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2022 Five Year Housing Land Supply Position Statement & Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)
The Councils have published the 5 Year Housing Land Supply Position statement (2022) and Annual Monitoring Report (2021 to 2022). These documents are available to view through the planning policy evidence base page.
Local Plan timetable (the Local Development Scheme)
A new Local Development Scheme (LDS), which sets out the revised timetable for the production of the JLP, was approved by Babergh District Council on 25 October 2022 and Mid Suffolk District Council on 27 October 2022.
The LDS outlines a Part 1 and a Part 2 Joint Local Plan, as well as introducing nine Supplementary Planning Documents. An updated programme for revisions to the Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedules is also set out.
Draft Five Year Land Supply Position Statements – 2022 (Consultation Closed)
Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils have each previously published a Draft Five Year Land Supply Position Statement 2022. This consultation ran from 30 September 2022 – 12:00 (midday) 31 October 2022 and has now concluded. Please note any comments received after the consultation period will not be accepted.
Examination update - September 2022
The Councils are working on the proposed modifications to the Joint Local Plan. The Inspectors have written to the Councils on 16 September 2022 with the latest update (Document G12) on the anticipated Examination schedule.
Examination update - April 2022
The Councils are currently working with our consultants and project partners to scope and progress the outstanding matters raised by the inspectors during the examination so far - and the necessary main modifications. The inspectors have written to the Councils on 28 April 2022 with the latest update (document G11) on the anticipated examination schedule.
Following the exploratory meeting with the inspectors on Thursday 16 December 2021, it is proposed to progress the current Joint Local Plan (JLP) as a 'Part 1' local plan. This will be followed by the preparation and adoption of a 'Part 2' local plan as soon as possible.
The Local Development Scheme will be updated to reflect this. This will provide details about what each plan will cover, and the timetable for their production. In the meantime, the letter from the inspectors (document G09) gives details on the areas each plan will be likely to include.
For Previous Updates that are no longer on this page, please view all archived latest news updates.
Evidence base updates
The Councils have a significant evidence base relating to the JLP. It includes a sustainability appraisal and a habitats regulations assessment (HRA). It also includes information about:
- development viability
- infrastructure requirements and funding
- flood risk
- heritage impact
- landscape impact
- transport impact
You can access our current evidence base online:
Local Plan mailing list
If you have already made comments about the JLP, you will be notified of any future information (unless you have chosen otherwise).
If you have not previously made comments about the JLP and wish to receive updates, please register for the Babergh and Mid Suffolk JLP mailing list: