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. Suffolk Green Buildings Network
  3. Suffolk Register of Buildings at Risk
  4. Explore Buildings further

Land Drainage

Land Drainage in Suffolk, including consenting for works affecting watercourses

  1. Flooding
  2. Highway drainage
  3. Explore Land Drainage further

Major Infrastructure Projects

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

  1. Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Enterprise Zone
  2. Offshore Wind Energy
  3. Sizewell C
  4. Strategic Electricity Networks
  5. Explore Major Infrastructure Projects further

Minerals and Waste Planning

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

  1. Development Plan Documents
  2. Local Monitoring & Enforcement Plan
  3. Statement of Community Involvement
  4. Suffolk Local Aggregate Assessment
  5. Suffolk Minerals Local Plan
  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

The following pages outline guidance relevant for the whole county.

  1. Parking Guidance for Planning Applications
  2. Planning Obligations
  3. Standard Drawings
  4. Suffolk County Council Estate Road Specification
  5. Suffolk Design Guide for Residential Areas
  6. Suffolk Manual
  7. Supplementary Guidance: Air Quality Management and New Development 2011
  8. Travel Plans for new development
  9. Explore Planning and Design Advice further

Planning and Design Advice for Highways

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Key Documents and Archive

This page hosts some useful information on planning in Suffolk.

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Spatial Planning

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

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Transport Planning

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