BMSDC Joint Local Plan - Pre-Submission Reg19 (interactive) 2020

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Babergh District Council Place Maps and Policies

Place Maps and Policies

(2) Acton (Core Village)

Located approximately 3km to the north of Sudbury, Acton is classified as a Core Village. Newman's Green is separately classified as a Hamlet. The majority of the landscape surrounding Acton is classified as Ancient Rolling Farmlands, with a small section of land to the north-west of the settlement classified as Rolling Estate Farmlands. There is a small cluster of Grade II listed buildings to the north-western aspect of the settlement, with the Grade I listed Church of All Saints set back from the street. The Grade II* listed Babergh Hall lies to the south-east of the settlement.

Developments in Acton may be required to contribute towards additional primary and secondary education provision within the area as well as towards the expansion of The Long Melford Health Practice. Sudbury Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) is currently at full capacity. A new HWRC site has been identified as part of the Chilton Woods development. Development in Acton will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

Joint Local Plan Allocation

(3) LA045 – Allocation: Land south of Tamage Road, Acton

Site Size - 3.5ha

Approximately 100 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance The Old Vicarage (Grade II) and its setting;
  3. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
  4. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
  5. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
  6. Nearby Rights of Way should be protected and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and enable active transport. In particular footpath 15 should be enhanced;
  7. A new footway to be provided along the site frontage which links to existing footway network;
  8. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards secondary school provision;
  9. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision; and
  10. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision.

Acton – Newman's Green (Hamlet)

Acton – Newman's Green located approximately 2km north of Sudbury and within the parish of Acton is classified as a Hamlet village. Two Grade II listed buildings are located at the centre of the hamlet.

(1) Aldham (Hamlet)

Located approximately 3km north of Hadleigh, Aldham is classified as a Hamlet Village in the Settlement Hierarchy. Aldham Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in January 2020. Grade II listed buildings are located to the western and northern edge of the settlement. Aldham falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Alpheton (Hamlet)

Located approximately 9km north of Sudbury, Alpheton is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are a number of Grade II listed buildings within the settlement, most notably the Grade I listed Church of St Peter and St Paul lies to the west of the settlement and has a cluster of listed buildings around it.

Alpheton – Bridge Street (Hamlet)

Located approximately 7km north of Sudbury, Alpheton – Bridge Street is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are a number of listed buildings within the settlement, most notably the Grade II* listed Alpheton Mill, which fronts onto the A134 which passes through the village.

(1) Assington (Hinterland)

Located 6km south-east of Sudbury and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily linear 20th century residential development along The Street with a small cluster of listed buildings centred around the local public house (The Shoulder of Mutton). The landscape in Assington and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Rolling Farmlands.

(1) Belstead (Ipswich Fringe)

Belstead is located on the upper valley slopes of Belstead Brook, south of Ipswich. Belstead is identified as a Hinterland Village within the Ipswich Fringe. A number of listed buildings are located on Chapel Lane. The landscape in Belstead and the immediate surrounding area is predominantly characterised as Ancient Estate Farmlands with the northern aspect characterised as Rolling Estate Farmlands.

In order to facilitate growth in the Plan, additional capacity is required at Copdock Primary School and East Bergholt High School. Additional provision is also required at Pinewood Surgery. Belstead falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Joint Local Plan Allocation

LA005 – Allocation: 6 Acre Field, Belstead

Site Size – 1.1ha

Approximately 14 dwellings (and associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Open space contributions.

(7) Bentley (Hinterland)

Bentley is located east of the A12 and west of the A137 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with only one identified listed building (Bentley Grove). The landscape in Bentley and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Ancient Estate Farmlands, with the central section as Ancient Estate Claylands and a spine in the east characterised as Rolling Valley Farmlands. South, South-west and east of Bentley there are several ancient woodlands. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB is located to the south and south-west of the settlement. Bentley falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence; therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

(1) Bildeston (Core Village)

Bildeston, a Core Village, lies approximately 8km north of Hadleigh on the east bank of Bildeston Brook. The landscape immediately surrounding Bildeston is classified as Rolling Valley Farmlands, with Ancient Plateau Claylands located further to the east, and Ancient Rolling Farmlands located further to the west. The majority of the listed buildings are contained within the Bildeston Conservation Area which stretches the length of the High Street and along Chapel and Duke Streets. The Grade I listed Church of St Mary is located some way to the west of the settlement, and there are few historic farmsteads within close proximity to the settlement boundary.

There is currently sufficient primary school capacity at Bildeston Primary School to accommodate committed developments and future growth identified through the Plan. Bildeston Health Centre will require expansion in order to meet planned growth.

Joint Local Plan Allocation

(5) LA048 – Allocation: Land south of Wattisham Road, Bildeston

Site Size - 3.0ha

Approximately 75 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Great Copt Hill (Grade II) and its setting;
  3. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
  4. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
  5. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
  6. Carriageway widening and a new footway to link to the existing footway network, providing a safe route to school;
  7. Nearby Public Rights of Way are retained and enhanced to provide access to the countryside;
  8. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards secondary school provision; and
  9. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision.

(3) Boxford (Core Village)

Boxford, which is classified as a Core Village, lies approximately 8km west of Hadleigh and 9km east of Sudbury. Stone Street and Calais Street are separately classified as Hamlets. The Conservation Area covers the main village and extends south of the settlement to include Stone Street, further down the Box Valley. There is a strong cluster of listed buildings along Swan Street and Broad Street, with the Grade I Church of St Mary sited in a prominent location in the historic core of the settlement. There are outlying clusters of listed buildings at Stone Street, Calais Street and on Sherbourne Street. The landscape within and immediately surrounding Boxford is classified as Rolling Valley Farmlands, with Ancient Rolling Farmlands located in the higher land surround the settlement.

Boxford CEVC Primary School does not have any additional capacity once existing commitments are taken into account, and it is not possible to expand the primary school in its current position. Development within the area will be required to secure a solution to primary school provision.

Boxford – Calais Street (Hamlet)

Calais Street, with the parish of Boxford, is classified separately as a Hamlet Village. There is a cluster of Grade II buildings at the junction of Hadleigh Road, Calais Street and Wash Lane. The Dedham Vale AONB covers a small section of the settlement boundary to the south of the settlement

Boxford – Stone Street (Hamlet)

Stone Street, within Boxford parish is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Hamlet is covered by the Boxford Conservation Area, and there are a number of Grade II listed buildings fronting Stone Street Road. The Dedham Vale AONB lies to the south of the settlement.

Boxted (Hamlet)

Located approximately 11km north of Sudbury, Boxted is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are four Grade II listed buildings within the settlement boundary. Further to the south lies the Grade II* listed Boxted Hall, with associated buildings Grade II listed, and Grade I listed Church of All Saints.

(2) Brantham (Core Village)

Brantham, classified as a Core Village is located close to the River Stour and the border with Essex. The landscape to the north of the settlement is classified as Plateau Farmlands, with Valley Meadowlands located to the south of the settlement. The landscape to the west is classified as Rolling Valley Farmlands and to the east is classified as Rolling Estate Farmlands. To the south of the settlement lies the Cattawade Bridge and The Crown Public House which are Grade II listed. To the north-eastern aspect of the settlement lies the Grade II* listed Church of St Michael and All Angels. Two Grade II listed halls are located in the surrounding agricultural landscape. The Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is located to the west of the settlement, and the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB is located to the north and east of the settlement. Strategic Regeneration opportunities are provided at Brantham where there is a long-established industrial heritage. Employment led regeneration at the Brantham Regeneration Area will be supported in principle.

An extension to Brooklands Primary School will be required to facilitate growth in Brantham planned through the Plan and existing planning commitments. Brantham fall within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Joint Local Plan Allocation

(9) LA053 – Allocation: Land south of Ipswich Road, Brantham

Site Size - 8.4ha

Approximately 125 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and enhance where appropriate the
  3. setting of the historic core as well as the Church of St Michael and All Angels (Grade II*), it's lychgate (Grade II), including ensuring that the church tower remains prominent and the provision of open space on the southern aspect of the site;
  4. Design, layout and landscaping is sympathetic to the AONB;
  5. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
  6. Potential noise pollution from the A137 is effectively mitigated;
  7. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
  8. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
  9. A new footway to be provided along the site frontage which links to existing footway network and provide access to the school, and bus stop improvements;
  10. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards pre-, primary and secondary school provision;
  11. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision.

Brantham – Stutton Road (Hamlet)

Brantham – Stutton Road is classified as a Hamlet Village. Two Grade II listed buildings are located near to the junction of the A137 and Stutton Road. Land to the south of the A137 and Stutton Road lies within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. Brantham lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Brent Eleigh (Hamlet)

Located between Hadleigh and Lavenham, Brent Eleigh is classified as a Hamlet Village. A Conservation Area covers the whole of the settlement boundary, where a number of listed buildings front The Street. To the north of the settlement lies the Grade I listed Brent Eleigh Hall and Church of St Mary the Virgin.

Brettenham (Hamlet)

Brettenham lies approximately 8km to the north-east of Lavenham and is classified as a Hamlet Village. A Conservation Area covers a large proportion of the parish, including the Grade II* listed Old Buckenham Hall School and associated grounds to the south to the Grade I listed Church of St Mary

Bures St Mary (Core Village)

Bures St Mary is located on the Suffolk/Essex border approximately 8km south-east of Sudbury, with the River Stour dividing the built form in two. The land to the east of the River Stour is located within Babergh District and is known as Bures St Mary and is classified as a Core Village. Rail services are available to Marks Tey. There are a number of listed buildings located at the historic core of the settlement including the Grade I listed Church of St Mary the Virgin. The Conservation Area covers a large area, extending from the historic core to include the Grade II* Great Bevills and its associated parkland and woods to the north of the settlement, and Bures Mill to the south-east. The Dedham Vale AONB is located to the east of the settlement. The landscape is predominantly classified as Rolling Valley Farmlands, with Ancient Rolling Farmlands located to the north-east and Valley Meadowlands to the west.

There is currently sufficient local primary school capacity to facilitate growth through the Plan and planning commitments. Sudbury Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) is currently at full capacity. A new site has been identified as part of the Chilton Woods development. Development in Bures St Mary will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

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Burstall (Hinterland)

Burstall is located approximately 2.5km west of Sproughton along Church Hill and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily linear 20th century residential development along Church Hill and The Street with a small number of dispersed individual listed buildings such as St Marys Church and Mulberry Hall. The landscape in Burstall and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Ancient Plateau Claylands, with a spinal section west of existing settlement characterised as Rolling Valley Farmlands. North of Burstall (near Burstall Hall) there are ancient woodlands. Burstall falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

(2) Capel St Mary (Core Village)

Just to the west of the A12, Capel St Mary is located approximately 10km south-west of Ipswich, and is classified as a Core Village. The historic core of the settlement is concentrated around the Church of St Mary The Virgin at the western end of the village, where there is a small collection of Grade II listed buildings. To the north-west of the settlement a number of listed buildings are located around Little Wenham Church. The landscape to the north, east and south of the settlement is classified as Ancient Estate Claylands. To the west of the settlement, the landscape is classified as Rolling Valley Farmlands and Plateau Farmlands.

An extension to Capel St Mary CEVCP School is required to facilitate growth planned through the Plan for the Capel St Mary catchment area. A new pre-school on a 0.1ha site will be required on site LA055. An expansion to Capel St Mary health surgery will be required to mitigate against impact of cumulative growth, for which land is already available. Site LA055 will be expected to provide a new link road to the A12, which will limit the highways impact of the new development on the village centre and adjoining residential housing estates.

Capel St Mary lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence; therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s). For allocations of 50 dwellings or more a project level HRA will also be required in order to secure access to sufficient greenspace at application stage in line with Annex I of Natural England advice.

Joint Local Plan Allocation

(2) LA054 – Allocation: Land East of Longfield Road, Capel St Mary

Site Size – 5.56ha

Approximately 100 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  • Open space provision.
    1. (4) LA055 – Allocation: Land south-west of Rembrow Road, Capel St Mary

      Site Size - 26 ha

      Approximately 550 dwellings and 5,000m2 of employment floorspace (with associated infrastructure)

      The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

      1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
      2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Capel Grove and its associated stable/granary (all Grade II listed) and their setting, including the relationship between Capel Grove and its historic outbuildings, yard, pond and its relationship between Red Lane, footpaths and tracks;
      3. Employment land and open space is provided on the eastern aspect of the site to mitigate noise pollution from the A12. Any other noise mitigation measures should also be provided.
      4. Design is sympathetic to the setting of the AONB;
      5. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
      6. An ecological survey, and any relevant mitigation measures are provided;
      7. Important hedgerows should be retained.
      8. Provision of land for public open space and for community use;
      9. Trees covered by Tree Preservation Orders are retained;
      10. Nearby Rights of Way should be protected and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and enable active transport;
      11. Provision of a transport assessment to determine existing and projected capacity and any mitigation required;
      12. Development should link to existing footways to the north of the site;
      13. Highway mitigations at the London Road/The Old Street Junction and enhancement to the northern bound slip road onto the A12;
      14. Contributions towards the pedestrian and cycle link between Capel St Mary, Copdock and Wolsey Grange, Ipswich
      15. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards primary and secondary school provision;
      16. A free serviced site of 0.1ha to be reserved for a new pre-school setting, and proportionate contributions towards the build costs; and,
      17. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision.

      Chattisham (Hamlet)

      Approximately 5km south-west of Ipswich, Chattisham is classified as a Hamlet. There is a cluster of listed buildings surrounding the Grade II* listed Church of All Saints to the east of the settlement.

      (5) Chelmondiston (Hinterland)

      Chelmondiston is located on the northern section of the Shotley Peninsula facing the River Orwell and is identified as a Hinterland Village. Chelmondiston - Pin Mill and Ling's Lane are classified separately as Hamlet Villages. The existing settlement primarily sits north of the Main Road (B1456) and consists of 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings. The Conservation Area is approximately north of Hollow Lane and follows Pinmill Road down to Pin Mill on the banks of the estuary. The conservation area extends along part of the estuary bank to include the Public House (The Butt and Oyster) and the houses toward Woolverstone. The landscape in Chelmondiston and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Ancient Estate Farmlands with the area that falls within the Conservation Area characterised as Rolling Estate Farmlands. North of the Main Road sits within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. The River Orwell is also identified as a Special Protection Area, Ramsar and a SSSI site. Chelmondiston falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Chelmondiston – Pin Mill (Hamlet)

      Pin Mill lies within the parish of Chelmondiston and is classified as a Hamlet Village. Pin Mill is covered by a Conservation Area and the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. The hamlet lies on the south bank of the River Orwell, which is a Special Protection Area, Special Area of Conservation, SSSI and a designated Ramsar site. The Grade II listed Butt & Oyster Public House lies on the banks of the River Orwell. Chelmondiston Pill Mill lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Chelsworth (Hamlet)

      Chelsworth, a Hamlet Village, is located approximately 8km north-west of Hadleigh. A Conservation Area covers the historic linear core of the settlement which includes a number of listed buildings and extends to include Chelsworth Park to the south.

      (6) Chilton (Hinterland)

      Chilton is located east of Sudbury and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The dispersed settlement is located mainly along Waldingfield Road and consists of 20th century residential development. To the south of Waldingfield Road, there is a cluster of listed buildings; St Mary's Church (Grade I), Chilton Hall (Grade II*) and the brick wall around the walled garden (Grade II) and its historic park and gardens (Grade II). Some of the urban settlement of Sudbury extends beyond the parish boundary into the adjoining Chilton parish. The landscape in Chilton and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Rolling Farmlands.

      A new primary school and pre-school provision is planned for (and funded) the Chilton Woods development which was granted planning permission in March 2018 (planning reference B/15/01718). In order to facilitate growth planned through the Plan and existing commitments, Ormiston Academy will also require an expansion. With regards to health provision; increased capacity will be required for this locality in order to facilitate growth planned through the Plan, a feasibility study will assess expansion and or options for additional provision. Sudbury Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) is currently at full capacity. A new site has been identified as part of the Chilton Woods development. Development in Sudbury and the surrounding areas will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

      Joint Local Plan Allocation

      (3) LA041 – Allocation: Land north-west of Waldingfield Road, Chilton

      Site Size – 5.98ha

      Approximately 130 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

      Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

      1. Open space provision;
      2. Highways improvements; and
      3. Education provision.
      4. Development to consider setting upon heritage features.

      Cockfield – Cross Green (Hamlet)

      Cockfield – Cross Green is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are a number of listed buildings with the settlement, with the majority of listed buildings located within the Cockfield Conservation Area. The landscape surrounding the settlement is classified as Ancient Rolling Farmlands.

      (1) Cockfield – Great Green (Hamlet)

      Cockfield – Great Green is classified as a Hamlet Village. The settlement is formed around a central triangular village green and contains listed buildings within the settlement boundary and surrounding agricultural landscape.

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      Cockfield - Howe Lane (Hinterland)

      Cockfield is located on the north-western district boundary adjoining the West Suffolk District boundary. Cockfield parish consists of several dispersed settlements no standard development pattern. Cockfield – Howe Lane is classified as a Hinterland Village. The other settlements within Cockfield are classified as Hamlet Villages. The landscape in Cockfield and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Ancient Rolling Farmlands with an area that falls along the dismantled railway track characterised as Rolling Valley Farmlands.

      (1) Cockfield - Mackenzie Place (Hamlet)

      MacKenzie Place is located within the parish of Cockfield, located approximately 6km north of Lavenham. It is classified as a Hamlet Village

      Cockfield – Stows Hill (Hamlet)

      Cockfield – Stows Hill is classified as a Hamlet Village, located approximately 6km north of Lavenham. The Grade II listed Stow's Hill Farmhouse and The Three Horseshoes Inn and Adjoining Tenement are located within the settlement boundary.

      Cockfield - Windsor Green (Hamlet)

      Windsor Green is a linear settlement within the parish of Cockfield, located approximately 7km north of Lavenham. It is classified as a Hamlet Village. There settlement contains two clusters of built development, both of which contain Grade II listed buildings.

      (3) Copdock and Washbrook (Ipswich Fringe)

      Copdock and Washbrook lie south of Ipswich, and are classified as Hinterland Villages, within the Ipswich Fringe. The settlement of Washbrook is located on the southern valley slopes of the Belstead Brook at the crossing point of the stream course at Washbrook Bridge. The buildings are a mix of residential and employment with a few individual listed buildings identified. The landscape in Copdock and the southern aspect of Washbrook is characterised as Ancient Estate Claylands. To the north-west of Washbrook the landscape is classified as Rolling Valley Farmlands, and to the east the area is classified as Rolling Estate Farmlands.

      In order to accommodate planned growth and existing commitments an expansion of Pinewood Surgery will be required. Development in Copdock & Washbrook will be required to contribute towards this expansion. Portman's Walk Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Ipswich is currently operating over capacity. Therefore, development in Copdock and Washbrook will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

      Copdock and Washbrook falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s). For allocations of 50 dwellings or more a project level HRA will also be required in order to secure access to sufficient greenspace at application stage in line with Annex I of Natural England advice.

      Joint Local Plan Allocations

      (10) LA008 - Allocation: Land south east of Back Lane, Copdock and Washbrook

      Site Size - 13ha

      Approximately 226 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

      The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

      1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
      2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance the settings of Belldown (Grade II) and West Hill House (non-designated asset). This is to include providing an open space buffer or gardens backing onto the assets, and strengthen the eastern tree line boundary of West Hill House;
      3. Landscaping reflects the sensitivity of the surrounding landscape;
      4. Development must retain important valley landform, increase wooded screening along Back Lane and maintain all mature trees;
      5. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
      6. An ecological survey, and any relevant mitigation measures, are provided;
      7. Retain important hedgerows, particularly the historic parish boundary between Copdock and Washbrook;
      8. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
      9. Allotments should be retained in their current location;
      10. Nearby Rights of Way should be protected and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and enable active transport;
      11. Developer should test the potential resources on site to identify if use of the mineral on site is appropriate;
      12. Provision of a transport assessment to determine existing and projected capacity and any mitigation required;
      13. Access onto Old London Road may require traffic signals or a roundabout;
      14. Footway improvements/widening along London Road with crossing points across the central reserve;
      15. Contributions towards the pedestrian and cycle link between Capel St Mary, Copdock and Wolsey Grange, Ipswich;
      16. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards a new primary school and existing pre-school secondary school provision;
      17. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision; and
      18. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision.

      (3) LA009 – Allocation: Land south west of London Road, Copdock and Washbrook

      Site Size - 0.8ha

      Approximately 12 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

      1. The development shall be expected to comply with the following:
      2. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
      3. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Redhouse Farmhouse (Grade II listed) and its setting;
      4. Landscaping reflects the sensitivity of the surrounding landscape;
      5. An ecological survey, and any relevant mitigation measures, are provided;
      6. Nearby Rights of Way should be protected and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and enable active transport;
      7. Provision of a transport assessment to determine existing and projected capacity and any mitigation required;
      8. Footway improvements/widening along London Road with crossing points across the central reserve;
      9. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards a new primary school and existing pre-school secondary school provision;
      10. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision;
      11. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision.

      Cornard Tye (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 2km south-east of Sudbury, Cornard Tye is classified as a Hamlet Village. There is a small cluster of listed buildings around the Grade II* listed Poplars Farmhouse.

      (1) East Bergholt (Core Village)

      East Bergholt is located on the northern bank of the River Stour, just east of the A12. The settlement hierarchy identifies East Bergholt as a Core Village, with East End separately classified as a Hinterland Village. The East Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in September 2016. The majority of the landscape surrounding East Bergholt is classified as Plateau Farmlands with Rolling Valley Farmlands located to the south of the settlement in the river valley. The Dedham Vale AONB lies to the south of the settlement and the the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB lies to the north-east. East Bergholt Conservation Area covers the historic core of the settlement and is characterised by linear development along The Street and Rectory Hill, which contains a number of listed buildings. Outside of the Conservation Area there are further clusters of listed buildings along Quintons and Heath Road, and at the crossroads at Burnt Oak Corner. A number of listed buildings are located at Flatford Mill to the south of the settlement.

      East Bergholt falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence; therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s). For allocations of 50 dwellings or more a project level HRA will also be required in order to secure access to sufficient greenspace at application stage in line with Annex I of Natural England advice.

      Joint Local Plan Allocations

      LA059 – Allocation: Land west of Hadleigh Road, East Bergholt

      Site Size - 0.85ha

      Approximately 10 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

      The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

      1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan; and
      2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Gatton House (Grade II listed) and its setting. Consideration should also be given to the setting of the historic settlement core within the East Bergholt Conservation Area;
      3. Provision of a new footway along site frontage to link to existing footway network;
      4. Design, layout and landscaping is sympathetic to the setting of the AONB.

      (1) LA060 – Allocation: Land north west of Moores Lane, East Bergholt

      Site Size - 9ha

      Approximately 144 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

      The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

      1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
      2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Chaplins (Grade II*), Woodgates Farmhouse (Grade II) and their settings. Consideration should also be given to the setting of the historic settlement core within the East Bergholt Conservation Area;
      3. Developer should test the potential resources on the site to identify if prior extraction or use of the mineral on site is appropriate;
      4. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards education provision;
      5. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision;
      6. Provision of footway widening, and;
      7. Design, layout and landscaping is sympathetic to the setting of the AONB.

      (2) LA061 – Allocation: Land south of Heath Road, East Bergholt

      Site Size - 9 ha

      Approximately 75 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

      The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

      1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
      2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Old Mill House (Grade II) and its setting. Consideration should also be given to the setting of the historic settlement core within the East Bergholt Conservation Area;
      3. Design, layout and landscaping is sympathetic to the setting of the AONB;
      4. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures, are provided;
      5. Developer should test the potential resources on the site to identify if prior extraction or use of the mineral on site is appropriate;
      6. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards education provision; and
      7. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision.

      East Bergholt - East End (Hinterland)

      East End is located east of the centre of East Bergholt and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement is concentrated between Slough Road and East End Lane consists of 20th century residential development. The landscape in East End and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Plateau Farmlands. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB is located to the north of the settlement and south and south-west of East End is the Dedham Vale AONB.

      Edwardstone – Mill Green (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 8km east of Sudbury, Edwardstone – Mill Green is classified as a Hamlet Village. The settlement is predominantly linear in character and contains eight Grade II listed buildings.

      Edwardstone – Sherbourne Street (Hamlet)

      Located north-west of Boxford, Edwardstone – Sherbourne Street is classified as a Hamlet Village. The settlement predominantly consists of linear residential development, including Grade II listed buildings.

      (1) Elmsett (Hinterland)

      Elmsett is located 6km north-east of Hadleigh and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The Elmsett Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in December 2019. The settlement consists of 20th century residential development and several dispersed listed buildings. The landscape in Elmsett and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Plateau Claylands. An area east (Elmsett Park Wood) and south-west (Corn Hatches Grove) of the settlement are identified as ancient woodlands. Elmsett falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Elmsett – Rookery Road (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 1km north of the main settlement of Elmsett, Elmsett – Rookery Road is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Elmsett Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in December 2019. To the south of the settlement lies the Grade II listed Rookery Farmhouse.

      Erwarton (Hamlet)

      Located on the Shotely Peninsula, Erwarton is classified as a Hamlet Village. Land south of The Street lies within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. The Grade I listed Church of St Mary lies on the eastern border of the settlement, and the Grade II* listed Erwarton Hall lies to the north-east of the settlement.

      Freston (Hamlet)

      Freston is a linear settlement located on the Shotley Peninsula. Land to the north of the settlement lies within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. In the surrounding landscape to the north there are a number of listed buildings, including the Grade II* listed Freston Tower. Freston lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      (2) Glemsford (Core Village)

      Located approximately 10km from Sudbury, Glemsford is classified as a Core Village in the settlement hierarchy. The majority of the landscape surrounding the settlement is classified as Undulating Ancient Farmlands, with the river valley to the east and south classified as Valley Meadowlands. A Conservation Area covers the surviving historic linear core, which is punctuated by the three foci of Tye Green, Fair Green and Churchgate which contain a number of listed buildings.

      (3) Great Cornard (Core Village)

      Adjoining Sudbury, Great Cornard is classified as a Core Village in the settlement hierarchy. The landscape to the east of the settlement is classified as Ancient Rolling Farmlands, with a small area of Rolling Valley Farmlands to the south of the settlement. The Grade I listed Abbas Hall lies to the east of the settlement, with an area of ancient woodland lying immediately south of the hall. The Grade I listed Church of St Andrews is located to the west of the settlement, with a cluster of Grade II buildings located at the junction of Mill Lane and Bures Road.

      A new primary school and pre-school provision is planned for (and funded) the Chilton Woods development which was granted planning permission in March 2018 (planning reference B/15/01718). In order to facilitate growth planned through the Plan and existing commitments, Ormiston Academy will also require an expansion. With regards to health provision; increased capacity will be required for this locality in order to facilitate growth planned through the Plan, a feasibility study will assess expansion and or options for additional provision. Sudbury Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) is currently at full capacity. A new site has been identified as part of the Chilton Woods development. Development in Sudbury and the surrounding areas will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

      Joint Local Plan Allocations

      (3) LA039 – Allocation: Land east of Kings Hill, Great Cornard

      Site Size – 0.74ha

      Approximately 8 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

      1. The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies set out in the Plan.

      (4) LA040 – Allocation: Land west of Bures Road, Great Cornard

      Site Size – 1.64ha

      Approximately 46 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

      1. The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies set out in the Plan and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards open space provision.

      (22) LA042 – Allocation: Land at Tye Farm, Great Cornard

      Site Size – 60ha

      Approximately 500 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

      The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

      1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
      2. Take into consideration the 70m contour line considered the maximum height for development to reduce visual impact from the eastern aspect;
      3. Screen development with planting to retain and extend the wooded character of the existing eastern settlement edge of Great Cornard. Consideration should be given to prominent and open slopes or elevated areas where development is likely to have localised visual prominence.
      4. Accessible natural green space and local nature reserve is retained especially in the north west of the site. If retainingprovisionis not possible, then an alternative provision of equal or greater ecological and recreational quality, accessibility and quantity is provided as part of the scheme;
      5. Retain existing hedgerow boundaries to provide structure to the landscape and their ecological value.
      6. Potential light and noise pollution from the employment site to the north, and the A134, is effectively mitigated;
      7. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures, are provided;
      8. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
      9. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
      10. Developer should test the potential resources on the site to identify if prior extraction or use of the mineral on site is appropriate;
      11. Nearby Public Rights of Way should be protected and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and enable active transport;
      12. Provision of a transport assessment to determine existing and projected capacity and any mitigation required.
      13. Access from the A134 may be achieved if a new roundabout is provided, subject to the satisfaction of the Highways Authority. Details of the traffic modelling would be assessed at planning application stage, through a Transport Assessment. The 30mph speed limit will need to be extended to ensure a new roundabout is included within the 30mph zone. Improvements to the A134, between the existing and new roundabouts;
      14. 0.1ha of land is provided for a pre-school and proportionate contributions towards the build costs;
      15. Diverting bus route to within the site should be explored, and provision of multiple pedestrian/cycle accesses to existing footway network and the relevant footway improvements;
      16. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards primary school and secondary school provision;
      17. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision;
      18. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision;

      Great Cornard – Prospect Hill (Hamlet)

      Located to the south-east of Great Cornard, Great Cornard – Prospect Hill is classified as a Hamlet Village. The settlement contains linear development and includes the Grade II listed farmhouse at the centre of the settlement.

      (6) Great Waldingfield (Hinterland)

      Great Waldingfield is located approximately 4km north-east of Sudbury and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The dwellings surrounding St Lawrence's Church are classified separately as a Hamlet Village. The settlement is primarily concentrated east of the B1115 and The Heath consists of 20th century residential development and listed buildings which are primarily concentrated south of the settlement along the B1115. The landscape in Great Waldingfield and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Rolling Farmlands.

      Great Waldingfield – Church & Upsher Green (Hamlets)

      The historic core of Great Waldingfield is located around the Grade I listed Church of St Lawrence. A cluster of Grade II listed buildings are located around the church, and a Conservation Area covers the historic core of the settlement and extends to Upsher Green to the east. Both settlements are classified as Hamlet Villages.

      Groton (Hamlet)

      Located 1km north of Boxford, Groton is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are a number of listed buildings within the settlement, including the Grade I listed Church of St Bartholomew and Groton Hall to the south.

      Groton – Castlings Heath (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 2km north of Boxford, Groton – Castlings Heath is a linear settlement classified as a Hamlet Village. The Grade II listed Groton Manor lies to the north of the settlement.

      (3) Hadleigh (Market Towns and Urban Areas)

      Hadleigh is located along the northern bank of the River Brett, south of the A1071 and is identified as a Market Town and Urban Area. The settlement consists of a high number of listed buildings and heritage assets focussed within a Conservation Area, inter-dispersed with 20th century development. The landscape surrounding Hadleigh is primarily characterised as Rolling Valley Farmlands, the eastern boundary is characterised as Ancient Estate Claylands and a small section located along the north-west boundary is characterised as Ancient Rolling Farmlands. The railway walk, the banks of the River Brett and the Ancient Woodland west of the River Brett are identified as Local Nature Reserves.

      Additional primary and secondary school provision would be required to facilitate growth planned through the Plan. The expansion of Hadleigh High School would be constructed on the schools playing field, therefore there is a need to allocate land for replacement playing fields on site LA028. A new 30-place pre-school will be required on site LA028. Additionally, further healthcare capacity will be required to accommodate the cumulative growth proposed through the Plan. A feasibility study is needed to assess if expansion is possible. Water Recycling Centre capacity issues have been identified. Development will be required to carry out a full assessment of the increased discharge on the watercourse. The detailed assessment should demonstrate that the proposed development will be delivered without causing a breach of environment legislation (WFD) for the site. Depending upon the outcome of the assessment contributions may be sought to create extra capacity at Hadleigh Water Recycling Centre.

      Hadleigh lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s). For allocations of 50 dwellings or more a project level HRA will also be required in order to secure access to sufficient greenspace at application stage in line with Annex I of Natural England advice.

      Joint Local Plan Allocations

      (2) LA027 - Allocation: Former Babergh District Council Offices, Hadleigh

      Site Size – 0.69ha

      Approximately 50 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

      The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

      1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
      2. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
      3. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance 21, Bridge Street (Grade II*), The Cottage (Grade II), 23 Bridge Street (Grade II), Malthouse Adjoining No 23 (Grade II) and their settings;
      4. Flood risk assessments should be used to avoid and mitigate all forms of flooding in a sustainable manner;
      5. An ecological survey and any relevant mitigation measures;
      6. Protect, and enhance nearby Public Rights of Ways;
      7. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
      8. A full assessment of increased discharge on the watercourse, and relevant mitigation measures;
      9. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, for the provision of a new pre-school and primary school and secondary school provision;
      10. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision.

      (4) LA028 – Allocation: Land north east of Frog Hall Lane, Hadleigh

      Site Size– 25ha

      Approximately 600 dwellings and 5.5ha of employment land (with associated infrastructure)

      The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

      1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
      2. Applications for full flexibility or for a single or flexible use involving one or more of the uses within Class E will be considered on their individual merits. Prior to submission applicants should engage with the LPA to agree the required assessment work in support of any proposal
      3. Development should consider the sensitivity of visually prominent and open slopes seeking opportunities to soften the existing settlement edge.
      4. Screen development with vegetation and hedgerow boundaries, expanding the existing hedgerow network.
      5. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
      6. Nearby Public Rights of Way should be protected and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and enable active transport;
      7. Potential noise pollution from the A1071 is effectively mitigated;
      8. An ecological survey, and any relevant mitigation measures, are provided;
      9. A full assessment of increased discharge on the watercourse, and relevant mitigation measures;
      10. A free serviced site of 0.1ha should be reserved for a new pre-school school plus proportionate contributions towards the build costs;
      11. 1.2ha of land is reserved for the replacement playing fields for Hadleigh High School;
      12. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, for the provision of primary and secondary school provision;
      13. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision;
      14. Vehicular access from the A1071 roundabout together with multiple pedestrian and/or cycle accesses to existing footway network to Hadleigh; and
      15. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards mitigation measures of the A1071 / A134 Assington Road junction.

      LA115 – Allocation: Angel Court, Angel Street, Hadleigh

      Site Size – 0.3ha

      Approximately 21 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

      The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies set out in the Plan.


      (4) LA114 – Allocation: Land north of Red Hill Road / Malyon Road, Hadleigh

      Site Size – 3.2ha

      Approximately 75 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

      The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

      1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
      2. Measures will be introduced to remediate land affected by contamination and address land stability;
      3. Potential noise pollution from the A1071 is effectively mitigated;
      4. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards mitigation measures of the A1071 / A134 Assington Road junction;
      5. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
      6. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
      7. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, for the provision of pre-school, primary and secondary school provision; and
      8. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision.

      (1) Harkstead (Hamlet)

      Located on the Shotley Peninsula, Harkstead is classified as a Hamlet Village. Land to the south of The Street/Holbrook Road lies within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. The Stour Estuary which is a SSSI, Special Protection Area and designated Ramsar site is located just to the south of the settlement. Harkstead lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Hartest (Hinterland)

      Hartest is located halfway between Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds on the B1066 in the Glem Valley and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of 20th century residential development and many listed buildings. The very large conservation area encompasses the entire settlement and a significant area of the immediate landscape including the small nearby Hamlets of Cross Green and Hartest Hill. The central core of landscape in Hartest is characterised as Rolling Valley farmland the remaining settlement and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Undulating Ancient Farmlands.

      Hartest – Cross Green (Hamlet)

      Hartest – Cross Green lies to the north of the main settlement of Hartest and is classified as a Hamlet Village. A cluster of Grade II listed buildings is located at the south of the settlement, and further listed buildings are located in the surrounding countryside.

      Higham (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 2km to the north-west of Stratford St Mary, Higham is classified as a Hamlet Village. The whole village lies within the Dedham Vale AONB. A Conservation Area covers the historic linear core of the settlement, including a cluster of Grade II listed buildings around the junctions of Higham Road and Hadleigh Road. Higham falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      (1) Hintlesham (Hinterland)

      Hintlesham is located halfway between Hadleigh and Ipswich on the A1071 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The dispersed linear settlement is located mainly long the A1071 and Duke Street and consists of 20th century residential development and a few listed buildings most notably Hintlesham Hall (Grade I). The landscape in Hintlesham and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Plateau Claylands and the southern aspect of Duke Street is characterised as Ancient Estate Claylands. West of Duke Street is Hintlesham Great Wood identified as an ancient woodland and SSSI Site. Hintlesham falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      (1) Hitcham (Hinterland)

      Hitcham is located between Stowmarket and Hadleigh along the B1115 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. Hitcham – Cross Green, The Drive and The Water Run are classified separately as Hamlet Villages. Development is predominantly linear along the B1115 and consists of 20th century residential development and dispersed individual listed buildings. The landscape in Hitcham and the immediate surrounding area is primarily characterised as Ancient Rolling Farmlands the southern aspect is characterised as Rolling Valley Farmlands. North East of the settlement is an ancient woodland known as Parkers Wood.

      Hitcham – Cross Green & The Water Run (Hamlets)

      Located to the north-east of the main settlement of Hitcham, Cross Green and The Water Run are classified as Hamlet Villages. A number of Grade II listed buildings are located within the settlements and the surrounding countryside.

      Hitcham – The Drive (Hamlet)

      Located to the north-east of the main settlement of Hitcham, The Drive is classified as a Hamlet Village. The settlement consists of linear development and includes the Grade II listed Windyridge.

      (1) Holbrook (Core Village)

      Located on the Shotely Peninsula, approximately 8km south of Ipswich, Holbrook is classified as a Core Village. Lower Holbrook is classified separately as a Hamlet Village. To the north of the settlement, the landscape is classified as Ancient Estate Claylands. The majority of the landscape to the south of the settlement is classified as Rolling Estate Farmlands, with smaller sections of Valley Meadowlands and Plateau Estate Farmlands. There are few Grade II listed buildings within the core of the settlement, with the Grade II* Church of All Saints located on the southern edge of the settlement. To the east of the settlement lies the extensive post-medieval landscape of Holbrook Gardens, and to the south lies a historic mill complex and Grade II* listed Royal Hospital School and Grade II associated buildings. The Royal Hospital School plays an important role in the local economy and offers an educational role to a large catchment area. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB borders the settlement to the south.

      There is currently sufficient primary school capacity to accommodate existing planning commitments and allocated Plan sites within the Holbrook catchment area. However, additional pre-school provision is required, which could be achieved by expanding existing facilities. An expansion to Holbrook Academy will be required. An expansion to Holbrook and Shotley Health Practice may be required to facilitate Plan growth. Holbrook lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence; therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Joint Local Plan Allocation

      (2) LA068 – Allocation: Land east of Ipswich Road, Holbrook

      Site Size - 0.3ha

      Approximately 7 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

      The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies set out in the Plan.

      Holbrook - Lower (Hamlet)

      Located on the Shotley Peninsula, Holbrook – Lower is classified as a Hamlet Village. Holbrook – Lower lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      (1) Holton St Mary (Hamlet)

      Located 1km north of the A12, Holton St Mary is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Grade II* listed Church of St Mary lies at the centre of the village, with the Grade II listed Holton Hall located to the west of the settlement. The Dedham Vale AONB is located approximately 800m south of the settlement. Holton St Mary lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      (1) Kersey (Hinterland)

      Kersey is located 5km north-west of Hadleigh and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement is predominantly linear along The Street and consists of listed buildings with 20th century residential development concentrated north of the settlement and south along Vale Lane. Kersey Tye and Kersey –Wickerstreet Green are classified separately as Hamlet Villages. The Conservation Area encompasses the whole settlement excluding Vale Lane. Kersey Priory north of the settlement is identified as a scheduled monument. The landscape that runs through the central core of Kersey and the immediate surrounding area to the east and west is characterised as Rolling Valley Farmlands, the northern and southern areas are characterised as Ancient Rolling Farmlands. Kersey lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Kersey – Kersey Tye (Hamlet)

      Located to the west of the main settlement of Kersey, Kersey Tye is classified as a Hamlet Village. The settlement consists of linear development

      Kersey – Wickerstreet Green (Hamlet)

      Located between the main settlement of Kersey and Boxford, Kersey – Wickerstreet Green is classified as a Hamlet Village. The settlement contains a number of Grade II listed buildings and includes further listed buildings in the surrounding agricultural landscape.

      Kettlebaston (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 2.5km north-west of Bildeston, Kettlebaston is classified as a Hamlet Village. The village is centred upon the Grade I listed Church of St Mary and contains a number of listed buildings within the Kettlebaston Conservation Area.

      (2) Lavenham (Core Village)

      Lavenham lies approximately 8km north-east of Sudbury and is classified as a Core Village. The Lavenham Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in September 2016. The landscape to the west of the settlement is classified as Ancient Rolling Farmlands, and the landscape to the east is classified as Rolling Valley Farmlands. There is a significant number of listed buildings within the settlement, which are mainly located within the Conservation Area. The High Street and Water Street is characterised by a high number of Grade I or II* listed buildings, and two scheduled monuments can be found within the Conservation Area. The surrounding landscape is largely agricultural and contains a few dispersed listed farm complexes. The Grade I listed Church of St. Peter and St. Paul sits on a high piece of ground on the south-western edge of the settlement and is visible from long distances in all directions.

      There is currently sufficient primary school capacity within the Lavenham catchment area to facilitate existing planning commitments and growth anticipated in the Plan. However, there is a requirement to provide additional pre-school and secondary school places, as well as additional health provision, which can be achieved at existing facilities. Sudbury Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) is currently at full capacity. A new site has been identified as part of the Chilton Woods development. Development in Lavenham will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

      Joint Local Plan Allocation

      (1) LA069 – Allocation: Land north west of Melford Road, Lavenham

      Site Size - 0.57ha

      Approximately 20 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

      The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

      1. The relevant policies of the Plan;

      Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance the setting of Lavenham Conservation Area;

      1. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
      2. A safe pedestrian crossing point will be required at the Sudbury Road and Melbury Road junction;
      3. Measures will be introduced to remediate land affected by contamination;
      4. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards pre-school and secondary school provision;
      5. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards Household Waste Recycling provision; and
      6. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision.

      Lawshall – Bury Road (Hamlet)

      The parish of Lawshall consists of a number of different settlements, each of which have been classified as Hamlet Villages within the settlement hierarchy. Lawshall – Bury Road is classified as a Hamlet village. The Lawshall Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in October 2017. The settlement consists of linear development either side of Bury Road. To the east of the settlement (within the parish of Stanningfield, West Suffolk) lies the Grade I listed Coldham Hall and associated buildings.

      (1) Lawshall – Lambs Lane (Hamlet)

      Lawshall – Lambs Lane is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Lawshall Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in October 2017. The settlement consists of three parcels of development, with a Grade II listed dwelling located on the south-eastern edge of the settlement.

      Lawshall – Lawshall Green / Hibbs Green (Hamlet)

      Located to the south-east of the main settlement of Lawshall, Lawshall Green and Hibb's Green is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Lawshall Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in October 2017. The settlement includes two Grade II listed buildings within the settlement boundary with further listed buildings in the surrounding agricultural landscape.

      Lawshall – Street (Hamlet)

      Located along Swansfield, Lawshall – Street consists of linear development and is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Lawshall Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in October 2017. The settlement includes a number of listed buildings, including the Grade II* listed Lawshall Hall and Grade I listed Church of All Saints on the western edge of the settlement.

      Layham – Lower (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 2.5km south of Hadleigh, Lower Layham is classified as a Hamlet Village. There is a small cluster of listed buildings to the east of the settlement. Layham - Lower lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Layham - Upper (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 2km south of Hadleigh, Upper Layham is classified as a Hamlet Village. Three Grade II listed buildings are located within the settlement boundary. Layham – Upper lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Leavenheath – Harrow Street (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 6km south-east of Sudbury, Leavenheath – Harrow Street is classified as a Hamlet. There are two Grade II listed buildings within the settlement, at the southern and eastern entry to the settlement. The Dedham Vale AONB lies approximately 800m to the east of the settlement. Part of Leavenheath – Harrow Street lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence. All developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s) within this Zone of Influence, will be expected to make contributions.

      Leavenheath – High Road (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 6km south-east of Sudbury, Leavenheath is classified as a Hamlet. The two Grade II listed buildings are located to the southern aspect of the settlement. The Dedham Vale AONB lies approximately 900m to the east, south and west of the settlement. Part of Leavenheath – High Road lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence. All developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s) within this Zone of Influence, will be expected to make contributions.

      Joint Local Plan Allocation

      (5) LA098 – Allocation: Land south of High Road, Leavenheath

      Size of site – 5.29ha

      No. dwellings - 40 dwellings

      Development of the site will be expected to accord with the following criteria:

      1. The relevant policies of the Plan;
      2. Design is sympathetic to the setting of the AONB;
      3. Landscaping will be included to reflect the sensitivity of the landscape the area;
      4. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures, are provided;
      5. Provision of footway along the frontage of the site, which connects to existing footway network on the junction at Maple Way;
      6. Public Rights of Way on southern boundary of site should be retained and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and active transport;
      7. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site
      8. Contributions towards home to school transport;
      9. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards Household Waste Recycling provision;
      10. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare; and
      11. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards secondary school provision.

      (1) Leavenheath – Honey Tye (Hamlet)

      Leavenheath – Honey Tye is classified as a Hamlet Village. The settlement contains listed buildings to the south of the settlement, including the Grade II* listed Honey Hall at the southern boundary.

      Lindsey - Church (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 6km north-west of Hadleigh, Lindsey is classified as a Hamlet Village. The village consists of linear development and includes the Grade I listed Church of St Peter.

      Lindsey Tye (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 6km north-west of Hadleigh, Lindsey Tye (within the parish of Lindsey) is classified as a Hamlet Village. The village consists of two clusters both of which contain Grade II listed buildings.

      Little Cornard – Bures Road (Hamlet)

      Located to the south of Sudbury, Little Cornard – Bures Road consists of two parcels of development and is classified as a Hamlet Village. Cornard Mere SSSI adjoins the settlement boundary to the east.

      Little Cornard – Upper Road (Hamlet)

      Located to the south of Sudbury, Little Cornard – Upper Green is classified as a Hamlet Village. The settlement includes listed buildings within the settlement boundary and within the surrounding agricultural landscape.

      (2) Little Waldingfield (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 6km north-east of Sudbury, Little Waldingfield is classified as a Hamlet Village. A Conservation Area covers the majority of the settlement. Within the settlement boundary clusters of Grade II listed buildings are located to the south, centre and north of the settlement.

      (4) Long Melford (Core Village)

      Long Melford lies approximately 2km north of Sudbury, is classified as a Core Village. Long Melford Conservation Area covers a large area, including the historic linear core of the settlement where a significant number of Grade II and II* listed buildings can be found along Hall Street, and two scheduled monuments. The Conservation Area extends to the north to cover the historic gardens associated with Kentwell Hall and to the east for the historic gardens associated with Melford Hall. Outside of the Conservation Area a further scheduled monument can be found near Rodbridge House. The majority of the landscape surrounding Long Melford is classified as Rolling Estate Farmlands. The river valley to the west of the settlement is classified as Valley Meadowlands, and some of the landscape to the south-east is classified as Ancient Rolling Farmlands.

      Joint Local Plan Allocation

      (2) LA113 – Allocation: Land east of the B1064, Long Melford

      Site Size – 8.5 ha

      Approximately 150 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

      The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies set out in the Plan and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

      1. Early years education provision;
      2. Open space provision;
      3. Improvements to local footway links;
      4. Upgrade to existing bus stops adjacent to the Long Melford Inn;

      (1) Milden (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 10km north-east of Sudbury, Milden is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Grade II listed Milden Cottage is located on the northern aspect of the settlement.

      (1) Monks Eleigh (Hinterland)

      Monks Eleigh is located along the A1141 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. Monks Eleigh – Swingleton Green is classified separately as a Hamlet Village. The settlement consists of listed buildings of a primarily linear pattern along The Street and the southern aspect of Church Hill, with a small number of 20th century residential development. The large Conservation Area encompasses most of the settlement and extends south encompassing Singleton Green along Back Lane. The landscape in Monks Eleigh and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Rolling Valley Farmlands.

      Monks Eleigh – Swingleton Green (Hamlet)

      Located to the south of the main settlement of Monks Eleigh, Swingleton Green is classified as a Hamlet Village. The hamlet lies within the Monks Eleigh Conservation Area and includes a number of listed buildings, including a Grade II* building to the west of the settlement.

      (1) Nayland (Core Village)

      Nayland on the Suffolk/Essex border is classified as a Core Village. To the north of the settlement the landscape is classified as Rolling Valley Farmlands and Ancient Rolling Farmlands. The landscape in the river valley to the south is classified as Valley Meadowlands. Nayland is set on the rising land above the River Stour, and rises sharply to the north, influencing views to, from and through the settlement. A Conservation Area covers the historic linear core, with a particular concentration of listed buildings around the intersection of Bear Street and the High Street/Mill Street including the Grade I listed Alston Court and Church of St James. Knoll Court a scheduled monument is located to the south of the settlement. The whole settlement and surrounding landscape lies within the Dedham Vale AONB.

      Nayland lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Nedging Tye (Hamlet)

      Nedging Tye is located along the B1078 east of Bildeston and is identified as a Hamlet Village. The settlement of Nedging Tye consists of primarily 20th century residential development with dispersed individual listed buildings. Small sections of Nedging Tye are identified on the Historic Environment Record for historic and archaeological significance. The landscape in Nedging Tye and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Plateau Claylands.

      Newton (Hinterland)

      Newton is located south-east of Sudbury along the A134 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with several listed buildings. The landscape in Newton and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Rolling Farmlands.


      Pinewood (Ipswich Fringe)

      Pinewood lies on the southern edge of Ipswich located between the main residential areas of Ipswich, the A14 and the A1214. Pinewood has been identified as a Market Town and Urban Area within the Ipswich Fringe. The area is a mix of residential and employment development and extends along the southern boundary of Ipswich. The dwellings are primarily 20th century with only a few listed buildings identified. The landscape in Pinewood and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Rolling Estate Farmland with the eastern aspect of the settlement which sits within the river valley is characterised as Valley Meadowlands. Pinewood falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Polstead – Bower House Tye (Hamlet)

      Located to the west of the A1071 Bower House Tye within the parish of Polstead is classified as a Hamlet Village. Within the settlement boundary there are three listed buildings, and further listed buildings are located within the surrounding landscape.

      Polstead – Church (Hinterland)

      The parish of Polstead contains a number of disperse settlements. Polstead – Church is located north of Stoke By Nayland and south of the A1071 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. Bower House Tye, Hadleigh Heath, Polstead Heath, Mill Street and Whitestreet Green are classified separately as Hamlet Villages. The settlement consists of 20th century residential development. The Conservation Area encompasses the whole of the settlement and extends west and south beyond the settlement boundary. In the northern aspect of the landscape in Polstead and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Rolling Farmlands, the southern aspect is characterised as Rolling Valley Farmlands. Polstead is located with the Dedham Vale AONB. Polstead falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Polstead – Hadleigh Heath (Hamlet)

      Polstead – Hadleigh Heath lies to the south of the A1071. Polstead – Hadleigh Heath lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      (1) Polstead Heath (Hamlet)

      Located within the parish of Polstead, Polstead Heath is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Dedham Vale AONB is located approximately 800m to the south of Polstead Heath. Polstead Heath lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Polstead – Mill Street (Hamlet)

      Located within the parish of Polstead, Mill Street is classified as a Hamlet Village. The entire settlement boundary is located within the Dedham Vale AONB and Polstead Conservation Area. There are a number of listed buildings within and around the settlement, with a cluster of Grade II listed buildings at the southern end of the settlement. Polstead – Mill Street lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Polstead – Whitestreet Green (Hamlet)

      Located within the parish of Polstead, Whitestreet Green is classified as a Hamlet Village. The village largely compromises of linear development. The southern and western aspects of the settlement are located within the Dedham Vale AONB. At the north of the settlement there is a cluster of Grade II listed buildings surrounding a small green. Polstead – Whitestreet Green lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Preston St Mary (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 3km north-east of Lavenham, Preston St Mary is classified as a Hamlet Village. The settlement predominantly comprises of linear development and includes the Grade I listed Church of St Mary and Grade II* listed Preston Hall to the south-east of the settlement.


      Preston St Mary – Whelp Street (Hamlet)

      Preston St Mary – Whelp Street is classified as a Hamlet Village. There is a Grade II listed building located at the eastern and western edge of the settlement, with a further Grade II listed building at the centre of the settlement.

      Raydon (Hinterland)

      Raydon is located approximately 3km south-east of Hadleigh and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings. The landscape in Raydon and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Estate Claylands. Dedham Vale AONB lies to the west of the settlement. Raydon falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      (1) Raydon – Lower Raydon (Hamlet)

      Located to the west of the main settlement of Raydon, Lower Raydon is classified as a Hamlet Village. The whole settlement lies within the Dedham Vale AONB. Lower Raydon lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      (1) Shimpling Street (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 6km north-west of Lavenham, Shimpling Street (within the parish of Shimpling) is classified as a Hamlet Village. There is a number of Grade II listed buildings within the settlement boundary – particularly towards the south-west of the settlement.

      Shotley – Church (Hamlet)

      Located to the north of Shotley Street, Shotley – Church is classified as a Hamlet Village. Land to the north of Church Walk and east of Oldhall Road lies within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. The Grade II* listed St Mary Church lies to the east of the settlement boundary. Shotley - Church lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Shotley Gate (Hinterland)

      Shotley Gate is located on Shotley Peninsula at the end of the B1456 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of 20th century residential development. The Conservation Area encompasses the land east of the B1456 which includes the Martello Towers. The landscape concentrated in the central spine of Shotley Gate and stretching northwards is characterised as Ancient Estate Farmlands the land surrounding this spine is characterised as Rolling Estate Farmlands. The Martello Towers and The Shotley Battery are all identified as Scheduled Monuments. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB is located to the north, west and south of the settlement. The estuary that adjoins Shotley Gate on the eastern and western sides are also identified as Special Protection Areas and SSSI sites. Shotley Gate falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Shotley Street (Core Village)

      Located approximately 12km to the south of Ipswich, on the Shotley peninsular Shotley Street is classified as a Core Village. Shotley Gate is classified separately as a Hinterland Village and Shotley – Church is classified separately as a Hamlet Village. The landscape immediately surrounding the settlement is classified as Ancient Estate Farmlands, with areas of Rolling Estate Farmlands being located further north and south. The Grade II listed Rose Farmhouse located on the eastern edge of the settlement, is the only listed building in the settlement core. In the surrounding landscape there are number of listed buildings, including the Church of St Mary to the north, and Erwarton Hall to the west both of which are Grade II* listed. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB borders part of the settlement to the south and is located further away to the north and east of the settlement.

      An extension to Shotley CP School will be required to facilitate growth in the Shotley catchment area and planned commitments. Contributions towards healthcare may be sought from planning applications submitted in the Holbrook & Shotley Health Practice area.

      Shotley Street falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      If an application is within or directly adjacent to Habitats Sites, further bespoke disturbance mitigation measures may be required at application stage. Therefore, due to the sensitive location of this allocated site project level Habitat Regulation Assessments (HRA), Construction Environment Management Plans (CEMP) and lighting design schemes for planning applications will be required.

      Joint Local Plan Allocation

      (8) LA075 – Allocation: Land south of The Street, Shotley

      Site Size - 2.96ha

      Approximately 50 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

      The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

      1. The relevant policies of the Plan;
      2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Rose Farmhouse (Grade II listed) and its setting, including its relationship with historic outbuildings, trackway and agricultural backdrop to the farmhouse;
      3. Access should be taken from the eastern aspect of the site and avoid the historic trackway;
      4. Design, layout and landscaping is sympathetic to the setting of The Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB;
      5. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
      6. A Construction Environment Management Plan, as a condition to be secured prior to commencement, to demonstrate that it mitigates against impacts upon SPA and Ramsar Habitat Sites
      7. Public rights of way passing through the site should be protected and enhanced;
      8. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards pre-school, primary school and secondary school provision;
      9. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision;
      10. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision; and
      11. Improvements and widening of existing footpaths.

      Somerton (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 6km north of Glemsford, Somerton is classified as a Hamlet Village. The village is predominantly linear in form, with some listed buildings within the settlement boundary including the Grade I listed Church of All Saints.

      (4)
      Sproughton (Ipswich Fringe)

      Sproughton is located west of Ipswich, and is classified as a Core Village, within the Ipswich Fringe. Predominantly the landscape in Sproughton and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Rolling Valley Farmland with the southern aspect characterised as Plateau Farmland. The eastern aspect of the settlement that sits within the river valley is characterised as Valley Meadowlands and then Rolling Valley Farmland.

      A new primary school is required to facilitate growth planned through the Plan for the Sproughton catchment area. 1.2ha of land is reserved for a primary school on site LA014 (B/15/00993), and 3ha of land is required for a primary school on site LA013. Two new 60-place pre-schools are required to facilitate growth. One pre-school is already planned and funded, as part of new primary school for Wolsey Grange (B/15/00993). Additionally, contributions may be sought to create additional capacity at the Hawthorn Drive Health Practice in Ipswich (which serves Sproughton). Contributions towards major improvements of the road junction at London Road and A1071 will be sought from development in Sproughton. Water Recycling Centre capacity issues have been identified. Development will be required to carry out a full assessment of the increased discharge on the watercourse. The detailed assessment should demonstrate that the proposed development will be delivered without causing a breach of environment legislation (Water Framework Directive (WFD)) for the site. Depending upon the outcome of the assessment contributions may be sought to create extra capacity at Sproughton-Church Water Recycling Centre. Portman's Walk Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Ipswich is currently operating over capacity. Therefore, development in Sproughton will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

      Sproughton falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s). For allocations of 50 dwellings or more a project level HRA will also be required in order to secure access to sufficient greenspace at application stage in line with Annex I of Natural England advice.

      Joint Local Plan Allocations

      (11) LA012 – Allocation: Land north of Burstall Lane and west of B1113, Sproughton

      Site Size – 10.6ha

      Approximately 105dwellings (and associated infrastructure)

      The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

      1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
      2. Landscaping to reflect the sensitivity of the landscape the area;
      3. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance The Wild Man public house, 2 and 4 Lower Street (all Grade II listed) and their settings;
      4. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains is provided;
      5. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
      6. Allotments are retained in their current location or an alternative provision of equal or greater quality, accessibility and quantity of allotments space is provided as part of the scheme;
      7. Rights of Way should be retained and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and active transport;
      8. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards pre-school and primary school and secondary school provision;
      9. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision;
      10. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision;
      11. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, for improving local pedestrian links;
      12. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards junction improvements on the A1071; and
      13. A full assessment of increased discharge on the watercourse, and relevant mitigation measures.

      (11) LA013 – Allocation: Land north of the A1071, Sproughton

      Site Size – 47.6ha

      Approximately 800 dwellings (and associated infrastructure)

      The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

      1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
      2. Landscaping will be used to reflect the sensitivity of the landscape the area, including to the east of the site to mitigate the potential impact on Chantry Park registered park & garden and conservation area;
      3. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
      4. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Red House and its associated barn (all Grade II listed) and their settings, including long views from the west, a buffer to the east and screening;
      5. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
      6. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
      7. Rights of Way within the site and within the vicinity of the site should be retained and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and active transport.
      8. Provision of highway improvements of strategic road network in the area may be required;
      9. Provision of a transport assessment to determine existing and projected capacity and any mitigation required;
      10. Provision of cycle and pedestrian links;
      11. A full assessment of increased discharge on the watercourse, and relevant mitigation measures.
      12. If appropriate, measures are used to mitigate against noise pollution from the A14 and odour pollution from Water Recycling Centre;
      13. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
      14. A free serviced site of 3ha should be reserved for a new pre-school and primary school plus proportionate contributions towards the build costs;
      15. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards secondary school provision;
      16. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision;
      17. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision.

      (5) LA014 – Allocation: Land at Poplar Lane, Sproughton

      Site Size - 12ha

      Approximately 475 dwellings and 4ha of employment land (and associated infrastructure)

      Applications for full flexibility or for a single or flexible use involving one or more of the uses within Class E will be considered on their individual merits. Prior to submission applicants should engage with the LPA to agree the required assessment work in support of any proposal

      Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

      1. Open space provision;
      2. Healthcare provision;
      3. Highways improvements;
      4. Education provision;
      5. Library provision.

      (4) LA018 – Allocation: land at Former Sugar Beet Factory Site, Sproughton

      50ha

      Class E/B2/B8 uses

      The development shall be expected to comply with the following;

      1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan.
      2. Applications for full flexibility or for a single or flexible use involving one or more of the uses within Class E will be considered on their individual merits. Prior to submission applicants should engage with the LPA to agree the required assessment work in support of any proposal

      (18) LA116 – Allocation: Land east of Loraine Way, Sproughton

      Site Size – 3.4ha

      Approximately 50 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

      The development shall be expected to comply with the following;

      1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
      2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance listed barn 50 meters south west of Sproughton Hall, Tithe Barn, Sproughton Hall, Walnut Cottage, Mill House, 2 & 4 Lower Street, 1-4 Church Close (all Grade II) and Church of All Saints (Grade II*) and their settings;
      3. Access to the site should be taken from Lorraine Way (B1113);
      4. Incoporate sight lines towards the barns, hall and church tower into the development;
      5. A flood risk assessment should be used to avoid and mitigate all forms of flooding in a sustainable manner;
      6. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures, are provided;
      7. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
      8. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards pre-school, primary and secondary school provision;
      9. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision;
      10. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision;
      11. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, for improving for improving local pedestrian links; and
      12. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards junction improvements of the A1071.

      Stanstead - Lower (Hamlet)

      Stanstead – Lower is classified as a Hamlet Village. The settlement predominantly comprises of linear development along Lower Street and contains a number of listed buildings. The River Glem lies just to the south of the settlement.

      Stanstead - Upper (Hamlet)

      Stanstead – Upper which is classified as a Hamlet Village predominantly comprises of linear development along Upper Street. There are a number of listed buildings within the settlement, most notably the Grade II* St James' Church which lies to the south-west of the settlement.

      (5) Stoke by Nayland (Hinterland)

      Stoke-by-Nayland is located approximately 4km from the Essex border and is identified as a Hinterland Village. Thorington Street is classified separately as a Hamlet Village. The Grade I listed St Mary The Virgin Church lies central to the village, with a number of listed buildings located on Polstead Street and School Street. The Conservation Area encompasses a large swathe of land that stretches beyond the settlement boundary, north-east up to Scotland Hall and south to Tendring Hall. Stoke-by-Nayland sits within the Dedham Vale AONB. The landscape in Stoke-by-Nayland and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Ancient Rolling Farmlands. Stoke-by-Nayland falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Stoke by Nayland – Thorington Street (Hamlet)

      Located to the south-east of Stoke-by-Nayland, Thorington Street is classified as a Hamlet Village. The settlement is entirely within the Dedham Vale AONB. A number of Grade II listed buildings are located within Thorington Street which is also covered by the Stoke-by-Nayland Conservation Area.

      Stratford St Mary (Hinterland)

      Stratford St Mary is located north-west of the A12 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings. There are two Conservation Areas, one encompasses the southern aspect of the settlement the other is located east of the A12 and includes the Church of St Mary (Grade I). The landscape in Stratford St Mary and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Rolling Valley Farmlands. Stratford St Mary sits within the Dedham Vale AONB. Stratford St Mary falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      (1) Stutton (Hinterland)

      Stutton is located on Shotley Peninsula along the B1080, east of the A137 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings. The landscape in Stutton and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Plateau Estate Farmlands. The settlement south of the B1080 is within the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths AONB. Stutton falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      (4) Sudbury (Market Town and Urban Area)

      Sudbury is located along the western bank of the River Stour with the main A131 triangulated within the settlement centre and is identified as a Market Town and Urban Area. The settlement consists of a high number of listed buildings and heritage assets focussed within a Conservation Area, inter-dispersed with 20th century development. The landscape surrounding Sudbury on the north/east and south-east boundary is characterised as Ancient Rolling Farmlands, from the north/west and south-west boundary is characterised as Valley Meadowlands. A small area is classified as Rolling Valley Farmlands to the south and Rolling Estate farmlands to the north. The Stour Valley Project Area as identified in the Dedham Vale AONB envelopes a large area covering the north, west and south-west boundary of Sudbury.

      A new primary school and pre-school provision is planned for (and funded) the Chilton Woods development which was granted planning permission in March 2018 (planning reference B/15/01718). In order to facilitate growth planned through the Plan and existing commitments, Ormiston Academy will also require an expansion. With regards to Health provision; increased capacity will be required for this locality in order to facilitate growth planned through the Plan, a feasibility study will assess expansion and or options for additional provision. Sudbury Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) is currently at full capacity. A new site has been identified as part of the Chilton Woods development. Development in Sudbury and the surrounding areas will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

      Joint Local Plan Allocations

      To see the relevant Plan allocations for the area surrounding Sudbury, please view the Chilton and Great Cornard place sections.

      Tattingstone – Church (Hinterland)

      Tattingstone is located on the Shotley Peninsula, east of the A137 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings. The landscape in Tattingstone and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Ancient Estate Farmlands. Tattingstone falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      (2) Tattingstone - Heath (Hamlet)

      Located within the parish of Tattingstone, The Heath is classified as a Hamlet Village. Tattingstone – The Heath lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence; therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      Tattingstone - White Horse (Hamlet)

      Tattingstone – White Horse is classified as a Hamlet Village. Holbrook Park SSSI site is located approximately 400m to the north-east of the village. Tattingstone – White Horse lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence; therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).


      Thorpe Morieux (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 5km north of Lavenham, Thorpe Morieux is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are some Grade II listed buildings within the settlement boundary. To the south of the village, there is a Grade I listed Church of St Mary The Virgin and the Grade II* listed Thorpe Morieux Hall.

      Wattisham (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 10km west of Needham Market, Wattisham is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are a number of listed buildings within the settlement boundary, including the Grade II* listed Church of St Nicholas on the western aspect of the village.


      Wenham Magna (Hamlet)

      Located approximately 2km north of the A12, Wenham Magna is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are no listed buildings within the settlement boundary, however the Grade II* Church of St John and Priory Farmhouse is located to the south of the settlement. Wenham Magna lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence; therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

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      (3) Whatfield (Hinterland)

      Whatfield is located between Hadleigh and Needham Market, north east of the A1141 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings most notably clustered around the Church of St Margaret (Grade I). The landscape in Whatfield and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Plateau Claylands.

      (3) Wherstead – Bourne Hill (Ipswich Fringe)

      Wherstead – Bourne Hill is located south and adjacent to the Ipswich boundary linked by Bourne Bridge. Wherstead – Bourne Hill is classified as a Hinterland Village within the Ipswich Fringe. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century development with only two listed buildings identified. The landscape in Wherstead is characterised as Rolling Estate Farmlands and the surrounding landscape south of the main settlement is characterised as Ancient Estate Farmlands. From the east of Bourne Hill Wherstead is within the Stour and Orwell AONB and the estuary is also designated as Ramsar, SSSI and SPA. Wherstead falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s). Policies MP9 and MP10 of the Suffolk Waste and Minerals Local Plan apply to allocation LA016.

      If an application is within or directly adjacent to Habitats Sites, further bespoke disturbance mitigation measures may be required at application stage. Therefore, due to the sensitive location of this allocated site project level Habitat Regulation Assessments (HRA), Construction Environment Management Plans (CEMP) and lighting design schemes for planning applications will be required. For allocations of 50 dwellings or more a project level HRA will also be required in order to secure access to sufficient greenspace at application stage in line with Annex I of Natural England advice.

      The primary school catchment area can accommodate the level of growth planned for through the Plan and existing planning commitments.

      Joint Local Plan Allocation

      (3) LA016 – Allocation: Land West of Bourne Hill, Wherstead

      Site size - 8.25ha

      Approximately 75 dwellings (and associated infrastructure)

      Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

      1. Open space provision;
      2. Sustainable Transport Contribution


      (2) Wherstead Park (Ipswich Fringe)

      Wherstead Park is located south of the A14 and is classified as a Hinterland Village within the Ipswich Fringe. The settlement is a mix of employment and residential developments with a number of listed buildings identified. The landscape in Wherstead and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Estate Farmlands. From the east of The Street, Wherstead Park is within the Stour and Orwell AONB and the estuary is also designated as Ramsar, SSSI and SPA.

      Wherstead falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

      (5) Woolverstone (Hamlet)

      Located on the Shotley Peninsula, Woolverstone is classified as a Hamlet Village. Land to the north of Main Road lies within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. A Conservation Area covers the village and extends to include the Grade I listed Woolverstone Hall, its parkland setting and some waterside development. Woolverstone lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

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