SCDC Local Plan

The public consultation on the First Draft Local Plan closed on September 14th 2018 and SCDC are collating all the responses which they have gratefully received.

If you have any questions, please contact a Parish Councillor or the Parish Clerk.

Name Comments Size
KcC’s Local Plan Response 2018 Parish Council’s response to the SCDC’s First Draft Local Plan Consultation,      4th September 2018 721k
KcC’s Local Plan Response 2017 Parish Council’s response to the SCDC’s Local Plan Consultation,                           25th October 2017 2223k

Conservation area

Click below for a map of the Kelsale Conservation Area at inception.

Kelsale Conservation Area Map at Nov-2018


The public consultation on the Sizewell C Stage 2 Pre-application closed on January 25th 2017 and EDF are collating all the responses which they have gratefully received.

Latest news (November 2018) is that Stage 3 Consultation is planned to commence on January 4th 2019 and will last for 12 weeks. Residents are advised to make their own views known. KcC Parish Council will draft a formal response.

Name Comments Size
Sizewell C Stage 2 Pre-Application Consultation KcC’s response to Sizewell Stage 2 Consultation, 25th January 2017 981k


Consultation on Air Quality in East Suffolk – Have your say

East Suffolk would like to offer residents the chance to view and comment on their first joint air quality report for the Suffolk Coastal and Waveney districts – the 2018 Annual Status Report (ASR). The ASR is produced every year and provides a public facing update on air quality across both districts.  The 2018 ASR was submitted to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and has recently received approval.  The report includes monitoring data for 2017 and details progress on actions to improve air quality across the districts.

Clean air is important for all our health and for the environment.  Air pollution is associated with a number of adverse health impacts and is recognised as a contributing factor in the onset of heart disease and cancer. Additionally, air pollution particularly affects the most vulnerable in society: children and older people, and those with heart and lung conditions.

The 2018 ASR confirms that air quality within both districts remains generally good.  The Air Quality Objectives are not exceeded at any locations within Waveney, and within Suffolk Coastal there are 2 declared Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) for nitrogen dioxide covering very small specific areas, one located in Woodbridge and the other on the A12 at Stratford St. Andrew.

The really good news is that our 2017 monitoring reveals that the nitrogen dioxide levels within both AQMAs have reduced in recent times to below the standard set by the Government – for the fourth year running in Woodbridge and for the first year in Stratford St. Andrew.

The ASR and Defra’s comments can be found on our website at    Alternatively, paper copies are available for viewing at Customer Services in The Marina Centre at Lowestoft and also at Beccles, Felixstowe and Woodbridge Libraries.

We are seeking, and would welcome, comments on the report.  These can be emailed to, or post them to: Environmental Protection, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge IP12 1RT.  We may not be able to reply directly to every consultation response, but be assured all comments received will be taken into account.  The Consultation closes on Friday 18th January 2019.

Review of East Suffolk Warding by the Boundaries Commission

The following comments were received regarding the proposals and potentially impacting the outcome for Kelsale cum Carlton.

Kelsale & Yoxford Warding Proposal

52 We received four submissions relating to this area, in addition to general support from the Councils. Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council expressed a general concern over the size of the proposed ward and stated that their links lie more with the Saxmundham area; however, no alternative warding pattern was provided here.

53 A local resident opposed the draft recommendations in this area, stating that Walpole, Cratfield and Linstead should be included in a Halesworth ward, and that Leiston should be included in Kelsale & Yoxford. However, this proposal would have significant knock-on effects on the surrounding wards, and no evidence was put forward to justify moving away from the draft recommendations here.

54 A local resident supported the boundaries here but proposed an alternative name of Kelsale & Chediston; however, we are content that the two primary settlements are represented in the name of this ward and are not proposing to alter it. Another local resident queried the eastern boundary of this ward; however, as this follows the parish boundary in the area, we are content to retain this as part of the final recommendations.

The file below describes the Warding agreed in Parliament

Click to open the new Warding for East Suffolk Summary