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Neighbourhood Plan

Carlton Colville Town Council for the last two and a half years have been working to develop a Neighbourhood Plan. This plan will shape our Parish for the period to 2036. We have worked with the community, independent agencies and Town Planning experts to develop our Vision and Policies. Once our Neighbourhood Plan has been adopted by East Suffolk Council (by way of a referendum with the residents), it will influence planning applications and help shape how Carlton Colville develops. The vision of the Neighbourhood Plan seeks in particular to improve the quality of life and sense of community in the whole of Carlton Colville; to have the right housing to meet needs; to sustain its economy by improving movement; to increase and enhance the opportunity for active lifestyles by providing walk and cycle routes linking all areas; to better utilise the amenities that presently exist; to protect and enhance the existing historic assets; to safely link all developments with each other and with the surrounding natural environment and to have measures in place to minimise impact on the environment.


"Following our community consultation last year we reviewed every point made at the time and updated the Plan to include many of the ideas and suggestions put forward. The updated Plan was then sent to East Suffolk for their part of the process.
Therefore this latest consultation is part of the formal process that the Plan needs to go through before going to the Planning Inspector for review. Once the Planning Inspector has reviewed the Plan it will be voted on by our community in a local referendum"
Carlton Colville residents are invited to comment on their Neighbourhood Plan, ahead of it being submitted for Independent Examination: https://eastsuffolk.inconsult.uk/CarltonColvilleNP2023/
All comments must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 21 June.




The contents and illustrations in the design code are indicative only and do not fix details for future development.

 Design Code




A neighbourhood plan is fundamentally a tool to give communities more control over the type, location, size, pace and design of development in their area.  The plan will be developed by a neighbourhood steering group formed of members of the town council and members of the public.  We will be going out to consultation shortly and it is imperative that as many of the community as possible give their views on the questions.


Information can be found about the consultation of neighbourhood plan area on the link below












Bat Survey in Carlton Colville

As part of our environmental audit for our Neighbourhood Plan we have identified areas that are important for wildlife or for environmental protection. We have also identified 'wildlife corridors' that we would like to maintain and enhance for the benefit of wildlife. However, one of the gaps in our knowledge is where bats are roosting or flying for feeding.


We would welcome your help your help over the next month or so, when bats are flying and active, to know where they are seen. Perhaps you could respond to this page by telling us, where (eg The Street, over pond, back garden), when (date/time) and how many (at one time) bats you have seen. If you can add any more detail about size ie seen two sorts - some small, some larger - then that might be helpful too. Thank you.


Non-Listed Heritage Assets

In the draft Carlton Colville Neighbourhood Plan we make mention of historical and architectural assets in our Community. We need your help in ensuring we have identified all those things that are interesting, of historical importance or architectural merit in our community.


There are already a number of Grade II listed buildings or structures in Carlton Colville - and details of these can be found by searching 'listed buildings in Carlton Colville on google:

1. Barn 10 Metres North East of Carlton Hall

2. Carlton Hall

3. II*Church of St Peter

4. K1 Telephone Kiosk at East Anglian Transport Museum

5. Memorial to the Carlton Colville Sea Scouts and Lance-Corporal Stanley Wood

6. Serpentine Wall 30 Metres West of the Old Rectory

7. The Old Rectory

8. The Rookery (Including Screen Walls)

9. Grove Farmhouse (just in edge of community)


However, we have identified additional potential ‘heritage’ assets/sites that are currently not designated but which are of architectural or historical relevance to our community that may merit being noted. Do you have any other suggestions?


Those currently identified are:


1. the now closed ‘Ship Inn’ on the Beccles Road with its Victorian post box in the wall that has stood since at least 1814.

2. Church Cottages adjacent to the old primary school behind the church are 18th Century red brick and pantile.

3. Peacock Cottages (formerly Peacock Farm) are early 18th Century red brick and pantile with a ‘cat slide’ roof at the rear.

4. The Bell Pub and Bell Farm are 18th century red brick (now colour-washed) with pantiles. Buildings at Bell Farm include a six-bay 18th century barn, now with corrugated roof.

5. More recently, although few physical remains are visible there is the site in Low Farm Drive where a V1 flying bomb struck in November 1944, killing 2 and injuring 17, as well as destroying 2 cottages (which have since been demolished).

6. Perhaps the 2nd World War Pill Box at the entrance to Carlton Hall?


When the list is finalised we will work with East Suffolk and other relevant stakeholders to gather the necessary evidence such that they can be included on the East Suffolk Council Non-Designated Heritage Asset ‘Local List’.