Rushmere St Andrew Neighbourhood Plan
FURTHER INFORMATION ON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANS AND WORKING GROUP
Please click on the links below to access additional information about neighbourhood planning, the Rushmere St Andrew Neighbourhood Working Group, etc.
A Summary leaflet has been prepared that summarises the draft plan and it can be viewed here.
A full version of the draft plan is available to be viewed here.
Relevant national government guidance on neighbourhood planning:
Relevant East Suffolk Council webpages about neighbourhood planning:
To view the Suffolk Coastal Local Plan and review of the plan:
Rushmere St Andrew Parish Profile produced by East Suffolk Council (scroll down to Rushmere St Andrew and click on this link)
Rushmere St Andrew Parish Council, in conjunction with Rushmere St Andrew Neighbourhood Plan Working Group, is exploring opportunities to designate certain rural lanes in the parish as “Quiet Lanes” as part of a county wide project.
According to responses to the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire, 84% of respondents supported the designation of Quiet Lanes in the parish. Quiet Lanes are a nationally recognised designation for narrow, rural roads which are shared by walkers, horse riders, cyclists and other road users. They encourage drivers to ‘Expect and Respect’ more vulnerable road users and so allow non-motorised users to enjoy rural lanes in greater safety.
These types of lanes do not impose traffic restrictions and are not enforced. Advisory signs (like the one opposite) are placed at either end of Quiet Lanes to show motorised users clearly that the road is a shared space.
We feel that this would be of real benefit to the parish and those who visit. The lanes being considered are already used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders and link with existing footpaths and bridleways in the village.
We have identified, in conjunction with Suffolk County Council (Highways), Tuddenham Lane, Playford Lane, Lamberts Lane and Seven Cottages Lane.
See lanes marked in red on the map below:
The Parish Council has agreed at the Parish Council meeting on 14th January 2021 to proceed with the designations of the identified quiet lanes. As part of the first stage of public consultation process letters were sent to residents/businesses along these lanes, a public meeting was held on 8th March 2021 and comments were invited from the public by 12th March 2021. The consultation process closed and all comments received were forwarded to Suffolk County Council, Quiet Lane Team. The comments were considered by Suffolk County Council and it was agreed to designate the four identified Quiet Lanes in the Rushmere St Andrew parish. Legal notices appeared in the EADT on 22nd Feb 2022, copies were available at selected public libraries and SCC’s Endeavour House (Reception). They were also posted on the Quiet Lanes Suffolk volunteers https://sites.google.com/view/quietlanessuffolk/status/Designations. The Quiet Lane Designation takes effect from the 9th March 2022 in the Rushmere St Andrew Parish. Signage that isn’t already in place can then be put up as the final step in the designation process, bringing the lanes into operation.
This project is being funded by the Suffolk County Council Suffolk 2020 Fund and the East Suffolk Community Partnerships and Greenprint Forum.
For more information about this project see the Quiet Lanes Suffolk website - www.quietlanessuffolk.co.uk