Planning and Public Consultations

Planning and Public Consultations

Review of Polling Districts and Places – closes 30th November

Sense of Place East of England Survey
CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) are currently conducting a survey to explore the concept of sense of place in the east of England, as part of the programme Natural Capital and Ecosystem Assessment.  The purpose of the survey is to help improve their understanding of how people relate to their home area and to coastal and marine environments, including beaches, cliffs, wider oceans, seas, coasts and estuaries. The survey is open to anyone who lives within 10 km of the coastlines of Suffolk, Essex or Norfolk and should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Suffolk Walking, Wheeling and Cycling Routes – closes 23rd November
Suffolk County Council is consulting on proposals to improve wheeling, walking and cycling routes at locations around Suffolk, mainly in Ipswich but also Felixstowe, Kesgrave, Copdock, Capel St Mary and Bury St Edmunds.

Consultation on the proposed ban of the manufacture supply and sale of wet wipes containing plastic – closes 25th November
Defra are consulting on proposals to ban single-use wet wipes containing plastic.

Proposals to create a smokefree generation and tackle youth vaping – closes 6th December
Department of Health & Social Care are consulting on proposals to create a smokefree generation and tackle youth vaping (including a proposal to restrict the supply and sale of single-use vapes).

Sealink Consultation – closes 18th December

The National Grid is preparing a Development Consent Order (to give permission to build, operate and maintain Sea Link), so must undertake a statutory consultation on the proposals. Further information can be found on the Sealink Website.

Draft Healthy Environments and Draft Rural Development Supplementary Planning Documents – closes Wednesday 10th January 2024
East Suffolk Council is consulting on two supplementary planning documents. The Healthy Environments SPD provides guidance that will support the delivery of healthy built environments. The Rural Development SPD provides guidance on a broad range of rural issues and topics.

Healthy Environments SPD

Rural Development SPD

Shaping the Future of Library Services – closes 26th January 2024
To make sure there is a progressive and successful library service for many years to come, Suffolk County Council is re-procuring the library service and would like to invite you to have your say to make sure our libraries continue to be fit for the future.