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Letter of 24th July 2019 from The Planning Inspectorate to Suffolk County Council
The examination in public of the draft Suffolk Minerals and Waste Local Plan was carried out by the Planning Inspectorate at Ipswich Town Football Ground in June 2019.
As you can see via the above link, The Planning Inspectors preliminary conclusion is that the proposed Lime Kiln Farm gravel pit would be inconsistent with National Planning Policy:-
i) Because there is no justification for the proposed quarry on the basis of need as an exception to the requirement in national policy that the landscape and scenic beauty should be conserved.
ii) Because the proposal would be harmful to the landscape.
SCC are now producing proposed modifications to the draft local plan, bearing in mind the planning inspector's preliminary conclusions.
Although this is encouraging news, the council does not have to follow the planning inspector's conclusions in their adopted plan. Also, the council planning committee does not have to follow their own adopted local plan when considering the current outstanding planning applications by Cemex.
It is to be hoped that the council will follow the planning inspector's guidance, but there is clearly still work to do in making sure that these planning application are not approved.
2. On line petition to stop this planning application
We have recently started an on line partition to stop this gravel pit. Would you please
sign the petition here
and ask your friends and family to sign it as well.
3. See the latest on twitter
Green Balance consultants report for the National Trust on developments in areas of outstanding natural beauty
This report shows how councils have often given planning permission in areas of outstanding natural beauty where the
national planning guidelines show that planning permission should have been refused. The Reydon solar farm is one of the examples
in this report.