Suffolk’s Natural Environment
Suffolk is a beautiful county and its natural environment is much treasured by people who visit, live and work here. The Suffolk’s Natural Environment section on this website sets out how we champion, advise and support the conservation and enhancement of our landscapes, woodlands and wildlife. Read our latest news. (PDF, 44KB)
Discover Suffolk is our countryside website for walks and rides in Suffolk. Within this website you will find inspiration on everything from a riverside stroll for all the family to a day long hike along secluded valleys. Download over 70 circular walks, long distance walking trails and cycle routes and discover all of Suffolk's country parks, nature reserves and picnic sites.
All environmental information information and advice on how we can all help Suffolk become the greenest county can be found on the Green Suffolk website including:
- advice for businesses, schools, residents and communities on funding, green issues and how to make a difference;
- green buildings;
- greener travel
The location and opening times of household waste recycling centres, the types of waste that can and cannot be disposed of and general information on recycling can also be found on the Green Suffolk website.
Flooding can affect many households and businesses in Suffolk and can cause danger to life as well as serious damage to property. To find out what you should do in an emergency and how you can work with the relevant authorities to protect your home or business from flooding go to the Flooding pages on this website.
Planning and Buildings
The Planning and Buildings section of the website includes information on Enterprize Zones in the Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth area; conservation areas and listed buildings; land drainage including consents for works affecting watercourses; major infrastructure projects; planning applications and highways consultations received by Suffolk County Council; planning obligations and transport planning.
Efficient, effective management of the county’s transport infrastructure is one of our key responsibilities. The availability of a safe, serviceable transport network is essential to allow ready access to the county’s towns and villages, as well as providing smooth passage through the county for business, tourism and for residents.
The highways section on this website sets out our responsibilities to manage and maintain public highways in Suffolk and how to report any problems.
Public rights of way
The Suffolk's Public Rights of Way website contains information for rights of way users and land managers where you can find out more about the different types of rights of way and access, and what your rights and responsibilities are when using or managing them. You will also find all the information on the definitive map of Suffolk.
The Suffolkonboard website provides information on:
- Public transport information in Suffolk, including timetables and leaflets, Suffolk Links demand responsive transport;community transport and bus shelters
- Concessionary fares and bus passes
- Home to school transport, including timetables for school bus routes
SuffolkRoadsafe website contains information about all aspects of road safety in the county as well as news, reports and downloads.
We manage, maintain and repair most streetlights and other lit equipment on roads and pavements in Suffolk - our Streetlighting and other lit equipment pages provide more information and you can also report faults. We are also introducing part-night lighting and dimming of street lights - for more information please go to the Part-night lighting and dimming streetlights page on this website. Visit the page Street lights in my area page on this website to find out how your streetlight might be affected.
In this section
Providing information on how we provide and maintain roads, pavements, bridges and cycleways in Suffolk.
- Bridges and other highway structures
- Dropped Kerbs (vehicular accesses)
- Highway Maintenance
- Highway emergencies, including spillages on the highway
- Lorry Management in Suffolk
- Public rights of way
- Road Safety
- Road adoption and naming
- Road closures or diversions for events on the highway, including street parties
- Roadworks and improvements
- Signs, lines and street furniture
- Explore Highways further
Contains pages dealing with planning applications, conservation and listed buildings and minerals and waste development.
- Conservation and Listed Buildings
- Land Drainage
- Local Monitoring & Enforcement Plan
- Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Enterprise Zone
- Major Infrastructure Projects
- Minerals and Waste Development Framework
- Planning Applications
- Planning Obligations
- Planning and Development -Key Documents and Archive
- Spatial Planning
- Suffolk Green Building Network
- Transport Planning
- Explore Planning and Buildings further
We manage, maintain and repair most streetlights and other lit equipment on roads and pavements in Suffolk.
Championing, advising and supporting the conservation of Suffolk's landscapes, woodlands and wildlife