Useful Info

NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK

The National Planning Policy Framework sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied. It sets out the Government’s requirements for the planning system only to the extent that it is relevant, proportionate and necessary to do so. It provides a framework within which local people and their accountable councils can produce their own distinctive local and neighbourhood plans, which reflect the needs and priorities of their communities.  This can be download here .

LOCAL INFORMATION

  • The 2011 census data for Martlesham is here
  • Data Shine - mapped representation of some of the 2011 Census Data is here
  • Suffolk Coastal District Council website information on Neighbourhood Plans is here
  • The Suffolk Coastal 2013 Local Plan is here
  • Some jottings on how use the Suffolk Coastal Local Plan are here
  • Suffolk Coastal Local Plan "Saved Policies" ie old policies which have been carried forward into the 2013 plan until such time as they are replaced by other plan documents (eg Site Allocations and Area Specific Policy documents) - here
  • Detailed text of the original policies rerred to in the above document here
  • Extracts from the foregoing relating specifically to the Martlesham Area.  We need to consider incorporating these in the Neighbourhood Plan. These are here 
  • Suffolk Coastal Economic Profile and Outlook - prepared by Oxford Economics in 2010 - is here  (this is study which identified the need for 11,000 new homes in SCDC in the period to 2027).

GUIDANCE ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OF NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANS

  • Catalogue of existing Neighbourhood Plans 
  • Neighbourhood Planning - Detailed Guidance from the government is here
  • A road map for the production of a Neighbourhood Plan is here 
  • Some case studies can be found here
  • A useful guide in plain English is here
  • A slide presentation by Carole Reilly from locality.org is here
  • "Keeping it simple" - a guide from locality.org is here 
  • Getting down to business: lessons and tips from the Planning Advisory Service about involving firms in neighbourhood planning - here
  • Neighbourhood Planning Champions Networks is here
  • Crowd-sourced Neighbourhood Planning Bibliography is here
ADVICE ON BUILDING DESIGN
  • Design Council Document "Building for Life" is available here. Building for Life 12 is the industry standard, endorsed by Government, for well-designed homes and neighbourhoods.

MAPPING INFORMATION

  • Magic Mapping - Defra map tools for mapping boundaries, designations etc - here