New Joint Local Plan
The Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan will provide a framework for shaping our communities - and guiding future development - until the year 2037.
Following the Examination, it was proposed in December 2021 that the Joint Local Plan be split into two parts (the Part 1 Plan and the Part 2 Plan).
In September 2023, the Appointed Inspectors published their Examination report. Their report concludes that the Joint Local Plan - with its recommended Main Modifications - is sound and capable of adoption.
Part 1 of the Joint Local Plan was adopted by Mid Suffolk District Council on 20th November 2023 as set out in Mid Suffolk District Council's adoption statement and by Babergh District Council on 21st November 2023 as set out in Babergh District Council's adoption statement.
A revised Local Development Scheme was also brought into effect by Mid Suffolk District Council on 20th November 2023 and by Babergh District Council on 21st November 2023, which sets out the planned timetable for the Joint Local Plan Part 2 Plan.
Joint Local Plan Examination
The Examination has now concluded. Please visit our Joint Local Plan Examination webpage to access information about the Examination:
Local Plan timetable (the Local Development Scheme)
The new Local Development Scheme (LDS) outlined a Part 1 and Part 2 Joint Local Plan, and set out the revised timetable for the production of the Joint Local Plan.
It also introduced nine supplementary planning documents, and provided an updated programme for revisions to the Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedules. The LDS was approved by both Councils in October 2022.
We publish and maintain a significant evidence base, which relates to the Joint Local Plan. It includes our 2022 Five Year Housing Land Supply Position Statement and Annual Monitoring Reports.
It also includes information about:
- development viability
- infrastructure requirements and funding
- flood risk
- heritage, landscape and transport impact
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