West Suffolk Council planning policy consultations

Due to an upgraded planning policy consultation system and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation we are no longer able to directly consult with you unless you have ‘opted in’ to planning topic(s).

You can update your details by logging in to your account at https://westsuffolk.oc2.uk/login  and selecting the topic(s) you wish to be notified on. If you have forgotten your login details please contact us on 01284 757368 or planning.policy@westsuffolk.gov.uk for assistance.

Local plans

The adopted and emerging Local Plans covering the former St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath areas (and all related policy documents, including guidance and SPD’s) will continue to apply to those parts of the West Suffolk Council area until a new Local Plan for West Suffolk is adopted.

This is currently scheduled for mid-2023. 

Forest Heath Single Issue Review (SIR) of Core Strategy Policy CS7

Forest Heath's Core Strategy Local Plan was adopted in May 2010. Following a successful high court challenge in May 2011, parts of CS7 were quashed. Consequential amendments were also made to policies CS1 and CS13. The council has resolved to revisit those parts of the core strategy that had been 'quashed', and undertake a single issue review (SIR). This means that the council will follow the legislative processes and procedures from the first Issues and Options consultation stage. The council has resolved to undertake a re-assessment of their overall housing needs/numbers as part of this review process.

Proposed submission Single Issue Review of Core Strategy Policy CS7

 

The Forest Heath Local Plan documents were submitted to the Secretary of State for examination on 24 March 2017
 

The Local Plan comprises:

The Single Issue Review (SIR) of Core Strategy Policy CS7 Overall Housing Provision and Distribution
and
Site Allocations Local Plan Document.

 

Details of the Submission, including the documents submitted, are available on the
Forest Heath Local Plan Examination 2017 page .

 

The Planning Inspectorate has appointed two Planning Inspectors to examine the submitted Plans.  They are Inspector Simon Berkeley BA MA MRTPI and Inspector Christa Masters MA(HONS) MRTPI.

 

Submission documents consulted on January to March 2017: 
You can view the representations received council's responses at the council's online consultation system

The local development scheme timeline shows anticipated dates for the stages in the preparation of this document.

Previous consultations

Preferred Options (3rd Regulation 18 Stage) consultation was undertaken between April and July 2016 (following an extension). You can view the representations received council's responses at the council's online consultation system

Documents produced for the 2016 consultation are:

A (further) Issues and Options (2nd Regulation 18 Stage) consultation was undertaken between August and October 2015. You can view the representations received and council's responses at the council's online consultation system.

Documents produced for the 2015 consultation are:

An Issues and Options (Regulation 18 Stage) consultation was undertaken July to September 2012. You can view the representations received and council's responses at the council's online consultation system

Documents produced for the 2012 consultation are: