A Regulation 18 consultation took place between 20 July – 14 September 2018. The Council have recently advised that a Regulation 19 consultation is expected to commence in January 2019. This will provide an opportunity to comment on the Council's preferred option. The Council intend to submit the Local Plan for Examination in spring 2019 with adoption in November/December 2019.
Forest Heath & St Edmundsbury
The Council is conducting a 'Call for Sites' exercise until 20 December 2018. This provides an opportunity to submit details of sites that may be suitable for development.
The Local Plan was adopted in February 2017. A review of the Local Plan, to look ahead to 2036, is underway. A consultation on Issues and Options (Regulation 18) took place between August – October 2018. The Local Plan Preferred Options document has been prepared and is expected to go out for consultation mid-late December/early January.
Mid-Suffolk & Babergh
Babergh District and Mid Suffolk District Council’s Draft Joint Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation (Regulation18) closed on 10th November 2017. The Regulation 18 Draft Local Plan is due to be issued for consultation in early 2019. Submission of the plan for Examination is anticipated in summer 2019 with adoption scheduled for early 2020.
Waveney District Council is in the advanced stages of the preparation of a new Local Plan. The independent examination took place in autumn 2018. The Inspector is expected to provide comments prior to Christmas, with a consultation on any Main Modifications shortly thereafter. The Inspector’s Report is expected in early spring 2019, with Adoption in late spring.