The First Draft Local Plan: The consultation on the First Draft of the new Local Plan runs from 20 July until 14 September. There is a drop-in session on Monday 6 August at the SCDC Melton offices (Station Road, IP13 1RT) from 4pm to 7:30pm. See other drop-in sessions for the public to attend. The first draft sets out policies on development, infrastructure, the village envelope and the Special Landscape Area which could change due to a new Landscape Character Assessment. There are no sites allocated to Hacheston even though there were four sites proposed in the previous consultation a year ago. Links:
Hacheston Parish Council is preparing its policy position on the Local Plan First Draft currently and will submit it to SCDC by 14 September. The Council is considering holding a public meeting to discuss resident views. Please send your views to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Power Plant Application Approved at the SCDC Planning Committee meeting on 19 July.. Our submission prepared by Councillor Revill who spoke to the Committee is on the Noticeboard. Councillor Revill reported that there will be strong conditions including noise levels and the developer will need to communicate with Hacheston Parish Council at a liaison committee. Further documents are in Planning => DC-17-3742 Power Plant 2.
Power Plant: the application (DC/17/3742) will be discussed at the SCDC Planning Committee meeting on 19 July at SCDC offices in Melton. Associated documents such as the officer's report (starting on p28) are on the Noticeboard in Planning => DC-17-3742 Power Plant 2.
Local Plan Review: A First Draft of the new Local Plan is being published by SCDC and the consultation will begin 20 July and run until 14 September. More details to follow in the coming days. There will be drop-in sessions for the public to attend. There will be a series of public meetings and the first draft is expected to set out policies on the village envelope, specific plots of land for development and the Special Landscape Area. See the Noticeboard for a poster on the drop-in sessions.
B1116 Road Closure 25 - 27 July: Apparently according to signs newly placed in the middle of the village the B1116 will be closed 25 - 27 July for water works. HPC has been pressing for such works. We have yet to receive notification of this road closure however.
Marlesford Road Resurfacing: Main Road 30 July - 3 August 2018 Suffolk County Council will be carrying out road resurfacing works along Main Road, Marlesford from the junction with the A12 Hacheston to the junction with Bell Lane. This is necessary to stop further deterioration and improve the road surface. The work is planned to take place over 3 nights between the period of the 30 July and 3 August 2018, excluding the weekend. Work will be carried out from 7pm to 5am each night. During the period of the closure, traffic will be diverted via: A12 – A1094 – B1069 - B1078 and vice versa. On street parking will be restricted to allow the resurfacing to be carried out unobstructed. See the Noticeboard for the full notification received 16 July.
A full council meeting took place in the Village Hall meeting room on Monday 18 June at 7:30pm. The Agenda and draft minutes are available on the Noticeboard.
Highways Works: Suffolk County Council Highways will be undertaking works between 6 - 8 June on Wickham Market Road, Easton The Street, Easton Road from Easton Road to Parish Boundary, Hacheston. See the Noticeboard for further details.
Annual Accounts: We have published our approved 2017/18 accounts and annual return on the Noticeboard.
Data Protection Policy: We have also published our new Data Protection Policy written to accommodate the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force on 25 May. (Approved on 14 May and on the Noticeboard.)
Power Plant: SCDC has said that it envisages the power plant application to go to the Planning Committee on 19 July. This is not yet definite.
The Annual Parish Meeting will take place on 14 May at 7:30pm in the Village Hall meeting room. Representatives from a range of parish organisations will present annual updates. A short full annual parish council meeting will also take place at 7pm. The Agenda for both meetings are available on the Noticeboard.
A full council meeting will take place in the Village Hall meeting room on Monday 5 March at 7:30pm. The Agenda is available on the Noticeboard.
Natural England are reviewing the boundary of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.. For details and for how to make your views known see our blog post here.
A full Extraordinary council meeting will take place in the Village Hall meeting room on Monday 12 February at 7:30pm. The Agenda is available on the Noticeboard.
UPDATE 27 NOVEMBER
You can now view Hacheston responses to the Local Plan Review.
See HPC Submission Document. Potential sites and houses in Hacheston and how Suffolk Coastal should develop up to 2036.
UPDATE 15 NOVEMBER
UPDATE 22 NOVEMBER
The Chairman attended a meeting presenting feedback to the Stage 2 consultation which finished Feb 2017. This presentation and his report is on the Noticeboard.
A full council meeting took place in the Village Hall on Monday 6 November. Minutes are available on the Noticeboard.
Two consultations have been completed:
UPDATE 5 OCTOBER
HPC sent its recommendation to request SCDC to refuse the Power Plant application. We ask SCDC to do an Environmental Impact Assessment, which gives it a status in law. We have asked SCDC to consider the application in their Planning Committee if it is not refused outright. You can find our recommendation on the Noticeboard.
A full council meeting will take place in the All Saints Church on Monday 25 September at 7:30pm to discuss the:
UPDATE 20 SEPTEMBER: Deadline 5 October
Following HPC's request after the changes to the application, the deadline for everyone to send their opinions to SCDC is now confirmed in writing from SCDC as 5 October 2017.
To respond to the application email email@example.com and please copy us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to Suffolk Coastal District Council, Planning Department, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1RT.
Write individually to SCDC Councillors as well (don't just cc: them on your d.c.admin email)!
UPDATE 15 SEPTEMBER: Expanded Power Plant and EIA
The power plant area has been expanded from 4980 sqm to 6750 sqm and Philip Ridley of SCDC has decided there should not be an Environmental Impact Assessment.
UPDATE 05 SEPTEMBER:
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The Village (population 370) is in a valley and situated on the B1116 between the A12 and Framlingham but this road runs all the way to Harleston on the Norfolk border. As the B1116 passes through Hacheston it is called ‘The Street', the name, like other villages, was given by the Romans as Hacheston was a fairly large Roman market town. Later Its authenticity was established as it is recorded in the Domesday book of 1086. It has been a farming community for centuries and is the grain basin of England. Running parallel with the village is the river Ore which has its source in Framlingham Mere. Meandering through the countryside, it eventually flows into the Alde and then into the North Sea. Once navigable, it used to transport goods by barge.