Prior to the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, Suffolk County Council was required to produce a Structure Plan, which was a countywide Development Plan. It provided a strategic plan for the whole county and set a framework for Local Plans, produced by Suffolk’s district and borough councils.
The Structure Plan as a whole ceased to be part of the Development Plan for Suffolk on 26th September 2007. However, 13 of its policies were saved under the terms of a direction by the Secretary of State until replaced by appropriate policies in the East of England Plan or superseded by policies in adopted Local Plans. The saved policies remain in place until the forthcoming abolition of the East of England Plan.
Contents (PDF, 31Kb)
Foreword (PDF, 19Kb)
Introduction (PDF, 82Kb)
National and Regional Context (PDF, 69Kb)
Aims and Objectives (PDF, 80Kb)
Background to County Strategy (PDF, 115Kb)
County Strategy (PDF, 113Kb)
Environment (PDF, 143Kb)
Economy (PDF, 119Kb)
Transport (PDF, 107Kb)
Recreation, Sport and Leisure (PDF, 77Kb)
Minerals and Waste (PDF, 151Kb)
Environmental Appraisal (PDF, 103Kb)
Monitoring and Review (PDF, 58Kb)
Written Statement (PDF, 73Kb)
Key Diagram (PDF, 2.2Mb)
Appendices (PDF, 101Kb) (containing List of policies; Waste policies retained for development control purposes; Glossary; and List of abbreviations).
Since the Secretary of State’s direction of September 2007, the following policies no longer form part of the Development Plan:
(Replaced by policies ENV2 and E4 of the East of England Plan respectively)
(Superseded by policies in the Adopted Minerals Core Strategy)
Secretary of State’s September 2007 Direction (PDF, 21 Kb)
Remaining Saved Policies and covering text (PDF, 48 Kb)