Site Allocations Local Plan - Preferred Options (Regulation 18 Stage)

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View Comments (1) (1) What is the Preferred Options consultation?

This Site Allocations Local Plan (SALP) follows on from the Site Allocations Further Issues and Options consultation which took place between August and October 2015. This consultation was carried out in parallel with and was informed by the Issues and Options consultation draft of the Single Issue Review of Core Strategy Policy CS7 (a review of the quantity and distribution of new housing over the next 15 years). These two issues and options documents, supporting information, and further details of the consultation responses are available on our website at

This Preferred Options consultation draft of the SALP sets out the council's preferred sites for housing growth in towns, key service centres and primary villages. The sites were selected using responses to the earlier consultation and the results of further work researching the constraints and opportunities, and the cumulative impact of distributing growth in these settlements. The settlement boundaries of the secondary villages have also been reviewed and the preferred options for the amended boundaries are included with maps. There is a section on the council's preferred options for allocating employment sites, and a section on making provision for Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople.

How to make comments

Your views on these preferred options for site allocations are important as they will help inform the next stage of plan preparation, the Submission draft, which will be submitted to the Secretary of State. There will then be a public examination by an independent Inspector before the council can adopt the document. Further details of the timetable are set out in the Local Development Scheme document on our website at

Responses to this document can be made online by visiting the council's public consultation website:, by email to, or in writing using a response form (please telephone 01284 757368 or email the above address for a form).

Forms should be returned to:

Strategic Planning Team
Forest Heath District Council
West Suffolk House
Western Way
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3YU

Please be aware that any representations made on this document will be available for everyone to view, regardless of whether they are submitted by post or online.

Please ensure that your response is submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 8 June 2016

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