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Planning, waste and environment

Planning applications, waste and recycling centres, development advice, countryside and wildlife, buildings and major infrastructure projects.
Suffolk Recycling
Learn what can go in your household bins, be taken to local Recycling Centres and what to do with trade waste, soil, rubble, plasterboard and hazardous waste.
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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.
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Climate action
How we are working to reduce the carbon impacts of everything we do, and our ambition to protect and enhance our environment.
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Planning and development advice
Countywide guidance for planning developments. Information should be used alongside advice of each district council.
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Major infrastructure projects
Some planning applications are of national significance, and are determined by the Planning Inspectorate. Explore projects.
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Find out about initiatives in Suffolk, including FRESH4Cs, Solar Together Suffolk, Creating the Greenest County and Pledge to climate emergency declaration.
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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.
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Minerals and waste policy
How we assess minerals and waste planning applications and publish guidance relating to minerals and waste planning applications.
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Buildings in Suffolk
Read information about listed buildings and conservation areas, buildings at risk and green buildings in Suffolk.
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How to report fly-tipping in Suffolk to local waste collection authorities. Find out how to avoid and prevent fly-tipping.
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Open data
Find information and datasets about sites with high levels of local interest, including complaints and enforcements.
Fields near Halesworth in Suffolk
Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS)
Local Nature Recovery Strategies in England are a new approach to restoring and protecting nature.
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Find your nearest Waste and Recycling Centre

Find your nearest Recycling Centre (rubbish tip), and how to recycle trade waste, disposal of soil, rubble and plasterboard, charity tipping and hazardous waste.

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