Planning, waste and environment

Planning applications, waste and recycling centres (rubbish tips), countryside and wildlife, infrastructure projects and initiatives.

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Waste and recycling

Recycling Centres (rubbish tips), trade waste, disposal of soil, rubble and plasterboard, charity tipping and hazardous waste.

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.

Minerals and waste policy

How Suffolk County Council assesses minerals and waste planning applications and publishes guidance relating to minerals and waste planning applications.

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.


How to report fly-tipping in Suffolk to local waste collection authorities. Find out how to avoid and prevent fly-tipping.

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.

Major infrastructure projects

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


Includes FRESH4Cs, Solar Together Suffolk, Creating the Greenest County and Pledge to climate emergency declaration.

Buildings in Suffolk

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

Open data

Find information and datasets about sites with high levels of local interest, including complaints and enforcements.