Forest Heath Local Plan SIR and SALP consultation

Further consultation on SIR and SALP - now closed

Thursday 9 May (9am) to Friday 21 June (5pm)

Following a public examination of the Forest Heath Core Strategy Single Issue Review of Policy CS7 (SIR) and Site Allocations Local Plan (SALP) by independent planning inspectors during 2017 and 2018, the inspectors are inviting comments on further documents that address issues of legal compliance and soundness. This is a consequence of recent rulings from the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU).

As the documents related to the SIR and SALP, in keeping with the examination process to date they will be subject to separate public consultations from 9 May to 21 June 2019 - now closed.

The consultations provide those with an interest in the SIR and SALP the opportunity to make representations to the planning inspectors in relation to whether the documents will satisfactorily address matters of soundness or legal compliance.

Responses to latest 2019 HRA SIR/SALP consultation
Anglian Water
Environment Agency
Historic England
Lakenheath Parish Council
Natural England
Newmarket Horseman's Group
Red Lodge Parish Council
Sellwood Planning, on behalf of Lord Derby - SIR response.  SALP response.
West Suffolk Council Strategic Housing Team

Core Strategy Single Issue Review of Policy CS7 consultation documents
E1 - SIR Habitats Regulations Assessment (SIR HRA)
E2 - Updated Air Quality Assessment
E3 - Sustainability Appraisal Addendum of the Forest Heath Local Plan (SA)

It should be noted that no further main modifications have been proposed to the SIR as as result of the HRA or SA documents. This is not an opportunity to raise again matters relating to other parts of the submitted SIR that have already been considered by the inspectors during the examination. The inspectors will only consider representations from this consultation which relate to the revised SIR HRA and SA documents.

Site Allocations Local Plan consultation documents
E4 - SALP further proposed main modifications
E5 - SALP Habitats Regulations Assessment (SALP HRA)
E2 - Updated Air Quality Assessment - addendum
E3 - Sustainability Appraisal Addendum of the Forest Heath Local Plan (SA) - addendum

Main modifications are those which the inspector considers are necessary to make the plans sound and/or legally compliant. The inspectors will only consider representations from this consultation which relate to the SALP further main modifications and revised HRA and SA documents.

How to respond

You can send your comments to us by email or post. Please use the representation form below. Paper copies can be obtained by calling planning policy on the number below.

Representation form for SIR Representation form for SALP
Representation form for SIR (in word format)Representation form in word format Representation form in word formatRepresentation form for SALP (in word format)
Representation form for SIR (in PDF format) Representation form in PDF formal representation form in PDF formatRepresentation form for SALP (in PDF format)

Email: planning.policy@westsuffolk.gov.uk
Phone: 01284 757368
Post: Strategic Planning, West Suffolk Council, West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3YU

Completed representations (in whatever form) should be received no later than 5pm on Friday 21 June 2019. Planning regulations concerning the preparations of local plans means that we are unable to accept responses received after this deadline.

Please be aware that any representations made will be available for everyone to view, regardless of whether they are submitted by post or email.

Once the consultation is closed, all the received representations will be submitted, in full, to the planning inspectors.

Consultation documents will be available for inspections at:

  • West Suffolk Council, College Heath Road, Mildenhall IP28 7EY
  • Newmarket Customer Information, 63 The Guineas, Newmarket, CB8 8HT
  • Brandon Library, The Brandon Centre, Bury Road, Brandon IP27 0BQ

SIR and SALP Main Modifications took place Wednesday 25 April (9am) - Friday 8 June (5pm) 2018 - consultation closed

Following a public examination of the SIR and SALP by independent Planning Inspectors during 2017, the Inspectors are inviting comments on the proposed Main Modifications to the SIR and SALP that address issues of legal compliance and soundness, as a consequence of the examination.

The comments received during this consultation period will be passed to the Inspectors for consideration when preparing their final report into the SIR and SALP.  Any comments received after the close of the consultation period cannot be considered by the Inspectors.

Please note: any representations you made to the proposed submission consultations (either the SIR and/or SALP) in March 2017, have already been considered by the Inspectors during the examination hearings in September and October 2017. This is not an opportunity to raise new issues or repeat previously submitted comments.

Notice of consultation Guidance note

The consultation is only about the proposed main modifications and not about other aspects of the plan. The main modifications will be put forward without prejudice to the Inspectors' final conclusions.

Core Strategy Single Issue Review (SIR) Main Modifications Site Allocations Local Plan Main Modifications
F1 - Schedule of SIR main modifications F4 - Schedule of SALP main modifications
F2 - SA of main modifications
F3 - HRA of SIR main modifications F5 - HRA of SALP main modifications
F6 - Post-submission Policies Map Book April 2018

Additional modifications are shown below. Any comments received on the additional modifications are a matter for the Council and not for the Inspectors.

Core Strategy Single Issue Review (SIR) additional modifications Site Allocations Local Plan (SALP) additional modifications
Schedule of SIR additional modifications ** Schedule of SALP additional modifications **
** additional modifications are minor changes which do not affect the policies and are not required to make the documents sound

 

Core Strategy Single Issue Review (SIR) Site Allocations Local Plan (SALP)
Document showing tracked changes including main and additional modifications SIR (for information only) Document showing tracked changes including main and additional modifications SALP (for information only)

Additional documents were produced in connection with the Council's response to the Inspectors' letter, dated 13 November 2017 and further information below to support the modifications. While comments are not invited on these documents directly, these documents are available for any general comments as part of the consultation process.

Core Strategy Single Issue Review (SIR) and Site Allocations Local Plan (SALP) Date produced

Forest Heath ELR Supplementary Report

February 2018

Air Quality Analysis

April 2018

Highways Cumulative Impact Study Addendum

April 2018
Water Cycle Study April 2018
Transport Cumulative Impact Study Horse Crossings Addendum April 2018

You can also send your comments to us by email or post.  Please contact us on planning.policy@westsuffolk.gov.uk for a representation form to use.

Representations must be received no later than 5pm on Friday 8 June 2018