Suffolk Coastal Local Plan

The East Suffolk Council – Suffolk Coastal Local Plan was adopted by East Suffolk Council on 23rd September 2020. The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan covers the former Suffolk Coastal district. The Local Plan sets out the level of growth which needs to be planned in the area and identifies where that growth should be located and how it should be delivered. The Local Plan sets out the planning policies which the Council will use to determine planning applications in the Suffolk Coastal Local Plan area. The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan covers the period 2018-2036.

Planning & Transport Meeting – 23rd September at 7pm

The next meeting of Melton Parish Council Planning & Transport Committee will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 23rd September commencing at 7pm.

This meeting is held in public and all residents of Melton are very welcome.

The full agenda and papers will be available to view on the Planning & Transport section of the website at least 3 clear days before the meeting.

To join online:

To join by phone: 0203 481 5237

Meeting ID: 842 6465 7858
Passcode: 562207

Survey on Neighbourhood Planning

We have had a request from a research student at the University of Manchester for help with his dissertation on Neighbourhood Planning:

Over the last few years communities have been encouraged to take a more active part in the planning process for their areas through Neighbourhood Planning. My research aims to review the level of continuing participation in the planning process in areas with ‘made’ plans. As a community that was involved in this initiative, I am keen to hear your views.

The Survey
The brief survey will take less than 10 minutes of your time to complete and your opinions will help to help me evaluate the long term impact neighbourhood planning has had and will allow me to ensure that my study is as thorough as possible. You can access the survey through the following link:

The research will take place over a four week period (ending 06/08/20). All information provided in the survey is recorded anonymously and the results will only be used for the purpose of writing my dissertation.

Neighbourhood Plan and CIL Project Consultation Events

We are holding two Open Consultation Events at our office for Melton residents to give their views on updates to our Neighbourhood Plan (NP), which is now 2 years old.  There will be more information on the NP website  but please do come along to give your feedback.  We will also be giving further opportunities for residents to give their views online and at future open events.

These sessions will also be seeking residents’ views on how we intend to spend our Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) income.  We have a number of large projects in mind and we need to ensure they meet local needs and aspirations.  Many of these emerged from the NP.

Friday 7th February – 6-9pm

Saturday 8th February – 9am-noon

Melton Parish Council
17 Riduna Park
Station Road
IP12 1QT

If you cannot make the open events you can complete the online survey.