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Mid Suffolk Parish Profile

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									                         Mid Suffolk Parish Profile

                       Mid Suffolk District Council

                                 Planning Policy

                                     September
                                       2007



Introduction


The background paper is to provide an evidence base for supporting and justifying Mid
Suffolk District Councils Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD). This paper
examines all the factors that have been taken into account in identifying key service
centres, primary villages, secondary villages and countryside villages.

The report commences with a brief review of Government guidance and other relevant
literature to set the policy context, followed by an explanation of the methodology used
for producing the settlement strategy. The consultation process and representations
made are summarised followed by the data which has been used in the formulation of
the strategy is presented.

The paper defines the criteria which is used to inform the settlement hierarchy and
classifies villages accordingly. The criteria alone does not classify a village, its local
context, past residential growth and parish council aspirations is also used as a
determining factor.

A series of appendices is included, which contains sustainability and identified services
and facilities summary and individual parish profiles. The information has been collated
from information requests, consultations, parish plans and websites.

Background

The settlement strategy in the background paper has evolved from the concept of a
settlement hierarchy. Settlement hierarchies involve the classification of settlement
types based on population size, the provision of facilities and accessibility to services in
order to guide the type and proportion of development.



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Additionally they may also demonstrate what extra facilities are required in a specific
location.

Planning Policy Statement (PPS)1, PPS3, Planning policy Guidance (PPG) PPG4,
PPS6, PPS7 and PPG13 require the development to be in accordance with the most
sustainable option therefore indirectly encourage the use of a settlement hierarchy
approach to guide new development.

The Council has to ensure that all decisions on where new development should be
located are based on fundamental sustainability factors. To support this, work has been
undertaken to assess the availability of key services and facilities in villages across the
District.


Methodology for production of Mid Suffolk’s Settlement Hierarchy

The work underpinning this evidence base and the development of the settlement
strategy has been structured as follows:

   1. Review of Government guidance, including relevant Planning Policy Statements
      and the Regional Spatial Strategy
   2. Review of Suffolk‟s Environment…towards sustainable development
   3. Desk-top and site visit study of current availability of key services
   4. Consultation of study (summary of representations)
   5. Final Village profile of every village.
   6. Identification of Settlement Hierarchy

1. Policy Context
.
To set the policy context, the following paragraphs contain government guidance
pertinent to the concept of settlement hierarchies and to development in villages from
the Key Service Centre level and below.

Importantly, and with regard to the settlement hierarchy approach PPS7: Sustainable
Development in Rural Areas states that

“Planning authorities should focus most new development in or near to local service
centres where employment, housing (including affordable housing), services and other
facilities can be provided close together” (para.3.)

Planning authorities should set out in LDDs their policies for allowing some limited
development in, or next to, rural settlements that are not designated as local service
centres, in order to meet local business and community needs and to maintain the
vitality of these communities” (para.4)

The Planning Policy Statement also requires
“most development to be focused in, or next to, existing towns and villages” (para.1.ii),
and requires that;

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“Accessibility should be a key consideration in all development decisions” (para.1.ii)
Furthermore, it is stated that
“new building development in the open countryside away from existing
settlements…should be strictly controlled” (para.1.iv)

Specifically in relation to housing development, PPS3: Housing emphasises the
Government‟s aim of delivering high quality housing that contributes to the creation and
maintenance of sustainable rural communities in market towns and villages (para.3).

With regard to the location of new development, PPS3 requires housing to be
“developed in suitable locations which offer a range of community facilities and with
goods access to jobs, key services and infrastructure” (para.36)

This supports the hierarchy approach, as it assumes that it is inherently more
sustainable to locate development where it benefit from existing facilities and
infrastructure. This approach corresponds with the general principles of sustainable
development set out in PPS1 and which underpin other Planning Policy Statements and
Government guidance. These requirements seek to ensure that development is located
in what are judged to be the most sustainable locations, having regard to the provision
of services and the need to control development outside of existing settlements.

There is also a requirement in PPS3 to give appropriate consideration to functional
relationships between settlements in rural areas in determining the distribution of
development and growth (para.38).

PPS7 states that LPAs should, through their Local Development Documents (LDD)s,
“facilitate and plan for accessible new services and facilities particularly where:
    i.      planning permission is granted for new developments in country towns or
            other local service centres
    ii.     settlements, or the population of their rural catchments, are expanding
    iii.    there is an identified need for new or expanded services to strengthen the
            role of particular local service centre” (para.6i)

Regional Spatial Strategy

The Secretary of States Proposed Changes to the Draft Revision to the Regional
Spatial Strategy for the east of England and Statement of Reasons (December 2006)

The document requires some 8,300 new homes to be provided in Mid Suffolk over the
period 2001 – 2021. Whilst Policy SS4 requires the focus of development to be
distributed amongst the towns and key service centres. Provision can be made for the
smaller villages.

“Policy SS4: Development in Towns other than Key Service Centres and in Rural Areas
Local development documents should define the approach to development in towns
other than those listed in policy SS3, and in rural areas. Such towns will include
selected market towns and other towns with the potential to increase their economic
and social sustainability through measures to:
    support urban and rural renaissance;
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      secure appropriate amounts of new housing, including affordable housing, and
       local employment and other facilities; and
       improve the towns accessibility, especially by public transport

They should also consider the potential of other key service centres to accommodate
development which is sympathetic to local character and of an appropriate scale and
nature in relation to local housing and employment needs.

For other rural settlements they should seek to support the continued viability of
agriculture and other economic activities such tourism, the diversification of the
economy, the provision of housing for local needs and the sustainability of loc al
services.”

The supporting text goes on to state
“The RSS seeks to locate the majority of new development in and adjacent to the Key
Centres for Development and Change, and to protect the quality and character of the
regions rural areas. However, within that broad approach, policy SS4 recognises the
role of market towns and larger villages in providing employment and services to their
rural hinterlands and meeting housing needs.

Key Service Centres are large villages with a good level of services, which might
include:

      a primary school within the settlement and a secondary school within the
       settlement or easily accessible by public transport;
      a primary health care facilities;
      a range of retail and service provision capable of meeting day-to-day needs, in
       particular for convenience shopping
      local employment opportunities; and
      frequent public transport to higher order settlements.


The document also states that
“the growth of villages ahs been unable to halt the closure of village services and
commuting has increased dramatically. Careful examination of how a settlement of
groups of settlements function is required, as well as an analysis of the service base, to
determine the best solutions for each area” (para.3.20)

Lastly, for those smaller villages, the RSS states
“Other rural settlements, including small villages, may have local housing needs that
can best be met at those settlements rather than concentrating all housing at towns and
key service centres, but care should be taken to ensure new development is directed to
locations where it will have the greatest benefits for rural sustainability” (para.3.21)

Mid Suffolk‟s Core Strategy must reflect and „conform‟ with the overall policy context. In
particular we will need to have regard to:
   i.      those settlements which function as a Key Service Centre and which could
           potentially offer suitable location for accommodating some of Mid Suffolk‟s

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             future growth requirements (subject to planning, environmental and other
             designations and constraints);
   ii.       those settlements where there is a clear development need, be it for
             affordable housing, business or to fill a gap in service provision such as to
             meet a need for a new doctors surgery;
   iii.      those settlements where there are services available and where some
             development could help sustain the existing service base; and
   iv.       whether there are a geographic clusters of settlements which are closely
             related functionally and where there is provision on collective basis;

Evidence Base and Preparation

Fundamental to the formulation of this Settlement Strategy is the identification of
services that exist and the identification of Key Service Centres in accordance with
PPS7 and RSS Policy SS4.

The formulation is not prescribed by Guidance, however the RSS provides some criteria
for determining key service centres. Ultimately it is for the Local Authority to determine
which villages should be identified.

Mid Suffolk is predominantly rural and contains 122 parishes. The District contains three
market towns and therefore it was considered necessary to complete a parish profile
identify Primary and Secondary Villages in addition to Key Service Centres. In line with
national guidance and regional policy - PPS1, PPS3, RSS4 and due to the very rural of
Mid Suffolk, a balance is needed between protecting the countryside while facilitating
beneficial development. The additional classifications will benefit sustainability in rural
areas.


   1.     Key Service Centres
   2.     Primary Villages;
   3.     Secondary Villages; and
   4.     Countryside Villages.

The following breakdown of development would be applicable for each hierarchy:

         Town: the main focus for development

         Key Service Centres: the main focus of development outside the towns

         Primary Village: villages capable of limited growth where this will meet local
          needs

         Secondary Village: villages unsuitable for growth but capable of taking infill
          development and development for local needs only.

         The Countryside / Countryside Villages: open countryside and villages below
          secondary villages where only the types of development will be permitted
          excluding market housing.
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2. Suffolk’s Environment

Suffolk‟s Environment is a partnership project involving eight local planning authorities.
The partnership monitors a range of social, economic and environmental indicators,
which enable them to assess Suffolk‟s progress towards sustainable development.

Indicator 31: Percentage of Rural Population living in Parishes which have a food shop
or general store, post office, pub, primary school and meeting place.

The General objective of the indicator derives from the Rural White Paper Our
Countryside: the future. A fair deal for rural England had a stated aim for villages „to be
active, living communities, where people are also able to meet their essential needs and
with opportunities for both old and young”. The White Paper also establishes a
requirement for the post office network to be maintained and a presumption against the
closure of rural primary schools.

The methodology involved writing to every Parish Clerk within the District to obtain a
complete list of services and facilities in villages (Appendix A.1). This request for
information was sent annually. Not all parish clerks provided a return (on average 50%).
Therefore the data was not completely accurate and up to date. The last update was in
2005/06 (Appendix A.2).

The table below identifies the % of rural population as a whole living in parishes which
have a food shop, post office, pub, primary school and meeting place. The table clearly
shows the number of villages with all 5 facilities decreased and then increased annually
to 2005/06. The main reason for this improvement is the adoption of the „Supplementary
Planning Guidance for Village Shops, Pubs and Post Offices‟ (February 2003) which
seeks to protect these facilities from change of use to residential.


                  Total Rural     01/02        02/03       03/04      04/05       05/06
                  Pop (2005)
Babergh             46,399            -         64.0%      41.5%       29.18%      34.30%
Forest Heath        13,425            -         44.0%         -        54.06%      54.06%
Ipswich                 0             -            -          -           -           -
Mid Suffolk         60,987         49.8%        39.8%      43.1%       22.49%      49.68%
St                  42,310         41.6%        51.6%      47.8%       47.71%      48.92%
Edmundbury
Suffolk               43,583       29.6%        29.8%      44.5%       35.71%      35.71%
Coastal
Waveney               13,452       33.8%        11.9%      11.9%       12.20%       3.09%
Suffolk              220,156       41.0%        43.2%      42.0%        33.0%      40.95%
                                          (Source: Suffolk‟s Environment Monitoring Report 2005/06)




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3. Availability of Key Services

Fundamental to the formulation of the Settlement Strategy is to record a range of key
services including:

      Permanent Food Shop
      School
      Surgery (permanent / mobile)
      Bus 5 days a week and more
      Post Office
      Recreation
      Village Hall / Meeting Place
      Local Employment

Based on the information received from the Parish Councils for the Suffolk‟s
Environment project, Mid Suffolk District Council undertook a desk top study in March
2006 to update this database of services and facilities.

The study involved the Geographical Information System (an in house mapping system)
to locate community buildings and any services that exist. The parish websites and
parish plans if available were used to locate additional information and site visits
followed to identify any queries that exist.

Information boards provided useful information and local parish magazines also
provided a useful source of information.

In March 2006, a village profile was prepared for every parish within Mid Suffolk.

4. Consultation of Study

The March 2006 Parish Profile‟s were the summarised at the time of the Core Strategy
Preferred Options Report (May 2007). Every Parish was provided with the Preferred
Options Consultation and the summarised Parish Profile. A letter (Appendix B.1) was
sent to every parish clerk, requesting a response to the consultation and the evidence
base.

It was also an opportunity for the parish council to add any additional comments if
applicable.

The consultation received a number of representations. From 122 parishes, 41 Parish
Councils responded to the Settlement Hierarchy and the evidence base. A short
comment is listed within the table below. The full responses to the settlement hierarchy
from parish councils and all other comments together with Council‟s recommendation is
listed within Appendix B.2.

Parish Council              Comment
Akenham                     None (happy)

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Ashbocking                  Ok but concerned
Badwell Ash                 Happy about BA, but not Long Thurlow
Barking                     Ok but concerned
Botesdale                   No objection
Bramford                    Not keen Bramford KSC
Buxhall                     Support
Combs                       Observations
Cotton                      Support
Drinkstone                  pleased
Elmswell                    Agree
Eye                         Support
Great Ashfield              Unhappy Secondary/ Primary
Harleston                   Observations
Hoxne                       Agree
Little Blakenham            Agree
Mendlesham                  Support
Metfield                    More or less ok
Nettlestead                 None
Offton                      Agree, concerned
Onehouse                    Want infilling
Pettaugh                    Don‟t agree, countryside
Rattlesden                  Accept, local development define
Redgrave                    Want to be primary. Object
Rickinghall                 Acceptable
Ringshall                   Secondary
Shelland                    Support
Somersham                   Approve
Stradbroke                  Ok not keen development
Stonham Aspall              Support
Stowlangtoft                Observations
Syleham                     approve
Thurston                    Support
Thorndon                    None
Westhorpe                   Agree
Woolpit                     Ok no comment
Worlingworth                Agree broadly
Wortham                     Strongly oppose
Whetherden                  Support
Wyverstone                  Happy should be countryside
Yaxley                      Object


5. Final Village Profile

Lastly, these representations required an amendment to the evidence base and the
settlement hierarchy. A summary of all services and facilities for each parish together
with locational and employment opportunity information when available has been
prepared (Appendix C).

Lastly, a parish profile (Appendix D) was updated for each Parish within Mid Suffolk. As
there are 122 parishes within mid Suffolk, separate copies of the Parish Profile can be
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obtained from the District Offices. The information to determine a key service centre,
primary, secondary and countryside village is provided within this summary table.

6. Identification of Settlement Hierarchy

Identifying Key Service Centres

Key Service Centres are described in the draft Regional Spatial Strategy as large
villages with a good level of services, which might include:

      A primary school within the settlement and a secondary school within the
       settlement or easily accessible by public transport
      Primary health care facilities
      A range of retail and service provision capable of meeting day-to-day needs, in
       particular for convenience shopping
      Local employment opportunities
      Frequent public transport to higher order settlements

It is our view, supported by sustainability appraisal, national guidance and
representations to earlier consultation that a settlement hierarchy based solely on these
criteria will not facilitate sustainable development in Mid Suffolk and additional criteria
are set out below.

Additional Criteria used to determine Key Service Centres:

(a). Size Threshold
In Mid Suffolk the settlement pattern is of one dominant market town in the south with
the next largest town close-by, while elsewhere there is a pattern of a large number of
closely spaced small to medium sized villages. Nearly all the largest villages provide
most of the services listed above and with so many villages offering similar levels of
facilities there is a need to focus on the largest, best served villages in an area and we
therefore propose that size of settlement be one of the criteria and that only villages with
a population in excess of 1,000 be considered for inclusion as key service centres.

(b). Locational criteria
In some cases facilities such as health care and secondary schools may be shared by a
group of villages and unless additional locational criteria are taken into account, large
areas of Mid Suffolk would be left without a key service centre. This is particularly
important in Mid Suffolk because it has only one major town (Stowmarket) on the A14 in
the south of the district. This pattern of a single dominant settlement in a district of 336
square miles is different to that of other districts in Suffolk which have subsidiary towns
(much larger than Needham Market) located across their districts.
The lack of major settlements in the district requires that the sustainable development in
most areas must be provided primarily in key service centre villages and that these
must be identified in locations that give access to key facilities to all areas of the
district. This need to identify key service centres in all areas may be mitigated where
villages are located near to towns or service centres in adjoining districts. The impact
from neighbouring towns in different areas is considered below together with the
implications for named villages
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 (c). Influence from centres outside the District
Ipswich is situated close to the Eastern boundary of the District and its influence is
formally recognised in the inclusion of 6 parishes in the "Ipswich Policy Area" and
therefore in the Haven Gateway Partnership area. The Regional Spatial
Strategy identifies a specific housing growth target from the villages in the policy area.
In accordance with this regional strategy Mid Suffolk will identify as key service centres
the settlements within the policy area that are capable of sustaining the required
housing development, largely on brownfield sites and include - Claydon (with part
Barham), Great Blakenham and Bramford.

There is a similar but smaller influence from Bury St Edmunds in the west but no formal
recognition in the regional strategy. The large villages closest to Bury are Thurston
and Elmswell, which are the two largest villages in the District with multiple services
and both have main-line railway stations, good bus links and are therefore well served
by public transport to higher order settlements. They have good access to primary
health care facilities in either Bury or in the nearby village of Woolpit, which is the fourth
largest village in Mid Suffolk and also has a high level of facilities including an industrial
estate. All three are therefore key service centres but removing the settlement
boundaries from the outlying parts of Woolpit at Woolpit Green, Woolpit Heath and
Borley Green.

In the north of the district there is influence close to the border from both Diss and
Harleston. The villages closest to these towns do not have the full range of services
and cannot be self sufficient. The reality for many residents is that the two towns in
neighbouring districts act as service centres to villages on this border. It is not
proposed to duplicate the services offered by these towns by nominating any nearby
village in Mid Suffolk as a key service centre.

d). Remote areas of the District
As noted above, Mid Suffolk does not have a spread of significantly sized towns across
the District and therefore, where there is no adjacent town outside the district, local
sustainable services must be provided within villages. Key service centres are therefore
identified across the district to ensure that essential services can be sustainably
delivered in all areas. This is particularly important in the North East of the District and
in the centre away from the A14 and A140 main trunk roads where the villages of
Stradbroke and Debenham are put forward as key service centres while Bacton,
Mendlesham and Botesdale / Rickinghalls fill gaps elsewhere.

 (e). Other
Other key service centres are Haughley and Stowupland. They both lie adjacent to
the A14, are well serviced and are both comfortably within the top ten largest villages in
Mid Suffolk. Haughley is midway between Stowmarket and Elmswell and currently has
a settlement boundary around the main village and another around a more distant group
of houses known as 'Haughley Green'. The removal of the settlement boundary from
Haughley Green is required so that any future development is focussed closer to the
existing services and facilities.



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Stowupland is situated very close to the new Stowmarket Development Area but is
protected from encroachment from Stowmarket by the barrier of the A14. Stowupland is
extremely well served by shops, schools and other facilities with easy access to
employment sites both local and through frequent public transport links to Stowmarket
and other centres inside and outside the district.

Criteria for Key Service Centre Villages
    Size / population - capacity to absorb growth
    Accessibility – public transport
    Local Employment
    Primary School
    Health services
    Convenience Store
    Village Hall / Community Centre
    Pub
    Post Office
    Traffic capacity
    Capacity of utilities
    Local Need identified in Parish Plan

                                       Key Service Centres
Bacton                                      Haughley (excluding Haughley Green)
Botesdale/Rickinghalls                      Mendlesham
Bramford                                    Stowupland
Claydon (with part Barham) & Great
                                            Stradbroke
Blakenham
Debenham                                    Thurston
                                            Woolpit (excluding Woolpit Green, Heath and Borley
Elmswell
                                            Green)


Identifying Primary Villages

Those villages which have basic local services including a primary school and food
shop, will be classified as "Primary Villages", where small scale housing growth to
meet local needs, particularly affordable housing, will be appropriate. Development will
be limited to sites within their settlement boundaries or, by allocation in the Site Specific
Allocation document to sites adjacent to settlement boundaries.
Local needs may include employment, amenity and community facilities as well as
housing and may be identified through annual monitoring or in locally generated
documents such as parish plans or local needs surveys. Sites for these facilities will be
sought within settlement boundaries but we will also consider alternative sites to meet
operational needs and/or mitigate impacts on residential amenity, environment and the
landscape.

                                        Primary Villages
Badwell Ash (excluding Long Thurlow)        Norton (excluding Little Green, Ashfield Road)
Fressingfield                               Old Newton
Gislingham                                  Rattlesden

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Great Finborough (includes part of Buxhall
                                             Somersham
parish)
Hoxne (excluding Low Street)                 Walsham-le-Willows
Laxfield


Identifying Secondary Villages

These are villages with a reduced range of services and facilities that have either a
school or a shop but not both. They may have a range of other facilities and services
but will be dependant on nearby towns or key service centres to provide the full range of
essential facilities.
These villages will retain a settlement boundary and benefit from small-scale
development to meet local needs but not the level of growth envisaged for primary
settlements. Local needs include employment, amenity and community facilities as well
as small-scale infill housing and "rural exception" sites for affordable housing. Local
needs may be identified through annual monitoring or in locally generated documents
such as parish plans or local needs surveys.
Settlement boundaries will be retained to facilitate appropriate development while
directing it to appropriate locations and restricting the scope and scale of development.
The position of settlement boundaries for these villages will be reviewed in the Site
Specific Allocation document to ensure that there is no overprovision through
inappropriate infill.

                                       Secondary Villages
Bedfield                                     Palgrave
Beyton                                       Redgrave
Coddenham                                    Ringshall (Stocks)
Combs                                        Stoke Ash
Creeting St. Mary (excluding Jacks Green)    Stonham Aspal
Felsham                                      Thorndon
Henley                                       Tostock
Horham                                       Wattisham Airfield
Mellis                                       Wetheringsett (excluding Brockford Street)
Mendham                                      Wilby
Metfield                                     Wortham
Occold                                       Worlingworth (excluding Church, Church Road)
Onehouse                                     Yaxley

Following the Preferred Options consultation. The updated evidence base and parish
comments required the following amendments to the settlement hierarchy.

Onehouse (from No Settlement Boundary to Secondary Village)
Amend Settlement Hierarchy – from countryside village to secondary village. Onehouse
has a very large population and its location is less than 1 mile from the Market Town
Stowmarket. The Parish Council has requested the need for appropriate infill.

Redgrave (from No Settlement Boundary to Secondary Village)
Amend settlement hierarchy – Redgrave from countryside village to secondary village
as the residents commutes to outside shops and school and has a relatively low
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population. However it would gain a new shop in September and therefore has
sufficient facilities to be considered a Secondary Village.

Thorndon (from Primary Village to Secondary Village)
No food shop.

Wortham (from Primary Village to Secondary Village)
Wortham only has one permanent shop that is under threat as it is associated with the
Post Office and both are likely to close when the Post Office Consultation is completed.
The food sold in the shop is very limited and residents rely on larger food shops in Eye,
Botesdale and Diss. Wortham is designated as a Secondary Village because of the
absence of qualifying facilities and in order to protect and preserve many unique
features.

Yaxley (from No Settlement Boundary to Secondary Village)
The Eye Airfield Industrial site offers a reasonable level of employment within close
proximity to Yaxley. Amendment to settlement hierarchy – from countryside village to
secondary village status.

Identifying Countryside Villages

The rest of Mid Suffolk, including all settlements not listed above, will be designated as
Villages other than those listed as key service centres, primary and secondary villages
will lose their settlement boundary status, preventing infill, so that development will only
be permitted in circumstances where a proven need has been justified. Such
exceptions might be for affordable housing where a local need is identified or small
scale employment that can be operationally justified and where these developments
cannot be met in a more sustainable location. Criteria to be applied to planning
applications for such developments will be set out in future Development Control
Policies.

                             Villages with no settlement boundaries
Akenham                      Gedding                     Shelland
Ashbocking                   Gipping                     Southolt
Ashfield Cum Thorpe          Gosbeck                     Stonham Earl
Aspall                       Great Ashfield              Stonham Parva
Athelington                  Great Bricett               Stowlangtoft
Badley                       Harleston                   Stuston
Badwell Ash (Long
                             Haughley (Green)             Syleham
Thurlow)
Barham (Sandy Lane)          Helmingham                   Tannington
Barking                      Hemingstone                  Thornham Magna
Battisford Tye               Hessett                      Thornham Parva
Baylham                      Hinderclay                   Thrandeston
Bedingfield (both parts)     Hunston                      Thwaite
Braiseworth                  Kenton                       Wattisfield
Brome & Oakley               Langham                      Westhorpe
Brundish                     Little Blakenham             Wetherden
Burgate                      Little Finborough            Wetheringsett (Brockford Street)
Buxhall                      Mendlesham Green             Weybread

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Cotton                     Mickfield                   Whitton
Creeting St. Mary (Jacks
                           Monk Soham                  Wickham Skeith
Green)
Creeting St. Peter         Nettlestead                 Willisham Tye
Crowfield                  Norton (56b Little Green)   Wingfield
Denham                     Offton                      Winston
Drinkstone                 Pettaugh                    Woolpit (Green, Heath, Borley Green)
Finningham                 Redlingfield                Worlingworth (Church, Church Road)
Flowton                    Rishangles                  Wyverstone
Framsden

Following the Preferred Options consultation. The updated evidence base and parish
comments required the following amendments to the settlement hierarchy.

Stowlangtoft (from Secondary Village to No Settlement Boundary)
Amend to Countryside, lack of shop or school. Small population.

Barking (from Secondary Village to No Settlement Boundary)
Amend to Countryside, lack of shop or school. Small population.

Pettaugh (from Secondary Village to No Settlement Boundary)
Change Settlement Hierarchy for Pettaugh from secondary village to countryside village
status. Small population, limited facilities, parish council support for amendment.

Wyverstone (from Secondary Village to No Settlement Boundary)
Village has no shop or school




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Appendices

   A.1   Letter to all Parish Clerks in Mid Suffolk




   A.2   Services and Facilities within each Parish in Mid
         Suffolk




   B.1   Letter to all Parish Clerks in Mid Suffolk –
         Evidence base and Settlement Hierarchy
         comment request




   B.2   Consultation response summaries to Settlement
         Hierarchy




   C     Summary of Village services




   D     Example Parish Profile: Bramford




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APPENDIX: A.1

                    Environment & Planning
                                            Please ask for:    Marie Smith
                                                Direct line:   (01449) 727240
 To all Parish Councils in Mid Suffolk.       Fax number:      (01449) 721946
                                            Your reference:
                                             Our reference:    TSM/IND31/2005
                                                    E-mail:    Marie.smith@midsuffolk.gov.uk
<date>

Dear Parish Clerk

Monitoring the provision of facilities in Mid Suffolk

Mid Suffolk District Council are currently updating the provision of rural services within
each parish of Mid Suffolk.

I would be grateful if you could complete the table below, indicating the current
availability of „village‟ facilities, which are present in your parish.

Parish:…………………………..

Facility                                  Number available
Food or general store
Post office
Post office & general store together
Public house
Meeting place e.g. Village Hall
Primary schools
Petrol Station
Other, please specify

The figures will provide an indication of the state of services and facilities within rural
areas.

Please return the completed table to me as soon as possible and no later than the 14 th
November 2005. If you have any queries or would prefer inform me via telephone or
email, please contact me on the above number or email.

I thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Marie Smith
Planning Policy Officer

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   APPENDIX: A.2



                2001     Food &                General
                                    Post                   Public   Meeting   Primary
     Parish    Census    General              Shop and
                                   Offices                 Houses   Places    Schools   Petrol
                Pop       Shop               Post Office                                                   Other
                                                                                        Station
Akenham            53      0         0           0           0        0          0         0               Church
Ashbocking         318     0         0           0           0        0          0         0         Crockery barn & cafe
Ashfield Cum
Thorpe           187       0         0           0           0        1          0        1                 church
Aspall           52        0         0           0           0        0          0        0                    0
Athelington      23        0         0           0           0        0          0        0                 Church
Bacton          1227       0         0           1           1        1          1        4       Doctors 1+ Middle School 1
Badley           79        0         0           0           0        0          0        0                    0
                                                                                                    Fish and Chip Shop +
Badwell Ash      685       0         0           1           1        0          1        2               Coffee Bar
Barham          1377       1         0           0           1        1          0        3            Doctors Surgery
Barking          440       0         0           0           1        1          0        2          Car repair garage 1
Battisford       482       0         0           0           1        1          0        2               2 Churches
Bayhlam          251       0         0           0           0        1          0        1                    0
Bedfield         298       0         0           1           1        1          1        4           Pavillion & chapel

Bedingfield        223              1 pt         0           0        1          0        2                      0
Beyton             656     0         0           0           2        1          0        3                   Garage
                                                                                                      Florist, Pet Groomer,
                                                                                                  hairdressers, Fish and Chip
                                                                                                       shop, and Chinese
Botesdale          635     1         0           0           1        1          1        4                 Takeaway.
                   61      0         0           0           0        0          0        0                      0
                                                                                                  Newsagent, chemist, fish +
Bramford        2386       1         1           0           2        3          1        8                 chips shop
Brome            432       0         0           0           1        1          0        2                    Hotel
Brundish         192       0         0           0           1        1          0        2                      0




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Burgate             162    0   0   0   0   1   0   1                  0
Buxhall             426    0   0   0   1   1   0   2     craft shop & playing field
                                                        Travel agents, hair dressers
Claydon             1912   2   0   1   2   2   1   8          & Estate agents
                                                          travel lodge, little chef +
Coddenham            521   0   0   1   1   1   0    3           Country Club
Combs                966   0   0   0   1   0   0    1
Cotton               490   0   0   0   1   1   0    2        Church + Chapel
Creeting St Mary     673   0   0   0   1   1   1    3          farm shop
Creeting St Peter    245   0   0   0   0   1   0    1               0
Crowfield            329   0   0   0   1   1   0    2
Debenham            1874   4   1   1   3   2   2   13
Denham               182   0   1   0   0   1   0    2
Drinkstone           494   0   0   0   0   1   0    1
Earl Stonham         637   0   0   0   1   1   0    2         Nursery (Garden)
                                                          Fire Station, chip shop,
                                                         Police Station, Chinese
                                                         Takeaway, estate agent,
                                                          library, electrical organ
                                                            retailer, travel agent,
                                                        agricultural and hardwear
                                                             retail, hairdressers,
                                                         childrens nursery, flower
                                                        shop, petfood, vet, railway
Elmswell            3359   2   1   0   2   4   1   10                station
Eye                 2000
Felsham              417   0   0   1   1   1   0   3
Finningham           409   0   0   0   1   0   0   1                0
Flowton              103   0   0   0   0   1   0   1     Telephone box, letter box
Framsden             299   0   0   0   1   1   0   2
                                                        Sports and Social club with
Fressingfield       983    1   0   0   1   1   1   4             facilities
Gedding             118    0   0   0   0   0   0   0                 0
Gipping             72     0   0   0   0   1   0   1




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Gislingham          878    0    0     1   1   1   0   3        Antique Shop
Gosbeck             218    0    0     0   0   1   0   1           Church
Great Ashfield      324    0    1     0   0   1   0   2
                                                              cemetery, church,
Great                                                      allotments, regular bus
Blackenham          1083   0    0     0   1   1   0   2           service
Great Bricett       1193   0    0     1   1   1   0   3               0
Great Finborough     755   0    0     1   1   1   1   4
Harleston            150   0    0     0   0   0   0   0              0
                                                           Bakers, Vet practise +
Haughley            1710   1    1     0   1   2   1   6         restaurant
Helmingham           147   0    0     0   0   1   1   2
Hemingstone          207   0    0     0   0   1   0   1
Henley               546   0    0     0   1   1   1   3          Egg shop
Hessett              487   0    0     0   1   1   0   2             0
Hinderclay           335   1    0     0   1   1   0   3
Horham               303   0    0     1   0   3   0   1
Hoxne                813   0    0     1   1   3   1   6    1 shop & car workshop
Hunston              148   0    0     0   0   0   0   0
Kenton               165   0   1 pt   0   0   0   0   1              0
Langham              85    0    0     0   0   0   0   0
Laxfield             872   0    0     1   2   1   1   5
Little Blackenham    278   0    0     0   0   1   0   1              0
                     51    0    0     0   0   0   0   0              0
Mellis               417   0    0     0   1   1   1   3              0
Menham               431   0    0     0   1   1   1   3
Mendlesham          1328   0    0     1   2   5   1   9              0
Metfield             342   1    0     0   1   1   0   3
                                                          Mobile Library and local
Mickfield           188    0    0     0   0   1   0   1     deliveries - fish etc
Monk Soham          160    0    0     0   0   0   0   0              0
Neettlestead        98     0    0     0   0   0   0   0

Norton              787    0    0     1   1   1   1   4   3 Churches + Pre-School




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Occold          490    0   0   0   1   1   1   3                  0
Oakley           ?     0   0   0   0   1   0   1                  0
Offton and
Willisham       356    0   0   0   1   1   0   2
                                                      Bowls Club, Playing field,
                                                       football pitch, recycling
Old Newton       995   0   0   1   1   4   1   7    facilities, childrens play area
Onehouse         947   0   0   0   1   2   0   3                     0
Palgrave         777   0   0   0   0   1   1   2             Car dealership
Pettaugh         202   0   0   1   0   1   0   2                     0
Rattlesden       811   0   0   1   2   1   1   5                     0
Redgrave         553   0   0   0   1   2   0   3                     0
Redlingfield     110   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Rickinghall     1181   1   3   0   3   1   1   9
Ringshall        619   0   0   0   0   1   1   2
Rishangles       84    0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Shelland         39    0   0   0   0   0   0   0
                                                     2 churches, 1 recreation
Somersham       713    0   0   1   1   1   1   4     ground + 1 sport pavillion
Southolt        68     0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Stoke Ash       214    1   1   0   1   1   1   5
                                                              Chapel,
Stonham Aspal   542    0   0   0   1   1   1   3       recreation/playground
Stonham Parva   315    1   1   0   1   1   0   4
Stowlangtoft    246    0   0   0   0   1   0   1                 0
                                                      Chinease take away, fish
Stowupland      1962       1       2   3   1   7      and chip shop, butchers
                                                    Swim Pool Library High Sch
                                                     (11-16) 2 churches Health
                                                       centre Fish and Chips
                                                     Community Centre, Estate
                                                    Agents, Business Enterprise
Stradbroke      1221   3   0   1   3   3   1   11             College,
Stuston          170   0   0   0   0   0   0    0                ?




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Syleham           183   0    0     0   0   1   0   1
Tannington        107   0    0     0   0   0   0   0
Thorndon          571   0    1     0   1   1   1   4        Fruit & Veg store
Thornham Magna    116   0    0     0   1   1   0   2
Thornham Parva    49    0    0     0   0   0   0   0                 0
Thrandeston       134   0    0     0   0   1   0   1                 0
Thurston         3166   3    1     0   2   2   1   9
Thwaite           132   0    0     0   1   0   0   1
                                                        Play area, Tennis, football
Tostock          414    0    0     0   1   1   0   2                etc
Walsham-le                                             2 Hair dressers, wine shop
Willows          1122   1    1     0   2   2   1   7     and builders merchants
Wattisfield       436   0   1 pt   0   0   1   0   2     Recreation/Playing field
Westhorpe         208   0    0     0   0   1   0   1                 0
                                                       playing fields, childrens fac,
                                                           tennis court (in great
Wetherden        557    0    0     0   1   1   1   3             disrepair)
Wetheringsett    627    0    0     0   1   1   0   2
Weybread         392    0    0     0   1   1   0   2                 0
Whitton          105    0    0     0   0   0   0   0
Wickham Skeith   300    0    0     0   0   1   0   1                 0
Wilby            231    0    0     0   0   1   1   2
Willisham        268    0    0     0   0   0   0   0
Wingfield        318    0    0     0   1   0   1   2
Winston          150    0    0     0   0   1   0   1                 0
                                                           Health centre, dentist,
                                                           estate agent, garden
                                                          nursery, antique shop,
                                                         dress maker, bakery, fish
                                                       and chip shop, hairdressers,
                                                            butchers, farmshop,
                                                       tearoom, gift shop, car sales
Woolpit          1968   2    1     0   2   3   1   9        service and garage




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                                                   Motor repair garage + MOT
Worlingworth    671    0   0   0   1   1   1   3          testing centre
Wortham         637    0   0   1   1   2   1   5         Sports Pavilion
Wyverstone      382    0   0   0   0   1   0   1                 0
Yaxley          426    1   1   0   2   1   0   5
Total          67512




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Appendix B.1: Letter to Parish Council’s requesting further information and Validation of
previous work

PLANNING POLICY
                                                      Please ask for:       Peter Freer
                                                             Direct line:   01449 724852
                                                           Fax number:      01449 721946
                                                        Your reference:
                                                         Our reference:     MSDC/CSPO
                                                                 E-Mail:    planningpolicy@midsuffolk.gov.uk

                                                                                      21st May 2007

Dear Parish Clerk,
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK – REGULATION 26 - CORE STRATEGY PREFERRED
OPTIONS
Enclosures:
       Core Strategy Preferred Options Development Strategy Chapter
       Statement of the Proposal Matters
       Core Strategy Preferred Options Summary Leaflet
       Table of Village Services - 2006
       Response Form
Introduction:
The Core Strategy is a key document in Mid Suffolk‟s Local Development Framework and sets out a
spatial vision, objectives, development strategy and core policies for the future development of the
district. The Preferred Options document has been produced under Regulation 26 of the Town and
Country Planning (Local Development)(England) Regulations 2004.

Your views are requested…
Whilst we would like your comments on the whole document, we have enclosed the Development
Strategy chapter from the Preferred Options document along with a summary leaflet, as we would
particularly like your comments and advice on its contents.

The Development Strategy sets out the council's preferred options for the distribution and scale of
development amongst the towns and villages and the strategic location of housing and other
development. It includes Mid Suffolk‟s proposed settlement hierarchy, defining settlements as Towns,
Key Service Centres, Primary Villages, Secondary Villages or the Countryside, along with their related
levels of growth.

The position of your parish within the hierarchy has been determined by reference to criteria based on
number of services, location and population size.

We would appreciate your comments on:
  a) the criteria used to define your settlement;
  b) the level that your parish has been defined in the hierarchy.
We would also appreciate details of significant employers in your parish because the
availability of local employment is one of the criteria for determining settlement hierarchy and
it is important to have the most up to date information.

Making your response to the Development Strategy chapter…
Please use the enclosed response form to notify us of your comments on the Development
Strategy, returning the completed form to the address on the reverse.




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Making your response to the whole document…
    We are not sending out a full paper document due to Government regulation and
    environmental issues. If you would like to see the entire document, we encourage you to
    use the online version as it is how the document was intended to be viewed.

    The online paper is:
        in colour;
        interactive;
        convenient;
        does not need to be downloaded first;
        set up so that you can make comments instantly.

    If however viewing the document online is not suitable for your needs and you would like a
    hard copy please contact us and we will either arrange for one to be collected or posted to
    you. We would still encourage you to submit your comments online once you have looked
    through the hardcopy. If you do not have access to the online version please fill out a
    response form. If possible please send an electronic copy of your responses, as all
    comments have to be submitted on to the online version as required by the Secretary of
    State. This also reduces costs and speeds up the production of these documents.

    To use our online consultation system go to:
    http://consultation.limehouse.co.uk/midsuffolk (please note if you have not responded
    previously online you will not have received your login details and you will not be able to
    logon). To register your details or if you have forgotten your login details please inform us of
    your e-mail address and you will be sent your username and password by e-mail.

    Filling in a representation form in response to the questions posed throughout the
    document. You can respond to as many questions as you want. You may also make
    general suggestions about any information that we may have overlooked, or highlight
    alternative options for the Core Strategy. Please send this form either by post or email to the
    addresses on the reverse of the form.




Consultation deadline:
The Preferred Options paper is currently out for consultation and comments received on this
document will feed into the production of the Core Strategy, which will be submitted to the
Secretary of State later this year.
     Your responses to the Core Strategy Preferred Options consultation must be received
                              by Monday 2nd July 2007 (5 pm).




Stephen Andrews
Planning Policy Lead Officer




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    Appendix B.2: Consultation response summaries to Settlement Hierarchy

No       Item       ID/Name             ID/Type        Summary                                                  Response
1        4.18       178                 2225           If Woolpit retains its status as a Key Service Centre,   This would be more
                    Mrs. P. Fuller      Support with   additional development, both residential and             appropriately addressed
                    (Clerk to Woolpit   conditions     business will have to be kept to a minimum.              through Site Specific
                    Parish Council)                                                                             Allocations.
2        4.19       1969                1650           We welcome any plans that reduce car travel and          Noted. Policies are included
                    Mrs Ann Kerr        Support with   commuting but job opportunities in Stradbroke are        indicating that travel by private
                    (Stradbroke         conditions     limited and many residents travel outside the village    car will be discouraged.
                    Parish Council)                    for work.
3        4.36       1980                2230           Special Landscape Areas need to be protected.            Noted, Policies are included in
                    Merlin Carr         Observations   Housing to be located on higher ground to the north.     the Core Strategy to safeguard
                    (Eye Town                                                                                   the natural environment and in
                    Council)                                                                                    particular certain landscapes.
4        4.37       1969                1651           We accept the proposals for a settlement hierarchy       Noted. Policies are included to
                    Mrs Ann Kerr        Object         and note that Stradbroke is classified as a Key          encourage the provision of
                    (Stradbroke                        Service Centre. We are most anxious to see more          affordable housing.
                    Parish Council)                    affordable homes built to serve the needs of local
                                                       young people.
5        4.39       339                 1839           Three separate opinion surveys, in 2001, 2003 and        Noted. Policies are included to
                    Mrs. Lisa Long      Object         2004, revealed only one commonly agreed                  encourage the provision of
                    (Clerk to                          development need - affordable housing. There was         affordable housing
                    Wortham &                          strong opposition to any major development and
                    Burgate Parish                     resistance to further large executive homes.
                    Council)
6        Core       220                 1632           Stonham Aspal should be higher up on the                 Noted and where appropriate
         Strategy   Mr Mark             Object         hierarchy. The village is on the main A1120 coastal      changes will be made to the
         CS 1       Westwood                           route, well positioned, has good access to               service table. However,
         Towns:     (Mark Westwood                     employment opportunities and it has a very               Stonham Aspal does not
                    Ltd.)                              significant range of shops at Stonham Barns, which       qualify according to the criteria
                                                       are within easy walking distance of the village.         to move higher in the
                                                                                                                settlement hierarchy. No
                                                                                                                change to policy. The village
                                                                                                                retains its current status




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No   Item       ID/Name            ID/Type        Summary                                                   Response
                                                                                                            Secondary Village. Stonham
                                                                                                            Barns is a tourism-based
                                                                                                            development no convenience
                                                                                                            shops exist.
7    Core       2030               1635           There has not been a post office in Harleston for at      Noted. Changes will be made
     Strategy   Unknown 6          Observations   least 4 years. The village has three mobile shops         to the service table where
     CS 1                                         including a fish and chips shop, a butchers van and a     appropriate. Amendment to
     Towns:                                       library.                                                  Evidence base. No change to
                                                                                                            settlement hierarchy.
8    Core       1969               1652           Stradbroke meets most of the criteria but there are       Generally Stradbroke has a
     Strategy   Mrs Ann Kerr       Object         limited employment opportunities and infrequent           good level of services
     CS 1       (Stradbroke                       public transport links to higher order settlements.       although it might not have all
     Towns:     Parish Council)                   We note that we only just meet the size criteria but      the full range of services and
                                                  accept that Stradbroke has traditionally been a hub       therefore it is identified as a
                                                  for surrounding areas and we are in a more remote         Key Service Centre. No
                                                  part of the district. However, although not               change to Settlement
                                                  acknowledged in the consultation both Diss and            Hierarchy. Further details
                                                  Harleston are used by residents particularly for retail   such as the need for size and
                                                  shopping and access to banks and other                    scale of future development (if
                                                  professional services.                                    any) will be considered in the
                                                                                                            Site Specific Allocation.
9    Core       2031               1656           Thwaite, does have a school that is located midway        Noted, however there is no
     Strategy   Mr Tim H W         Object         between Thwaite and Stoke Ash, a meeting room/            footpath along the road from
     CS 1       Passmore                          village hall, a pub, a mobile play bus, and a good bus    Thwaite to the school. In
     Towns:     (Councillor Mid                   service to Ipswich and Diss every other hour.             addition Thwaite is smaller
                Suffolk District                  Thwaite should be upgraded.                               than Stoke Ash and Stoke Ash
                Council)                                                                                    has better levels of service
                                                                                                            than Thwaite. Therefore it is
                                                                                                            not considered that Thwaite
                                                                                                            should be upgraded to a
                                                                                                            secondary village. No
                                                                                                            change.
10   Core       2035               1661           Do not agree with the classification of Drinkstone        Drinkstone was identified as
     Strategy   Mrs Daphne         Object         within the settlement hierarchy. It is not clear what     countryside based on the




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No   Item       ID/Name             ID/Type        Summary                                                   Response
     CS 1       Youngs                             developments will be permitted in larger centres,         identified criteria as specified
     Towns:                                        apart from housing for local needs. Locating traveller    in the Settlement Hierarchy of
                                                   sites in the countryside would contradict the policy of   the Preferred Options.
                                                   encouraging developments close to centres of
                                                   services and employment, reducing commuting. Do
                                                   not agree with the list of permitted developments in
                                                   the countryside as this will harm the environment,
                                                   have adverse impact on communities and traffic and
                                                   would be contrary to objectives SO1, SO2 and SO3.
11   Core       2036                1662           Long Thurlow is Badwell Ash and therefore is a            Long Thurlow is specifically
     Strategy   Hutchin             Observations   Primary Village.                                          excluded from the settlement
     CS 1                                                                                                    boundary since it is a
     Towns:                                                                                                  considerable distance and
                                                                                                             does not relate well to the
                                                                                                             services in Badwell Ash. Any
                                                                                                             residential development or
                                                                                                             allocations would be
                                                                                                             unsustainable.
12   Core       1075                1681           I do hope the settlement boundary in Thurston will be     The settlement boundary will
     Strategy   Mr. R. D. Martin    Observations   changed and enlarged for further development              be considered during Site
     CS 1                                          towards the Bayton end of the parish.                     Specific Allocation.
     Towns:
13   Core       1996                1734           Provision should be made for meeting local housing        Agree. Provision has been
     Strategy   Ms Laura            Object         needs in „Primary Villages‟ and development should        made for accommodating local
     CS 1       Atkinson                           be located in villages rather than just towns. Old        needs in primary villages.
     Towns:     (RPS Planning                      Newton, have a range of services and facilities to        Policy seeks to develop
                and Development                    support growth (including school, church (both in         according to local housing
                Ltd)                               close proximity to our client‟s site), chapel, village    need. In addition the preferred
                                                   hall, playing fields and shops). Not all development      options recognises the need
                                                   will be able to take place on brownfield sites, and       for lower brownfield targets in
                                                   therefore it will be necessary to develop some            Mid Suffolk. No change
                                                   greenfield sites.                                         required.
14   Core       470                 1741           Rattlesden Parish Council accepts its designation as      Agree. Parish Plans and
     Strategy   Mrs. B. Goodchild   Support with   a primary village, subject to local need be clearly       Village Design Statement will




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No   Item       ID/Name             ID/Type      Summary                                                    Response
     CS 1       (Clerk to           conditions   defined and the Village Design Statement and the           be used as background
     Towns:     Rattlesden Parish                views of the parish council should be given due            evidence to help determine
                Council)                         weight both in the land bids process and in individual     suitability of sites for
                                                 planning applications.                                     development in the Site
                                                 Rattlesden has no petrol station, nearly all the phone     Specific Allocations
                                                 boxes are non-operational, it has only one public          Development Plan Document.
                                                 recreation ground (not three), the bus service is very     No Change
                                                 limited and has no significant local employers (small
                                                 businesses, people working from home, local farms
                                                 and the two pubs also employ local people).
15   Core       440                 1836         By choosing all of Bramford, Blakenham and                 Individually they are not
     Strategy   Mrs. C. Lee         Object       Claydon as Key Service Centre this will create three       classified as Key Service
     CS 1       (Clerk to                        adjacent key centres that would inevitably grow            Centre but collectively they
     Towns:     Bramford Parish                  together to form an urban sprawl. Some of the              qualify. They are also located
                Council)                         facilities and services no longer exist or are under       within the Ipswich Policy Area
                                                 threat. However, a general expansion of facilities in      and therefore there is
                                                 Bramford would further detract from the village            additional need for a Key
                                                 status, and is unnecessary, since Ipswich has all          Service Centre and allocation
                                                 facilities and there is a regular bus service. There is    requirement. Identifying all of
                                                 no significant local employment opportunity.               these centres would not
                                                 Bramford is reliant on Claydon for a secondary             necessarily lead to urban
                                                 school. If Bramford expands significantly, Claydon         sprawl, it is considered that
                                                 School may also have to expand along with                  the future development will be
                                                 Bramford Primary School. Doctors and dentists may          best plan through a holistic
                                                 wish to set up a practice in the proposed mixed            view of all three centres.
                                                 residential and commercial development at Paper            However, scale and level of
                                                 Mill Lane, but there is no plan for this within the        development as well as
                                                 proposed small shopping units.                             settlement boundaries this will
                                                 It should be noted that the village is in three distinct   be more appropriately
                                                 geographically separated parts and Bramford Tye            addressed in Site Specific
                                                 has been overlooked in the document. It is wholly          Allocations.
                                                 rural in character and should be included in the
                                                 “countryside” list. Main Bramford village has a
                                                 historic core and is semi-rural in character. The




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No   Item       ID/Name          ID/Type   Summary                                                  Response
                                           village has a substantial area of water meadow /
                                           flood plain and lies in the Gipping Valley. Any
                                           development along this route could have serious
                                           effects on future flooding and would also spoil a
                                           pleasant amenity area used by locals and local town
                                           dwellers alike. The individual characteristics of
                                           Paper Mill Lane area and the main Bramford village
                                           should be appreciated, respected and enhanced.
                                           Bramford has a Parish Plan and a Village Design
                                           Statement for information and guidance. The
                                           location of development in Bramford should take into
                                           account existing traffic and proposed traffic from
                                           proposed developments in Great Blakenham,
                                           Sproughton and Blakenham Park.
16   Core       339              1837      Wortham and Burgate Parish Council strongly              Amend Evidence Base in
     Strategy   Mrs. Lisa Long   Object    opposes the classification of Wortham as a Primary       accordance with the
     CS 1       (Clerk to                  Village in the Settlement Hierarchy for the reasons      comments received. In
     Towns:     Wortham &                  given below. The evidence-base used to determine         accordance with the
                Burgate Parish             an appropriate hierarchy position for Wortham is         responses it is proposed that
                Council);                  significantly out of date. Wortham only has one          the position of Wortham in the
                                           permanent shop that is under threat as it is             Settlement Hierarchy be
                                           associated with the Post Office and both are likely to   amended from primary village
                                           close when the Post Office Consultation is               to secondary village.
                                           completed. The food sold in the shop is very limited
                                           and residents rely on larger food shops in Eye,
                                           Botesdale and Diss. Twelve recreation areas are
                                           shown but we can only account for eight. (Four
                                           commons, one playing field, one bowling green, one
                                           children‟s playground and one tennis court). In
                                           Wortham, a Petrol Station/Service Garage and a
                                           Fish & Chip shop have both closed. The Parish
                                           Council and the community, as evidenced by three
                                           separate surveys, are strongly opposed to the
                                           Primary Village classification. We believe that




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                                                  Wortham should be designated as a Secondary
                                                  Village because of the absence of qualifying facilities
                                                  and in order to protect and preserve many unique
                                                  features.
17   Core       2046               2043           Re: a) criteria used to define the settlement of          Amend Evidence base
     Strategy   Mr Geoffrey        Support with   Worlingworth (95b Shop Street), the pub closed, 2         accordingly.
     CS 1       Robinson           conditions     recycling paperbanks and 3 bottle banks are at the        Settlement boundaries will be
     Towns:     (Worlingworth                     community centre, only one mobile shop is present,        reviewed as part of the Site
                Parish Council)                   only two recreation areas and a bus service only          Specific Allocation process.
                                                  once a week and only once on that day.                    No change to Settlement
                                                  Re: b) the level that the parish has been defined in      Hierarchy. The position of the
                                                  the hierarchy                                             Hierarchy supports Parish
                                                   Worlingworth Parish Council is broadly in agreement      Plan.
                                                  with (a) Worlingworth (95b Shop Street) classified as
                                                  a Secondary village (b) Worlingworth (95a Church,
                                                  Church Road) classified as Countryside. However,
                                                  the Development Strategy chapter can go further,
                                                  with respect to Worlingworth, by removing the
                                                  settlement boundary around the Mill Road area on
                                                  “95b Shop Street”. One of our two major employers
                                                  in the parish, Igrox Ltd (pest control), has relocated
                                                  its office and employees to Great Blakenham. This
                                                  leaves Worlingworth with Tuckwell‟s (Farm
                                                  Machinery) as the only major employer and, indeed,
                                                  their operations are spread evenly at bases across
                                                  South Suffolk and North Essex. This further reduces
                                                  the opportunities for local employment in
                                                  Worlingworth.
18   Core       1446               2044           Botesdale Parish Council has the following                Noted. Amend Evidence Base
     Strategy   Mrs. H. Butler     Support        comments:                                                 accordingly.
     CS 1       (Clerk to                         a) The criteria used to define the settlements are, if    Agree with settlement
     Towns:     Botesdale Parish                  taken in context with the facilities available in         hierarchy – no change.
                Council)                          Rickinghall, a reasonable representation of the
                                                  services available locally. There is no petrol filling




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                                                  station in any of the parishes.
                                                  b) Botesdale Parish Council has no objection to
                                                  Botesdale and Rickinghall defined as Key Service
                                                  Centre.
                                                  c) There are no significant employers within the
                                                  immediate area. Local employers would generally be
                                                  of an agricultural/horticultural nature, small
                                                  businesses and local shops.
19   Core       338                2045           Having considered the information supplied Yaxley         Amend Evidence Base
     Strategy   Mrs. H. Butler     Object         Parish Council would comment as follows:                  accordingly. Amendment to
     CS 1       (Clerk to Yaxley                  The services and facilities described in the Strategy     settlement hierarchy – from
     Towns:     Parish Council)                   appear to fairly represent those available in the         countryside village to
                                                  Parish. The child group is in the neighbouring village    secondary village status.
                                                  of Mellis (Yaxley & Mellis Pre school).
                                                  b) The Parish Council strongly feels that Yaxley
                                                  should be defined as a „Secondary Village‟, in
                                                  preference to countryside, and that a settlement
                                                  boundary that will allow the village to evolve in a
                                                  controlled manner is desirable.
                                                  c) The Eye Airfield Industrial site offers a reasonable
                                                  level of employment within close proximity to Yaxley.
20   Core       337                2048           Having considered the information supplied                Noted. The Conservation
     Strategy   Mrs. H. Butler     Support with   Rickinghall Parish Council would comment as               Areas will remain as it is at
     CS 1       (Clerk to          conditions     follows:                                                  present and will be reviewed
     Towns:     Rickinghall                       a) The services and facilities described in the           as part of the heritage
                Inferior and                      Strategy appear to fairly represent those available to    legislation and process.
                Rickinghall                       the Parish.                                               Policies will be included in
                Superior Parish                   b) The Council decision was that the status „Key          Generic Development Control
                Councils)                         Service Centre‟ within the hierarchy was acceptable       Policies to ensure that
                                                  providing that the area retained its „Conservation        development are appropriate
                                                  Area‟ status and that development would be of a           and conserve the setting of
                                                  density and style in keeping with the area.               conservation areas.
                                                  Furthermore it was noted that the current policies        Development Control Policies
                                                  which allow new dwellings to be crammed into              will include policies ensuring




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                                             garden space are causing considerable problems            that sufficient parking are
                                             with on street parking and that serious consideration     provided and that design are
                                             should be given to this problem if the villages are to    appropriate including impacts
                                             be designated as a Key Service Centre.                    on amenity, etc. No change to
                                             c) The parishes (Rickinghall Inferior/Superior &          evidence base. No change to
                                             Botesdale) have no significant employers.                 settlement hierarchy.
21   Core       1297               2051      Ringshall offers more than some of the villages           Existing services
     Strategy   Mr. J. C.          Object    above it with particular preference to: Services - the    acknowledged in table of
     CS 1       Hitchcock                    very active school in a location near to the village      services. Although it is
     Towns:                                  hall creates a real focus point for the village. Both     indicated that there is a shop
                                             are exceptional services that must not be left for an     and post office it is actually a
                                             idle population and potential demise. Access- the         mile away and is part of
                                             village is served off the B1087 and can easily access     Wattisham Airfield - it is not
                                             Needham Market, Stowmarket, A14 and Ipswich.              within walking distance and
                                             Enhance and keep alive the active villages.               there is no footway along the
                                                                                                       road. The village is supported
                                                                                                       by Wattisham airbase. No
                                                                                                       change to settlement
                                                                                                       hierarchy.
22   Core       1441               2061      The parish council fully support that Bacton should       Amend Evidence Base
     Strategy   Mr. J. H. Bean     Support   be considered as a key centre. There is now only          accordingly.
     CS 1       (Clerk to Bacton             one point where one is able to purchase petrol. We        Agree. No change to
     Towns:     Parish Council)              have 3 public notice boards. Football Pitches and         settlement hierarchy
                                             play area on St Marys Playing field, Meeting places
                                             and recreation uses include the Scout Hut, the
                                             village hall, the bowls club & clubhouse, the tennis
                                             club and cricket club using facilities at Middle school
                                             (should be conserved for this use), the Primary
                                             School and the church. The local football club have
                                             permission and are about to start developing land at
                                             Broad Road for more football pitches and clubhouse
                                             h)The active football club use the football pitch at
                                             primary school and also a privately owned pitch on
                                             Rectory Road. i) There is a children‟s play area in




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                                            Birch Avenue. There are regular bus services 6
                                            days a week. There are very useful for shoppers but
                                            not very convenient if you need to use them for office
                                            hours. The surgery is now a permanent building
                                            recently developed to replace very small surgery at
                                            Tailors Green. Regarding local jobs, the form only
                                            mentions three namely Schools, Blacks and Jeffries.
                                            The parish council request that you note there are
                                            many more places of employment in the parish and
                                            these are listed below: D Black & Sons, Red House
                                            Farm, Jefferies Garage & Bacton Bears, Primary and
                                            middle schools, Old Peoples residential home at The
                                            Manor, Church Road, The Bull Inn (meals provided),
                                            Church Road, Lamberts Garage, Shop Green, The
                                            Village Stores and Post Offices, Shop Green, Jollys
                                            Transport, Coppings Corner. Wheatley Associates
                                            Software, Broad Road, Electrical Services, (R
                                            Davies) Cow Green, Potash Nurseries, Broad Road,
                                            Kerrys Pine Furniture, Kerrys Lane, off Cow Green
                                            Portable Space, Industrial Site, Red House Farm
                                            Wood Bee Design, Industrial Site, Red House Farm
                                            PDH Electrical, Cedar Close Surgery & Health
                                            Centre, Church Road Finbows Yard, Station Road
                                            furniture & carpets J Lawes, Hardware, Finbows
                                            Yard, Station Road Probitts Wood Yard, Finbows
                                            Yard E & D Boilers, Finbows Yard Mobility Service,
                                            Finbows Yard Candle Man, Finbows Yard, D
                                            Aitken, Electronical Goods, Finbows Yard
                                            Traditional Brickwork Ltd, Bacton Hall Farm.
23   Core       271               2070      Redgrave should be classified as a "primary village".    Amend evidence base (parish
     Strategy   Mrs. J. Orves     Object    Having a primary school and a convenience shop           profile) accordingly. Amend
     CS 1       (Clerk to                   were suggested as criteria for achieving                 settlement hierarchy –
     Towns:     Redgrave Parish             development with minimised vehicular traffic. MSDC       Redgrave from countryside
                Council)                    and SCC should use the same distance criterion for       village to secondary village as




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                                              an acceptable walking distance. Acceptable walking           the residents commutes to
                                              distance is the intended criterion of Central                outside shops and school and
                                              Government since their objective is more                     has a relatively low population.
                                              development but minimising the traffic effect of future      However it would gain a new
                                              developments. For MSDC that means that since the             shop in September and
                                              nearest primary school and shops are on average              therefore has sufficient
                                              1.5 miles from Redgrave residents, minimum 1/4               facilities to be considered a
                                              mile and maximum 2 miles, Redgrave has that                  Secondary Village.
                                              primary school and those shops. It is therefore quite
                                              clearly the Government intention and the Parish
                                              Council's intention that Redgrave should be
                                              classified as a Primary village and certainly not as
                                              Countryside. Another reason that Redgrave has a
                                              primary school is that it was built as a resource of
                                              Redgrave, Botesdale and Rickinghalls equidistant
                                              from the furthest points of those parishes.
                                              A community shop will open in September.
                                              Additionally Redgrave has within its parish boundary
                                              within official walking distance to all of its residents a
                                              pub, 213 jobs, 50 listed buildings, recently extended
                                              village hall, 4 public open spaces, sports centre, 2
                                              play areas, nationally important church, SSSI
                                              Redgrave Fen, and that community shop due to
                                              open in September.
24   Core       200                 2072      The Parish councillors of Drinkstone are pleased that        Agree. No change to evidence
     Strategy   Mrs. S. Rose        Object    Drinkstone has been classified as a village in the           base
     CS 1       (Clerk to                     countryside. The Councillors are happy for                   Agree. No change to
     Towns:     Drinkstone Parish             Drinkstone to retain its own identity and not to be          settlement hierarchy
                Council)                      "merged" with either Rattlesden or Woolpit. We               This is in accordance with
                                              understand that by being classed as "countryside"            Government Guidance and
                                              certain limitations need to be in place in order to          Circular 01/2006.
                                              maintain the nature of the village and the area.
                                              However, concerns were expressed over your
                                              inclusion of sites for gypsies and travellers within the




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                                           permitted development for the countryside. We are
                                           unable to understand your logic and feel that these
                                           sites should be located nearer to urban areas (like
                                           Stowmarket) where there are facilities to cater for
                                           their needs i.e. - shops, health centres, schools,
                                           employment etc. Drinkstone has none of these
                                           facilities or the infrastructure to cope with such
                                           developments. The only access to the village is
                                           along narrow country lanes. To locate traveller sites
                                           in countryside areas appears to contradict your
                                           policy of encouraging developments closer to
                                           centres of services and employment.
25   Core       206              2077      Old Newton Parish Council is dissappointed to learn       Amend evidence base.
     Strategy   Mr. Mike Shave   Object    that the proposals/ classifications have changed          Disagree. Old Newton is close
     CS 1                                  somewhat since the land bids were made by the             to Haughley, which contain
     Towns:                                Parish Council a few years ago. At that time Old          more services and double the
                                           Newton Parish Council supported two pockets of            population. There is no need
                                           land, which in their opinion was sufficient to take the   to therefore classify Old
                                           village forward, and to make it sustainable. It was       Newton as a Key Service
                                           then the view of the Parish Council that growth would     Centre.
                                           enable the village to continue to prosper. The same
                                           situation remains the ideal to this day. The two areas    Locational factors of Bacton
                                           of land supported at that time would require phasing,     were considered for instance
                                           but would at the same time show the way forward.          that it is located in the centre
                                           Paragraph 4.18 identifies the three criteria,             of the District with a particular
                                           prosperous, access to services and with our               need for housing in the centre
                                           objectives, a better heritage for future generations...   and north of the District.
                                           Paragraph 4.39 refers to primary villages and Key
                                           Service Centres. Old Newton has the following:
                                           Shop and post office - servicing part of Bacton,
                                           Cotton, Gipping and Old Newton. Village Primary
                                           School, currently over subscribed. Public House and
                                           Social Club. 220 person Capacity Village Hall. 14
                                           Acre Playing Field. Approx. 100 jobs, mainly




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                                services and a small amount of manufacturing. 7
                                day per week Good Bus Services - Stowmarket to
                                Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket to Diss, Service to
                                Ipswich
                                2.5 miles from Stowmarket Railway Station. 2 miles
                                from access to A14. Medicine delivery service from
                                Mendlesham and Stowmarket. Population similar to
                                that of other villages. There is no problem with
                                future housing for Local People as part of a planned
                                development. Ten working Farms. Active Church
                                with their own meeting hall. Active Methodist Chapel
                                with their own hall includes youth groups.
                                Organisations include: Two Football Clubs (five
                                teams), Bowls, Carpet Bowls, Indoor Purcuits include
                                Ballroom dancing, classes, line dancing classes,
                                bingo sessions, cake decorating classes, the four
                                above attract people from other villages. It has its
                                Parish Magazine, Recycling Banks, Old Newton has
                                been identified as a Primary Village. In comparison
                                Bacton has only a small Village Hall. Has no Public
                                Playing Field other than rented Church Land. Has
                                only a Stowmarket to Diss bus service plus a
                                skeleton service to Bury. Some 6 miles from Railway
                                Station. 4 miles to the A14...Bacton is identified as a
                                Key Service Centre. It is not our wish to bring Bacton
                                back in its classification but submit that Old Newton
                                should be afforded equal status to Bacton, and
                                promoted as Key Service Centre. Its close proximity
                                to Stowmarket makes it a very popular village to
                                developers and agents, and is more than capable of
                                being extended over the period of the plan. Neither
                                Haughley nor Stowupland have better Primary
                                Health Care.
26   Core   2072      2080      The settlement hierarchy should be re-focussed to:        This is acknowledged through




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     Strategy   Mr. Matt Lally      Object    - recognise that Stowmarket is the first order town;    the housing allocations and
     CS 1       (Matrix                       - identify Needham Market as a second order town;       distributions were most
     Towns:     Partnership Ltd.)             - concentrate on fewer sustainable settlements          housing are focussed towards
                                              identified as Key Service Centres. This would include   Stowmarket and then
                                              Thurston in recognition of its sustainability and       Needham Market and
                                              locational credentials and the reality of Thurston‟s    thereafter Eye. The Key
                                              close social and economic association with Bury St      Service Centres identified
                                              Edmunds, an RSS - designated Key Regional Centre        have the range of services and
                                              for Development and Change.                             facilities and will therefore be
                                              - transfer several of the less populous and             the focus for development
                                              sustainable settlements erroneously described as        outside of towns.
                                              „Key Service Centres‟ into a larger grouping of         Development will not happen
                                              „Primary Villages‟                                      necessarily in all the Key
                                                                                                      Service Centres but more
                                                                                                      details regarding this will be
                                                                                                      provided in the Site Specific
                                                                                                      Allocations.

                                                                                                      It is not agreed that the Key
                                                                                                      Service Centre should be
                                                                                                      reduced. Do not reduce the
                                                                                                      number of Key Service Centre.
                                                                                                      The Council is responding to
                                                                                                      the rural nature and large
                                                                                                      geographical nature of Mid
                                                                                                      Suffolk and therefore providing
                                                                                                      a sensible distribution of
                                                                                                      residential growth. No change
                                                                                                      to settlement hierarchy.
27   Core       1999                2101      Core Strategy CS1 within the document identifying       Settlement boundaries will be
     Strategy   Mr J Peecock        Object    Claydon (with part Barham) and Great Blakenham as       reviewed as part of the Local
     CS 1       (Peecock Short                a key service centre. In other parts of the document,   Plan process and this will
     Towns:     Property                      Barham is referred to as a village within the           more appropriately indicate
                Solutions)                    countryside and notes that the area around Sandy        which areas are included




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                                Lane, which was an inset under the extant Local          within the settlement
                                Plan, is to be deleted. Why cannot those parts of        boundary. Barham has been
                                Barham village, which are not to become part of the      grouped with Claydon and
                                countryside be identified so as to bring clarity and     Gt.Blakenham to form a Key
                                enable proper consultation to be completed?              Service Centre.
                                Settlement boundaries should be reviewed through a       Sandy Lanes is approx 1 mile
                                robust process. Reference to “small- scale housing       away from Barham and
                                growth” and “small scale housing growth for local        contain no services or
                                needs”. These needs to be defined and the policy         facilities. It is not considered
                                should clearly state what is acceptable.                 appropriate to include such a
                                We take the view that by adopting a settlement           hamlet a Key Service Centre.
                                hierarchy which excludes any future possible growth
                                within 75 villages within the Mid Suffolk District       The level of acceptable
                                clearly fails to meet the needs of the district. We      development will vary between
                                promote the retention and extension of settlement        a primary or secondary village.
                                boundaries throughout the district to enable further     Local need will be defined in
                                minor increases in dwellings. This ignores               the Development Control
                                community needs and will result in the decline of        Policies and Site Specific
                                existing facilities and services.                        Allocations however the Core
                                Barham (Sandy Lane) is to be specifically deleted as     Strategy states that Local
                                a village for growth and moved into the countryside.     needs may include
                                The inference is presumably, that there are parts of     employment, amenity and
                                Barham, which are presently located within the           community facilities as well as
                                countryside, which will be brought within the new        housing and may be identified
                                identified key service centre (Core Strategy CS1)?       through annual monitoring and
                                Barham (Sandy Lane Inset Area) have experienced          in locally generated
                                significant growth in the last couple of years and are   documents such as parish
                                accessible to a range of services. It cannot be a        plans or local needs surveys.
                                proper measure of sustainability to say that some
                                parts of Claydon, which are situated at the extremity
                                of its settlement boundary are by definition
                                sustainable whilst those people living closer to shops
                                and services exist and will exist in the future in a
                                non-sustainable location even though they are




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                                              closer! At least in this locality there does not appear
                                              to have been any genuine spatial awareness
                                              underlying the formulation of policy and this clearly
                                              cannot be acceptable.
28   Core       247                 2122      Badwell Ash Parish Council is happy with the              Agree. No change to
     Strategy   Mr. A. Catchpole    Object    position of the parish within the hierarchy and the       settlement hierarchy for Bad
     CS 1       (Clerk to Badwell             criteria used as far as the village of Badwell Ash,       well Ash.
     Towns:     Ash Parish                    excluding Long Thurlow.
                Council)                      However, regarding Long Thurlow the Council do not        Disagree. Long Thurlow is
                                              agree with the option of doing away with the              specifically excluded from the
                                              settlement boundaries of smaller villages                 settlement boundary since it is
                                              surrounding Badwell Ash itself. The Council would         a considerable distance and
                                              like to see the current settlement boundaries remain      does not relate well to the
                                              and feels that to effectively prevent any further         services in Badwell Ash. The
                                              development of these villages, Badwell Ash itself         RSS, Government Office (GO-
                                              would have to be overburdened with expansion and          East) and various Inspectors‟
                                              development - overloading the already stretched           reports advises against
                                              amenities.                                                dispersed development at
                                              Badwell Ash and the surrounding villages are              small villages with little or no
                                              interdependent with each other and one cannot             services. In order for the Core
                                              expand over all the others. Furthermore, to prevent,      Strategy to be found sound
                                              even modest expansion in neighbouring villages will       this is the approach that would
                                              have a detrimental effect on these small                  need to be taken.
                                              communities which will eventually lead to their
                                              stagnation and become even more "dormitory"
                                              villages than now.
29   Core       2071                2159      As set out in the following sections particularly in      Note the agreement with
     Strategy   Mr. Trevor          Object    relation to the development strategy we support the       Settlement hierarchy criteria.
     CS 1       Dodkins                       overall vision for mid Suffolk in terms of                Disagree. Tostock is
     Towns:     (Strutt & Parker)             concentrating growth within larger towns and key          surrounded by Key Service
                                              villages. Whilst we therefore support in general terms    Centre. The village has a
                                              the settlement hierarchy as set out in CS1, we would      small population with few
                                              question the identification of Tostock as a Secondary     services. It does not warrant
                                              village, when the range of services it offers and its     Primary Village status.




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                                              location in the District would justify a status as at
                                              least a Primary village. We would ask that this status
                                              be reviewed.
30   Core       2071                2160      As set out in the following sections particularly in       Note the agreement with
     Strategy   Mr. Trevor          Object    relation to the development strategy we support the        Settlement hierarchy criteria.
     CS 1       Dodkins                       overall vision for mid Suffolk in terms of                 Disagree. Low population, no
     Towns:     (Strutt & Parker)             concentrating growth within larger towns and key           services, hamlet dependant on
                                              villages. Whilst we therefore support in general terms     Debenham/Framlingham even
                                              the settlement hierarchy as set out in CS1, we object      Ipswich. School is in
                                              to the proposed status of Framsden as a village with       Helmingham parish and
                                              no settlement boundary.                                    located well outside village on
                                                                                                         difficult road.

31   Core       2071                2161      As set out in the following sections particularly in       Note the agreement with
     Strategy   Mr. Trevor          Object    relation to the development strategy we support the        Settlement hierarchy criteria.
     CS 1       Dodkins                       overall vision for mid Suffolk in terms of                 Disagree. Not sufficient
     Towns:     (Strutt & Parker)             concentrating growth within larger towns and key           services and facilities for a
                                              villages. Whilst we therefore support in general terms     Key Service Centre
                                              the settlement hierarchy as set out in CS1, we would       classification. Less facilities
                                              question the identification of Norton as a Primary         and worse access than larger
                                              village, when the range of services it offers and its      nearby settlements at
                                              location in the District would justify a status as a Key   Elmswell and Thurston or
                                              Service Centre. We would ask that this status be           Ixworth out of District - so not
                                              reviewed.                                                  Key Service Centre.
32   Core       2071                2166      As set out in the following sections particularly in       Note the agreement with
     Strategy   Mr. Trevor          Object    relation to the development strategy we support the        Settlement hierarchy criteria.
     CS 1       Dodkins                       overall vision for mid Suffolk in terms of                 Small population, not sufficient
     Towns:     (Strutt & Parker)             concentrating growth within larger towns and key           services and villages for
                                              villages. Whilst we therefore support in general terms     Primary village General Store,
                                              the settlement hierarchy as set out in CS1, we would       but no school. Despite quite
                                              question the identification of Felsham as a                remote location lots services.
                                              Secondary village, when the range of services it           Satellite of Rattlesden/Woolpit.
                                              offers and its location in the District would justify a    No change.
                                              status as at least a Primary village. We would ask




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                                              that this status be reviewed.
33   Core       2071                2167      As set out in the following sections particularly in      Note the agreement with
     Strategy   Mr. Trevor          Object    relation to the development strategy we support the       Settlement hierarchy criteria.
     CS 1       Dodkins                       overall vision for mid Suffolk in terms of                Small population, Not
     Towns:     (Strutt & Parker)             concentrating growth within larger towns and key          sufficient services and villages
                                              villages. Whilst we therefore support in general terms    for Primary village. Parish
                                              the settlement hierarchy as set out in CS1, we would      Council disagree with
                                              question the identification of Pettaugh as a              designation and would like to
                                              Secondary village, when the range of services it          be „countryside village‟, this
                                              offers and its location in the District would justify a   would be the Council‟s
                                              status as at least a Primary village. We would ask        preference. Dependant on
                                              that this status be reviewed.                             tourist route for trade.

34   Core       2071                2168      As set out in the following sections particularly in      Note the agreement with
     Strategy   Mr. Trevor          Object    relation to the development strategy we support the       Settlement hierarchy criteria.
     CS 1       Dodkins                       overall vision for mid Suffolk in terms of                Disagree. Low population, no
     Towns:     (Strutt & Parker)             concentrating growth within larger towns and key          services, hamlet dependant on
                                              villages. Whilst we therefore support in general terms    Woolpit main centre. Would
                                              the settlement hierarchy as set out in CS1, we would      not wish to see the merging of
                                              question the lack of inclusion of Woolpit Green as        Woolpit green with Woolpit.
                                              part of the Woolpit Key Service Centre. We would          Woolpit green remains as
                                              ask that this status is reviewed, and object to the       countryside village
                                              proposed status as a village with no settlement           classification.
                                              boundary.
35   Core       2071                2169      As set out in the following sections particularly in      Note the agreement with
     Strategy   Mr. Trevor          Object    relation to the development strategy we support the       Settlement hierarchy criteria.
     CS 1       Dodkins                       overall vision for mid Suffolk in terms of                Disagree. Close proximity to
     Towns:     (Strutt & Parker)             concentrating growth within larger towns and key          Ipswich and other KCS.
                                              villages. Whilst we therefore support in general terms    Smaller population and fewer
                                              the settlement hierarchy as set out in CS1, we would      services than of the
                                              question the identification of Somersham as a             designated Key Service
                                              Primary village, when the range of services it offers     Centre. Retain as Primary
                                              and its location in the District would justify a status   village.
                                              as a Key Service Centre. We would ask that this




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                                              status be reviewed.
36   Core       2071                2170      As set out in the following sections particularly in       Note the agreement with
     Strategy   Mr. Trevor          Object    relation to the development strategy we support the        Settlement hierarchy criteria.
     CS 1       Dodkins                       overall vision for mid Suffolk in terms of                 Disagree. Close proximity to
     Towns:     (Strutt & Parker)             concentrating growth within larger towns and key           Bury St Edmunds, Woolpit and
                                              villages. Whilst we therefore support in general terms     other KCS. Smaller population
                                              the settlement hierarchy as set out in CS1, we would       and fewer services than of the
                                              question the identification of Rattlesden as a Primary     designated Key Service
                                              village, when the range of services it offers and its      Centre. Retain as Primary
                                              location in the District would justify a status as a Key   village.
                                              Service Centre. We would ask that this status be
                                              reviewed.
37   Core       2071                2171      As set out in the following sections particularly in       Note the agreement with
     Strategy   Mr. Trevor          Object    relation to the development strategy we support the        Settlement hierarchy criteria.
     CS 1       Dodkins                       overall vision for mid Suffolk in terms of                 Disagree. Small population, no
     Towns:     (Strutt & Parker)             concentrating growth within larger towns and key           services. Small linear hamlet
                                              villages. Whilst we therefore support in general terms     close to Bacton and difficult to
                                              the settlement hierarchy as set out in CS1, we object      access by road. Retain as
                                              to the proposed status of Westhorpe as a village with      countryside village
                                              no settlement boundary, particularly as a number of        classification.
                                              villages defined as secondary or even primary are of
                                              a comparable size.
38   Core       2071                2172      As set out in the following sections particularly in       Amend settlement hierarchy –
     Strategy   Mr. Trevor          Object    relation to the development strategy we support the        Redgrave from countryside
     CS 1       Dodkins                       overall vision for mid Suffolk in terms of                 village to secondary village.
     Towns:     (Strutt & Parker)             concentrating growth within larger towns and key           Reason: Commutes to outside
                                              villages. Whilst we therefore support in general terms     shops and school / low
                                              the settlement hierarchy as set out in CS1, we object      population / new shop.
                                              to the proposed status of Redgrave, a sizeable
                                              village with some local services as a village with no
                                              settlement boundary, particularly as a number of
                                              villages defined as secondary or even primary are of
                                              a comparable size.
39   Core       2071                2173      As set out in the following sections particularly in       Note the agreement with




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No   Item       ID/Name             ID/Type   Summary                                                    Response
     Strategy   Mr. Trevor          Object    relation to the development strategy we support the        Settlement hierarchy criteria.
     CS 1       Dodkins                       overall vision for mid Suffolk in terms of                 Disagree. Small population, a
     Towns:     (Strutt & Parker)             concentrating growth within larger towns and key           number of services but very
                                              villages. Whilst we therefore support in general terms     close to Stowmarket. Retain
                                              the settlement hierarchy set out in CS1, we would          as primary village
                                              question the identification of Great Finborough as a       classification.
                                              Primary village, when the range of services it offers
                                              and its location in the District would justify a status
                                              as a Key Service Centre. We would ask that this
                                              status be reviewed.
40   Core       2071                2184      As set out in the following sections particularly in       Badwell Ash has been
     Strategy   Mr. Trevor          Object    relation to the development strategy we support the        identified as a Primary Village.
     CS 1       Dodkins                       overall vision for mid Suffolk in terms of                 It is proposed to remove the
     Towns:     (Strutt & Parker)             concentrating growth within larger towns and key           settlement boundary of Long
                                              villages. Whilst we therefore support in general terms     Thurlow, Badwell Ash. Long
                                              the settlement hierarchy as set out in CS1, we object      Thurlow is specifically
                                              to the proposed status of Badwell Ash as a village         excluded from the settlement
                                              with no settlement boundary, and would request that        boundary since it is a
                                              this status be reconsidered.                               considerable distance and
                                                                                                         does not relate well to the
                                                                                                         services in Badwell Ash.
41   Core       178                 2207      Having looked at comments in column C & L, I               Noted, make amendments to
     Strategy   Mrs. P. Fuller      Object    advise that the garage no longer sells petrol, just        Evidence Base (parish
     CS 1       (Clerk to Woolpit             cars.                                                      facilities list) accordingly.
     Towns:     Parish Council)
42   Core       216                 2208      The councillor who wished to comment was                   Disagree. No services and a
     Strategy   Mrs. M. Lewis       Object    concerned, particularly as we are just embarking on        small population. The Council
     CS 1       (Clerk to Syleham             a Parish Plan, that the classification of our village as   would still encourage the
     Towns:     Parish Council)               'Countryside' would preclude any small-scale               development of a parish plan
                                              development of housing that was not specifically           to support the needs of the
                                              "affordable". Further to the email I sent on 2nd July,     village. Amend evidence base
                                              I am writing as I suggested I would do following the       (parish facilities list)
                                              parish council meeting to supply further information       accordingly.
                                              on local jobs in this parish.




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                                          The Parish Council notes the following employment
                                          opportunities: Farming (7 known employees),
                                          Nursery/ pre-school, Environment Agency (Waveney
                                          Drainage), Essex and Suffolk Water Treatment
                                          Works, B&B/ Holiday Let.
43   Core       2066            2214      The Hierarchy will seriously harm the vitality and           PPS1, PPS3, RSS Policy SS4,
     Strategy   Mr. Andrew      Object    viability of the villages classified as countryside and      Government Office (GO-East),
     CS 1       Shallish                  the nearby villages to which they also relate/               PPS1, PPS3 and various
     Towns:     (Bullworthy               interrelate. The Settlement Hierarchy shows a lack           Inspector‟s reports advises
                Shallish LLP)             of understanding of the way in which villages or             against dispersed
                                          groups of villages interrelate and depend upon one           development at small villages
                                          another in terms of how they function, and in                with little or no services. In
                                          particular, sustain one another. It is considered that       order for the Core Strategy to
                                          the list of villages at Table 4.1 of paragraph 4.81          be found sound this is the
                                          should be re-evaluated and where appropriate re              likely approach that would
                                          categorised. It is considered that the village of            need to be taken. Provision is
                                          Crowfield is a good example of an established                made for local needs by
                                          settlement with a number of facilities, which functions      including Primary and
                                          together with the nearby villages of Coddenham,              Secondary Villages within the
                                          Pettaugh and Stonham Aspal. It is a settlement               Settlement Hierarchy. This
                                          where small-scale residential development has taken          can be reviewed in three years
                                          place in the past and ought to continue to take place        to consider changes and local
                                          in the future if the viability of the village community is   circumstances. Development
                                          to be sustained along with the aforementioned                in Primary and Secondary
                                          nearby settlements. Crowfield has a number of                villages would have to be
                                          facilities including a village hall, playing field with      appropriate to the location and
                                          football pitch and well equipped play area, Baptist          across the board this would
                                          church, public house, employment opportunities,              imply allocations of 300
                                          post box, bus shelter/ bus services. Bus services            houses.
                                          operate along Debenham Road, serving destinations            The settlement hierarchy
                                          such as Ipswich and Debenham and village in                  defines a spatial vision for
                                          between. It is a village with its own services and           allocations that will meet the
                                          also public transport facilities such that residents are     delivery of housing required
                                          not solely dependent on the car. These services are          for the area to 2024. The




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No   Item       ID/Name            ID/Type        Summary                                                    Response
                                                  complemented by a wide range of facilities available       evidence base and
                                                  in neighbouring villages such as Stonham Aspal,            consultation to support the
                                                  Coddenham and Pettaugh. School buses run from              settlement hierarchy. The
                                                  the centre of Crowfield (Gosbeck turning) e.g. in the      preferred options consultation
                                                  morning leaving at 8.31 am and arriving at Stonham         has re-evaluated all the
                                                  Aspal Primary School at 8.38 am and Debenham               villages; the evidence base
                                                  High School at 8.50am. Crowfield is a sustainable          was also available for
                                                  village for continued small-scale residential              consultation and amended
                                                  development. It is a village, which, by virtue of its      accordingly. Crowfield has a
                                                  size, facilities and relationship/ convenience to other    small population, limited
                                                  nearby settlements, is one that should be included in      facilities and services.
                                                  the Settlement Hierarchy as a Primary village.             Crowfield is a linear village;
                                                                                                             nearest services is a
                                                                                                             significant distance in adjacent
                                                                                                             villages. Retain its countryside
                                                                                                             village status.
44   Core       248                2223           Members have indicated that they are in accord with        Note the support for the
     Strategy   Mr. A. Catchpole   Support with   the criteria used to define our settlement and the         settlement hierarchy criteria.
     CS 1       (Clerk to          conditions     level that the parish has been defined in the              Note comments. Amend the
     Towns:     Westhorpe Parish                  hierarchy.                                                 evidence base (parish facilities
                Council)                          They are undecided as to whether they agreed to            list) accordingly.
                                                  abolish the settlement boundaries around the village.
                                                  However, regarding the Services and Facilities
                                                  provided, the village does not have a pharmacy nor
                                                  daycare facilities.
45   Core       179                2226           Councillors are deeply concerned regarding the use         Noted, details regarding
     Strategy   Mrs. P. Fuller     Object         of land in the parish of Onehouse being used for the       location of development will be
     CS 1       (Clerk to                         expansion of Stowmarket. As you are well aware             considered in Site Specific
     Towns:     Onehouse Parish                   from the Onehouse Parish Plan 2006, residents              Allocations. No change to
                Council)                          strongly oppose this. Indeed, it is felt that as we have   Settlement Hierarchy. Amend
                                                  none of the relevant facilities and you yourselves         the evidence base (parish
                                                  have categorised Onehouse as countryside, then no          facilities list) accordingly.
                                                  large-scale development should take place.
                                                  Councillors were also concerned regarding the




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                                            removal of the settlement boundary. This could
                                            mean no further infill building within the core of the
                                            village. Whilst we would not want to see much
                                            development, we would perhaps want smaller
                                            development of 5 or less dwellings to enable local
                                            residents to stay within the parish. Onehouse Parish
                                            Council feels that an alternative strategy should be
                                            investigated.
                                            Having put your email to councillors, whilst they do
                                            not dispute that we have Fieldens and Charisma Hair
                                            in the parish, it is the heading of shop that causes
                                            confusion. Could these not be categorised as
                                            commercial premises rather than shops? If not, could
                                            Fieldens be reclassified as a commercial premise?
46   Core       293               2227      Somersham Parish Council approves of the way                Note the support for the
     Strategy   Mrs. J. Clarke    Support   MSDC have determined a hierarchy of villages,               settlement hierarchy criteria.
     CS 1       (Clerk to                   which is an improvement on previous consultations,          Agree. No change to
     Towns:     Somersham                   which seemed to ignore villages not designated as           Settlement Hierarchy. Amend
                Parish Council)             Key Service Centres. The categorisation of                  the evidence base (parish
                                            Somersham as a "Primary Village" is also approved.          facilities list) accordingly
                                            Presumably Somersham is deemed a "Primary
                                            Village" because it has a school and a shop, but we
                                            feel other factors should include:
                                            1) the existence of other retail outlets e.g. pub and a
                                            garage
                                            2) population level needed to sustain existing
                                            facilities, i.e. Somersham Primary School, which
                                            could be threatened if school numbers decreased
                                            significantly.
                                            3) the provision of recreational facilities that also
                                            serve satellite villages.
                                            Regarding significant employers as previously stated
                                            Somersham has a school, pub and garage, as well
                                            as a livery stable and a farm. It is doubtful that any of




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No   Item       ID/Name              ID/Type      Summary                                                   Response
                                                  the above businesses could be described as
                                                  significant employers on their own, but collectively
                                                  they could be deemed as significant employers that
                                                  rely on a vibrant and sustainable community.
47   Core       439                2234           Elmswell Parish Council agrees that, within the terms     Note the support for the
     Strategy   Mr. P. Dow         Support with   of reference of the LDF process, the criteria used to     settlement hierarchy criteria.
     CS 1       (Clerk to Elmswell conditions     define Elmswell as a Key Service Centre are               Agree. No change to
     Towns:     Parish Council)                   appropriate and that the designation of Elmswell as a     Settlement Hierarchy. Note
                                                  Key Service Centre is appropriate. However, they          comments of A1088/A14 link
                                                  wish to stress, that in light of any impeding             road, this will form part of the
                                                  development, a link road to A1088/ A14 north of the       Site Specific Allocations
                                                  railway line is essential.                                document.
48   Core       477                  2235         Although we have limited services in the village          A secondary village allows for
     Strategy   Mrs L. Silvester     Object       (particularly a limited bus service) we have a public     small-scale development and
     CS 1       (Clerk to Metfield                house, community shop and 2 garages (repair).             local need development. No
     Towns:     Parish Council)                   We are concerned there are a limited number of infill     change to Settlement
                                                  sites for housing left inside the settlement boundary.    Hierarchy – low population
                                                  Villages such as Metfield need controlled expansion       and limited services, retain
                                                  to secure the future of services such as the pub and      secondary village. Settlement
                                                  shop.                                                     Boundary amendments will
                                                                                                            form part of the Site Specific
                                                                                                            Allocation Development Plan
                                                                                                            Document process. Amend
                                                                                                            the evidence base (parish
                                                                                                            facilities list) accordingly.

49   Core       1424                 2236         Criteria are out of date. There is no petrol station or   Agree. No change to
     Strategy   Mrs. H. Nunn         Support      mobile shop nor a childgroup. The shop and post           Settlement Hierarchy.
     CS 1       (Clerk to                         office mentioned is actually a mile away and is part      Amend the evidence base
     Towns:     Ringshall Parish                  of Wattisham Airfield - it is not within walking          (parish facilities list)
                Council)                          distance and anyway there is no footway along the         accordingly.
                                                  road. We are not sure what "environment" means.
                                                  The Parish Council would prefer Ringshall to remain
                                                  as a secondary village particularly if the local




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                                                 development could be affordable housing to allow
                                                 local people to have the chance to remain in their
                                                 village.
50   Core       1413              2237           Green Label Ducks have a large rearing facility.        Note comments. Amend the
     Strategy   Mrs. J. M. Hall   Observations   Storage warehousing on another farm. The Parish is      evidence base (parish facilities
     CS 1       (Clerk to                        adjacent to Ipswich - Thurleston School, Whitton        list) accordingly.
     Towns:     Akenham Parish                   Sports Centre. Bus routes on Henley Road and
                Meeting)                         Defoe Road Ipswich and Ipswich Claydon and
                                                 Claydon School lies on the northern side of the
                                                 parish within easy reach.
51   Core       1422              2240           Councillor Carole Maran                                 Agree. Change Settlement
     Strategy   Mrs. M. Marlow    Object         I have concerns about the "secondary village"           Hierarchy for Pettaugh from
     CS 1       (Clerk to                        classification of Pettaugh. In comparison to adjacent   secondary village to
     Towns:     Pettaugh Parish                  parishes for example Helmingham and Crowfield           countryside village status.
                Council)                         both have established business, a regular bus           Small population, limited
                                                 service, public houses and places of worship.           facilities, parish council
                                                 However, according to the map provided they are not     support for amendment.
                                                 classed as "secondary villages" so why does             Amend the evidence base
                                                 Pettaugh fall into this category? In view of these      (parish facilities list)
                                                 discrepancies, I would suggest that further             accordingly.
                                                 consultation, should take place with the District
                                                 Council, in order to determine the correct
                                                 classification of Pettaugh in the LDF.
52   Core       1422              2241           Councillor S Davies                                     Agree. Change Settlement
     Strategy   Mrs. M. Marlow    Object         Hierarchy:                                              Hierarchy for Pettaugh from
     CS 1       (Clerk to                        I have concerns about the classification of Pettaugh    secondary village to
     Towns:     Pettaugh Parish                  within the MSDC local plan hierarchy. If MSDC           countryside village status.
                Council)                         proceed and classifying Pettaugh as a "Secondary        Small population, limited
                                                 Village", what are the implications with regard to      facilities, parish council
                                                 access to funding/ grants, land development (ie land    support for amendment.
                                                 bids), MSDC services and County resources? In           Amend the evidence base
                                                 comparison to adjacent parishes (e.g. Helmingham        (parish facilities list)
                                                 and Crowfield), what places Pettaugh in this            accordingly.
                                                 category? For example, Crowfield, which has two




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                                            established businesses/ employers, an industrial
                                            estate, village hall, regular bus service, public house
                                            and two well used religious buildings is classed as
                                            rural countryside. Crowfield also has several small
                                            enterprises providing self-employment for local
                                            people. Pettaugh has none of these facilities,
                                            excepting the presence of a post office/ shop and the
                                            same bus service.
53   Core       1422              2243      Councillor S J Dalrymple                                  Agree. Change Settlement
     Strategy   Mrs. M. Marlow    Support   I agree with the Settlement Hierarchy, that Pettaugh      Hierarchy for Pettaugh from
     CS 1       (Clerk to                   Parish be included in the Secondary Villages -            secondary village to
     Towns:     Pettaugh Parish             unsuitable for growth but capable of taking               countryside village status.
                Council)                    development for local needs only.                         Small population, limited
                                                                                                      facilities, parish council
                                                                                                      support for amendment.
                                                                                                      Amend the evidence base
                                                                                                      (parish facilities list)
                                                                                                      accordingly.


54   Core       2076              2247      I have looked at the 'services' you have listed for       Disagree. No change
     Strategy   Mrs. C.I. Cooke   Object    several local villages and question why for example       Settlement Hierarchy.
     CS 1                                   Stowlangtoft, Wyverstone, and Tostock are classified      Wetherden has a small
     Towns:                                 as 'Secondary Villages' when they have no more and        population, it is located
                                            perhaps less to offer than Wetherden. Wetherden           between Haughley and
                                            should be a 'Secondary Village'.                          Elmswell Key Service Centres,
                                            Please note that we have two local employers,             and it has no facilities or
                                            Diapers and Two Sister (Rannochs) at Haughley             services that are present in
                                            New Street which are nearer to Wetherden than             village. It does not warrant an
                                            Haughley, as well as several other small businesses,      amendment. Amend the
                                            and now may offer Wetherden more local                    evidence base (parish facilities
                                            employment than there is in Elmswell and Haughley.        list) accordingly. A
                                            Please remember that a village that never changes         countryside village, will allow
                                            will loose all its facilities and will socially die and   the principle of community




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No   Item       ID/Name              ID/Type   Summary                                                    Response
                                               therefore reference 4.44 - social needs - is               facilities, leisure facilities,
                                               particularly important. Wetherden has already lost its     economic growth and
                                               Primary School, Post Office, and Shop due to earlier       affordable housing. The status
                                               planning decisions. Please note that the old school        will not contribute to a village
                                               building is now being used as pre-school.                  „dying‟.
55   Core       1793                 2248      I am writing with regard to my land bid in the village     The land bid will form part of
     Strategy   Mr. John             Object    of Wetherden and my concern that the village is to         the Site Specific Allocations
     CS 1       Scrivener                      be classified as countryside. Wetherden has seen a         Development Plan Document
     Towns:                                    lot of changes, even in my short life, sadly the school    process. If the land bid is for
                                               closed in 1984 when I believe the number of pupils         affordable housing, the
                                               were 9. We have a total of 228 properties (electoral       exception site policy within the
                                               roll) with 6 more due to be built, approx 60 of these      forthcoming Generic
                                               have been built since the early 1980s, which is 29%        Development Control Policies
                                               of the total. Regenerating the village this is of course   Development Plan Document
                                               good news but all the new properties are large             will allow for the principle of
                                               detached 3/4/5 bedrooms and way out of the reach           such as proposal is a need is
                                               of local people. We have a lot of new people come          identified.
                                               into the village many nearing pensionable age but it
                                               is not really good for the future. With the current
                                               need for low cost starter homes you should be
                                               looking very hard at all available sites in Mid Suffolk
                                               particularly along the A14 corridor where the
                                               landowners are not greedy and looking to make
                                               mega bucks from large over priced developments. I
                                               would like to give something back to help develop a
                                               proper village not a saga commune with Wetherdens
                                               closeness to the A14 the large factory at Haughley
                                               park and the great need for low cost homes in Mid
                                               Suffolk. I hope you reconsider your decision to list us
                                               as countryside, I don‟t want the village to die. I
                                               noticed that all our neighbouring villages will be
                                               allowed to expand, why not us?
56   Core       415                  2250      We understand that the Parish Council is opposing          It is proposed to amend the
     Strategy   Mr. & Mrs. D. & J.   Object    the above proposal, which we are told will, inter alia,    settlement hierarchy of




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No   Item       ID/Name           ID/Type        Summary                                                     Response
     CS 1       Chaplin                          restrict future expansion of the village. On such a         Redgrave from countryside
     Towns:                                      pivotal matter, it would seem natural for the Parish        village to secondary village a
                                                 Council, as a non-elected body, to have held                new shop will open in
                                                 consultations with the villagers or at least have taken     September and therefore has
                                                 soundings from them. We are unaware of any such             sufficient facilities to be
                                                 process having taken place and consequently write           considered a Secondary
                                                 to register our support for the proposal to designate it    Village.
                                                 as a secondary village. We wish Redgrave to remain
                                                 a small self-contained village and not one that is
                                                 regarded as a growth area. Experience elsewhere
                                                 indicates that this will result in its eventually merging
                                                 with the additional villages of Botesdale and
                                                 Rickinghall.
57   Core       233               2280           TPC are happy with the overall strategy as detailed         Note the support for the
     Strategy   Mrs. K. Maddams   Support with   within the document but wish to comment on the              settlement hierarchy criteria.
     CS 1       (Clerk to         conditions     categorisation for Thorndon.                                Agree. Change to Settlement
     Towns:     Thorndon Parish                  The list of facilities for Thorndon has 2 inaccuracies.     Hierarchy to secondary village
                Council)                         There is now no petrol station. This ceased trading         from primary village
                                                 and was demolished a number of years ago. Also              classification. No food shop.
                                                 the Post Office Stores has not supplied food or drink       Amend the evidence base
                                                 for some time.                                              (parish facilities list)
                                                 We note that you regard Thorndon as a borderline            accordingly.
                                                 Primary/Secondary village & in light of the above
                                                 corrections TPC would ask that you re-evaluate
                                                 Thorndon's categorisation and advise us of any
                                                 change.
58   Core       1418              2282           As discussed earlier today, please note the following       Amend the evidence base
     Strategy   Mrs. P. A.        Object         changes to the data as produced in your table,              (parish facilities list)
     CS 1       Southall                         received with the other documents relating to the           accordingly.
     Towns:     (Chairman to                     above.
                Nettlestead                      COLUMN C: NETTLESTEAD NOW HAS NO
                Parish Meeting)                  PUBLIC PHONE
                                                 THE ONLY MOBILE SERVICE WE HAVE IS MILK
                                                 DELIVERY (about three weekly)




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No   Item       ID/Name           ID/Type   Summary                                                     Response
                                            NO INFORMATION SERVICE (whatever that used
                                            to be!)
                                            NO BUSES (we never did!)
                                            COLUMN G: THEREFORE, SHOULD READ 'NIL'
                                            COLUMN K: THE ONLY DEPENDENCY WE HAVE
                                            WITH NEARBY SOMERSHAM IS THEIR BUS
                                            SERVICE
                                            AND PUB.
59   Core       446               2292      Companies: Clarets, Malcolm Easey. Item 79: We do           Amend the evidence base
     Strategy   Mrs. C. Brewin    Support   not have a petrol station at 46D Cross Street, it is        (parish facilities list)
     CS 1       (Clerk to Hoxne             now a garage. Would like to confirm that they are           accordingly.
     Towns:     Parish Council)             correctly categorised as a primary village.

60   Core       1701              2294      I have lived in Palgrave all my life and went to            Note the support for the
     Strategy   Mr. E. Ling       Object    Palgrave school as did my three sons. Palgrave is a         settlement hierarchy criteria.
     CS 1       (E. R. Ling &               village, which has a school, garage, business park,         Disagree, insufficient facilities
     Towns:     Sons Ltd.)                  community centre, football team, three table tennis         and therefore no change to
                                            teams, 10 minutes to Diss station, five minutes from        Settlement Hierarchy.
                                            centre of village on foot a Tesco store. I don‟t class      Palgrave remains secondary
                                            this village second class as some people try to make        village. Request for 3
                                            out. We would like to have three houses every year          dwellings per year would not
                                            built in Palgrave to keep the village school and all        taker place via appropriate
                                            other village businesses alive. Please note we have         infill. Amend the evidence
                                            a bar serving drinks at the community centre most           base (parish facilities list)
                                            nights. I don‟t class this second-class village. Please     accordingly.
                                            note we have a Tesco store five minutes from centre
                                            of Palgrave. No village shop can compete with
                                            Tesco.
61   Core       1422              2295      We believe the reason that Pettaugh has been                Agree. Change Settlement
     Strategy   Mrs. M. Marlow    Object    initially classified as a secondary village is due to the   Hierarchy for Pettaugh from
     CS 1       (Clerk to                   fact we have a post office and a bus service. Unlike        secondary village to
     Towns:     Pettaugh Parish             larger villages, we do not have the amenities               countryside village status.
                Council)                    normally associated with the presence of a post             Small population, limited
                                            office or a regular daily public bus. We are a very         facilities, parish council




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No   Item   ID/Name   ID/Type   Summary                                                    Response
                                small village of only 163 parishioners and therefore       support for amendment.
                                the shop/post office is mainly serviced by passing         Amend the evidence base
                                trade from the A1120. Also considering the recent          (parish facilities list)
                                review we are highly unlikely to retain our post office,   accordingly.
                                and as a consequence our shop will lose its financial
                                viability. The bus service is typically rural and
                                infrequent. If parishioners wish to travel by bus to
                                either Debenham or Ipswich (the only destinations
                                with shops) the minimum return journey time is 2 hrs.
                                45 min. and 3 hrs. 15 min. respectively. This makes
                                car use a necessity for families, and imposes
                                isolation on the elderly as access to neighbouring
                                villages is impossible. Unlike many of the secondary
                                villages in your document, we do not have any
                                employers in Pettaugh and therefore we are primarily
                                a residential and rural parish. We therefore feel that
                                Pettaugh exhibits the economic characteristics of a
                                rural/countryside classification rather than a village.

                                As a parish council we feel that Pettaugh should not
                                be classed as a secondary village. Our facilities are
                                more in keeping with a countryside village, due to
                                our size and lack of amenities. We do not have any
                                recreational facilities and the post office/shop and
                                bus service are limiting. Compared with neighbouring
                                villages, Pettaugh has a small population with no
                                businesses. Development under the secondary
                                village status would be impossible for Pettaugh, as
                                we do not have room for infilling and this would just
                                lead to cramming. We do feel that if we were to be
                                classed as a countryside village, there would be a
                                more positive approach to planning issues. For
                                example, under the guidelines it would mean as a
                                parish council we would be looking at what the




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No   Item       ID/Name            ID/Type   Summary                                                    Response
                                             village needs, rather than the negative approach of
                                             what the village does not require. Also, we prefer to
                                             consider the parish holistically rather than as discrete
                                             zones; thereby developing our strategy for Pettaugh
                                             from an inclusive viewpoint providing amenities and
                                             a safe environment equally for all parishioners.
                                             Taking all these issues into account, we request that
                                             you review our classification and re-designate
                                             Pettaugh as a countryside village.
62   Core       2084               2296      Anyone who knows anything about Redgrave knows             It is proposed to amend the
     Strategy   Mr. Fred Brooks    Object    that, of course, it is a village. Those who say it         settlement hierarchy of
     CS 1                                    should be downgraded because it „has no school or          Redgrave from countryside
     Towns:                                  shop‟ just don‟t know what they‟re talking about –         village to secondary village a
                                             and should be told so. Redgrave did have a school in       new shop will open in
                                             the village until a few years ago when it (and also        September and therefore has
                                             Rickinghall School) was closed when a new school,          sufficient facilities to be
                                             serving the three villages of Redgrave, Botesdale          considered a Secondary
                                             and Rickinghall, was built in Botesdale. So Redgrave       Village.
                                             has „got a school‟! Regarding the shop, it is true that
                                             the shop closed about three years ago – but a new
                                             one is in the process of being built/ opening. So,
                                             shortly, Redgrave will have a shop again.

                                             Before MSDC councillors sound off about whether
                                             Redgrave is a village or not, they should be careful
                                             to make sure that they know what the facts are – and
                                             not engage in ill-informed speculation.
63   Core       1420               2297      The criteria for the determination, and the                Note the support for the
     Strategy   Mr. P. W. Sands    Support   determination as "Countryside" are agreed. The loss        settlement hierarchy criteria.
     CS 1       (Clerk to Offton             of infill potential adds to the problems of children of    Agree. No change to
     Towns:     Parish Council)              village residents, in acquiring homes in their own         Settlement Hierarchy. Amend
                                             community. There are no "significant employers".           the evidence base (parish
                                                                                                        facilities list) accordingly.




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No   Item       ID/Name             ID/Type   Summary                                                    Response
64   Core       1433                2298      The Parish Council is unhappy that Wyverstone              Agree. Change to Settlement
     Strategy   Mr. J. H. Bean      Object    should be considered as a secondary village. They          Hierarchy. Small population,
     CS 1       (Clerk to                     were unanimous in wishing that the Parish should be        lack of services and facilities
     Towns:     Wyverstone                    included in the list of Countryside. The comment on        for secondary status. Amend
                Parish Council)               the literature that Wyverstone is a “satellite” of         the evidence base (parish
                                              Bacton was not approved of. It is noted that all the       facilities list) accordingly.
                                              other small villages surrounding Bacton are in the list
                                              of “countryside”; so please can consideration be
                                              given to giving Wyverstone the same status.

65   Core       2083                2299      ·Barking Tye – not aware that this village has a shop      Barking Tye – Amend to
     Strategy   Mrs. Tracey         Other     or school should it therefore be a SV or Countryside?      Countryside, lack of shop or
     CS 1       Brinkley                      ·Beyton - only has a Middle School, which County           school. Small population
     Towns:     (Mid Suffolk                  are proposing to close                                     Beyton – Remain as
                District Council)             ·Mendham – this village has a shop and school,             Secondary village
                                              should it therefore be a PV?                               Mendham – Remain as
                                              ·Ringshall Stocks – this village has a shop (near          Secondary village
                                              Wattisham Base or is that Gt Bricett?) and school,         Ringshall – Remain as
                                              should it therefore be a PV?                               Secondary village
                                              ·Stowlangtoft – this village has no shop or school,        Stowlangtoft – Amend to
                                              should it therefore be a SV or Countryside?                Countryside, lack of shop or
                                              ·Tostock – this village has no shop or school, should      school. Small population.
                                              it therefore be a SV or Countryside?                       Tostock – Remain as
                                              ·Wattisham Airfield – what is the basis for including      Secondary village
                                              this?                                                      Wattisham – Included as a
                                              ·Wyverstone – this village has no shop or school,          basis for employment. MOD
                                              should it therefore be a SV or Countryside?                now requires planning
                                              ·Barham – this is grouped with Claydon and Gt              approval for new development
                                              Blakenham as a KEY SERVICE CENTRE?                         – exception site policy for DC
                                              ·Great Bricett – is the shop at Wattisham Airfield or in   Policies.
                                              Gt Bricett – should it be a SV?                            Barham – Remain as Key
                                              ·Helmingham – has a school, should this be a SV?           Service Centre, sandy land will
                                              ·Redgrave – shop is re-opening                             remain outside.
                                                                                                         Wyverstone – Amended from




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No   Item       ID/Name           ID/Type   Summary                                                   Response
                                                                                                      Secondary to Countryside
                                                                                                      village.
                                                                                                      Gt. Bricett – Remain as
                                                                                                      countryside village.
                                                                                                      Helmingham – School is
                                                                                                      poorly located to village hub.
                                                                                                      Low population and no
                                                                                                      facilities and services.
                                                                                                      Redgrave – Amended to
                                                                                                      Secondary Village.
66   Core       356               2301      We should be a Primary/ Secondary Village to allow        Disagree. No change to
     Strategy   Mr. B. Savill     Object    for some development and growth. We have a post           Settlement Hierarchy.
     CS 1       (Clerk to Great             office, public phone, mobile shop/ services, village      Stowlangtoft and Wyverstone
     Towns:     Ashfield Parish             hall, bus service and a population of over 300            have been amended
                Council)                    people. Over 100 people are employed in the village.      accordingly to countryside
                                            Badwell Ash and Elmswell depend on Great Ashfield         village. Amend the evidence
                                            not the other way round. More secondary than              base (parish facilities list)
                                            Stowlangtoft or Wyverstone.                               accordingly.


67   Core       1422              2302      Martin Willson                                            Agree. Change Settlement
     Strategy   Mrs. M. Marlow    Object    I concur in principle with Mid Suffolk District           Hierarchy for Pettaugh from
     CS 1       (Clerk to                   Council‟s preferred option which would seem to            secondary village to
     Towns:     Pettaugh Parish             channel most development towards the Towns and            countryside village status.
                Council)                    Key Service Centres while having the flexibility to       Small population, limited
                                            permit sustainable developments to meet local             facilities, parish council
                                            needs in smaller settlements. However the basis for       support for amendment.
                                            identification of Secondary Villages, that is, either a   Amend the evidence base
                                            primary school or a shop, seems a rather simplistic       (parish facilities list)
                                            diagnostic tool. Pettaugh may have a shop/post            accordingly.
                                            office, and a regular if infrequent bus service
                                            (timetabling means for example that the bus is rarely
                                            used for trips to Debenham, Pettaugh‟s Key Service
                                            Centre), but the village has no other facilities or




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No   Item       ID/Name            ID/Type   Summary                                                  Response
                                             amenities – no play area, no allotments, very little
                                             provision of pedestrian pavements, no village hall or
                                             public meeting place (the mission hall is privately
                                             owned and villagers are denied use of it except for
                                             elections and parish council meetings), no public
                                             house and no employment. A further negative is that
                                             the village is centred on a crossing of two busy,
                                             dangerous roads. Vehicular/pedestrian conflict is a
                                             constant fact of life in Pettaugh and a major
                                             constraint on the lifestyle of villagers: many are
                                             reluctant to walk or to cycle because of the dangers.
                                             This clearly has a major impact on the potential
                                             sustainability of any development. Pettaugh‟s
                                             neighbouring villages are mostly more populous and,
                                             the shop excepted, substantially better provisioned
                                             with amenities and employment. Yet they are
                                             designated Countryside, even in the case of
                                             Helmingham and Framsden who possess between
                                             them a thriving primary school and associated pre-
                                             school nursery. So exceptions must be possible.
                                             Generally it is larger well-resourced settlements,
                                             which support a shop. Pettaugh is atypical, and
                                             simply does not possess the population or amenities
                                             that one might usually associate with a village with a
                                             shop. I suggest that Pettaugh would more
                                             reasonably be categorised with most of our
                                             neighbours as Countryside, that is a village without a
                                             settlement boundary, and this would, I suspect,
                                             better suit the future planning needs of the parish.
68   Core       228                2303      Best classed as countryside                              Agree. No change to
     Strategy   Mrs. M. P. Whurr   Support   No Shops or mobile shops                                 Settlement Hierarchy.
     CS 1       (Clerk to Little             Very little local employment                             Amend the evidence base
     Towns:     Blakenham                    No school                                                (parish facilities list)
                Parish Council)              Population 294                                           accordingly. Comments noted




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No   Item       ID/Name           ID/Type        Summary                                                    Response
                                                 No suitable ground for building
                                                 No surgery
                                                 No post office
                                                 Very small village hall
                                                 Very small play area
69   Core       298               2313           Ashbocking is a growing village that has recently          Parish Council state that the
     Strategy   Ms. J Hunt        Object         seen a number of new houses built, a mix of                village is still lacking public
     CS 1       (Clerk to                        affordable homes and family homes, which is good           facilities and community areas
     Towns:     Ashbocking                       for the growth and spirit of the village, there are more   which could provide a focal
                Parish Council)                  proposed under other projects in progress. But the         point for social and community
                                                 village is still lacking public facilities and community   life, there is currently a
                                                 areas, which could provide a focal point for social        proposal which the Parish
                                                 and community life. There is currently a proposal          Council are actively
                                                 which the parish council are actively considering that     considering that would provide
                                                 would provide a village hall and an amenity area for       a village hall and an amenity
                                                 community use completely funded by the sale of a           area for community use.
                                                 modest area of land for housing to a local land            Community uses may be
                                                 owner. The parish council are keen that this, and          acceptable in the countryside.
                                                 projects like this, remain a possibility to permit         No change
                                                 Ashbocking to grow to meet the needs of our
                                                 community.

                                                 Keeping the options open on development within the
                                                 village is important to accommodate the progressing
                                                 requirements and life stages of our villagers. We
                                                 have a very mixed demography within the village
                                                 with the largest number of children (over 30) resident
                                                 within the village possibly ever, and in the next 10 to
                                                 15 years some of these will be homebuyers
                                                 themselves likely to want to stay within the village.
                                                 Likewise the older generation would like options to
                                                 downsize their dwelling without having to move from
                                                 the village where their support network is in place.
70   Core       Mrs Rosemary      Support with   Following our recent conversations, I can now inform       Amend Barking to be




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No   Item       ID/Name          ID/Type      Summary                                                   Response
     Strategy   (Clerk   Barking conditions   you of the responses from Barking Parish Council          classified as Countryside,
     CS 1       Parish Council)               regarding the categorisation of Barking as                since it does not have a shop
     Towns:                                   „Countryside‟ in the above consultation document.         or school. Small population.

                                              An extraordinary meeting was held on 23rd August
                                              2007 to discuss the issue in detail and the following
                                              comments were made. Concern was raised that
                                              Barking will „die‟ if no development is to take place,
                                              although it was appreciated that there will still be a
                                              possibility of „low cost affordable housing‟ provided a
                                              good case was made for such development. It was
                                              generally felt that young people did want to settle in
                                              Barking and Darmsden, but could not afford to. It
                                              was decided that a Village Housing Needs Survey
                                              should take place as part of the Parish Plan project.
                                              It was also appreciated that as there is no shop or
                                              school and very limited other „services‟, Barking
                                              would not be categorised as a „Secondary Village‟,
                                              but as „Countryside‟.

                                              After much discussion it was accepted that Barking
                                              must be categorised as „Countryside‟, but I have
                                              been asked to respond to Mid Suffolk District Council
                                              with the following concerns/comments.

                                                    Barking Parish Council is concerned that it
                                                     will lose its ability to make its own local
                                                     decisions.
                                                    Concerns that priority will be given to
                                                     spending on services in the Primary and
                                                     Secondary Villages, and that Countryside
                                                     would receive low priority, and if this were to
                                                     happen, the impact of the lack of spending on
                                                     Barking.




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No   Item       ID/Name             ID/Type       Summary                                                    Response
                                                       It should be recorded that Barking does have
                                                          regular transport, albeit limited and there is
                                                          also a community bus service.
                                                       Concern that as there will be no settlement
                                                          boundary, where would affordable housing be
                                                          placed?
                                                       Concern raised that if there is affordable
                                                          housing in Barking with no infill, there will be
                                                          no-where for people to progress to, i.e. there
                                                          will be a huge gap between the affordable
                                                          housing and the existing properties.
                                                       Barking Parish Council would want the option
                                                          to still have some infill if a good case were to
                                                          be made.
                                                  Barking Parish Council asks the question – what
                                                  benefits go with being classified as „Countryside‟?
1    Core       230                 1664          The Council supports the Key Village concept,              The policy could be reviewed
     Strategy   Baker & Co          Object        however allowance should be made for new                   in three years if circumstances
     CS 1       (Clerk to Buxhall                 additional housing (other than exceptions) for             change. An exceptions policy
     Towns:     Parish Council)                   expansion to meet growing population. The numbers          would be included in
                                                  described should be rebalanced between the urban/          Development Control Policies
                                                  rural areas and reviewed after three years.                to allow affordable housing
                                                                                                             even at villages without
                                                                                                             settlement boundaries. In
                                                                                                             addition it is considered that
                                                                                                             the hierarchy is in accordance
                                                                                                             with national and regional
                                                                                                             guidance where development
                                                                                                             should be focussed at
                                                                                                             sustainable settlements.
2    Core       Combs Parish        Observation   With regard to the criteria used to define Combs, we
     Strategy   Council                           would advise you that there is no school in the
     CS 1                                         village/ parish. Combs Middle School is on the
     Towns:                                       Stowmarket Side of the Parish Boundary. There are




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No   Item       ID/Name            ID/Type   Summary                                                   Response
                                             two pubs in the village/ parish, both of which serve
                                             food. We confirm that there are two public phone
                                             boxes. Modible shops and services include milk,
                                             newspapers, butchers and fishmongers. Information
                                             services include parish notice boards at three
                                             locations. There is a bus to Stowmarket and
                                             Hadleigh via Bildeston four days a week.
                                             Although the SCC bus that runs morning and
                                             evening during term time is used mainly by school
                                             children, it is available to the general public.
                                             Regarding the level at which the village has been
                                             categorised, since the village has no shop and no
                                             school it might be necessary to reassess its level. In
                                             doing so, we would ask you to consider the level of
                                             local employment.
                                             Although there are no major employers in the village/
                                             parish, there are several small businesses housed
                                             on the former tannery site, which together represent
                                             a significant level of employment (1204), as well as
                                             smaller number on the Kimberley Hall Site.
3    Core       433                1774      I agree with the criteria used to define my settlement.   Support noted.
     Strategy   Mr. C. Hall        Support   I agree with the position of Cotton in the preferred
     CS 1       (Clerk to Cotton             hierarchy.
     Towns:     Parish Council)
4    Core       Eye Town           Support   The Eye Town Council supports the classification of       Support noted
     Strategy   Council                      Eye as a Town in the proposed settlement hierarchy
     CS 1
     Towns:
5    Core       Harleston Parish             There has not been a post office in Harleston for at      Noted.
     Strategy   Council                      least 4 years. The nearest post office is a distance
     CS 1                                    of 3.5 miles. The mobile shop/ service consists of a
     Towns:                                  mobile fish and chip van once a week for 30 minutes,
                                             a mobile butchers van once a week and a mobile
                                             library one a fortnight.




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No   Item       ID/Name               ID/Type   Summary                                                                    Response
6    General    213                   2281      The document was well thought out and will help                            Support noted.
                Mrs. S. Jones         Support   with affordable housing.
                (Clerk to
                Mendlesham
                Parish Council)
7    Core       445                   1733      Shelland acceptable and agreed                                             No action.
     Strategy   Mrs. J. Scarff        Support
     CS 1       (Clerk to
     Towns:     Shelland Parish
                Meeting)
8    Core       250                   2121      Stonham Aspal Parish Council is happy with the                             No action
     Strategy   Mr. A. Catchpole      Support   position of the parish within the hierarchy and the
     CS 1       (Clerk to                       criteria used. They have no further comments.
     Towns:     Stonham Aspal
                Parish Council)
9    Core       Stowlangtoft          Object    We wish to be reclassified as „the countryside‟. The                       Amended to Countryside
     Strategy                                   village has no school, no shop and no significant                          Village
     CS 1                                       employers. There is very little room for infill. All land
     Towns:                                     surrounding the village is agricultural.
10   Core       126                   1984      This Council agrees with the criteria used to define Thurston as a Key     No action
     Strategy   Mrs. K. Savage        Support   Service Centre, but would highlight the lack of a Doctor's Surgery, for
     CS 1       (Clerk to Thurston              which we have been lobbying for many years.
     Towns:     Parish Council)
                                                The council agrees with the level in the Hierarchy within which
                                                Thurston has been defined.
11   Core       249                   1769      We agree with the criteria used to define our settlement. The level that   No action.
     Strategy   Mr. A. Couzens        Support   our parish has been defined in the hierarchy. We agree that Wetherden
     CS 1       (Clerk to Wetherden             should be categorised as Countryside.
     Towns:     Parish Council)




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                                                                                                         Small area on edge of Ipswich, part of IPA
                                                                                                         to be planned accordingly; the Parish is
                                                                                                         adjacent to Ipswich - Thurleston School,
                                                                                                         Whitton Sports Centre, Bus routes on
                                                                                                         Menley Road and Defoe Road Ipswich + Green Label Ducks have a large
nsb                 Mobile Shop/Service(2),                                                              Ipswich Claydon; Claydon School lies on rearing facility; storage
Akenham          53 Bus 6 days week           x           x        x    Yes x      x            x        Northern side of Parish in easy reach      warehousing on another farm

               Permanent shop
               (Banyard Café), petrol
               station, environment,
               public phone, mobile
               shop/service(5),
               information service(4),                                                                   Services have dwindled over the period of
Ashbocking 318 bus 7 days week          x                 x        x    Yes x      x            x        the local plan
               Public phone, mobile
               shop/service(4), meeting
               place, information
               service(4), recreation
Ashfield       area, bus service 2 days
Cum Thorpe 187 week                     x                 x        x    x    x     Yes x                 Subsidiary of Debenham

                    Mobile Shop/Service(3),
nsb Aspall       52 Information Service       x           x        x    x    x     x            x        Hamlet north of Debenham




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nsb                Public Phone(1), Mobile                                                             Our smallest settlement just South of
Athelington    23 Shop/Service(2)             x   x              x    x    x     x            x        Stradbroke
                   Permanent shop, post                                                                                                           Schools, Blacks, Jefferies; more
                   office, petrol(2), - only                                                                                                      places of employment: D Black &
                   one point where one is                                                                                                         Sons, Red House Farm; Jefferies
                   able to purchase petrol                                                                                                        Garage & Bacton Bears; Primary
                   Food & Drink,                                                                                                                  and Middle Schools; Old Peoples
                   environment(2), public                                                                                                         residential home at The Manor,
                   phone(2), mobile                                                                                                               Church Road; Lamberts Garage,
                   shop/service(5),                                                                                                               Shop Green; The Village Stores
                   childgroup(2), schools(2),                                                                                                     and Post Office, Shop Green; Jollys
                   surgery - now a                                                                                                                Transport, Coppings Corner;
                   permanent building                                                                                                             Wheatley Associates Software,
                   recently developed to                                                                                                          Broad Road; Electrical Services,
                   replace very small                                                                                                             (R.Davies) Cow Green; Potash
                   surgery on Tailors Green,                                                                                                      Nurseries, Broad Road; Kerrys Pine
                   pharmacy, care home,                                                                                                           Furniture, Kerrys Lane, off Cow
                   meeting place(3 - small                                                                                                        Green; Portable Space, Industrial
                   village hall), information                                                                                                     Site, Red House Farm; Wood Bee
                   services(3 - all public                                                                                                        Design, Industrial Site, Red House
                   notice boards: one at                                                                                                          Farm; PDH Electrical, Cedar Close;
                   Shop Green, one at                                                                                                             Surgery & Health Centre, Church
                   Turkey Hall Lane turning                                                                                                       Road; Finbows Yard, Station Road
                   and one at village hall),                                                                                                      furniture & carpets; J.Lawes,
                   recreation area(8), bus                                                                                                        Hardware, Finbows Yard, Station
                   service - regular bus                                                                                                          Road; Probitts Wood Yard, Finbows
                   services 6 days a week                                                              Previously CS3. Small for KSC but fills a Yard; E & D Boilers, Finbows Yard;
                   (useful for shoppers but                                                            gap in the middle of the District and some Mobility Service, Finbows Yard;
                   not convenient if you                                                               scope for expansion.                       Candle Man, Finbows Yard; D
Bacton (3a         need to use them for                                                                Shop - Londis General Store includes       Aitkin, Electrical Goods, Finbows
& 3b)         1227 office hours, only a       Yes Yes            Yes Yes Yes     Yes Yes               groceries, bakery, off licence.            Yard; Traditional Brickwork Ltd.;




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                  Stowmarket to Diss bus                                                                                                                 Bacton Hall Farm.
                  service plus a skeleton
                  service to Bury, some 6
                  miles from Railway
                  Station, 4 miles to the
                  A14), childrens play area
                  in Birch Avenue which
                  the parish counciol hope
                  to provide equipment; *
                  no public playing field
                  other than rented church
                  land of St Marys
                Permanent Shop, Petrol
                Station, Mobile
                Shop/Service (3), Bus 6
nsb Badley   79 days week                  x x                     x    Yes x      x            x        Adjunct of Needham Market
                Permanent shop, post
                office, other business(2),
                food & drink(3), public
                phone, mobile
                shop/services(5),
                childgroup, school,
                meeting place(3),                                                                        In middle of ring of villages twice its size,
                information services(3),                                                                 with at least as many services - Thurston,
Badwell Ash     recreation(2), bus 6 days                                                                Elmswell, Bacton, Walsham, Stanton,
(4a) Church 685 week, community service Yes Yes                    x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               Ixworth
Badwell Ash
(4b) Long
Thurlow                                                                                                   REMOVE SB




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                   Permanent shop (Co-op),
                   food& drink, public
Barham             phone, mobile
(that part of      shop/service(4),
parish lying       childgroup,
within the         surgery,pharmacy, care
Claydon            home, meeting place,
settlement         information services(5),                                                             Planning based on settlements not parish
and sharing        recreation area(2), bus 7                                                            boundaries. All the relevant services lie
facilities    1377 days week                 Yes x                Yes Yes x       Yes Yes               within the settlement of Claydon


Barham                                                                                                  Sandy Lane is about a mile from Claydon.
(Sandy                                                                                                  No settlement boundary, only the area
Lane)                                                                                                   inside 'Claydon' is KSC
                  no permanent shop, no
                  petrol station, food &
                  drink, environment, public
                  phone - currently out of                                                                                                      Local employers: Clarke Fencing,
                  order, mobile                                                                                                                 Barking Fox Public Home, Barking
                  shop/service(1-mobile                                                                                                         Forge, Lion Barn Industrial Estate*,
                  library), childgroups(1-                                                                                                      various farmers, Barking Tye
                  pre-school group), care                                                                                                       Garage (*In the Parish of Barking
                  home, meeting place -                                                                                                         currently, but regarded as
                  village hall, information                                                                                                     Needham Market due to its locality)
                  services(3) one notice                                                                                                        --> with the exception of Lion Barn
                  board, recreation area(3),                                                                                                    Industrial Estate, would not regard
                  bus 6 days week -                                                                     Satellite of Needham, 1mile away. Has a any of the above as 'significant
Barking       440 restricted bus service     x           x        x    x    x     Yes Yes               general store but no school.            employers'




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                 Food & Drink,
                 environment, public
                 phone(2), mobile
                 shop/service(6),
                 childgroups(2), meeting
                 place(3), information
                 services(6), recreation                                                              Surprisingly large population for level of
                 area(2), bus service 3                                                               services. Possibly satellite of Stow &
Battisford       days week, community                                                                 Needham Market and may also be
Tye          482 services(2)               x           x        x    x    x     Yes Yes               Wattisham effect.

                 Petrol station, public
                 phone, mobile
                 shop/service(4), meeting
                 place, information
                 service(3), bus 7 days
Baylham      251 week                     x            x        x    Yes x      x            Yes      Dependant on Needham and Blakenham


                 Permanent shop (MACE                                                   Surprisingly small population but
                 stores), post office, food                                             catchment probably close to 1000 with
                 & drink, public phone,                                                 Worlingworth,etc. Has a small general
                 mobile shop/services(5),                                               store and school and up for consideration
                 school, meeting place,                                                 as primary however poor public transport
                 information services(4),                                               and local employment make it unsuitable
                 recreation area(4), bus 1                                              for development growth so Secondary.
Bedfield     298 day week                   Yes Yes             x    x    Yes   Yes Yes Satellite of Debenham and Framlingham




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                  Public phone, mobile
                  shop/service(3), meeting
                  place, information                                                                      Inspectors decision that Bedingfield is
Bedingfield       service(3), recreation                                                                  non-sustainable location. 2351/05.
(10a & 10b)   223 area, bus 2 days week    x               x        x    x    x     Yes Yes               APP/W3520/A/06/2016756

                    Petrol station, food &
                    drink(2), public phone,
                    mobile shop/service(5),
                    school, meeting place(2),
                    information service(4),
                    recreation area(5), bus 6
Beyton        656   days week                     x   Yes           x    Yes x      Yes Yes               Satelite of Woolpit and Thurston
                    Permanent shops (5),
                    post office, petrol station -
                    no petrol filling station,
                    other business(2), food &
                    drink(3), public phone,                                                                                                     See with Rickinghall; no significant
                    childgroup(3), school,                                                                                                      employers within the immediate
Botesdale           surgery, pharmacy,                                                                                                          area, local employers would
[consider     635   meeting place,                                                                                                              generally be of an
with         (+11   information services(3),                                                                                                    agricultural/horticultural nature,
Rickinghall] 81)    bus 6 days week               Yes Yes           Yes Yes Yes     x            Yes      KSC when amalgamate with Rickinghalls small businesses and local shops

nsb
Braiseworth    61 None                        x            x        x    x    x     x            x        Pop 61 dependant on Eye and Thorndon




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                  Permanent shop [Co-op]
                  +(4), post office, other
                  business(3), food &
                  drink(3), environment(2),                                                                                                    School, shops, ? Offices, PCT and
                  public phone(2), mobile                                                                                                      mix use at Scotts; there are no
                  shop/service(4),                                                                                                             trulty significant employers, the
                  childgroup, school -                                                                                                         Primary Care Trust offices at Paper
                  Bramford is reliant on                                                                                                       Mill Lane were staffed elsewhere
                  Claydon for a secondary                                                                                                      before coming to Bramford so do
                  school, pharmacy, care                                                                                                       not offer significant employment
                  home, meeting place(5),                                                                                                      opportunities to people in Bramford.
                  information services(4),                                                           Close to Ipswich border protected by A14, The mixed development at Scotts
                  recreation area(6), bus 7                                                          and close to Claydon/Blakenham but not may offer some if or when it is built.
                  day week - regular bus                                                             reliant on them for anything other than   Employment in the village is dealt
Bramford     2386 service                   Yes Yes            x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               GP. Capable of standing on own            with in the Parish Plan.
                 Petrol station, food &
                 drink (2), accommodation
                 (2), environment, public
                 phone(3), mobile
Brome (16        shop/service(4),
Strret) &        childgroups, meeting
Oakley (57       place, information
Lower            service(3), bus 6 days
Oakley)      432 week                     x           x        x    yes   x    x            yes      Diss, Eye, Hoxne nearby.                  Eye airfield and Brome triangle
                 Food & Drink, public
                 phone, mobile
                 shop/service(5), meet
                 place, information
nsb              service(2), bus 6 days
Brundish     192 week                     x           x        x    Yes x      x            Yes      dependant on Stradbroke, Laxfield.




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                                                                                                        Often taken as subsidiary of Wortham,
nsb Burgate    162 None                         x   x             x    x     x    x            x        also close to Botesdale
                   Permanent shop (NOT
                   FOOD), Food & drink
                   (Pub), public phone(2),
                   mobile shop/service(3),
                   meeting place,
                   information service(4),
                   recreation area(2), bus 6                                                            Dependant on Gt. Finborough,
Buxhall        426 days week                    x   x             x    yes   x    Yes yes               Rattlesden, Stowmarket                  Pub, ?printers
                   Permanent shop(6), post
                   office, petrol station, food
                   & drink(3),
                   accommodation,
                   environment, public
                   phone, mobile
                   shop/services(7),
                   childgroup(2), school(2),
                   surgery(2), pharmacy,
                   care home(2), meeting
                   place(3), information
                   services(4), recreation(3),                                                          Forms conglomerate with part Barham     Lots - indust estate, school, offices,
Claydon       1912 bus 6 days week              Yes Yes           Yes Yes Yes     Yes Yes               and increasingly with Gt. Blakenham     pub, SCC depot, truck sales,




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              Permanent shop, post
              office, petrol station(2),
              Food & drink(3),
              environment, public
              phone, mobile
              shop/service(3),
              childgroup, surgery,                                                               Satellite of Needham and Ipswich, poor
              pharmacy, meeting                                                                  road access to village centre and through
              place(3), information                                                              traffic renders walking hazardous. Poor
              services(4), recreation                                                            local employment also make village
Coddenham 521 area(4), bus 7 days week Yes x               Yes Yes Yes     Yes Yes               unsuitable for growth
              Food & Drink (2 pubs),
              public phone(2), mobile
              shop/services(5 including
              milk,
              newspapers,butchers and
              fishmongers), information                                                                                                      No major employers in the
              services(3 parish notice                                                                                                       village/parish, but several small
              boards at three                                                                                                                businesses on the former Tannery
              locations), bus to                                                                 Stowmarket satellite. No shops. The         Site which together represent a
              Stowmarket and Hadleigh                                                            high population includes approx 200 in      significant level of employment
              via Bildeston four days                                                            Stow settlement and some actually in        (120+) and a smaller number on the
Combs     966 per week                   x Yes             x    x    x     x            x        Battisford settlement.                      Kimberley Hall Site




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                   Permanent shop (Not
                   Food - 2 shops:
                   hairdresser shop & a
                   small plant centre) , Food
                   & drink - public house,
                   environment, public
                   phone, mobile
                   shop/services(6), meeting
                   place - village hall,
                   information services(4),
                   recreation areas(2
                   recreation areas), bus 3                                                                                                              Employment in the village is limited
                   days week - no bus route                                                              No shop or school. Satellite of Bacton          as there are no significant
                   through the village to                                                                physically separated by railway line and        employers in the vil;lage other than
Cotton         490 local towns                x           x        x    x    x     Yes Yes               low bridge.                                     farming and the public house.
                   Permanent shop (Alder
                   Carr), market, food &
                   drink, public phone,
                   mobile shop/services(6),
                   childgroup(3), school,
                   meeting place(2),                                                                     Shop is Alder Carr closer to Needham
                   information services(4),                                                              than Creeting centre, no general store.
Creeting St.       recreation area(2),                                                                   Satellite of Needham Market with road
Mary (22a)     673 community services         x           Yes      x    x    x     Yes Yes               access curbed by difficult river/rail bridges

Creeting St                                                                                              Jacks Green is largely collection of
Mary (22b                                                                                                bungalows in attractive rural setting.
Jacks                                                                                                    Further expansion could only be as
Green)                                                                                                   inappropriate suburb of Needham




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                   Public phone(2), mobile
                   shop/service(4),
                   childgroup, meeting
                   place, information
                   service(4), recreation
Creeting St.       area(3), bus 2 days
Peter          245 week, community service x            x        x    x    x     Yes Yes               Subsidiary Stowmarket.

                    Petrol station, Food &
                    Drink, public phone,
                    mobile shop/service(4),
                    childgroup(2), meeting
                    place(2), information
                    service(3), recreation
Crowfield       329 area(2), bus 6 days week x    x              x    Yes x      Yes Yes               Comparatively isolated
                    Permanent shop(14),
                    Post offices, petrol
                    station(3), other
                    business(7), bank(2),
                    food& drink(5),
                    environment, public
                    phone(2), mobile
                    shop/services(5),
                    childgroup(2), school(2),
                    surgery, pharmacy(2),
                    meeting places(5),
                    information service(5),                                                            Very self sufficient. Retains shops etc
                    recreation area(12), bus                                                           because comparatively isolated location
                    6 dats week, community                                                             makes it inconvenient to shop in          Retail, scool, Tea rooms, police,
Debenham       1874 services                  Yes                Yes Yes Yes     Yes Yes               Ipswich/Stowmarket/Framlingham.           fire, comm centre.




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                 Public phone, mobile
                 shop/service(3),childgrou
                 p, meet place,
                 information service(4),
Denham       182 bus 1 day week            x           x        x    x    x     x            Yes      Dependant on Eye, Stradbroke, Hoxne


                                                                                                      Dependant on Woolpit, bordering SLA,
Drinkstone                                                                                            large number of listed buildings, 2 large
27a Church                                                                                            VIOS. Remove SB


                 Environment, public
                 phone(2), mobile
                 shop/services(4),
                 childgroup, meeting                                                                  No School, no shop, dependant on
                 place, information                                                                   Woolpit and Rattlesden. Despite
Drinkstone       service(3), recreation                                                               population 500 difficult to justify any
27b Green    494 area(2), bus 6 days week x            x        x    Yes x      Yes Yes               development withoutits own employment




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                                                                                                 Industrial estates, shop, travel
                                                                                                 agent, school, railway station,
                                                                                                 police, etc. Note proximity to
                                                                                                 Woolpit      Significant Employers
                                                                                                 number: GROVE LANE
                                                                                                 INDUSTRIAL ESTATE -->
                                                                                                 H.C.Wilson: heavy houlage; safety
                                                                                                 klean: industrial cleaning services;
                                                                                                 Suffolk Meat Traders: meat
                                                                                                 wholesalers; Hudson Haulage:
                                                                                                 heavy houlage/logistics;
                                                                                                 Groupbridge: civil engineers;
                                                                                                 Furniture Direct: furniture
                                                                                                 wholesaler/retail; Pro Mech/ D
                                                                                                 Bevan: MOT, garage, commercial
                                                                                                 vehicles; Mini Bus&Coach: bus and
                                                                                                 coach hire; Elm Valley Foods:
                                                                                                 frozen food distribution STATION
                                                                                                 ROAD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE -->
                                                                                                 Park garage:car maintenance;
                                                                                                 Yardell Joinery: woodworkers (soon
                                                                                                 moving); AJ Vet Services: IT
                                                                                                 services to the veterinary industry;
                                                                                                 Pets Place: pet shop; Mercia
                                                                                                 International Fragrances:
                                                                                                 fragrances importers; Euro Food
                                                                                                 Machinery: commcercial catering
                                                                                                 supplies; Colin Gould/David Royal:
                                                                                                 car maintenance/bodyworks; M&J
                                                                                                 Seafoods: fish wholesale &
                                                                                                 distribution; Allpack: packaging
                                                                                                 wholesaler; Rota Rod: drain
                                                                                                 clearance/civil engineering; Gobblin
                                                                                                 Wholefoods: food manufacturer;
                                                                                                 Agri Build: steel building suppliers;
                                                                                                 Kliktronic: motorcycle technicians;
                                                                                                 Coastline: vehicle graphics (soon
                                                                                                 moving); Organ Store: electric          76
                                                                                                 organ wholesale/retail; Wells
                                                                                                 Stitched Embroidery: machined
                                                                                                 logos; Manvers Triumph: Triumph
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               Permanent shop(25),
               post office, market,
               bank(2), food & drink(6),
               accommodation(3),
               environment(2), public
               phone(3), mobile
               shop/service(5),
               childgroup(3), school(2),
               daycare(3), hospital - ,
               surgery(5), pharmacy(2),
               care homes(3), meeting
               place(6), information                                                                                                      "Eye (has) a small, wide-ranging
               services(5), recreation                                                                                                    collection of shops", furthermore,
               area(4), bus 6 days                                                                                                        large employers include Mid Suffolk
               week, community                                                                                                            Business Park, Grampian Foods
Eye       2000 services(2)               Yes Yes            Yes Yes Yes     Yes Yes                                                       and Fibropower power station.



              Permanent shop, post
              office, petrol station,
              Food & drink,
              environment, public
              phone, mobile
              shop/service(3),
              childgroup, daycare,
              pharmacy, meeting
              place(2), information
              service(4), recreation                                                              General Store, but no school. Despite
              area(4), bus 3 days                           Phar                                  quite remote location lots services.
Felsham   417 week, community service Yes x                 macy x    Yes   Yes Yes               Satellite of Rattlesden/Woolpit.




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                 Petrol station, Food &
                 Drink, environment,
                 public phone (2), Mobile                                                             No general store or school. Satellite
                 shop/service(5),                                                                     dependant on Bacton, etc. Despite
                 information service(3),                                                              population 400, difficult to justify any
                 recreation area(2), bus 6                                                            development without better services or
Finningham   409 days week                 x           x        x    Yes x      Yes x                 local employment.
                 Public Phone,Mobile
                 Shop/Service(3),Meet
                 Place, Information
                 Service(3), Bus 6 days                                                               Hamlet surrounded by SLA dependant on
Flowton      103 week                     x            x        x    Yes x      x            Yes      Somersham and Bramford

                 Food & Drink, public
                 phone, mobile
                 shops/services(3),                                                                   Hamlet dependant on
                 meeting place,                                                                       Debenham/Framlingham even Ipswich.
                 information services(3),                                                             School is in Helmingham parish and
                 recreation area(2), bus 6                                                            located well outside village on difficult
Framsden     299 days week                 x           x        x    Yes x      Yes Yes               road.




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                   Permanent shop (Mace
                   etc)(5), post office, petrol
                   station, food & drink(2),
                   environment, public
                   phone, mobile
                   shop/service(5),
                   childgroup(2), schools(2),
                   surgery, pharmacy,
                   meeting places(3),                                                                     Has a good range of services but not as
                   information services(5),                                                              prominent as Stradbroke and no need two
                   recreation area(5), bus 6                                                             KSC in that area. Capable of taking some
Fressingfiel       days week, community                                                                  development as primary village - carefully Shops, school, potters, builders,
d              938 service                      Yes Yes            Yes Yes Yes     Yes Yes               review SB to facilitate                    farms.

                   Public phone, Mobile
                   Shop/Service(4),                                                                      Borders SLA, close to Felsham possibly
                   Information Service (3),                                                              helps keep that shop open. Dependant
Gedding        118 Bus Service 1 day week     x           x        x    x    x     x            x        on Woolpit / Rattlesden
                   Mobile Shop/Service, Bus                                                              Dependant on Mendlesham, Stowupland,
nsb Gipping     72 6 days week              x             x        x    Yes x      x            x        Bacton




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                 Permanent shop (incl.
                 General store) (2), post
                 office, food& drink,
                 environment, public
                 phone, mobile
                 shop/service(3),                                                                      Well serviced, benefits from Finningham
                 childgroup, school,                                                                   (400 pop) as useful satellite. Close to
                 daycare, meeting                                                                      other larger, better serviced villages that
                 places(2), information                                                                are more accessible - Bacton,
                 services(3), recreation                                                               Mendlesham, Rickinghall and Eye - so
Gislingham   878 area(3), bus 6 day week    Yes Yes              x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               primary village only

                 Environment,public
                 phone, mobile
                 shop/service(2), meeting                                                              Largely agric cottages of old Helmingham
                 place, information                                                                    Estate. In previous times Coddenham,
                 service(2), bus 6 days                                                                Otley and Ashbocking might provide
Gosbeck      218 week                     x             x        x    Yes x      x            Yes      services, now remote.

                 Post office,
                 environment(2), public
                 phone, mobile
                 shop/service(4), meeting
                 place, information
nsb Great        service(3), bus 2 days                                                                Dependant on Badwell Ash and                  Employment jobs in the village is
Ashfield     324 week                     x             x        x    x    Yes   x            Yes      Walsham/Elmswell                              over 100 people employed




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                  Permanent shop (Not                                                                  Previously considered satellite of Claydon
                  Food), food & drink                                                                  but within Ipswich Policy Area and Haven
                  (pub), environment(2),                                                               Gateway Partnership; adjacent to
                  public phone, mobile                                                                 employment on industrial estate and with
                  shop/services(3), care                                                               Blue Circle housing will get benefit of
                  home, meeting place(2),                                                              increase in services. Need to consider
                  information services(3),                                                             development of Claydon and Gt. B for       As near to industrial estate as
Great             recreation area(3), bus 7                                                            mutual benefit and even without Snoasis Claydon plus Black Acre Hill. See
Blakenham    1083 days week                 x           x        x    Yes x      Yes Yes               merits Key Service Centre                  previous column.


                   Permanent shop, Post
                   office, Food & Drink,
                   Environment, Public                                                                 Spar stores. Wattisham Airbase overspill
                   Phone, Mobile                                                                       and too remote to grow for own sake.
                   shop/services(3), meeting                                                           Rather than KSC keep as No Settlement
                   place(2), information                                                               Boundary and talk direct to MOD as they
                   services(3), recreation                                                             now require plan permission when they
Great Bricett 1193 area(3), bus 6 days week Yes x                x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               need development.

                 Permanent shop
                 (Chaplins village store),
                 post office, food & drink,
                 public phone, mobile
                 shop/services(4),
                 childgroup(2), school,
                 care home, meet place,                                                                Level of Services suits Primary Village
                 information services(4),                                                              however largely Stowmarket
Great            recreation area(6), bus 6                                                             satellite/overspill and some restraint
Finborough   755 days week                  Yes Yes              x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               required.




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                   Nearest post office is a
                   distance of 3.5 miles
                   away, public phone,
                   mobile shop/service(3
                   mobile shops/services: a)
                   a mobile fish and chip
                   van once/week for 30
                   mins, b) a mobile
                   butchers van once/week,
                   c) SCC mobile library
                   once/fortnight),
                   information service(3),
Harleston      150 bus 5 days week            x   x              x    Yes Yes    x            x        Subsidiary Stowmarket.- remove SB
                   Permanent shop(4), Post
                   office, petrol station(2),
                   other business(3), food&
                   drink(5),
                   accommodation(3),
                   environment, public
                   phone(2), mobile
                   shop/services(6),
                   childgroups(4), school(2),
                   surgery, care home(2),
                   meeting places(3),
                   information services(3),
Haughley           recreation area(9), bus 6
(41a only)    1710 days week                  Yes Yes            Yes Yes Yes     Yes Yes


Haughley
(41b) Green                                                                                            Separate hamlet - remove SB




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               Public phone, Mobile
               shop/service(3), School,
               Meeting Place,                                                                       School is much nearer Framsden than
nsb            Information Service(3),                                                              Helmingham no service level to suppoprt
Helmingham 147 Bus 6 days week          x            Yes      x    Yes x      x            Yes      development treat as countryside

               Permanent shop(2),
               petrol station, public
               phone, mobile                                                                        Close to Coddenham and Ipswich. Shop
               shop/service(3), meeting                                                             is in garage on awkward corner of busy
nsb            place, information                                                                   through road remote from the village
Hemingston     service(2), bus 6 days                                                               centre. No local employment and
e          207 week                        Yes x              x    Yes x      x            Yes      services do not justify development.
               Post office and general
               store, petrol station, food
               & drink, environment,
               public phone, mobile
               shop/service(4),
               childgroup(3), school,
               daycare, meeting place,
               information service(3),
               recreation area(2), bus 6
Henley     546 days week                   x   Yes            x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               Satellite Ipswich




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                 Petrol station, Food &
                 Drink, Environment,
                 Public phone, mobile
                 shop/service(5),
                 childgroup(2), meeting
                 place, information                                                                   Satellite Woolpit / Thurston, surrounded
                 services(4), recreation                                                              by SLA and with large areas VIOS within
Hessett      487 area(4), bus 6 days week x            x        x    Yes x      Yes Yes               SB.
                 Environment, public
                 phone, mobile
                 shop/service(6),
                 childgroup, meeting
                 place, information
                 service(4), recreation
Hinderclay   335 area, bus 6 days week     x           x        x    Yes x      Yes Yes               Dependant on Rickinghall
                 Permanent shop
                 (General Store), post
                 office, public phone,
                 mobile shop/service(5),
                 meeting place(2),
                 information service(5),
                 recreation area, bus 6
Horham       303 days week                 Yes x                x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               Satellite Stradbroke




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                Permanent shop General
                Stores), post office,
                food& drink, environment,
                public phone(3), mobile
                shop/services(4),
Hoxne (46a      childgroup(2), school,
Low Street      meeting place(4),                                                                      Previously CS3. Difficult to see what
& 46b Cross     information services(3),                                                               population it serves outside the village
Street,         recreation area(5), bus 6                                                              that cannot be served by Eye Stradbroke
Heckfield       days week, community                                                                   or Diss. Self sufficient enough to be a  Companies: Clarets, Malcolm
Green       813 service                   Yes Yes                x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               primary village                          Easey
                 Public phone, Mobile
                 shop/service(4),                                                                      Satellite of Badwell Ash, nearly all
                 Information service (4),                                                              settlement is conservation area and abuts
Hunston      148 Bus 6 days week            x           x        x    Yes x      x            x        SLA

                 Public phone, mobile
                 shop/service(3),
                 information service(3),
Kenton       165 bus 1 day week             x           x        x    x    x     x            x        Satellite Debenham

                Public Phone, Mobile
                Shop/Service(3),Informati
nsb             on Service(3), Bus 6 days
Langham      85 week                      x             x        x    Yes x      x            x        Satellite Badwell Ash




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                 Permanent shop
                 (General Stores), post
                 office, petrol station,
                 food& drink, environment,
                 public phone, mobile
                 shop/service(5),
                 childgroup(2), school,
                 daycare, surgery, care
                 home, meeting places(3),
                 information services(3),
                 recreation area(3), bus 6                                                             Previously CS3. Duplicates Stradbroke
                 day week, community                                                                   (and Fressingfield). Self sufficient enough
Laxfield     872 services(3)               Yes Yes               Yes Yes Yes     Yes Yes               to be a primary village
                 Public phone, mobile
                 shop/service(none),
                 meeting place - village
                 hall, information
                 service(3), recreation
                 area(2), bus 6 days
Little           week, no school, no
Blakenham        surgery, no post office,                                                              Serviced by Somersham, Gt. Blakenham
(12b)        278 very small play area       x           x        x    Yes x      Yes Yes               and Bramford                         very little local employment
nsb Little
Finborough    51 None                       x           x        x    x    x     x            x        Stowmarket satellite




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                 Permanent shop (Not
                 Food), Food & drink,
                 environment, public
                 phone, mobile
                 shop/service(4),
                 childgroup(2), school,
                 daycare, meeting
                 place(2), information
                 service(3), recreation                                                              Satellite to Eye, Rickinghall, Diss. Nearly
                 area(2), bus 6 days                                                                 whole settlement is conservation area and
Mellis       417 week, community service x      Yes            x    Yes x      Yes Yes               SLA
                 Post office, Food & drink,
                 accommodation,
                 environment, public
                 phone(2), mobile
Mendham          shop/service(5), school,
(51a Church      care home, meeting
& 51b            place(3), information
Withersdale      service(3), bus 2 days                                                              Satellite to Harleston out of District. Both
Street       431 week, community service x      Yes            x    x    Yes   x            yes      parts lie entirely within SLA
                 Permanent shop(2), post
                 office, petrol station,
                 other business(4), food &
                 drink(3), Environment(2),
                 Public phone(2), mobile
                 Shop/services(5),
                 childgroup(3), school,                                                              Fills gap between Needham and Eye
                 surgery, pharmacy(2),                                                               close to major transport route A140.
                 care home, meeting                                                                  Employment on airfield on other side
                 place(4), information                                                               A140. Care required with siting additional
Mendlesham       services(4), recreation                                                             employment opportunities not to drag       Dairy, builder, surgery, school,
(52a)       1328 area(5), bus 6 days        Yes Yes            Yes Yes Yes     Yes Yes               traffic into country lanes.                retail, retail, kennels, airfield estate.




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Mendlesham                                                                                             11/2 mile south of Mendlesham with few
(52b Green))                                                                                           services of its own. Remove SB
                   Permanent shop (general
                   Store - 1 community
                   shop) (2), post office(2),
                   petrol station, food &
                   drink, accommodation,
                   environment, public
                   phone, mobile
                   shop/service(5),
                   childgroup(2), meeting
                   place - public house,
                   information service(3),
                   recreation area(2), bus -
                   limited bus service, 2                                                              Satellite to Harleston out of District, also
Metfield       342 garages (repair)           Yes x              x    x    Yes   Yes Yes               Fressingfield. Large conservation area

                   Permanent shop (Not
                   Food) (2), public phone,
                   mobile shop/service(4),
                   meeting place,
                   information service(4),
                   recreation area, bus 6                                                              Satellite dependant on Debenham or
Mickfield      188 days week                x           x        x    Yes x      Yes Yes               A140 accessible destinations.




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                   Public phone, mobile
                   shop/service(4),
                   information service(2),
nsb Monk           recreation area,                                                                     Very small dependant on Bedfield,
Soham          160 community service         x           x        x    x    x     Yes x                 Debenham, Framlingham


                   Mobile Shop/Service(1
                   the only mobile shop
                   Nettlestead has is milk                                                              Very Small dependant on Somersham,
nsb                delivery, three weekly),                                                             the only dependency with nearby
Nettlestead     98 No Bus sevice                x   x             x    x    x     x            x        Somersham is their bus service and pub
                   Permanent shop (Mace
                   convenience store), post
                   office, petrol station, food
                   & drink, environment,
                   public phone(2), mobile
                   shops/services(4),
                   childgroup(2), school,
                   daycare, pharmacy,
                   meeting places(5),                                                                   Previously CS3 with 56b Little Green. .
Norton (56a        information services(4),                                                             Less facilities and worse access than
Ixworth            recreation areas(3), bus 3                                                           larger nearby settlements at Elmswell and
Road, The          days week, community                                                                 Thurston or Ixworth out of District - so not
Street)        787 services                     Yes Yes           x    x    Yes   Yes Yes               KSC.

Norton 56b                                                                                              11/2 miles from Ixworth Road settlement
Little Green                                                                                            where all the facilities are. Remove SB.




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                  Food & Drink,
                  environment, public
                  phone, mobile
                  shop/services(7),
                  childgroups(2), school,
                  meeting place(2),
                  information services(3),
                  recreation areas(3), bus 6
                  days week, community
Occold        490 service                    x           Yes      x    Yes x      Yes Yes               Satellite of Eye and close to Thorndon
                  Food & drink(2), public
                  phone, mobile
                  shop/service(3), meeting
Offton (59a       place, information
Church &          service(5), bus 6 days                                                                Satellite of Somersham entirely within
59b Place)    356 week                       x           x        x    Yes x      x            Yes      SLA                                      no significant employers




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                 Permanent shop
                 (General Stores), Post
                 office, Food & Drink -
                 public house,
                 environment, public
                 phone, mobile
                 shop/service(5 - one
                 medicine delivery service
                 from Mendlesham and
                 Stowmarket),
                 childgroup(2), school -
                 Village Primary School,
                 currently over subscribed,
                 daycare, meeting
                 place(3), information
                 services(4 - including
                 Parish Magazine),
                 recreation area(4), bus 6
                 days week - 7 day per
                 week good bus services -
                 Stowmarket to Bury St
                 Edmunds, Stowmarket to
                 Diss, Service to Ipswich;                                                           Previously CS3. Close to with less
                 2.5 miles from                                                                      facilities than larger Haughley and
                 Stowmarket Railway                                                                  Stowupland also close to Stowmarket - so approx. 100 Jobs, mainly services
                 Station, 2 miles from                                                               not KSC. However may be capable of       and a small amount of
Old Newton   995 access to A14              Yes Yes            x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               absorbing small growth                   manufacturing; ten working farms




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               Permanent shop(2),
               food& drink, public
               phone, mobile
               shop/service(3),
               childgroup, care home,
               meeting place(3),
               information services(3),                                                             No convenience store or school.
               recreation area(4), bus 6                                                            Population may be deceptive as Parish
Onehouse   947 days week                   x   x              x    Yes x      Yes Yes               includes 3 hectares of nursing home, etc.
               Petrol station, other
               business(12),
               environment, public
               phone, mobile
               shop/services(4),                              drop
               childgroups(2), school,                        off
               daycare, pharmacy, care                        presc
               home, meeting places(3),                       riptio
               information services(4),                       n
               recreation area(3), bus 6                      servi                                 Previously CS3 but facilities have
Palgrave   777 days week                   x   Yes            ce     Yes x    Yes Yes               dwindled and now largely satellite of Diss.
               Permanent shop (village
               stores and post office),
               public phone, mobile
               shop/service(3), meeting
               place - no village hall or
               public meeting place
               (mission hall is privately
               owned and villagers are
               denied use of it except for
               elections and parish                                                                 Small settlement clustered around cross- no employment, also see Comment
Pettaugh   202 council meetings),          Yes x              x    Yes Yes    x            Yes      roads. Satellite of Debenham             box




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                 information services(3),
                 bus 6 days week - regular
                 but infrequent bus service
                 (timetabling means that
                 the bus is rarely used for
                 trips to Debenham,
                 Pettaugh's Key Service
                 Centre)
                 Permanent shop
                 (General Stores), post
                 office, petrol station, food
                 & drink(2), environment,
                 public phone(3), mobile
                 shop/services(4),
                 childgroups, school,
                 meeting places(4),
                 information services(4),                                                             Self-contained settlement previously CS3.
                 recreation area(3), bus 5                                                            3km from Woolpit and about 6 from
                 days week - service is                                                               Stowmarket as crow flies. So capable
                 very limited, community                                                              some small-scale development but not
Rattlesden   811 service                      Yes Yes           x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               KSC

                 Food & Drink,
                 environment, public
                 phone, mobile
                 shop/services(5), meeting
                 place, information
                 services(3), recreation                                                              Attractive village nearly all of which is
                 areas(2), bus 6 days                                                                 conservation area. No shop or school.
                 week, community                                                                      Very close to Rickinghall on which it
Redgrave     553 services                  Yes x                x    Yes x      Yes Yes               seems to depend.                             213 jobs




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                     Public Phone, Mobile
                     Shop/Service(3),
                     Information
                     Service(4),Recreation                                                              Verysmall satellite of Eye or maybe also
Redlingfield 110     area, Bus 1 day week      x   x              x    x    x     Yes x                 Stradbroke.
                     Permanent shop(3), Post
                     office, Market, Food &
                     Drink(2),
                     Accommodation,
                     Environment, Public
                     Phone(2), Mobile
                     shop/service(5),
                     childgroup(2), daycare,
                     meeting place(2),
                     information service(3),
               384   recreation area(4), bus 6                                                                                                     With Botesdale. Offices, retail,
Rickinghall   (+14   days week, community                                                                                                          business park a mile away; no
Inferior       32)   service                   Yes x              x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               KSC when amalgamate with Botesdale         significant employers

               797
Rickinghall   (+10
Superior       19) As above                  Yes x                x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               KSC when amalgamate with Botesdale         no significant employers




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                 Permanent shop
                 (SPAR)*, Post office*, no
                 petrol station,
                 environment, public
                 phone, mobile
                 shop/service(4 - no
                 mobile shop),
                 childgroup(2 - no
                 childgroup), school,
                 meeting place(2),
                 information services(4),
                 recreation areas(3), bus 6
                 days week (*The Shop
                 and Post Office
                 mentioned is actually a
                 mile away and is part of                                                             Like Gt. Bricett a Wattisham overspill and
                 Wattisham Airfield - it is                                                           though more than Gt Bricett, too remote
Ringshall        not within walking                                                                   to grow for own sake. Keep as
(67a             distance and anyway                                                                  Secondary village and talk direct to MOD
Ringshall        there is no footway along                                                            as they now require plan permission when
Stocks)      619 the road)                  Yes Yes             x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               they need development.


67b                                                                                                   Retain SB and treat as nominal
Wattisham                                                                                             secondary village as helps MOD planning
Airfield                                                                                              without allowing excessive growth.
                 Permanent Shop (Not
                 Food), Public Phone,
                 Mobile Shop/Service(3),
                 Information Service(7),
nsb              Bus 6 days week,                                                                     Hamlet south of Thorndon and Occold
Rishangles    84 Community Service         x           x        x    Yes x      x            x        dependant on Eye and Debenham locally




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                                                                                                    Hamlet close to Onehouse/Stowmarket
nsb Shelland 39 None                     x           x        x    x    x     x            x        and Woolpit

              Permanent shop(General
              Stores) (2), post office,
              petrol station, market,
              food & drink,                                                                                                                 Somersham has a school, pub and
              environment, public                                                                                                           garage, as well as a livery stable
              phone, mobile                                                                                                                 and a farm. It is doubtful that any of
              shop/serv(4),                                                                         Previously CS3, very useful locally but the above businesses could be
              childgroup(2), school,                                                                almost surrounded by SLA so growth      described as significant employers
              meeting place(3),                                                                     would be difficult. Capable of taking   on their own, but collectively they
              information services(5),                                                              some small-scale development but 5km could be deemed as significant
              recreation area(2), bus 6                                                             from Bramford and Gt. Blakenham so not employers that rely on a vibrant and
Somersham 713 days week, pub, garage Yes Yes                  x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               KSC                                     sustainable community.

                Food and Drink, Mobile
                Shop/Service(5), Info
                Serv(2), Recreat(1),
                Comm Serv (com                                                                      Another of the small hamlets scattered
nsb Southolt 68 car/minibus)             x           x        x    x    x     Yes x                 between Worlingworth and Eye.




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                Post office (some
                convenience goods),
                petrol station, food &
                drink, public phone,
                mobile
                shop/service(4),school,                                                              Small settlement on and disrupted by
                meeting place(2),                                                                    A140. Locally considered in combination
                information service(4),                                                              with Thwaite and reasonably well serviced
                recreation area(2), bus 6                                                            for its size. However considered
Stoke Ash   214 days week                 x           Yes      x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               objectively is a secondary village at best.



                Other business(20), Food
                & drink(2), environment,
                public phone, mobile
                shop/service(6),
                childgroup, school,                                                                  Settlement spread out along the A1120
                meeting place(2),                                                                    withStonham Barns half a mile up the
                information service(4),                                                              road. Policy would not want to encourage
Stonham         recreation area(4), bus 6                                                            enlargement of this out of town retail
Aspal       542 days week                 x           Yes      x    Yes x      Yes Yes               centre




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                 Petrol station, Food &
                 drink, environment, public                                                           No shop in any of the Stonhams and
                 phone, mobile                                                                        geographically not linked to other
                 shops/services(2),                                                                   Stonhams with main settlement at
Stonham          childgroup, meeting                                                                  Forward Green therefore the school in S.
Earl (28         place(2), information                                                                Aspal is too far for walking and other side
Forward          services, recreation                                                                 A140. Satellite of Stowupland and
Green)       637 area(5), bus 6 days week x            x        x    Yes x      Yes Yes               Needham Market.

                 Food & Drink, public
                 phone, mobile                                                                        Stonhams used to be said to share
                 shop/service(5),                                                                     facilities but stores closed and looked at
                 childgroup, surgery,                                                                 objectively this is not sustainable
                 meeting place,                                                                       geographically. Part spread
                 information service(3),                                                              uncomfortably along A140 and part down
Stonham          recreation area(2), bus 6                                                            Church Lane. Used to have convenience
Parva        315 days week                 x           x        Yes Yes x       Yes Yes               goods in PO now closed.


                 No shop, food & drink,
                 public phone, mobile
                 shop/service(4), care
                 home, information
                 service(3), bus 6 days                                                               Small settlement close to Ixworth, Badwell
Stowlangtoft 246 week, no school          x            x        x    Yes x      x            x        Ash and Thurston                           no significant employers




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                Permanent shop(5), post
                office, petrol station(2),
                other business(3), food &
                Drink(4), environment,
                Public phone(3), mobile
                shop/services(4),
                childgroup(3), school(2),
                meeting places(4),
                information services(5),
                recreational area(7), bus                                                           KSC close to Stowmarket but not   Schools, garage, post office, farm
Stowupland 1962 7 days week                Yes Yes            x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               dependant on it.                  shop, Charles Ind. Estate




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                                                                                                                                                   Schools, retail, leisure centre, fire
                                                                                                                                                   station, agricultural merchants,
                                                                                                                                                   chemist supplies; Stradbroke Parish
                  Permanent shop (SPAR,                                                                                                            Council have concerns that there
                  Landis)(7), post office,                                                                                                         are limited employment
                  petrol station, food&                                                                                                            opportunities. Employment in
                  drink(4), accommodation,                                                                                                         Stradbroke is characterised by
                  environment, public                                                                                                              many self-employed sole traders or
                  phone, mobile                                                                                                                    low paid part-time work. There are
                  shop/services(5),                                                                                                                no major employers within the
                  childgroup(2), schools(3),                                                                                                       village. Current employers consist
                  surgery, pharmacy,                                                                                                               of: Local shops and pubs, local
                  meeting place(6),                                                                                                                schools (only one teacher
                  information services(5),                                                                                                         employed in either school lives in
                  recreation area(6), bus 6                                                                                                        the village), Dog Food
                  days week - transport is                                                                                                         Manufacturer, Long-Distance
                  almost all related to                                                                                                            Transport Company, offices of
                  school transport and                                                                                                             company linked to farming,
                  therefore only runs during                                                                                                       swimming pool. Professional
                  term times and not at                                                               Comparatively small for KSC but              employment opportunities are
                  weekends or school                                                                  important locally to North east district.    limited or non-existent and much of
                  holidays; community                                                                 Fills gap in that area where Fressingfield   the work is part-time and/or low
Stradbroke   1221 services                   Yes Yes            Yes Yes Yes     Yes Yes               and Laxfield also provide good services      paid.

                 Permanent shop Farm
                 Shop not convenience),
                 petrol station (2), public
                 phone, mobile
                 shop/service(3),
                 information service(3),
                 recreation area, Bus 6
Stuston      170 days week                  Yes x               x    Yes x      Yes x                 Dependant on Diss and maybe Eye




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                 Public phone, mobile                                                                                                         (7 known employees), Nursery/pre-
                 shop/service(5),childgrou                                                                                                    school, Environment Agency
                 p,meeting place,                                                                                                             (Waveney Drainage), Essex &
                 information service(4),                                                               Half-way Syleham/ Hoxne and accessible Suffolk Water Treatment Works,
Syleham      183 bus 1 day week            x            x        x    x     x    x            Yes      to Diss                                B&B/Holiday Let

                 Public Phone, Mobile
                 Shop/Service(3),
nsb              Information Service, Bus                                                              Another small hamlet on outskirts of
Tannington   107 1 day week                 x           x        x    x     x    x            x        Worlingworth
                 Post office - has not
                 supplied food or drink for
                 some time, petrol station
                 - now no petrol station,
                 food & drink,
                 environment, public
                 phone, mobile shops/
                 services(6), childgroup,
                 school, meeting place,                                                                P.O.and General Store for which school
                 information services(4),                                                              could create viable footfall. Secondary
Thorndon     571 bus 6 days week            x           Yes      x    Yes Yes    x            Yes      Village
                 Other business, Food &
                 Drink(2),
                 Accommodation,
                 Environmental, Public
                 Phone, Mobile
                 Shop/Service(6),
                 Childgroup, Daycare,
                 Meet Place, Information
Thornham         Service (4), Recreation                                                               Small hamlet adjacent to A140 and
Magna        116 area (3), Bus 6 days       x           x        x    yes   x    yes          yes      serviced by Gislingham and Eye




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Thornham
Parva         49 None                     x           x        x    x    x     x            x        Very small hamlet, has never had SB

                 Public phone, Mobile
                 Shop/Service(2),
                 Information Service(3),                                                             Small hamlet only merits SB to support
                 Recreation area, not sure                                                           the conservation area encompassing
Thrandeston 134 public transport            x   x              x    ?    x     Yes x                 church and greens.
                 Permanent shop(5), post
                 office, petrol station(3),
                 other business(40), food
                 & drink(4),
                 accommodation,
                 environment(3), public
                 phone(3), mobile
                 shop/service(6),
                 childgroup(3), school(2),
                 daycare, meeting
                 place(6), information
                 services(5), recreation
                 area(14), rail services 7
                 days week, bus service 6
                 days week, community                                                                Close to BSE but so large and well
                 services(2), lack of a                                                              serviced, incl rail station, cannot deny   Schools, railway station, printers,
Thurston    3166 Doctor's Surgery           Yes Yes            x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               KSC status.                                vets, hair dressers, retail and food.




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                 Petrol Station, Food and
                 drink, Public phone,
                 Mobile
                 Shop/Service(4),Informati
                 on Service(4),
                 Recreational area, Bus 6                                                             Small hamlet disrupted by A140, serviced
Thwaite      132 days week                 x           x        x    Yes x      Yes x                 by Mendlesham 2 miles away


                 Other business(2), Food
                 & drink, public phone,
                 mobile shop/service(2),
                 childgroups(2), meeting
                 place, information                                                                   Attractively laid out village with huge
                 service(4), recreation                                                               conservation area, some employment but
                 area(4), bus 6 days                                                                  few services. Traditionally serviced by
Tostock      414 week, community service x             x        x    Yes x      Yes Yes               Elmswell and Woolpit and BSE.
                  Permanent shop
                  (general, butcher,
                  baker)(3), other
                  business(3),market, food
                  & drink(2),
                  accommodation(2),
                  environment, public
                  phone(2), mobile
                  shop/services(4),                                                                   Previously CS3 retains a good level of
                  childgroup(2), school,                                                              services, but would be small for KSC and
                  meeting place(4),                                                                   close to Stanton. Huge conservation area
                  information services(4),                                                            and greens limit scope for expansion
                  recreation area(5), bus 6                                                           beyond already planned. With Badwell
Walsham-          days week, community                                                                Ash useful provider of local services & 1ry
Le-Willows   1122 services(2)               Yes Yes             x    Yes x      Yes Yes               village but not KSC




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                  Permanent shop (not
                  food)(3), Post office,
                  Food & Drink(2),
                  Accommodation,
                  Environment, Public
                  Phones(2), Mobile
                  Shops/Serv(3), Meeting
                  Place(2), information
                  services(4),                                                                         Satellite of Stanton, Rickinghall and
                  Recreation(2), Bus 6                                                                 Walsham. Set in SLA with big
Wattisfield   436 days week                x            x        x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               conservation area



                  Public phone, mobile
                  shop/service(4), care
                  home, meeting place,
                  information services(3),
                  recreation area(2), bus 6
                  days week, community                                                                 Small linear hamlet close to Bacton and
Westhorpe     208 service                   x           x        x    Yes x      Yes Yes               difficult to access by road.




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                 Petrol station, food &
                 drink, public phone,
                 mobile shop/ services(5),
                 childgroup(2), pharmacy,
                 meeting place(2),
                 information services(3),                                                             Often seen as adjunct to Haughley but
                 recreation(5), bus 6 days                      Phar                                  equally near Elmswell and dependant on
Wetherden    557 week                      x           x        macy Yes x      Yes Yes               both.

                Petrol station, public
                phone, mobile
                shop/service(5),
                childgroup(2), school,
                meeting place(2),
Wetheringse     information services(4),                                                Previously CS3 but changes to services,
tt (88a         recreation area, bus 6                                                  difficult access from A140 downgrade
Church)     627 days week                  x           Yes      x    Yes x      Yes Yes significantly. Satellite of Mendlesham
Wetheringse
tt (88b
Brockford                                                                                             1 Km from main settlement and disrupted
Street)                                                                                               by A140. nsb




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                Permanent shop (Not
                Convenience)(2), petrol
                station, Food & Drink,
                public phone(2), mobile
                shop/service(3),
Weybread        childgroup, meeting
(89a Church     place(2), information
& 89b           service(3), bus 3 days                                                                  Satellite to Harleston (out of District), also
Street)     392 week                    x                x        x    x    x     x            Yes      Fressingfield.


                                                                                                        Small area on border of Ipswich part of
nsb Whitton   105 None                      x            x        x    x    x     x            x        IPA tro be planned accordingly.

                  Post office, public phone,
                  mobile shop/Services(4),
                  childgroup, meeting
                  place, information
Wickham           services(3), recreation                                                               Off A140, no school no shop. Satellite
Skeith        300 area, bus 6 days week      x           x        x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               Mendlesham and Bacton




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                  Permanent shop (Not
                  Convenience) , food &
                  drink, environment, public
                  phone, mobile
                  shop/service(5),
                  childgroup, school,
                  meeting place,                                                                        Satellite of Stradbroke. Only Secondary
                  information service(4),                                                               Village on basis of the school. It would be
                  recreation area, bus 6                                                                interesting to know what the schools
Wilby         231 days week                  x           Yes      x    Yes x      Yes Yes               catchment area was.

                  Food & Drink, public
                  phone, mobile
                  shop/service(3),
Willisham         information, service(3),                                                              Half-way Somersham and Needham, may
Tye           268 bus 6 days week            x           x        x    Yes x      x            x        also be small Wattisham effect


                  Public phone, mobile
                  shop/ service(5), meeting
                  place, information                                                                    Satellite to Harleston out of District, also
Wingfield         service(3), recreation                                                                Fressingfield. No school, convenience
(93 Church)   318 area, bus 2 days week     x            x        x    x    x     Yes Yes               store or easy public transport
                Environment, public
                phone, mobile
                shop/service(3), meet
                place, information
                service(3), recreation
nsb Winston 150 area, Bus 6 days week        x           x        x    Yes x      Yes Yes               Subsidiary of Debenham




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                  Permanent shop(7), post
                  office, petrol station,
                  other business(4 -
                  garage: no longer sells
                  petrol, just cars), Food &
                  Drink(3),
                  Accommodation(2),
                  Environment, public
                  phone(2), mobile
                  shop/service(4),
                  childgroup(3), school,
                  surgery(3), pharmacy,
                  care home, meeting
                  place(4), information
                  service(6), recreation                                                              Previously CS3. Large village, well
Woolpit (94a      area(5), bus 6 days                                                                 serviced with some complementing
Church            week, community                                                                     Elmswell/ Thurston so KSC. However    Ind Estate, retail, food, PO, petrol,
Green)       1968 service(2)                 Yes Yes            Yes Yes Yes     Yes Yes               remove SB from Woolpit Green          surgery.
Woolpit 94b
Heath,
Borley
Green                                                                                                 Remove SB
Worlingwort
h (95a
Church)       671                                                                                     Remove SB




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                2 - recycling paperbank
                and 3 bottle banks at the
                Community Centre,
                public phone, mobile
                shop/service(3 - 2 milk
                and raw fish), childgroup
                (2 - playgroup (Under 5s)
                once per week), school,
                meeting place -
                Community Centre,
                information services(3 -
                Benefice newsletter
                (monthly), Community                                                                                                           Local employment opportunities:
                Centre newsletter (4 per                                                                                                       one of Worlingworth's two major
                year), Noticeboard),                                                                                                           employers in the parish, Igrox Ltd.
                recreation areas(3 - only                                                                                                      (pest control), has relocated its
                two: Community Centre -                                                                                                        office and employees to Great
                playing field and                                                                                                              Blakenham. This leaves
                children's play area), bus                                                                                                     Worlingworth with Tuckwell's (Farm
                2 days week - only one                                                                                                         Machinery) as the only major
                day a week and only                                                                 Important for agricultural services in the employer and, indeed, their
                once that day, community                                                            past. Village straggles over 3 kilometres operations are spread evenly at
                services(2 - mobile library                                                         without sense of a coherent centre.        bases across South Suffolk and
Worlingwort     and Community Bus                                                                   Services have dwindled and population      North Essex. This further reduces
h (95b Shop     (voluntary service 5 days                                                           now must look to Stradbroke or             the opportunities for local
Street      671 a week))                     x Yes            x    x    x     Yes Yes               Debenham for more than Bedfield shop. employment in Worlingworth.
                Permanent shop (1 -and
                under threat), post office -
                only food shop in                                                                   Previously CS3. However while some
                wortham is tied to the                                                              small development will help retain local
                post office and both are                                                            services, does not merit KSC with
Wortham     637 considered likely to close Yes Yes            x    Yes Yes    Yes Yes               Botesdale and Diss 3-5 km away.




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               when the current Post
               Office consultation is
               completed , food &
               drink(2 - if food
               shop+post office is closed
               due to the Post Office
               consultation, the Dolphin
               Inn public house will be
               the only retail outlet in
               Wortham; future of the
               tea shop also uncertain),
               accommodation,
               environment, public
               phone(3), mobile
               shop/service - 3 mobile
               shops including the
               milkman, the mobile
               library and a fish vendor -
               most of them do not visit
               all parts of the village),
               childgroup(2), school,
               meeting place(3),
               information services(3),
               recreation area ( 8 - four
               commons, one playing
               field, one bowling green,
               one children's playground
               and one tennis court),
               bus 6 days week




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                 Environment, public
                 phone, mobile
                 shop/service(5), meeting
                 place, information
                 service(3), recreation
Wyverstone   382 area(2), bus 6 days week x              x        x    Yes x       Yes Yes               Satellite of Bacton


                 Post office, Food &
                 drink(2), environment,
                 public phone, mobile
                 shop/service(6),childgrou
                 p - in the neighbouring
                 village of Mellis (Yaxley &
                 Mellis Pre school), care                                                                Recently popular target for development.   The Eye Airfield Industrial site
                 home, meeting place,                                                                    But c.2km from Eye and no need for         offers a reasonable level of
                 information services(3),                                                                service centre in this area. No local      employment within close proximity
Yaxley       426 bus 6 days week             x           x        x    yes   Yes   x            yes      school, no shop                            to Yaxley.




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Appendix D: Example Parish Profile Bramford

Parish Profiles can be obtained separately from Mid Suffolk District Council.

                                    BRAMFORD

                                 VILLAGE PROFILE

POPULATION PROFILE

Population: 2,386
Number of Households: 1,027
Number of Children: 397
Number of Elderly Persons: 454
Number of Unemployed: 41
Number of households without a car: 153 (14.9%)
Number of households with 2 or more cars: 421 (41%)
                                                               [Source: 2001 Census]

A Key Service Centre village of significant size, and located within the
„HavenGateway‟. Bramford‟s population has decreased since the 1991 Census,
where the population count stood at 2,458. The numbers of children has decreased.
Bramford has seen little major housing development in recent years, the bulk of the
“new” estates were built late 1960s-early 1980s. Although Bramford is very close to
Ipswich (it is seperated by the A14 bypass), the village has retained much of its own
identity and in terms of amenities is very well catered for.

SHOPS AND OTHER SERVICES

PERMANENT SHOPS: 4

* Co-op Foodstore: General Grocery Store, The Street.
* Bramford Village News: Newsagents & Stationary Shop, The Street.
* West End Carpets, The Street.
* Bramford Pharmacy: Chemists, The Street.

OTHER BUSINESSES: 3

* John Keeble Car Sales, Ship Lane.
* Suffolk Electrical Services, The Street.
* MJ Bardwell: Building Construction Contractors, main office in The Street.

POST OFFICE: 1

* Sub P.O. located within Co-op Foodstore.

note: The old dedicated Post Office shop in The Street is now closed, replaced by
the above.

FOOD AND DRINK: 2 PH, 1 Takeaway

* The Angel Inn, Public House serving meals, The Street.
* The Cock, Public House serving meals, The Street.
* Hotel.
* Bramford Fish Bar, Gippingstone Road.
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ENVIRONMENT: 2 Recycling points.

* Fraser Road playing field car park: Glass Banks.
* Ship Lane: Glass, Paper and Clothing Banks.

OTHER SERVICES: 1

* Public Telephones (X2). These are located at Paper Mill Lane and Opposite Co-op
  Foodstore.

MOBILE SHOPS AND SERVICES: 4

* Food Shop (not ice-cream): 1 round weekly.
* Milk Delivery: 2 rounds daily, to different parts of village?
* Newspaper Delivery: 2 rounds daily, to different parts of village?
* Refuse Collection: Every Friday, Twinbin alternate weeks.

CHILDCARE, EDUCATION AND DAYCARE

CHILD GROUPS: 1

*Bramford Pre-School Playgroup, sessional daycare at primary school, 5 days per
 week (includes afternoons), 35 children on roll (Ofsted 2004).

SCHOOL: 1

*Bramford CEVC Primary School, Duckamere. 205 pupils on roll (Ofsted 2005).

DAYCARE GROUPS: 1

*Daycare Group for elderly, may be held at Cherryfields, Gippingstone Road.

MEDICAL FACILITIES

PHARMACIES: 1

*Bramford Pharmacy, The Street, unconnected to a GP Surgery.

HOMES: 1

*Cherryfields, Elderly Convalescent Home, Gippingstone Road.

PLACES OF WORSHIP

CHURCHES & CHAPELS: 2

*St Mary The Virgin CoE (Anglican) Church, Minister resident in Parish.
*Bramford Methodist Church, The Street.

RECREATION FACILITIES

MEETING PLACES: 5

*Loraine Victory Hall, multi-purpose village hall with entertainment licence.
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 Ship Lane.
*Church Hall.
*Royal British Legion Clubhouse, The Street, available to general public.
*Primary School Hall, available to general public.
*Scout Hall, Ship Lane.

INFORMATION SERVICES: 4

*Mobile Library. Alternate Mondays, stops at Angel PH, Paper Mill Lane and St
Mary‟s
 Close. Also visits on alternate Tuesdays, stopping at Packard Place.
*Village Newsletter.
*Church Newsletter.
*Village Notice Boards (X4)

RECREATION AREAS: 6

*Bramford Village Green/Common? Could be the strip alongside River Gipping.
*Bowling Green, within Fraser Road playing field area, north of village.
*Tennis Court, along side Bowling Green.
*Swimming Pool, location currently unknown.
*Picnic Area, with public toilets and car parking, Ship Lane alongside railway.
*Children‟s Play Area, with play equipment, north side of Acton Road.

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

CHURCH GROUPS: 4

*Sunday Schools (X2).
*Bramford Church Choir, mixed ages?
*Church Bellringers.
SPORTS CLUBS: 6

*Bramford Football Club, mixed ages.
*Outdoor Bowls Club, held at Fraser Road Bowling Green.
*Carpet Bowls, held in Village Hall.
*Bramford Tennis Club, mixed singles/doubles, tournaments/friendlies. Fraser Road.
 Club has own website.
*Darts Teams (X2). Angel Inn and Bramford Cock pub teams.

WOMENS GROUPS: 1

*Bramford WI. Meets in Victory Hall. 2 nd Monday of each month. 7:30pm.

YOUTH ORGANISATIONS: 7

*1st Bramford Scout Group. Boys Groups: Beavers/Cubs/Scouts/Ventures.
  Girls Groups: Brownies/Guides/Rainbows. All meet in Scout Hall, Ship Lane.

MUSIC: 2

*Ballroom Dancing.
*Lait Dance Club.



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MISCELLANEOUS: 3

*Bramford Local History Group, monthly meets at the Church Room, Ship Lane.
*Elderly Persons Recreational Club.
*British Legion.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

BUS SERVICES: Regular services 7 days per week.

*Galloways Service 110. Mendlesham-Bramford-Ipswich. Monday to Saturday.
*Chambers Service 111. Bildeston-Bramford-Ipswich. Monday to Saturday.
*Galloways Service 87A/87B. Stowmarket-Ipswich. Monday to Saturday Evenings.
*First EC Service 88B/87B. Stowmarket-Ipswich. Sundays.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

*Police Station, not permanently staffed. Location unknown.
*St John‟s Ambulance Station, Duckamere.

LOCAL EMPLOYMENT

* No significant employment.
* Primary Care Trust Offices

Note: some small employment may be generated from the mixed use development
proposed at Paper Mill Lane, Bramford, if approved.

VILLAGE WEBSITE

www. Bramford-village.co.uk    This was the primary information source.




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