Minerals and Waste Local Plan

The Suffolk Minerals and waste Plan was adopted on 9 July 2020

Please view the adopted version

The Suffolk Minerals & Waste Local Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 21 December 2018 for Examination in Public. As part of this a public hearing will be held.

You can view the following documents    

Following the hearing the Planning Inspector will produce a report containing his recommendations. We will then publish this report and make the changes required before adopting the plan as Planning Policy.

The following documents were submitted alongside the Plan and other supporting documents:

You can also see our existing policy documents.

Round 5 - Appropriate Assessment

Consultation ran from 5 November to 17 December 2018.

Round 4 - Pre-submission consultation

Consultation ran from 11 June to 22 July 2018.

Submission Draft Plan

Sustainability Appraisal

Round 3 - Preferred Options Plan

This was the initial version of the plan. Consultation ran from 30 October until 11 December 2017.

Sustainability Appraisal 

As part of this consultation, a Sustainability Appraisal was also produced. Read the appraisal and supporting documents:  

Round 2 - Issues and Options Consultation

As part of the development of the new plan, the Issues and Options Consultation is the first step of the consultation process. This consultation closed on 6 February 2017.

The Issues and Options consultation offered the opportunity to respond to the summary document, or to the full consultation document depending on the level of detail the response required. Please note that the full consultation includes a total of 62 questions, over more than 100 pages.

Round 1 - Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report Consultation

The consultation for the Suffolk Minerals & Waste Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Draft Scoping Report ended on 31 October 2016.

We received responses from three statutory consultees:

View the evidence base documents:

View the Site Selection Reports:

A waste site is a location for the processing or disposal of waste. This can include landfill sites, recycling or composting facilities, or processing plants such as an Energy from Waste facility.

A minerals site is a location that has been identified as containing aggregates such as sand and gravel, that can be extracted for use in the construction industry, or chalk for use in agriculture.   

Visit the Minerals and Waste Policy web page.