Have Your Say

Offshore Windfarms

ScottishPower Renewables are currently asking members of the public to comment on their latest proposals concerning onshore work associated with offshore windfarms. There are a number of presentations in the Aldeburgh area. (Please see below).

Leiston Sizewell Sports and Social Club Tuesday 9 October 2018, 7.30pm
Friston Friston Village Hall Wednesday 10 October 2018, 7.30pm
Knodishall Knodishall Village Hall Friday 12 October 2018, 6.30pm
Thorpeness Thorpeness Country Club Monday 15 October 2018, 6.30pm


All responses to this consultation need to submitted by Monday October 29 


In August, Aldeburgh Town Council responded to a ScottishPower consultation. To read this consultation, please click on this linkWindfarm response

For general information about wind farms off the East Anglian coast, please click on the link below:


Have your say on a bright future for local design

What makes Suffolk a special place in which to live, work and be?
Inspired by award-winning designer Wayne Hemingway, a ground-breaking “Design Guide” for building and development in Suffolk is being created by the county’s local authorities. Critical to its success will be local input and with this in mind, a survey has now been launched to ensure that the views of Suffolk people play a key role in future decisions. Although other counties have produced similar Guides, this will be the first that incorporates the wishes and opinions of the people that matter most: those that live (or have lived) in, work in or visit the county. Essentially, the people that love Suffolk.
The Suffolk Design Guide will provide ground rules for planning applications for future Suffolk projects and the survey (at www.suffolkdesign.uk) asks people to say what they do and don’t like about the way Suffolk is currently built; from its public buildings to street lighting.

Ward boundary changes

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has asked people to comment on proposed ward boundaries for the new east Suffolk council. In May, the government confirmed that a new local authority would be created in east Suffolk, formed of a merger between Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils.

The Commission asked local views on the proposals before it finalises them in October. In East Suffolk, the Commission proposes that the council should have 55 councillors in total. The draft recommendations are for eight one-councillor wards, thirteen two-councillor wards and seven three-councillor wards. The boundaries will come into effect at the first elections for each authority in May 2019.

To read Aldeburgh Town Council’s response to this consultation, please click on this linkBoundary change response

First Draft Local Plan

Suffolk Coastal District Council has published a First Draft Local Plan for public consultation. The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan is a framework document which will outline how the council sees the district developing over the next couple of decades.

This First Draft Local Plan covers the period to 2036 and contains the suggested planning policies, which will be used to determine planning applications in the area in the future.  It also sets out the level of growth which needs to be planned for and identifies where that growth could be located and how it should be delivered. And now the public are being asked to have their say on the first draft plan – with consultation on the document running until mid-September.

To read Aldeburgh Town Council’s response to this consultation, please click on this link: Local plan response

Parking in Aldeburgh

The power to enforce on-street parking will soon switch from the police to local authorities. Ahead of taking on civil parking enforcement (CPE), the Department for Transport requires that enforcement authorities wishing to operate CPE need to provide evidence of parking policies and strategies.

The East Suffolk Councils (Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils) have produced a completely new parking policy document called the draft East Suffolk Area Parking Plan (ESAPP). It has been drafted with the objective of setting out greater detail on the broad parking policy objectives that are set out in the Suffolk Parking Management Strategy and how these will be administered by East Suffolk.

To read Aldeburgh Town Council’s response to this consultation, please click on this link Parking response

Coastal Footpath

 Natural England want to  establish a footpath round much of England’s coast. As part of that plan, they are investigating a potential route between Bawdsey and Aldeburgh.
Draft plans will be published in the Autumn with an eight-week public consultation process to follow. For more details and up-to-date information click on the links below.