Extract and links from SCDC planning website:
|Core Strategy review and consultation - Since coming to power in May, the Government has implemented a raft of changes which impact on the planning system. In particular, they have told all councils that regional targets for new homes (Regional Spatial Strategies) will be abolished and that each council should now decide how many new homes and jobs are needed in their area.
There is therefore a need to review the interim Core Strategy document. The report below presented to Suffolk Coastal’s Cabinet on 2 November (new window) marks the beginning of this process.
Consultation on the Reviewed Core Strategy document is set to begin on 29 November 2010 and run for eight weeks.
Note that there is an update to the evidence base that may be significant:
The SHLAA identifies a list of sites which may be suitable and available for housing development. The purpose of the study is to identify sites with potential for housing development. The study does not make any decisions about site allocations. These decisions will be made in the Council’s Site Allocations and Policies Development Plan Document and Area Action Plans. Any site identified with potential for housing development will also need to be assessed through the planning process. (May 2010 draft version available on request).