Planning, waste and environment

Planning application advice and guidance, waste recycling centres and rubbish tips, listed buildings and green conservation areas.

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Planning applications

Find out how to apply for planning permission, and view, comment and read advice on planning applications for minerals, waste and county council developments.

Planning and development advice

Countywide guidance for all planning developments in Suffolk. The information provided should be used alongside the advice of each district council.

Creating the Greenest County

Find out more about our aim to make Suffolk the greenest county, including details of environmental issues such as energy, green travel, water and recycling.

Suffolk's countryside and wildlife

Suffolk is a beautiful county. Its natural environment and quality of life are much treasured by people who visit, live and work here.

Waste and recycling

Opening times of recycling centres and rubbish tips, where you can dispose of trade waste and which council is responsible for waste in Suffolk.

Major infrastructure projects

Some planning applications are of national significance, and are determined by the Planning Inspectorate. Find out about such projects in Suffolk.

Buildings in Suffolk

Read information about listed buildings and conservation areas, buildings at risk and green buildings in Suffolk.