in the Ashby, Herringfleet,Somerleyton and Lound Neighbourhood Plan

The Lound with Ashby Herringfleet and Somerleyton Neighbourhood Plan is an important document. Once it has been approved it will become a material consideration in all planning decisions within the parishes until 2036.

Our Neighbourhood Plan cannot oppose the policies of East Suffolk Council including the two sites in Somerleyton and one in Lound allocated in the Waveney Local Plan (March 2019)

The nine planning policies listed in the Neighbourhood Plan cover a range of local issues from Housing to Environment and were developed using comments received at open consultation meetings in the parishes, and responses to a questionnaire distributed to all households and businesses in the parishes in 2017.

An important element of our Neighbourhood Plan is the Masterplanning and Design Guidelines which provides basic guidance in the development of the currently allocated sites and any future sites. This document sets out clear and comprehensible design principles and is available on this site.

The policies reflect the community held aspiration to retain the rural and historic identity of the parishes while accepting there needs to be some development in the parishes to to maintain the communities.  Policies additionally support community facilities and strongly encourage development of local businesses. Non development issues raised in the survey and public engagement – including the closure of Somerleyton shop and post office,  public rights of way, increased traffic, lie outside the scope of the Neighbourhood Plan but are listed in the consultation responses. The Parish Councils and other stakeholders will endeavour to address these issues. 

Feedback from  statutory consultees, residents and local businesses have been taken into consideration in the preparation of this final version of the Neighbourhood Plan.


These are in draft form and still under discussion


There are 3 parts

Regulation 15 Files for submission

Regulation 14 Public Consultation

Archive of the process up to Regulation 14