Key stakeholders, groups and organisations have previously been invited to
sessions for comment on the draft SMP. Their comments were then recorded and
taken into account in the policies. This was followed by a Public Consultation
phase, in which the proposed draft management policies for the Suffolk coastline
were presented to the public.
The consultation period ran from 1st July 2009 to 30th September 2009 and
is now closed. During this period, the public were invited to comment, either
by letters and emails or by completing a form on the website. There were also
a series of six ‘drop-in’ exhibitions, each of which was attended
by councillors and officers of the project partners, along with representatives
from Terry Oakes Associates Ltd, who are project managing the review, and
Haskoning UK, the consultants.
The purpose of the exhibitions was to provide the public with an opportunity
to review the process used to identify possible policy options for the management
of the Suffolk coastline; examine the proposed draft policies for each policy
zone; and ask questions of the experts. They were held at
Copies of the full Draft SMP have also been available for inspection at
and the following public libraries during the consultation period:
It can also be downloaded here.