Suffolk Minerals and Waste consultation to run until 17 December

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Suffolk County Council are carrying out further consultation relating the proposed Suffolk Minerals and Waste local plan.

Suffolk County Council are carrying out further consultation regarding an appropriate assessment that has been prepared as part of the proposed Suffolk Minerals and Waste local plan.

Following recent case law concerning the conservation of habitats and species regulations, an appropriate assessment has been prepared.

The council has sought legal advice on the matter and have been advised that a further period of public consultation is necessary.

On the 18 October the County Council agreed to consult on the Appropriate Assessment from 5 November at 5pm until 5pm on the 17 December.

Comments made through the consultation will be forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate alongside the Plan and other supporting documents when the Plan is submitted for Examination in Public.

Councillor Paul West, Cabinet Member for Ipswich, Communities and Waste, said:

“The county council is required to carry out a public consultation upon an Appropriate Assessment in order for the Minerals and Waste Local Plan to be legally compliant.

“Although this will mean delaying the planned submission and adoption dates for this plan, it is necessary that we carry out this consultation so that we comply with European Case Law.

“The consultation will run for six weeks from 5pm on Monday 5th of November until 5pm, Monday 17th of December and all those who are considered to be directly affected by the proposed plan will be contacted. All the details and the link to the survey can be found on our website.”

Read more about the Suffolk Minerals and Waste consultation here.