Supplementary planning guidance

Supplementary planning guidance includes, concept statements, masterplans and development briefs all of which provide additional information about how to interpret or what to consider in planning policies.

Concept statements

A concept statement is a simple, clear expression of the kind of place that a new development should create. It sets out how the policies and objectives of the Local Plan will apply to a specific site in order to deliver the best possible economic, social and environmental benefits. Prepared by the relevant planning authority it is the subject of consultation before it is approved.

Concept Statement Protocol

Concept statement Adoption date
Bury St Edmunds - Moreton Hall concept statement May 2013
Bury St Edmunds - North-east concept statement May 2013
Bury St Edmunds - North-west May 2013

Bury St Edmunds - South-east

September 2010
Bury St Edmunds - Station Hill and Tayfen Road development area October 2007
Bury St Edmunds - land east of Suffolk Business Park concept statement October 2007
Bury St Edmunds - Vinefield Farm, East Close August 2007
Bury St Edmunds - West May 2013
Haverhill - Castle Manor Academy December 2014
Haverhill - Hanchet End September 2010
Haverhill - North-east concept statement May 2013
Haverhill - North-west concept statement October 2007
Ingham - Park Farm February 2016
Ixworth December 2008

Masterplans

Once a concept statement has been developed a masterplan can be drafted. This provides more specific information about how the land will be used, Masterplans are prepared by developers taking into consideration views of any stakeholders. The plans are subject to consultation before being submitted to the council for approval as planning guidance.

As identified in Policy DM3 of the adopted joint development management policies document, Masterplans will be required for proposals on land allocated in local plans and site allocations documents.

Masterplan Protocol

Masterplans Adoption date
Bury St Edmunds - Compiegne Way - British Sugar Site Not yet prepared
Bury St Edmunds - Hardwick Industrial Estate June 2006
Bury St Edmunds - Moreton Hall masterplan February 2014
Bury St Edmunds - Moreton Hall East February 2008
Bury St Edmunds - North-east masterplan protocol June 2014
Bury St Edmunds - North-west (Marham Park) December 2013
Bury St Edmunds - South-east (Abbots Vale) September 2015
Bury St Edmunds - Station Hill July 2015
Bury St Edmunds - land east of Suffolk Business Park masterplan June 2010

Bury St Edmunds - Tayfen Road
 

Bury St Edmunds - Tayfen Road (first version)

February 2016
 

March 2009

Bury St Edmunds - town Centre

December 2017
Bury St Edmunds - Vinefields Farm April 2007
Bury St Edmunds - Western Way PSV II April 2016

Bury St Edmunds - West Suffolk College, including revisions
 

Bury St Edmunds - West Suffolk College, narrative, including revisions

Revision April 2011
 

February 2007

Bury St Edmunds - West Suffolk Hospital July 2015
Chedburgh - Former Fireworks Factory January 2007
Haverhill - Hanchett End Business Park March 2011

Haverhill - North-east (Great Wilsey Park)

July 2015

Haverhill - North-west Revision 1

Revisions April 2011
Haverhill - North-west Revision 2
Haverhill - North-west map June 2009

Haverhill - North-west masterplan protocol

Haverhill - Town Centre September 2015
Ingham - St Genevieve Lakes (Park Farm) December 2017
Ixworth - Crown Lane December 2010
Newmarket - Hatchfield Farm March 2019
Red Lodge August 1998
Risby - Business Park June 2007
Stanton - Shepherds Grove October 2019

Development briefs

The adopted Vision 2031 Local Plan documents permit major development only where proposals are in line with any relevant briefs approved by the local planning authority. In addition, see policy DM4 of the adopted joint development management policies document.

Development Brief Protocol

Development brief sites Adoption date
Barrow - land east of Barrow Hill December 2013

Barrow - The Green

March 2011
Architectural Vocabulary
Site Analysis
Site Layout

Bury St Edmunds - Shire Hall

May 2008

Appendix A - Character Assessment

Figure 1 - Site Location Plan

Figure 2 - Site Location Plan

Figure 3 - Constraints Plan

Figure 4 - Extract from BSE Local Plan

Figure 5a - Development Concept  
Clare - land at Cavendish Road September 2016
Clare - Stoke Road September 2011
Great Whelnetham - Erskine Lodge January 2016
Haverhill - Castle Hill (former Castle Hill Middle School) March 2019
Haverhill - Chauntry Mill (Gurteens) December 2010
Haverhill - Westfield School, Manor Road June 2012
Hopton South - Hopton Village Hall site and Sarsons Field September 2015
Kedington - the Orchard, land off Mill Road September 2014
Mildenhall Hub June 2016
Stanton - land between Upthorpe Road and Hepworth Road September 2009
Wickhambrook - The Meadows, (land at Nunnery Green and Cemetery Road) December 2015
Management plans Adoption date
Culford School - Management Plan Volume 1

7 July 2015

Technical guidance notes Publication date
Space Standards for West Suffolk December 2017
Streetscape Strategy April 2007
Guides Publication date
Haverhill Town Centre Queen Street Shopfront Design Guide July 2009