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.
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||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 - 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|
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.
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 sites||Adoption date|
|Barrow - land east of Barrow Hill||December 2013|
|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|
|Haverhill Town Centre Queen Street Shopfront Design Guide||July 2009|