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Welcome to the Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council website

The next meeting of Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 25th October 2017 at 7pm in Kelsale Village Hall Committee Room – Agenda 25.10.17 Public
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL RESIDENTS
Help Plan the future of the District – Issues and Options

The District Council is now undertaking a Local Plan Review which is beginning with the Issues and Options consultation from Friday 18th August until Monday 30th October 2017 (23.45).

A map detailing the potential sites entered as a result for the Call out for Sites Consultation within Kelsale-cum-Carlton can be viewed here – Kelsale Potential Sites28092017

The Issues and Options consultation document is presented in two parts.  Part 1 has been prepared in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council to identify the strategic cross boundary issues affecting the two local authorities.  Part 2 focus on issues specific to Suffolk Coastal.  Throughout the consultation document a series of questions have been raised and the Council welcomes comments on the questions and issues relevant to you.

Comments are invited on the consultation document or any part of the supporting documents to be received no later than 23.45 on Monday 30th October 2017 via:

Parish Councils Response to Local Plan Issues & Options Consultation – Local Plan Response 2015Parish Council’s Response to Local Plan Consultation – Local Plan Response May 2016

Sizewell SZC Stage 2 Consultation:  Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council submitted the following response on behalf of the Parish (please see pdf).  This document was approved at the meeting on the 25th January 2017 .  The Parish Council is not a political organisation and the response was prepared on that basis, however you may wish to be aware that individual Parish Councillors also submitted responses” – Response to Stage 2 Consultation – Sizewell C Stage 2 Pre-Application Consultation – KcCPC Authorised Response 25th January 2017 (1)

“Kelsale cum Carlton Parish Council would like to thank all the residents that responded to the recent Consultation in respect of a potential Conservation area.  As a consequence of the views of the majority of residents a vote was taken at the meeting of the 25th January 2017 to ask Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) to undertake a Second Consultation.

Prior to a Second Consultation commencing  SCDC will commission the production of a draft Conservation area appraisal, expanded from the initial appraisal which would then go out to public consultation. It is envisaged that this would take the form of letters to every address in the parish giving details and links to details on the web, paper questionnaires or a link to an electronic questionnaire . A printed copy of the draft appraisal would be sent to those within the proposed conservation area. The results of which would be taken into account.  There may also be a manned public exhibition. If the public response is positive overall , the draft would be amended and alterations made in the light of the comments received. A report recommending adoption of a Kelsale-cum-Carlton Conservation Area would be prepared and presented to the cabinets/planning committee.  If approved it would be advertised in the London Gazette and the Conservation Area would be designated”

Conservation Area Report – Kelsale cum Carlton Parish Council CA Consultation Stage 1

Response to Local Plan Consultation – Local Plan Response May 2016
Response to Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation – Local Plan Response 2015

Kelsale and Carlton were formerly separate parishes that became united civilly on 25 March 1885 under the Divided Parishes Act.

The Parishes lie about one mile north of Saxmundham and straddle the old A12 trunk road, with part extending west of the Saxmundham By-Pass that is the new A12.  Kelsale-cum-Carlton is roughly mid-way between Ipswich and Lowestoft and about 100 miles from London.

Kelsale-cum-Carlton is a large Parish, largely agricultural land.  Within the village nearly a thousand folk live, many of whom work in nearby towns or further away in Ipswich or Lowestoft.

We are still fortunate enough in the village to have a Post Office that opens one morning a week. Please make use of the weekly post office as often as you can… We have our own Public House, The Poachers Pocket  and a Village Hall which is the main focus for village activities, hosting all sorts of clubs for the young and old. including the Social Club. The recreation ground provides some great facilities for the younger members of the community.  Why not come along and have a game of boules on the recently installed Petanque pitch.