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Planning Applications and Public Consultations

Planning Applications and how to respond to them

The Planning Application process relies on the parish council, District councillor (East Suffolk District Council - ESDC) and residents commenting on planning applications by either supporting them or objecting to them. If neither the parish council, nor the District councillor, disagree with the decision the case officer was minded to make, then at least three other letters opposing this view must be received by ESDC within the 21 day period for comment. Only when this happens will a decision be made about whether to refer the application to the Planning Committee. In all other cases, the case officer’s decision shall be final.

Objections should be confined to “material planning considerations” or they will not be referred to the Planning Committee. Please contact the parish clerk if you’d like a list of material planning considerations. If you do send any comments about a planning application, it would be helpful if you could copy these to the parish clerk

Helpful information for dealing with planning applications can be found at  www.planninghelp.org    

Applications under Parish Council consideration

Details of all planning applications are on the East Suffolk District Council website - CLICK HERE  

Here you will find details of the public consultations being held by Suffolk County, District, or Parish Councils: 

Healthy Environments Supplementary Planning Document Consultation Period: Monday 26th September to 5pm Monday 7th November 2022

East Suffolk Council is working on the preparation of a new Healthy Environments Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The SPD will provide guidance to support the application of policies in the adopted Local Plans on how the design of new development can better support our communities’ health and wellbeing. Once adopted by the Council, the document will be a material consideration when deciding planning applications.

The purpose of this initial consultation is to seek views on the scope and content of the SPD.

The consultation document and questionnaire can be viewed and consultation responses submitted via this link: https://eastsuffolk.inconsult.uk/healthyenvironmentsspd2022/consultationHome

Comments are to be submitted by 5pm on Monday 7th November 2022. All comments submitted will be considered when drafting the Healthy Environments Supplementary Planning Document. A formal consultation on the draft document will take place in early 2023. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Policy and Delivery team should you have any queries.