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Local Plan Timetable (the Local Development Scheme)
A new Local Development Scheme (LDS) which sets out the revised timetable for the production of the Joint Local Plan was approved by Babergh District Council on 21st July 2020 and Mid Suffolk District Council on 23rd July 2020. The key stages and milestones of the Joint Local Plan can be viewed in the document, which confirms that the next formal stage of public consultation is due in Autumn 2020. To view the new LDS please click on the link below:
Evidence Base Updates
The Councils have a significant evidence base already published relating to the Joint Local Plan. However, a number of additional evidence base reports are ongoing and will be expected to be published with the next formal Joint Local Plan public consultation stage. These further reports relate to sustainability appraisal, habitats regulations assessment, development viability, infrastructure requirements and funding, flood risk, heritage impact, landscape impact and transport impact. To view the current evidence base please click on the link below:
Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report - Consultation Closed April 2020
The consultation for the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report opened on 18th March and closed at 12 noon on Friday 24th April 2020. To view the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report Consultation, please click on the consultation page button below. Please note this is NOT a consultation on the Joint Local Plan, but on the scope of the related SA documents which are required by the Regulations.
Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan (Reg 18) - Consultation Closed September 2019
The consultation for the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan - Preferred Options; Consultation Document (Reg 18) was open between Monday 22nd July and 4pm on Monday 30th September 2019.
To view the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan - Preferred Options (Regulation 18) Consultation Document - (July 2019) or Preferred Options - Sustainability Appraisal and Appropriate Assessment 2019, please click the Joint Local Plan Consultation Page button below.
Local Plan Mailing List
If you have already made comments about the Joint Local Plan you will be notified of any future information, unless you choose otherwise. If you have not previously made comments about the Joint Local Plan and wish to receive updates, please register for the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan Consultation Portal: