The Masterplanning Process
What is a Masterplan?
A Masterplan is a strategic, long-term planning document which sets a vision for the future development of a site with an accompanying set of framework plans which establishes how site-specific matters such as its layout and landscaping may be realised. It also includes an implementation strategy to ensure that the proposed infrastructure is delivered in a structured manner.
The delivery of a mixed-use development on the ‘Land to the west of Mildenhall’ site involves an extensive process that ranges from its allocation within the adopted Local Plan to the eventual grant of planning permission. The flow chart, below, is designed to help you understand this process.
How your feedback can help
A Masterplan has been developed for this site in line with the requirements of Policy DM3 (Masterplans) of the Joint Development Management Plan. Any future planning application submitted on the site will be expected to comply with the high-level principles established within the Masterplan.
Whilst we would welcome feedback on all aspects in relation to the proposed Masterplan, the table below has been prepared to outline the type of feedback that can assist its evolution as well as those planning matters which the document cannot address.
- The overall vision and objectives for the site
- The opportunities and technical constraints that the proposal presents
- The design principles proposed, such as storey heights and overall densities
- The various framework plans (site-specific strategies), such its layout and landscaping
- The principle of mixed-use development on the site
- The overall quantum of development proposed, such as the number of dwellings
- The precise layout of the proposed land uses or the exact housing mix
- Addressing existing infrastructure issues