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Latest Update (1st November 2017) - Please click here to see the letter HPC sent in to SCDC, in response to the Local Plan Review


You may have read in the East Anglian Daily Times on Monday that Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) have started another review of their Local Plan. The first stage of this review is to consult on what is known as an 'Issue and Options Document'.

The ‘Issues and Options’ document - link to the full document here - contains details of ALL sites offered by land owners, agents and developers for potential development in the district. It is important to note that many of these potential sites will be totally unsuitable for development and will be rejected by SCDC Planning due to their unsuitability but all are shown in the document "...in the interest of transparency and openness and so that you are aware of all the possible options and have the opportunity to consider and comment on them".

There are 18 potential sites identified in Hollesley.

The actual consultation document is very long so Hollesley Parish Council have produced a 4 page cut-down version (with maps) showing just the details for Hollesley - link here

Please remember that these sites have not been vetted by SCDC and may be totally unsuitable for many reasons. Six of the sites have been suggested before and were labelled as ‘unsuitable’ by SCDC, three of the sites were suggested before and SCDC felt they were ‘suitable’ and there are nine new sites.

However, just because a site has been rejected before does not automatically mean it will be rejected again. Therefore it is very important that we express our views on these sites at this early stage. After this initial consultation period (ending on 30th October) SCDC will be reviewing each site and will take in to consideration views received.

If you would like to express a view on one or all of the sites you can do so in a number of ways:

  1. Use SCDC’s Online Consultation System or
  2. E-Mail SCDC directly at suffolkcoastallocalplan@eastsuffolk.gov.uk (please send a copy to HPC) or
  3. Write to SCDC at Planning Policy & Delivery Team, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1RT or
  4. E-mail the Hollesley Parish Council at hollesleyparishclerk@gmail.com or
  5. Fill out our feedback form and send it to the Clerk at Manor Farm, Hollesley, Woodbridge IP12 3NB.
Alternatively, come along to a Special Meeting of the Parish Council on Thursday 19th October. The plans will be on display from 5.30pm and residents comments will be gathered for consideration by the Parish Councillors. The Parish Council meeting will start at 7.30pm (residents welcome to stay to hear the meeting). 

In addition, SCDC are holding a 'Drop-In’ Session at their new offices opposite Melton Station on Tuesday 26th September, 4.00pm ~ 7.30pm. Please go along and voice your opinions.

It is very important that Hollesley residents and Hollesley Parish Council use this consultation period to put forward views on these potential sites and we thank you for taking the time to air your views