Lakenheath new primary school pre-application planning consultation

Our consultation on a proposal to build a new primary school in Lakenheath closed on Monday 5 February 2018.

This consultation has now closed.

Suffolk County Council is consulting on a proposal to build a new primary school and pre-school in Lakenheath. The new school is needed for September 2019 to meet demand for additional places in the village and the potential for new housing developments to be approved.

We plan to open the new school with 30 places in each year group. However, the infrastructure for the new school will mean that the school will be able to expand to offer 60 places in each year group if demand continues to grow.  

This non-statutory pre-application planning consultation will enable us to gather the views of parents, local residents and potential building users prior to the submission of the planning application and does not affect the right to comment on the proposals during the statutory planning consultation process.

The school would be located on land to the north of Station Road in Lakenheath.

We will be holding a drop in session at Lakenheath Library, 65 High Street, Lakenheath, IP27 9DS on Monday 22 January from 3pm to 8pm.

Proposed development plans

You can view plans for the proposed development below:

Plans will be available for you to view and officers will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Plans will also be available for you to view at the library from Monday 22 January until Sunday 4 February 2018.

Have your say

We welcome your feedback on the proposals. You can complete a comment form online or download a comment form (Word, 19KB) and return it to:

Schools Infrastructure Team
Suffolk County Council
Endeavour House
Russell Road

You can also email us at

Completed comment forms must be received by Monday 5 February 2018.

Pre-Application Planning Consultation Response Letter