Planning and Buildings

Contains pages dealing with planning applications, conservation and listed buildings and minerals and waste development.

The county council only determines planning applications relating to county council buildings, highways and minerals and waste development. 

To submit, view and comment on Planning Applications, please access SCC Planning Application System.

For information on all other planning applications please contact your district or borough council.

What is in the section


  1. Listed Buildings and Conservation
  2. Explore Buildings further

Land Drainage

Land Drainage in Suffolk, including consenting for works affecting watercourses

  1. Flooding
  2. Explore Land Drainage further

Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Enterprise Zone

The county council is working with key partners to establish one of the UK’s 21 Enterprise Zones in the Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth area.

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Major Infrastructure Projects

Some planning applications are of national significance, and are determined by the Planning Inspectorate.

  1. Offshore Wind Energy
  2. Sizewell C
  3. Strategic Electricity Networks
  4. Explore Major Infrastructure Projects further

Minerals and Waste Planning

Provides the policy framework for determining minerals and waste planning applications.

  1. Annual Monitoring Reports
  2. Development Plan Documents
  3. Local Monitoring & Enforcement Plan
  4. Statement of Community Involvement
  5. Suffolk Local Aggregate Assessment
  6. Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment
  7. Explore Minerals and Waste Planning further

Planning Applications

Information on Planning Applications and Highways Consultations received by Suffolk County Council

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Planning Obligations

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Planning and Design Advice for Highways

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Spatial Planning

Spatial planning is the principle upon which the UK planning system operates.

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Suffolk Green Building Network

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Transport Planning

Continue reading Transport Planning…