Suffolk County Council formally adopted the Minerals Specific Site Allocation Development Plan Document on 24th September 2009.
This document forms part of a suite of documents which make up the Suffolk Minerals and Waste Development Framework and is a sister document to Minerals Core Strategy which contains policies for determining planning applications for minerals related development and was adopted in 2008.
The Minerals Specific Site Allocation Development Plan Document identifies on maps twelve sites for sand and gravel extraction containing 10.53mt and will meet the identified need for sand and gravel until 2021.
In line with the Minerals Core Strategy ten of the sites are extensions to existing quarries. The two new sites previously appeared in Suffolk Minerals Local Plan 1999 which the Site Allocations document replaces. The sites identified are as follows.
- Waldringfield (two areas)
- Chilton (new site)
- Timworth (new site)
- Homersfield/Flixton (two areas)
- Worlington/Red Lodge (two areas)
A Sustainability Appraisal of sites has been undertaken and is also available on line.
The document is available to download below:
1) Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF, 300 Kb)
Chapter 2 - Background (PDF, 17.5 Kb)
Chapter 3 - Proposed Sites (PDF, 149 Kb)
- Site 1A & 2A - Waldringfield Quarry (PDF, 12.3 Kb)
- Site 3 - Coddenham, Shrubland Quarry (PDF, 1.17 Mb)
- Site 4 - Layham Quarry, Layham/Shelley (PDF, 845 Kb)
- Site 5A and 5B - Barham (PDF, 2.69 Mb)
- Site 6 - Chilton (PDF 697 Kb)
- Site 12 & 12A - Timworth (PDF, 2.38 Mb)
- Site 16 & Site 17 - Homersfield/Flixton (PDF, 968 Kb)
- Site 19 - Worlington Quarry, Red Lodge (PDF, 2.07 Mb)
- Site 20 - Worlington Quarry, Red Lodge (PDF, 1.84 Mb)
- Site 23 - Cavenham Quarry, Western Extension (PDF, 5.00 Mb)
Appendix A (PDF, 15.4 Kb)
Proposal Map (JPEG, 4.86 Mb)
2) Inspectors Report (PDF, 102 Kb)
3) Minerals Specific Site Allocations Sustainability Appraisal (PDF, 1.02 Mb)
4) Adoption Statement (PDF, 11.5 Kb)
For previous consultation documents please see Previous Consultations webpage.