Ward boundary changes
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking 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 is now asking for local views on the proposals before it finalises them in October. The consultations run until 27 August 2018 and is open to anyone who is interested how the council areas will be represented.
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.
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 respond to this consultation, please click on this link: http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/news/suffolk-coastal-first-draft-local-plan-published/
A hard copy of the Draft Local Plan is available for inspection at Aldeburgh Library.
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 respond to this consultation, please click on this link: http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/news/have-your-say-on-the-east-suffolk-area-parking-plan-consultation/
ScottishPower Renewables are currently developing 102 offshore turbines off the East Anglian coast with associated onshore work.
For more information about wind farms off the East Anglian coast, please click on the link below:
Click on the link above for the draft minutes of the 2018 Annual Town Meeting.