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Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan Consultation

Jul. 22 - Sep. 30, 2019

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Notice is hereby given that Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are carrying out a consultation in relation to the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan. The consultation is being carried out under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 The consultation period is ten weeks commencing on Monday 22nd July 2019 and concluding at 4pm on Monday 30th September 2019.

WHAT IS THE JOINT LOCAL PLAN?
The Joint Local Plan will relate to the area covered by Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council and will set out planning policies for the two Districts up to 2036. It will identify the amount of development required and allocate sites for development.


VIEWING THE CONSULTATION
The Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan Preferred Options Document (July 2019) is available to view on the Councils’ websites as follows:
www.babergh.gov.uk/jointlocalplan or www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/jointlocalplan 

In addition, paper copies of the consultation document are available to view at the Councils’ office at Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX, at the Customer Access Point at 54 Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, IP14 1AD, at the Customer Access Point at the Town Hall, Old Market Place, Sudbury, CO10 1TL and in libraries in the Districts.


HOW TO COMMENT
Comments must be made by 4pm on Monday 30th September 2019.
Comments can be made electronically through the Councils’ online system at www.babergh.gov.uk/jointlocalplan or www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/jointlocalplan; by email to localplan@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk; or in writing to Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, Endeavour House, Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2BX. To deliver comments in person please telephone 0300 123 4000 (option 5 then option 4).

DROP-IN EXHIBITIONS
Officers will be available to answer questions at drop-in exhibitions, which will be held as follows:

Date Time Venue Address
Tuesday 6th August

2.00pm to 5.00pm United Reform Church Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, IP14 1AD

Thursday 8th August 3.30pm to 6.30pm Copdock Village Hall London Road, Copdock, IP8 3JN
Tuesday 13th August 3.30pm to 5.30pm Stradbroke Community Centre Wilby Road, Stradbroke, IP21 5JN
Wednesday 14th August 3.30pm to 7.00pm Lavenham Village Hall Church Street, Lavenham, CO10 9QT

Details of further events will be published on the Councils’ websites and through other communication channels.

Working Together
If you would like to be kept updated on the future stages of Babergh and Mid Suffolk's Joint Local Plan, you can sign up to their mailing list by visiting their websites or contacting them on 0300 123 4000 (option 5 then option 4) or by email at localplan@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk.

To view a copy of the letter advertising the consultation please use this link to download a copy.