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EARL SOHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: CALL FOR SITES

posted 12 Sep 2019, 13:27 by Chris Hoare   [ updated 13 Sep 2019, 03:49 ]


12th September 2019   


East Suffolk Council Local Plan 2019 sets a new build housing quota for all parishes and the allocation for Earl Soham is 25 new homes for the period up to 2036.

It is a statutory requirement that the Earl Soham Neighbourhood Plan identifies sites in the parish that will address the new homes allocation as a minimum. This is a call to all landowners who have an interest in submitting development land or sites for consideration in the Neighbourhood Plan.

We are primarily looking for a mix of sites that together will provide 25 dwellings made up of affordable, social and open market residential homes to be built between now and 2036.

If you have a site that will support one or more dwellings and would like this to be considered for inclusion in the Neighbourhood Plan please complete the form available on the parish website or direct from the Parish Clerk.

We would also like to hear from you if you have land that you may wish to see taken forward to provide wider community benefit. For example, this could be as space for children’s play area, parking, employment, community woodland or other community use.

All sites will be assessed by independent experts to determine their suitability, sustainability and ability to meet the objectives of the Neighbourhood Plan. The site submissions received as part of Earl Soham Neighbourhood Plan Call for Sites may be published and made available for public viewing.

When a site is allocated in the approved Neighbourhood Plan then this will establish the principle of development on that site for that particular use (subject to normal planning requirements). This does not prevent subsequent planning applications for other sites but when the Neighbourhood Plan is approved applications for multiple dwellings on sites that are not included in the Plan are unlikely to succeed.

If you have potential site(s) that you wish to put forward then a site submission form can be downloaded from the Earl Soham Parish Council website http://www.earlsoham.org/home/parish-council/es-neighbourhood-plan

Please return completed forms to the Parish Clerk Guy Harvey, The Oaks, The Street, Earl Soham, IP13 7SB before the deadline of midnight on Thursday 31st October 2019.

Please note that this ‘Call for Sites’ seeks only to identify land that is potentially available for development or other uses. Submission of a site does not imply that it will be proposed for allocation for development within the Neighbourhood Plan. Submitting details of a particular site, whether for housing or other purpose, means only that the Neighbourhood Plan team and its professional advisors will undertake an assessment of that site and, if considered suitable against the assessment criteria, it may be considered for allocation within the Earl Soham Neighbourhood Plan.


Questionnaire Distributed

posted 27 Nov 2018, 02:01 by Chris Hoare

A Questionnaire for completion by residents has been distrubted to every house in Earl Soham. 

The document has been prepared by the Earl Soham Neighbourhood Plan Team  and is an important step in the village taking more control of future development.  The team is made up of volunteers from the Parish and it is really important that they get your feed back; so please take a few minutes to read and fill in the questionnaire.  

Please return your completed questionnaire by 14th December

Questionnaires should be delivered to John Hutton Butchers in the envelope provided.  When delivering the envelope, you will receive a receipt which will enter you in the £100 prize draw.    

Earl Soham Neighbourhood Plan Report to Parish Council 2nd November 2017

posted 20 Jan 2018, 07:43 by Chris Hoare

Many thanks to all of you who took the time to attend the Neighbourhood Plan drop-in meeting at the Village Hall on the 12th and for leaving your comments. 

We had over 50 residents attend including committee members and received in excess of 230 comments. The comments touched on issues such as:

Traffic safety

Wildlife conservation

Parkland/play area

Mobile coverage

Housing

Transport

Broadband bandwidth and reliability

The Neighbourhood Plan committee will be incorporating the issues that are important to you in a questionnaire that we will generate in the near future along with 

further consultation. 



I would like to thank the committee for all the hard work they put into arranging and publicising the meeting and in particular Mark who did all the graphics for the 

event and Anna who magnificently volunteered to enter all 230 responses into a spreadsheet so we can organise and assess them more easily.



We had another meeting with SCDC Planning last week which was informative. It was mainly about their revised SCDC Issues and Options document so very high 

level rather than specific to Earl Soham but useful never-the-less.



Drop-in Meeting 12 Oct 17

posted 7 Nov 2017, 00:41 by Chris Hoare   [ updated 7 Nov 2017, 00:41 ]

To residents of  Earl Soham parish

Many thanks to all of you who took the time to attend the Neighbourhood Plan drop-in meeting at the Village Hall on the 12th and for leaving your comments. We had over 50 residents attend including committee members and received in excess of 230 comments. The comments touched on issues such as

    • Traffic safety
    • Wildlife conservation
    • Parkland/play area
    • Housing
    • Transport
    • Mobile coverage
    • Broadband bandwidth and reliability

The Neighbourhood Plan committee will be incorporating the issues that are important to you in a questionnaire that we will generate in the near future along with further consultation.

If you have any further thoughts or comments please contact us by email earlsohamnp@gmail.com

Kind Regards

The Earl Soham Neighbourhood Plan committee.

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