build costs, S106/CIL payments, professional fees, taxes, interest and any abnormal costs.

 

-

Developers Profit

This is the profit the developer needs to make, either against development costs or development value.

 

=

 

Residual Land Value

Residual Land Value > Threshold Land Value = Viable

Viability assessments should clearly set out all of the assumptions and the evidence behind the assumptions that go into the appraisal. The assessments should be clearly and transparently presented including the calculation of residual land value and any cash-flow analysis. There must be no hidden calculations or assumptions in any model or appraisal.

Development appraisals should include details of the proposed scheme including site area, residential unit numbers, number of habitable rooms, unit size, density and the split between the proposed tenures. Floorspace figures should also be provided for residential uses (gross internal area) by tenure, and non-residential uses in gross internal area (GIA) and net internal area (NIA). Information should be provided relating to the target market of the development and proposed specification, which should be consistent with assumed costs and values.

Details of the assumed development programme and the timing of cost and income inputs should be provided.

Ideally the appraisal will include a spreadsheet version of the model which can be opened and interrogated in Microsoft Excel and similar spreadsheet software applications. Homes England publishes the Development Appraisal Tool[6]  which is an open sourced spreadsheet which anyone can use. The use of this tool is therefore strongly recommended.

6. Homes England – Development Appraisal Tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/development-appraisal-tool [back]

Guidance on Assumptions to be Used

Threshold Land Value

This assumption is a critical assumption as it sets the benchmark for what the residual land value is tested against to determine whether a development is viable. The National Planning Policy Framework states that viability should consider "competitive returns to a willing landowner". The threshold land value therefore needs to meet this test. The National Planning Practice Guidance states that a competitive return for the landowner is the price at which a reasonable land owner would be willing to sell their land for the development. The price will need to provide an incentive for the land owner to sell in comparison with the other options available. Those options may include the current use value of the land or its value for a realistic alternative use that complies with planning policy. The guidance also states the land value should reflect policy requirements and the community infrastructure levy and be based on comparable, market-based evidence wherever possible. It also states that where transacted bids are significantly above the market norm, they should not be used as part of this exercise.

Given the above the price paid for the land will not be a relevant consideration in terms of assessing what the threshold land value should be.

Market comparables for land transactions for similar developments can be used to help determine threshold land value. However, these can only be considered comparable if the final development achieved was policy compliant and was subject to the same level of community infrastructure levy or section 106 contributions. Comparables should also be of similar densities and land types. Therefore, where viability assessments rely on market comparables to establish land value they must include information on the final planning permission and development.

The main approach of assessing what the threshold land value is to consider what the existing use value of the land is. The principle of this approach is that a landowner should receive at least the value of the land in its 'pre-permission' use, which would normally be lost when bringing forward land for development. A premium is usually added to provide the landowner with an additional incentive to release the site, having regard to site circumstances. Planning appeals across the country have determined that this is an acceptable approach. Premiums above existing use value are usually 10-20% for brownfield land and 10 to 20 times value for agricultural land. For some sites where a number of uses may be permissible by planning, the alternative use value of the site may also be a consideration. In all cases, the threshold land value should be no higher than that modelled in the Whole Plan Viability Assessment, however, it could be lower.

For schemes which involve enabling development the threshold land value may be the value at which the planning gain can be achieved. For example, if a sports field is to be developed to provide a new sports field elsewhere, the threshold land value will need to cover the cost of providing the new sports field.

For affordable housing in the countryside, permitted under Policy SCLP5.11, the threshold land value should be respective of typical plot values for affordable housing and should be significantly less than threshold land values for normal mixed tenure schemes on allocated sites and within Settlement Boundaries. The threshold land value will still have to be excess of agricultural value.

Development Value

This should be based on comparable evidence of transactions of new build properties. Values should always be calculated on a per sqm basis. For residential, the Land Registry publishes data on the price paid for new homes and this should be the starting point. If sufficient transactional data is not available, asking prices for new build could be considered and values for second-hand homes, provided they are adjusted to take into account that asking prices may not be achieved and that second-hand homes may not command the value premium which new-builds have.

Affordable housing values should be based on discussions with registered providers or average agreed offer prices.

For commercial developments, consideration should be given to rents and yields being achieved in the local markets.

Build Costs

Build costs should be based on publically available information such as the RICS Build Cost Information Service (BCIS) to ensure transparency and benchmarking. Costs used should normally be median averages for the type of development being proposed. Divergence from the median value should always be justified.

BCIS costs do not include external structural and local site works and are based on Gross Internal Area (GIA). Preliminary costs are included in the BCIS build costs figures so should not be included as a separate cost. External works costs which includes, landscaping, garages, roads, sewers and drainage should be identified separately in the appraisal. Sometimes this is expressed as a percentage of build costs, normally in the range of 10-20%. Alternatively, the works can be itemised, but should be based on average costs. Sources of information could include quantity surveyors reports or other published material such as Price Books.

Abnormal Costs

Abnormal costs are those which are unique to the site in question. This could include contamination, archaeology, flood risk and ecological considerations. These should be itemised, be based on industry averages and evidenced in the report. They do not need to be based on tender prices which can be commercially sensitive. A quantity surveyor report may be helpful in justifying these costs or published material such as Price Books. The presence of abnormal costs would normally be expected to influence land value. The applicant should have had some awareness of abnormal costs prior to purchasing the site, therefore the presence of abnormal costs are assumed to have influenced the level of premium above the existing use value a land owner would expect. Thus, it should not be assumed that abnormal costs will be offset at the expense of compliance with the Local Plan.

Fees

Planning, Professional and marketing fees should be justified taking account of the complexity of the development and development values. Costs applied on a percentage basis should be realistic when considering the monetary value of the assumed cost.

Finance Costs

Viability assessment should normally include a cash flow analysis to calculate the level of finance costs to the development. The interest payments should be justified with respect to the latest rates being offered by banks. Where the scheme is in surplus, interest gained from capital in the bank should be credited against the scheme unless otherwise justified.

Planning Obligations and Community Infrastructure Levy

These should also be itemised in the assessment and be in accordance with the Local Plan and Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule.

Contingency

It is normal to have a level of contingency on build costs. The level of contingency should reflect the risk and complexity of the scheme. A starting point is normally 5%, but non-complex greenfield developments could have a smaller contingency and higher complex brownfield developments might justify a higher contingency. In all cases the level of contingency should be justified.

Developer Profit

This should be a fixed input figure in a residual appraisal. It could be based as a proportion of either development costs or development value and in line with the National Planning Policy Framework represent a competitive return.

For residential development the starting point should be no higher than 20% on market dwellings and 6% on affordable dwellings. However, the appropriate level of profit should be scheme specific. Evidence should be provided by applicants to justify proposed rates of profit taking account of the individual characteristics of the scheme, the risks related to the scheme, and comparable schemes.

It should be made clear how the profit level has been adjusted taking into account other assumed inputs within an appraisal. For example, the adoption of cautious assumptions such as the inclusion of higher contingencies a may warrant a lower target profit.

Overage

If planning policy requirements are reduced in order to ensure a viable scheme, the applicant will be required to enter into a section 106 planning obligation that includes an overage clause. The clause will require a further viability assessment to be undertaken at an agreed point during the development, if sales values or profit levels have increased, improving the viability of the development the surplus will be recouped by the Council up to the amount of contribution that was applicable at the time of the submission of the latest relevant application.

Appendix H - Landscape Character Area Maps

510 Landscape Character Assessment North

511 Landscape Character Assessment South

Appendix I - Glossary and Acronyms

Glossary

Active Frontage
Ground floor building frontage that is in use, for example, as a restaurant or shop front.

Adoption
The final confirmation of a Development Plan or Local Development Document status by a Local Planning Authority (LPA).

Affordable Housing
Social rented, affordable rented and intermediate housing, provided to eligible households whose needs are not met by the market. The full definition of affordable housing is contained in the National Planning Policy Framework https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-planning-policy-framework/annex-2-glossary

Affordable Rent
A tenancy offered at up to 80% of market rent levels within the local area.

Agglomeration
A mass or collection of things; an assemblage.

Air Quality Management Areas
Areas designated by local authorities because they are not likely to achieve national air quality objectives by the relevant deadlines.

Amenity Green Space
A green area that enhances the setting of buildings and softens the urban fabric.

Ancient Woodland
An area of woodland that has existed continuously since 1600.

Archaeological Interest
There will be archaeological interest in a heritage asset if it holds, or potentially may hold, evidence of past human activity worthy of expert investigation at some point. Heritage assets with archaeological interest are the primary source of evidence about the substance and evolution of places, and of the people and cultures that made them.

Area Action Plan (AAP)
A type of Development Plan Document focused upon a specific location or an area subject to conservation or significant change (for example major regeneration).

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
An area designated at a national level because of its outstanding landscape quality. Development within these areas is tightly controlled.

Article 4 Direction
A direction which withdraws automatic planning permission granted by the General Permitted Development Order.

Authority Monitoring Report
Local authorities must publish information at least annually that shows progress with Local Plan preparation, reports any activity relating to the duty to cooperate and shows how the implementation of policies in the Local Plan are progressing.

Biodiversity Action Plans
Schemes that were introduced to protect the most endangered habitats and species. Information on Suffolk Biodiversity Action Plan species (known as priority species and habitats). www.suffolkbis.org.uk/biodiversity/speciesandhabitats

Biodiversity Networks
Linking of sites of biodiversity importance through biodiversity corridors or a series of individual sites.

Birds & Habitats Directives
European Directives to conserve natural habitats and wild fauna and flora.

BREEAM
BRE Environmental Assessment Method' is a sustainability assessment method for new buildings and infrastructure, designed to help use natural resources more efficiently. www.breeam.com/

Bring site
Areas in car parks and on streets, at which local authorities or third parties, provide containers ("banks") for the public to deposit recyclable materials. http://www.wrap.org.uk/sites/files/wrap/Bring%20Site%20Draft%20Report%20v5%20JB%20amends_0.pdf

Brownfield Sites
Development site on previously developed land. Previously developed land is defined in the National Planning Policy Framework. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-planning-policy-framework--2

Building for Life 12
Building for Life 12 is a set of design criteria which can be used to assess the quality of design of a development proposal. It was developed by the Design Council. http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/resources/guide/building-life-12-third-edition

Carbon Sequentration
A natural or artificial process by which carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and held in solid or liquid form.

Coastal Change Management Area (CCMA)
An area defined where coastal change is likely to occur over the next 100 years (physical change to the shoreline through erosion, coastal landslip, permanent inundation or coastal accretion).

Coastal Erosion Vulnerability Assessment
This assessment is applied to all proposals within the coastal change management area and 30 metres inland of the CCMA and areas where the intent of management is to hold the line to demonstrate that the proposals will not result in an increased risk to life or property. This will also need to be considered for proposals up to 60 metres inland of coastal defences where soft cliffs are present.

Community Facilities
Facilities and uses generally available to and used by the local community at large for the purposes of leisure, social interaction, health and well-being or learning. This will include, but not be confined to, community centres, public houses, sports venues, cultural buildings, places of worship, medical facilities, shops, post offices, libraries, schools and other training and educational facilities.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
This is a standard fee that is applied to new development to pay for infrastructure that supports new development within the District. See http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/community-infrastructure-levy/ for more information.

Conservation Area
An area that is considered worthy of protection because of its architectural and historic interest.

Conservation Area Appraisal
A detailed study of the streets and buildings in a Conservation Area.

Core Strategy
A Development Plan Document setting out the spatial vision and strategic objectives of the planning framework for an area, having regard to the Community Strategy.

Council
Suffolk Coastal District Council.

Countryside
Where the term 'Countryside' with a capital 'C' is used within the document, this refers to all land outside of the Settlement Boundaries defined in Policy SCLP3.3.

Country Park
A designated area of publicly accessible countryside that is often included as part of a new development.

County Wildlife Site
A site designated at the county level, which does not have statutory protection but is identified for its wildlife value.

Designated Heritage Asset
A World Heritage Site, Scheduled Monument, Listed Building, Protected Wreck Site, Registered Park and Garden, Registered Battlefield or Conservation Area designated under the relevant legislation.

Development Plan
The Development Plan for an area is a suite of Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plan documents for a local planning authority area, setting out the policies and proposals for the development and use of land and buildings. It includes Minerals and Waste Local Plan documents prepared by the County Council. It is the starting point for the determination of planning applications.

Development Plan Document (DPD)
A Local Development Document that has development plan status and is subject to community involvement and independent examination. It outlines the key development goals of a Local Plan or Neighbourhood Plan.

Digital Infrastructure
The entire spectrum of network, compute, and storage functions required for the successful delivery of applications and services in a mobile, digital economy.

Ecosystem Services
The benefits people obtain from ecosystems such as, food, water, flood and disease control and recreation.

Environmental Impact Assessment
A procedure to be followed for certain types of project to ensure that decisions are made in full knowledge of any likely significant effects on the environment.

European Site
This includes candidate Special Areas of Conservation, Sites of Community Importance, Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas, and is defined in regulation 8 of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010.

Evidence Base
The information and data gathered by local authorities to justify the "soundness" of the policy approach set out in Local Development Documents, including physical, economic, and social characteristics of an area.

Exception Site Policies
These are policies which allow a certain type of development to take place where development would not normally be allowed. These types of development would normally produce environmental or social benefits that outweigh the issues caused by diverting from the normal planning policies. Exception sites have commonly been used for affordable housing in rural areas.

Extra Care Housing
Also called assisted living, this offers more support than sheltered housing, but still allows you to live independently. You live in a self-contained flat, with your own front door, but meals may be provided. Personal care and support services are generally available on-site 24 hours a day.

Functional Economic Area
A spatial area which functions on its own as an economic entity.

Garden Cities
Garden cities were a programme of new towns and suburbs progressed in the early 20th Century and are now gaining popularity once more for their sustainable approach to new development. Examples include Letchworth Garden City and Hampstead Garden Suburb. The Town and Country Planning Association identify the following principles for garden city development:

  • Capturing land value for the benefit of the community
  • Strong vision, political support and commitment
  • Long term stewardship of assets
  • The majority of homes should be affordable
  • A robust range of employment opportunities in the settlement itself, with a variety of jobs within easy commuting distance of homes
  • Beautifully and imaginatively designed homes with gardens, combining the best of town and country living to create healthy homes in vibrant communities.
  • Development which enhances the natural environment.
  • Strong local cultural, recreational and shopping facilities in walkable neighbourhoods
  • Integrated and accessible transport systems
  • A strategic approach to Garden Cities

More information is available at http://www.tcpa.org.uk/pages/garden-cities.html

Green Infrastructure
A network of multi-functional green space, urban and rural, which is capable of delivering a wide range of environmental and quality of life benefits for local communities.

Green Space
A natural or manmade space containing plants or grassland. This can include parks, woodlands, playing fields, areas of grassland and areas of biodiversity value.

Gypsies and Travellers
Gypsies are defined in national planning policy as 'persons of nomadic habit of life whatever their race or origin, including persons who on grounds only of their own or their family's or dependents' educational or health needs or old age have ceased to travel temporarily, but excluding members of an organised group of travelling showpeople or circus people travelling together as such'.

Gypsy and Traveller Pitch
A pitch is the term used to describe the area on a site developed for a family unit to live. On social rented sites, the area let to a tenant for stationing caravans and other vehicles. A site may comprise one or more pitches.

Habitats Regulation Assessment
The purpose of the Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) is to identify any aspects of the emerging Local Plan that would have the potential to cause a likely significant effect on Natura 2000 or European sites (Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Ramsar sites), (either in isolation or in combination with other plans and projects), and to identify appropriate avoidance and mitigation strategies where such effects were identified.

Heritage Assets
An overarching term that refers to buildings, parks and gardens, monuments and archaeological remains that are of historic or archaeological value.

Heritage Coast
An area of coastline protected and promoted by Natural England in association with local authorities for the enjoyment of the undeveloped coast whilst protecting its natural beauty, nationally important wildlife and landscape features and improving the quality of inshore waters and beaches.

Heritage Impact Assessment
An assessment of the impact upon the historic environment caused by a proposed development.

Historic Environment
All aspects of the environment resulting from the interaction between people and places through time, including all surviving physical remains of past human activity, whether visible, buried or submerged, and landscaped and planted or managed flora.

Historic Environment Record
Information services that seek to provide access to comprehensive and dynamic resources relating to the historic environment of a defined geographic area for public benefit and use.

Housing Market Area
A geographical area defined by household demand and preferences for all types of housing, reflecting the key functional linkages between places where people live and work.

Impact Test
An assessment of the effects of an out of town retail (or other town centre use) development upon a town centre.

Inclusive Design
Designing the built environment, including buildings and their surrounding spaces, to ensure that they can be accessed and used by everyone.

Key Statistics Sources
District Wide:

  • Suffolk Coastal Population - 2016 ONS Population Estimates (via Suffolk Observatory)
  • Homes in Suffolk Coastal - 2018 SCDC Housing Stock
  • Businesses in Suffolk Coastal - 2017 Inter Departmental Business Register (IDBR) (via Suffolk Observatory)
  • Economically active people - 2017 Annual Population Survey (APS) (via Suffolk Observatory)
  • Full time worker pay - 2017 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) (via Suffolk Observatory)
  • Level 4 qualifications and above - 2011 Census (via Suffolk Observatory)
  • GCSE C in Maths and English - 2016/17 Suffolk County Council (via Suffolk Observatory)

Area Specific:

  • Population - 2016 ONS Population Estimates (via Suffolk Observatory)
  • House prices - 2017 Rightmove
  • Listed Buildings - 2018 Historic England
  • Economically active - 2011 Census (via Suffolk Observatory)
  • Average travel distance - 2011 Census data
  • Commuting patterns - 2011 Census (via DataShine)
  • Housing Stock - 2018 SCDC Housing Stock
  • Average persons per household - 2011 Census (via Suffolk Observatory)
  • Percentage of overcrowded households - 2011 Census (via Suffolk Observatory)
  • Percentage of households with no car - 2011 Census (via Suffolk Observatory)
  • Percentage of one person households - 2011 Census (via Suffolk Observatory)

Landscape Buffer
An area that separates two different land uses, for example, industrial and residential developments.

Legibility
The extent to which a development or built up area can be navigated by both residents and visitors.

Listed Building
A building that is recognised and statutorily protected for its historic and architectural value. www.historicengland.org.uk/listing

Local Enterprise Partnership
A body, designated by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, established for the purpose of creating or improving the conditions for economic growth in an area.

Local Housing Needs Assessment
An assessment which identifies the local housing needs, aspirations and demands within a defined area (usually a parish or small group of parishes).

Local Planning Authority
The public authority whose duty it is to carry out specific planning functions for a particular area i.e. Suffolk Coastal District Council.

Masterplan
A detailed plan which provides a template for the development of a site or area.

Material Consideration
A matter that should be taken into account in deciding a planning application or on an appeal against a planning decision.

Micro & Small Businesses
These are generally businesses with fewer than 50 employees and a turnover of under £10 million.

National Planning Policy
Most national planning policy is contained within the National Planning Policy Framework. Some policy is also contained within ministerial statements. National planning policy is supported by the National Planning Practice Guidance which gives further detail on how national policy should be implemented and interpreted.

Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project
Major infrastructure developments that bypass normal local planning requirements due to their strategic importance and are dealt with at Government level. They are major infrastructure projects such as new harbours, roads, power generating stations (including offshore wind farms) and electricity transmission lines, which require a type of consent known as 'development consent'. Development consent, where granted, is made in the form of a Development Consent Order (DCO). For such a project, the Planning Inspectorate examines the application and will make a recommendation to the relevant Secretary of State, who will make the decision on whether to grant or to refuse development consent.

Natural Capital
This is considered as the sum of our ecosystems, species, freshwater, land, soils, minerals, our air and our seas. These are all elements of nature that either directly or indirectly bring value to people and the country at large. They do this in many ways but chiefly by providing us with food, clean air and water, wildlife, energy, wood, recreation and protection from hazards.

Neighbourhood Plans
Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011. Communities can shape development in their areas through the production of Neighbourhood Plans. The local parish or town council lead on neighbourhood planning in their areas. Where one does not exist then a community group known as a neighbourhood forum needs to be established to lead. Neighbourhood Plans become part of the Development Plan for the area and the policies contained within them are then used in the determination of planning applications.

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones
Areas designated as being at risk from agricultural nitrate pollution.

Non-designated Heritage Assets
A heritage asset that has not been included on any national list.

Objectively Assessed Need
An assessment of the amount of new housing, jobs, employment land, retail floorspace and other uses that are likely to be needed within the District.

Open Space
A range of different sites and areas, including wildlife areas, natural greenspace, parks and gardens, amenity greenspace, play space, allotments, cemeteries and churchyards and green corridors.

Optional Technical Standards
A set of housing standards relating to accessibility, internal space and water efficiency set by the Government which Council's can impose on development in their areas through the Local Plan. More information and details of the standards can be found here: http://planningguidance.communities.gov.uk/blog/guidance/housing-optional-technical-standards/

Outline Planning Permission
A permission granted at the early stage of a development to state that a proposal is acceptable in principle before any detailed design issues are considered.

Pedestrian Crossing Point
This could take a number of forms, including provision of dropped kerbs, provision of traffic island and provision of pelican crossing.

Permitted Development
Some development can take place without the need for planning permission. These types of development are set out in a piece of legislation called the General Permitted Development Order.

Planning Application Condition
A condition attached to a planning permission to help mitigate the adverse effects of development.

Police Facilities includes:

  • Additional or enhanced police station (Safer Neighbourhood Team) floor space & facilities, including fit out & refurbishment;
  • Custody Facilities;
  • Mobile Police Stations;
  • Communications including ICT;
  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition Technology;
  • Police Vehicles;
  • Funding for additional staff resources incorporating Police Community Support Officers (during the construction & occupation phases of residential development), Back Office Staff, recruitment, training & equipment;

Policies Map
An Ordnance Survey base map that provides a geographic expression of policies and proposals contained in a Local Plan.

Post-16 Education
Post-16 education comprises a number of different academic and vocational education options for students after Year 11, including one or a mix of: A-levels, further education, study programmes, apprenticeships and (from 2020 onwards) T-Levels. These forms of education can take place in schools with post-16 provision, colleges (Sixth Form Colleges or Further Education Colleges), as part of employment or with a private training provider. This definition excludes Higher Education.

Primary Care
Primary care services provide the first point of contact in the healthcare system, acting as the 'front door' of the NHS. Primary care includes general practice, community pharmacy, dental, and optometry (eye health) services.

Primary Shopping Area
Defined area where retail development is concentrated (generally comprising the primary and those secondary frontages which are adjoining and closely related to the primary shopping frontage).

Primary & Secondary Shopping Frontages
Primary frontages are where most shops are concentrated with more than half of ground floor units in retail use. Secondary frontages provide greater opportunities for a diversity of uses such as restaurants, cinemas and businesses.

Priority Species
Formerly known as Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) species. Species and Habitats of Principle Importance included in the England Biodiversity List published by the Secretary of State under section 41 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.

Quasi-retail Uses
Non A1 retail uses (as defined in the Use Classes Order), such as car showrooms, tyre and exhaust centres and builders merchants that are similar to retail uses but are often not suitable in a town centre location due to their size and characteristics.

Ramsar Sites
A term adopted following an international conference, held in 1971 in Ramsar in Iran, to identify wetland sites of international importance.

Registered Parks and Gardens
Park or garden included in the Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England. These are included within the register because they are of national importance.

Renewable & Low Carbon Energy
This includes energy for heating and cooling as well as generating electricity. Renewable energy covers those energy flows that occur naturally and repeatedly in the environment - from the wind, the fall of water, the movement of the oceans, from the sun and also from biomass and deep geothermal heat. Low carbon technologies are those that can help reduce emissions (compared to conventional use of fossil fuels).

Scheduled Monument
Building or site included in the Schedule of Monuments kept by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Scheduled buildings and monuments are included in the list because they are considered to be of national importance,

Second Homes
A residential property which is not used as a main residence. These are often used as holiday homes.

Section 106 agreement
A legal agreement between the Council and a developer to, for example, provide affordable housing and infrastructure needed to support a new development. These have been largely replaced by the Community Infrastructure Levy.

Setting of a Heritage Asset
The surroundings in which a heritage asset is experienced. Its extent is not fixed and may change as the asset and its surroundings evolve. Elements of a setting may make a positive or negative contribution to the significance of an asset, may affect the ability to appreciate that significance or may be neutral.

Settlement Boundaries
Lines around settlements defined under Policy SCLP3.4 which dictate in principle where some types of development can take place.

Self Build / Custom Build
This refers to where someone organises the design and build of their own home.

Sequential Test (Flooding)
The aim of the Sequential Test is to steer new development toward areas with the lowest probability of flooding. Development should not be allocated or permitted if there are reasonably available sites appropriate for that development in areas of lower probability of flood risk.

Sequential Test (Retail)
An assessment applied to an out of town retail application whereby the developer must demonstrate that there are no suitable alternative sites within or adjacent to the town centre.

Shared Ownership
A way of buying a share of a property (usually between 25% and 75%), and paying rent for the remainder.

Sheltered Housing
Accommodation for sale or rent exclusively to elderly older people, often with estate management services, emergency alarm system and warden service.

Shoreline Management Plans
These set out strategic policies for the management of different stretches of coastline and reconcile the interests of different stakeholders.

Short Stay Stopping Sites
They are pieces of land in temporary use as authorised short-term (less than 28 days) stopping places for all travelling communities. They may not require planning permission if they are in use for fewer than 28 days in a year.

Site of Special Scientific Interest
A site designated by Natural England because of its high wildlife or geological value.

Small & Medium Enterprises
Any business with fewer than 250 employees.

Social Rent
Social rented housing is owned by local authorities and private registered providers (as defined in section 80 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008), for which guideline target rents are determined through the national rent regime. It may also be owned by other persons and provided under equivalent rental arrangements to the above, as agreed with the local authority or with the Homes and Communities Agency.

Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
This is an area designated under the European Habitats Directive to give special protection to plants, animals and habitats.

Special Protection Area (SPA)
This is an area identified as being of value for the feeding, breeding, migrating and wintering of threatened bird species. These sites are identified under the European Wild Birds Directive and receive enhanced protection.

Starter Home
A Starter Home is defined under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 as a home which:

a)is a new dwelling,

(b)is available for purchase by qualifying first-time buyers only,

(c)is to be sold at a discount of at least 20% of the market value,

(d)is to be sold for less than the price cap, and

(e)is subject to any restrictions on sale or letting specified in regulations made by the Secretary of State (for more about regulations under this paragraph, see section 3).

"New dwelling" means a building or part of a building that-

(a)has been constructed for use as a single dwelling and has not previously been occupied, or

(b)has been adapted for use as a single dwelling and has not been occupied since its adaptation.

"Qualifying first-time buyer" means an individual who-

(a)is a first-time buyer,

(b)is at least 23 years old but has not yet reached the age of 40, and

(c)meets any other criteria specified in regulations made by the Secretary of State (for example, relating to nationality).

Stepping Stones
Pockets of habitat that, while not necessarily connected, facilitate the movement of species across otherwise inhospitable landscapes.

Strategic Housing Market Assessment
An assessment of housing need and demand within the District.

Supplementary Planning Document
A planning document that provides practical guidance to assist in the implementation of Local Plan policies.

Surface Water Flood Risk
This is caused when rain water cannot be absorbed into the ground but instead flows over the surface.

Sustainable Development
Sustainable development is a contested term and has many definitions and interpretations. The United Nations General Assembly defined sustainable development as "as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". The UK Sustainable Development Strategy Securing the Future set out five 'guiding principles' of sustainable development: living within the planet's environmental limits; ensuring a strong, healthy and just society; achieving a sustainable economy; promoting good governance; and using sound science responsibly. The National Planning Policy Framework states that the majority of the document taken as a whole constitutes the Government's view of what sustainable development in England means in practice for the planning system.

Transport Assessment
A comprehensive and systematic process that sets out various transport issues relating to a proposed development. It identifies what measures will be taken to deal with the anticipated transport impacts of the scheme in relation to all forms of travel.

Transport Statement
A simplified Transport Assessment, used in some cases where transport issues arising out of development proposals may not require a full Transport Assessment i.e. smaller scale developments where the traffic impact is limited in both volume and area impact.

Travel Plan
Travel Plans are long-term management strategies for integrating proposals for sustainable travel into the planning process.

Use Classes
Different categories of uses identified in the planning system by the Use Class Order (1987 as amended) https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200130/common_projects/9/change_of_use

Wildlife Corridor
Areas of habitat connecting wildlife populations.

Windfall Sites
Sites which have not been specifically identified for development through the Local Plan process. They often comprise previously-developed sites that have unexpectedly become available.

Acronyms

AAP - Area Action Plan

AONB - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

AQMA - Air Quality Management Area

B&B - Bed and Breakfast

BCIS - Build Cost Information Service

BFL 12 - Building for Life 12

BREEAM - Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method

CCG (Ipswich and East Suffolk) - Clinical Commissioning Group (Ipswich and East Suffolk)

CCMA - Coastal Change Management Area

CEVCP - Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary

CIL - Community Infrastructure Levy

CIRIA - Construction Industry Research and Information Association

CoE - Church of England

CWS - County Wildlife Site

DCLG - Department for Communities and Local Government

DEFRA - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DMO - Destination Management Organisation

DPD - Development Plan Document

EU - European Union

GIA - Gross Internal Area

Ha - Hectare

HGV - Heavy Goods Vehicle

HMOs - Houses in Multiple Occupation

HTL - Hold the Line

IHMA - Ipswich Housing Market Area

IP/HP - Intermediate pressure pipelines and high pressure pipelines

IROPI - Imperative Reasons of Overriding Public Interest

ISPA - Ipswich Strategic Planning Area

Km - Kilometre

LEP - Local Enterprise Partnership

LNR - Local Nature Reserve

LPA - Local Planning Authorities

M - Metre

MBNL - Mobile Broadband Network Limited

MW - Megawatts

NHS - National Health Service

NIA - Net Internal Area

NPPF - National Planning Policy Framework

NSIP - Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project

OAN - Objectively Assessed Need

OFGEM - Office of Gas and Electricity Markets

ONS - Office for National Statistics

RAMS - Recreation Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy

RICS - Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RIG - Regionally Important Geological sites

S106 - Section 106

SAC - Special Area of Conservation

SANG - Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace

SCC - Suffolk County Council

SCDC - Suffolk Coastal District Council

SCLP - Suffolk Coastal Local Plan

SFRA - Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

SHELAA - Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment

SHMA - Strategic Housing Market Assessment

SLA - Special Landscape Area

SPA - Special Protection Area

SPG - Supplementary Planning Guidance

SPZ - Source Protection Zone

Sqm - Square Metre

SSSI - Site of Special Scientific Interest

SUDS - Sustainable Drainage System

TER - Target CO2 Emission Rate

Appendix J - Schedule of Policies to be Superseded

On adoption of this Local Plan, the policies from previous documents are to be superseded by the policies within this document. No policies from previous documents are to be "saved".

Although all of these policies are to be superseded, those marked with * are to be carried forward as new policies in the emerging Local Plan as they relate to site/area specific proposals.

Suffolk Coastal Local Plan (incorporating first and second alterations) 2001 and 2006

AP28 Areas to be Protected from Development*

AP51 General Employment Areas

AP56 Town Centre

AP59 District Centres

AP122 Sizewell Gap

AP212 Ipswich Fringe: Open character of land between Settlements

AP249 Woodbridge & Melton: Retention of Riverside Qualities

AP250 Woodbridge: Riverside recreational area

AP252 Woodbridge: New Yacht Harbours and Marinas

AP257 Woodbridge Town Centre: Prime Shopping Area

AP258 Woodbridge Town Centre: Church Street and Market Hill

AP259 Woodbridge Town Centre: Loss of Residential Accommodation

AP262 Woodbridge Town Centre: Potential Service Areas

AP263 Woodbridge Town Centre: Traffic Management

Core Strategy and Development Policies Development Plan Document 2013

SP1 Sustainable Development

SP1A Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development

SP2 Housing Numbers and Distribution

SP3 New Homes

SP4 Gypsies Travellers and Travelling Showpeople

SP5 Employment Land

SP6 Regeneration

SP7 Economic Development in the Rural Areas

SP8 Tourism

SP9 Retail Centres

SP10 A14 & A12

SP11 Accessibility

SP12 Climate Change

SP13 Nuclear Energy

SP14 Biodiversity and Geodiversity

SP15 Landscape and Townscape

SP16 Sport and Play

SP17 Green Space

SP18 Infrastructure

SP19 Settlement Policy

SP20 Eastern Ipswich Plan Area

SP21 Felixstowe with Walton and the Trimley Villages

SP22 Aldeburgh

SP23 Framlingham

SP24 Leiston

SP25 Saxmundham

SP26 Woodbridge

SP27 Key and Local Service Centres

SP28 Other Villages

SP29 The Countryside

SP30 The Coastal Zone

DM1 Affordable Housing on Exception Sites

DM2 Affordable Housing on Residential Sites

DM3 Housing in the Countryside

DM4 Housing in Clusters in the Countryside

DM5 Conversions and Houses in Multiple Occupation

DM6 Residential Annexes

DM7 Infilling and Backland Development within Physical Limits Boundaries

DM8 Extensions to Residential Curtilages

DM9 Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpersons

DM10 Protection of Employment Sites

DM11 Warehousing and Storage

DM12 Expansion and Intensification of Employment Sites

DM13 Conversion and Re-Use of Redundant Buildings in the Countryside

DM14 Farm Diversification

DM15 Agricultural Buildings and Structures

DM16 Farm Shops

DM17 Touring Caravan, Camper Vans and Camping Sites

DM18 Static Holiday Caravans, Cabins and Chalets

DM19 Parking Standards

DM20 Travel Plans

DM21 Design: Aesthetics

DM22 Design: Function

DM23 Residential Amenity

DM24 Sustainable Construction

DM25 Art

DM26 Lighting

DM27 Biodiversity and Geodiversity

DM28 Flood Risk

DM29 Telecommunications

DM30 Key Facilities

DM31 Public Buildings

DM32 Sport and Play

DM33 Allotments

Site Allocations and Area Specific Policies Development Plan Document 2017

Policy SSP1 New Housing Delivery 2015 - 2027

Policy SSP2 Physical Limits Boundaries

Policy SSP3 Land rear of Rose Hill, Saxmundham Road, Aldeburgh*

Policy SSP4 Land to the East of Aldeburgh Road, Aldringham*

Policy SSP5 Land at Mill Road, Badingham

Policy SSP6 Land Adjacent to Corner Cottages, Main Road, Benhall

Policy SSP7 Land to the rear of 1 and 2 Chapel Cottages, The Street, Darsham

Policy SSP8 Land opposite Townsfield Cottages, Dennington

Policy SSP9 Land south of Solomon's Rest, The Street, Hacheston

Policy SSP10 Land south of Ambleside, Main Road, Kelsale cum Carlton*

Policy SSP11 Land north of Mill Close, Orford*

Policy SSP12 Land west of Garden Square Rendlesham*

Policy SSP13 Land east of Redwald Road, Rendlesham*

Policy SSP14 Land north-east of Street Farm, Saxmundham*

Policy SSP15 Land opposite The Sorrel Horse, The Street, Shottisham*

Policy SSP16 Land fronting Old Homes Road, Thorpeness

Policy SSP17 Land south of Lower Road, Westerfield

Policy SSP18 Land at Old Station Works, Main Road Westerfield*

Policy SSP19 Land at Street Farm, Witnesham (Bridge)*

Policy SSP20 Ransomes, Nacton Heath*

Policy SSP21 Land at Silverlace Green(former airfield) Parham*

Policy SSP22 Former airfield Parham*

Policy SSP23 Former airfield Debach*

Policy SSP24 Bentwaters Park, Rendlesham*

Policy SSP25 Carlton Park, Main Road, Kelsale cum Carlton*

Policy SSP26 Levington Park, Levington*

Policy SSP27 Riverside Industrial Estate, Border Cot Lane, Wickham Market*

Policy SSP28 Aldeburgh Town Centre

Policy SSP29 Saxmundham Town Centre

Policy SSP30 District Centres

Policy SSP31 Local Centres

Policy SSP32 Visitor Management - Special Protection Areas*

Policy SSP33 Snape Maltings

Policy SSP34 Suffolk Showground - Trinity Park

Policy SSP35 Land off Westerfield Road and Lower Road, Westerfield

Policy SSP36 Policy SSP36 - Recreation / Open Space near Rushmere Street*

Policy SSP37 Parks and Gardens of Historic or Landscape Interest*

Policy SSP38 Special Landscape Areas

Policy SSP39 Areas to be Protected from Development*

Policy SSP40 Newbourne: Former Land Settlement Association Holdings

Policy SSP41 The Garrett Era Area, Aldeburgh

Policy SSP42 Coastal Change Management Area

Policy SSP43 Relocation and Replacement of Development Affected by Coastal Erosion Risk

Felixstowe Peninsula Area Action Plan 2017

Policy FPP1 New Housing Delivery 2015 - 2027

Policy FPP2 Physical Limits Boundaries

Policy FPP3 Land at Sea Road, Felixstowe*

Policy FPP4 Land north of Walton High Street, Felixstowe

Policy FPP5 Land north of Conway Close and Swallow Close, Felixstowe*

Policy FPP6 Land opposite Hand in Hand Public House, Trimley St Martin

Policy FPP7 Land off Howlett Way, Trimley St Martin*

Policy FPP8 Land south of Thurmans Lane, Trimley St Mary

Policy FPP9 Port of Felixstowe*

Policy FPP10 Land at Bridge Road, Felixstowe*

Policy FPP11 Land at Carr Road/Langer Road, Felixstowe*

Policy FPP12 Land at Haven Exchange, Felixstowe*

Policy FPP13 Felixstowe Town Centre

Policy FPP14 Retail frontages

Policy FPP15 Primary Shopping Area

Policy FPP16 District Centres

Policy FPP17 Felixstowe Ferry and Golf Course*

Policy FPP18 Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club to Cobbolds Point*

Policy FPP19 Cobbolds Point to Spa Pavilion*

Policy FPP20 Spa Pavilion to Martello Park*

Policy FPP21 Martello Park to Landguard*

Policy FPP22 Visitor Management - Special Protection Areas*

Policy FPP23 Car Parking

Policy FPP24 Holiday Accommodation

Policy FPP25 Historic Parks and Gardens*

Policy FPP26 Special Landscape Areas

Policy FPP27 Access to the Countryside

Policy FPP28 Areas to be protected from development*

 

Appendix K - List of Photographs

Photographs are sourced from Suffolk Coastal District Council, unless referenced below.

Front cover - Felixstowe Seafront, Aldeburgh Road, Leiston, Thoroughfare, Woodbridge and Framlingham Castle (source - www.thesuffolkcoast.co.uk)

Section 1 - Thoroughfare, Woodbridge

Section 2 - Orwell Country Park, Nacton

Page 19 - Broadband cabinet

Page 20 - A12, Martlesham (source - www.tomandrewsphotography.com)

Section 3 - Boat at Aldeburgh

Page 33 - Felixstowe Seafront

Page 35 - View towards BT, Martlesham

Page 48 - Village stores sign, Thorpeness

Page 57 - Coastal sea defence

Section 4 - Port of Felixstowe

Page 61 - Clopton Commercial Park, Debach

Page 69 - Agricultural field

Page 72 - Martlesham Retail Park

Page 73 - Felixstowe Town Centre

Section 5 - Aldeburgh Road, Leiston

Page 87 - Chillesford Lodge Estate (source - Christopher Rawlings/Mr and Mrs G Watson)

Page 90 - New house, The Hill, Westleton

Page 95 - Bricks

Page 99 - Affordable housing, Peasenhall

Page 104 - Residential houseboats, Woodbridge

Section 6 - The Scallop, Aldeburgh

Page 110 - Snape Maltings

Page 111 - Orford Castle

Page 114 - RSPB Minsmere

Section 7 - Railway Line (source - www.tomandrewsphotography.com)

Page 122 - Car charging point

Page 123 - The Hill, Wickham Market

Section 8 - Leiston Library

Page 128 - Playground sign

Page 129 - Westleton play area

Page 130 - Allotment

Section 9 - Shingle Street

Page 135 - Solar Farm

Page 141 - Cliff erosion

Page 146 - Shingle Street

Section 10 - Red flower

Page 152 - Bird (source - www.tomandrewsphotography.com)

Page 157 - View of the River Alde from Orford

Page 160 - View of the River Alde from Snape Maltings

Page 162 - View of the River Deben, Woodbridge

Section 11 - Snape Maltings

Page 167 - Contemporary house, Westleton

Page 169 - Housing at Main Road, Martlesham

Page 174 - Agent`s House, Easton

Page 176 - Street scene, Framlingham

Page 181 - Broke Hall Park, Nacton

Section 12 - Moot Hall, Aldeburgh

Page 197 - Felixstowe Pier

Page 239 - Suffolk Showground statues

Page 267 - Framlingham Castle

Page 283 - Woodbridge train station

Page 285 - Shire Hall, Woodbridge

Page 293 - Bredfield direction sign

Appendices - The Tour of Britain cycling race in Suffolk (source - https://simonwilkinson.photoshelter.com/index)

Policies Maps - Woodland, Kesgrave (source - www.tomandrewsphotography.com)

Appendix L - Suffolk Coastal Local Plan Evidence Base Documents

The key evidence base documents supporting the Local Plan are listed below and can be viewed on the Council's website.

Economic evidence

Document

Author

Date

Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment 

SCDC

December 2018

Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment - Map book

SCDC

December 2018

Port of Felixstowe Growth and Development Needs Study

Lichfields

July 2018

Ipswich Economic Area Employment Land Supply Assessment - Suffolk Coastal

Lichfields

March 2018

Economic Area Sector Needs Assessment

Lichfields

September 2017

Employment Land Needs Assessment

Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners

March 2016

Retail evidence

Document

Author

Date

Retail and Leisure Study - Executive Summary

WYG

October 2017

Retail and Leisure Study - Volume 1 (Main Report)

WYG

October 2017

Retail and Leisure Study - Volume 2 (Appendices A-K)

WYG

October 2017

Retail and Leisure Study - Volume 3 (Appendices L-W)

WYG

October 2017

Housing evidence

Document

Author

Date

Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment 

SCDC

December 2018

Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment - Map book

SCDC

December 2018

Ipswich and Waveney Housing Market Areas Strategic Housing Market Assessment Part 1

Peter Brett Associates

August 2017

Ipswich and Waveney Housing Market Areas Strategic Housing Market Assessment Part 2

HDH Planning and Development Ltd & Peter Brett Associates

August 2017

Ipswich Housing Market Area - Update to the Strategic Housing Market Assessment Part 2

HDH Planning and Development Ltd & Peter Brett Associates

January 2019

Gypsy, Traveller, Travelling Showpeople and Boat Dwellers Accommodation Needs Assessment (ANA)

RRR Consultancy Ltd

May 2017

Environment evidence

Document

Author

Date

Cross Boundary Water Cycle Study

Wood

January 2019

Heritage Impact Assessment - North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood

David Edleston

November 2018

Heritage Impact Assessment - Saxmundham Garden Neighbourhood

David Edleston

November 2018

Suffolk Coastal District Landscape Character Assessment

Alison Farmer Associates

July 2018

Settlement Sensitivity Assessment Volume 1 | Volume 2

Alison Farmer Associates

July 2018

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

Aecom

April 2018

Transport evidence

Document

Author

Date

Local Plan Transport Modelling - Methodology Report

WSP

August 2018

Local Plan Transport Modelling - Forecasting Report Volume 1 Suffolk Coastal and Ipswich

WSP

August 2018

Local Plan Transport Modelling - Methodology Report

WSP

January 2019

Local Plan Transport Modelling - Forecasting Report Volume 2 Suffolk Coastal and Ipswich Preferred Option

WSP

January 2019

Council Topic Papers

Document

Author

Date

Final Topic Paper Settlement Hierarchy

SCDC

January 2019

Final Topic Paper Site Selection

SCDC

January 2019

Whole Plan Viability Report

Document

Author

Date

Suffolk Coastal Whole Plan Viability Report

Aspinall Verdi

January 2019