Suffolk Minerals and Waste Plan

Provides the policy framework for the determination of minerals and waste planning applications and for the safeguarding of existing facilities.

Essential information relating to planning applications can be found on our planning applications page.

Please view the explanatory film about planning for sand and gravel in Suffolk.

Suffolk Minerals & Waste Local Plan (SMWLP) - Adopted 9 July 2020

The SMWLP is part of the Development Plan and provides the framework for the determination of planning applications for minerals and waste development.

Adoption Procedure

Following the adoption of the Plan it must be published on the County Council website together with the Adoption Statement and Sustainability Appraisal Report.  Due to Covid-19 the County Council’s principal office Endeavour House is not open to the public and the Plan cannot be inspected at that location.

Adoption Statement

Sustainability Appraisal Report

Biodiversity Interim Guidance

The Suffolk authorities interim guidance on Biodiversity Net Gain.

Suffolk Local Aggregates Assessment

The assessment contains information on sand and gravel sales, reserves, landbank and policy monitoring.

Statement of Community Involvement

The statement provides a consultation template for the preparation of the Suffolk Minerals & Waste Local Plan and the determination of planning applications.

Suffolk Minerals and Waste Development Scheme

The development scheme sets out the context for the preparation of the Suffolk Minerals & Waste Local Plan

Suffolk Waste Annual Monitoring Report

Contact details

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