Planning Applications

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

Services relating to domestic and commercial planning applications are provided by the Suffolk district and borough councils. Please log on to the Planning Portal for further information.

Suffolk County Council is responsible for determining planning applications for:

  • mineral extraction;
  • waste management facilities; and
  • its own development, for example, new roads, schools (not academy) and fire stations.

To submit, view and comment on Planning Applications, please access Suffolk County Council Planning Application System.


Validation Checklist

For a planning application to be valid and processed by the County Council, applicants are required to submit the information detailed in:

Local Planning Validation Requirements (PDF, 136KB)

National Planning Validation Requirements (PDF, 339KB)

Development Control Manual April 2013 (PDF, 171KB) 


Consultation for a revised local list 2015

The Local Planning Validation Requirements has been reviewed and updated and the draft version is available to download:

Draft version of the Local Validation List Review April 2015 (PDF, 239KB)

The consultation period runs from Friday 8 May to Monday 22 June 2015

Download the consultation letter with details on how to make a comment


Highways Consultations

Suffolk County Council also provides highways advice to District Councils, developers and members of the public on planning applications and other proposals which affect the public highway. To view these consultations please visit our Planning Application Consultation System

For documents relating to planning and design please view Planning & Design Advice Section.