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Consultation on new planning document for Housing in Clusters and Small Scale Developments

4 July 2022

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East Suffolk Council is inviting comments on a new planning document which provides guidance on the development of small scale housing, of up to five dwellings, in the countryside. 

The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan and the Waveney Local Plan each contain a policy which allows for a limited amount of new housing in the countryside. The Housing in Clusters and Small Scale Residential Development in the Countryside Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) provides further guidance on the application of these policies: 

  • Policy SCLP5.4 Housing in Clusters in the Countryside (Suffolk Coastal Local Plan, 2020) 
  • Policy WLP8.7 Small Scale Residential Development in the Countryside (Waveney Local Plan, 2019) 

The draft SPD covers a range of matters including defining what is a ‘Cluster’ and a ‘Settlement in the Countryside’, outlining the necessary characteristics for sites to be appropriate for development, considerations on the potential impact on character of the area, the requirements for public engagement (where required) and how these policies relate to other policies in the Local Plans

Comments must be received by 5pm on Friday 5th August 2022

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