Many Framlingham residents have received a letter from Leaper Land Promotion concerning their proposal to develop 50 homes on land South of Victoria Mill Road.  Details of the Leaper Land Promotion can be found by CLICKING THIS LINK which describes a consultation by the company.

There have been a considerable number of letters and emails to Framlingham Town Council (FTC) from residents concerned by this matter, and they will be considered by the FTC Planning Committee on Monday 27th July at 8pm.  This will be a public meeting by Zoom (video conferencing) and anyone who would like to join from a PC or smartphone should contact the Deputy Clerk for details.

The Framlingham Neighbourhood Plan (NP) identifies the site South of Victoria Mill Road as one with potential for future development of up to 30 homes but not 50, and only after 2025.  The NP has legal status and is normally binding on the Planning Authority (East Suffolk Council, ESC) unless there are other issues that override it.  FTC has no veto on ESC planning decisions – FTC is only a consultee – but ESC usually places strong weight on FTC’s view, especially when backed up by the NP.

Although Leaper Land has taken pre-application advice from East Suffolk Council, they have made no contact with Framlingham Town Council, nor have they submitted any Planning Application, and so FTC can make no formal response yet.

As and when a Planning Application is submitted, FTC will consider the application carefully, along with all representations made by residents, and especially with regard to the Neighbourhood Plan provisions.

Residents can also provide comments directly to East Suffolk Council when a Planning Application is submitted.