Public Consultation on Felixstowe Peninsula Area Action Plan

Posted by Town Hall Staff 19 October 2015

Felixstowe Peninsula Area Action Plan

Preferred Options public consultation (19 October – 30 November 2015)

Suffolk Coastal has prepared two Local Plan documents for public consultation which members of the public, town and parish councils, landowners, agents and statutory stakeholders are invited to comment on.   The documents are the Felixstowe Peninsula Area Action Plan and the Site Allocations and Area Specific Policies (the second document covers the entire district, outside of the Felixstowe Peninsula). The consultation period is for six weeks from Monday 19 October until 5pm on Monday 30 November 2015.

The two documents are being prepared to assist in the delivery of the Core Strategy adopted in July 2013. Following the Issues and Options consultation earlier in the year the Council is now setting out the Preferred Options for comment.   The Preferred Options documents provide the detail with regards to future residential allocations, employment allocations, retail provision and tourism provision amongst other issues such as those areas to where protection from development is the priority across the district.  Together they provide a comprehensive approach to the future growth and development across the district.

Felixstowe Peninsula Area Action Plan.

This document focuses on the communities across the Felixstowe Peninsula, primarily Felixstowe, Trimley St Mary, Trimley St Martin, Kirton and Bucklesham.  Residential allocations are proposed on a variety of sites, as well as the designation of employment land and areas to be protected from development.  Retail, tourism and environment policies are also included which all seek to enhance and promote the Felixstowe Peninsula.  Sustainability Appraisal Information and Alternative Options are also provided throughout to aid understanding and clearly set out the Council’s approach.

The Preferred Options consultation documents are also supported by the following documents

  • Interim Sustainability Appraisal Reports,
  • Habitats Regulation Reports,
  • Analysis of Responses to the Issues and Options Consultation,

Each of these documents is available to view at the Council’s main office in Woodbridge and at local libraries across the district (as well as Halesworth).  The documents can also be found on the Planning Policy pages of the Suffolk Coastal website and also through the Council’s online consultation software (JDi).  Anybody wishing to access the documents online can do so through this link:

A series of drop in sessions have been arranged at various venues across the district to increase community engagement.  Officers from the Planning Policy & Delivery Team will be present at the drop in sessions to answer questions and discuss the documents and their contents.  The table below provides details as to where the drop in sessions will be held and are open to anybody who wishes to attend.

Date Location Time
Monday 2 November 2015 Riverside Centre, Stratford St Andrew 4-8pm
Wednesday 4 November 2015 Kirton Recreation Ground Pavilion 4-8pm
Thursday 5 November 2015 Orford Town Hall 4-8pm
Monday 9 November 2015 Rendlesham Community Centre 4-8pm
Tuesday 10 November 2015 Dennington Village Hall 4-8pm
Wednesday 11 November 2015 Westerfield Village Hall 4-8pm
Thursday 12 November 2015 Felixstowe Town Hall 4-8pm
Tuesday 17 November 2015 Trimley St Martin Memorial Hall 4-8pm

Anybody wishing to comment on the documents is invited to do so primarily through the Council’s online consultation system (JDi) which can be accessed through:

Alternatively comments can be submitted via email to or in writing to the Planning Policy & Delivery Team, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Melton Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1AU.

All comments need to be returned to the Planning Policy & Delivery Team by 5pm on Monday 30 November 2015.  Comments received after this time may not be taken into account.

For further information about any aspect of the forthcoming public consultation or the work of the Planning Policy & Delivery Team please contact or on 01394 444761 or 01394 444558.