ELECTORAL REVIEW OF SUFFOLK COASTAL: DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS

I am pleased to enclose a copy of the letter sent to the Chief Executive of Suffolk

Coastal District Council and a summary of the Commission's report, outlining its draft

recommendations. The report and an interactive map of the draft recommendations are

available in the LGBCE consultation area, consultation.lgbce.org.uk.

I have also enclosed a poster announcing the start of the consultation. It would be much

appreciated if you could put it on display on a notice board or similar, and we invite you

to take any other steps you consider appropriate to bring the review to the attention of

your residents and other interested parties.

The Commission would welcome comments on its report by 28 April 2014.

Representations should be made through consultation.lgbce.org.uk, by email to

reviews@lgbce.org.uk or in writing to this address:

Review Officer (Suffolk Coastal)

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Layden House

76-86 Turnmill Street

London

EC1M5LG

If you have any queries, please contact me.

Yours sincerely

Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 3rd Floor Layden House, 76-86 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5LG

Tel: 020 7664 8534; Fax: 020 7298 6788; reviews@lgbce.org.uk: www.lgbce.org.uk

David Owen

Review Officer

david.owen@lqbce.orq.uk

020 7664 8532

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Mr Stephen Baker

Chief Executive

Suffolk Coastal District Council,

Melton Hill,

Woodbridge,

Suffolk

IP12 1AU.

12 February 2014

Dear Mr Baker

ELECTORAL REVIEW OF SUFFOLK COASTAL: DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS

Having considered the representations received during the initial stages of the review, the

Commission today publishes its draft recommendations on the future electoral

arrangements for Suffolk Coastal District Council, A copy of this report can be accessed

via our website, at www.lgbce.org.uk. We have also arranged with your officers for hard

copies of the report to be sent to the Council.

An interactive map of the Commission's draft recommendations for Suffolk Coastal,

electoral figures and guidance on how to propose new wards is available in the

consultation area http://cpnsultation.lgbce.org.uk. Here you can view the existing ward

boundaries against the draft recommendations and have your say. Technical guidance

can be found on the Policy and publications page of our website.

We have informed MPs and MEPs with constituency interests in the area, all parish and

town councils, and all people who responded to our initial consultations.

The Commission is now undertaking a period of consultation on its draft

recommendations and is seeking the views of local people. It would be helpful if your

Council could further publicise the Commission's draft recommendations by displaying

the posters sent to your Council and taking such other steps as it considers appropriate

to bring the review to the attention of the public and other interested parties.

We will send copies of all representations to you at the end of this consultation stage, I

would be grateful if you would kindly make them available for public inspection on receipt.

Copies of representations will also be posted on the Commission's website, at

www.lgbce.orfl.uk and made available for inspection at the Commission's offices, by

appointment:

Representations must be submitted to the Commission by 28 April 2014. I should stress

that the Commission has not finalised its conclusions and, in light of further evidence,

may put forward final recommendations which differ from those set out in the draft

recommendations. We therefore encourage all those who have a view to write to the

Commission, whether they agree with its draft recommendations or not. It is very

important that those who oppose the draft recommendations should suggest alternatives

Locai Government Boundary Commission for England, 3rd Floor Layderi House, 76-86 Turnrnill Street, London EC1M 516

Tel: 020 7664 8534; Fax: 020 7298 8788; reviews©lgbce.org,uk; wwwJgbce.org.uk

which are supported by evidence.

All representations received during the consultation period will be taken into account and

the Commission will then consider whether or not to amend its draft recommendations.

When the final recommendations are published, copies will again be sent to your Council

and the other stakeholders detailed above. Representations should be made through

http://consy Itgtion . Igbce. org . uk, by email to reviews@lgbce.org, uk or in writing to this

address:

Review Officer (Suffolk Coastal)

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Layden House

76-86 Turnmill Street

London

EC1 5LG

Any respondents who submit comments during this period of the review, and do not want

all or any part of the response or name made public, must state this clearly in the

response. Any such request should explain why confidentiality is necessary, but all

information in responses may be subject to publication or disclosure as required by law

(in particular under the Freedom of Information Act 2000).

If you have any queries, please contact David Owen, on 020 7664 8532, or

Yours sincerely

Archie Gall

Director of Reviews

archie,gall@lgbce. org.uk

020 7664 85JD9

cc MPs and MEPs with constituency interests in Suffolk Coastal

Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk

NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Parish councils, town councils and other local organisations in Suffolk Coastal