Apply for planning permission

How to submit a mineral, waste and county council development planning application to Suffolk County Council and the information you need to provide.

We only manage planning applications related to:

  • minerals
  • waste
  • county council developments such as schools or fire stations

For other planning applications, contact your local district or borough council:

Please see a map of the area (JPG, 3.9MB) to locate your district council.

How to submit an application

You can submit an online application through the planning portal.

More information regarding the planning process can be found on the Planning Portal

Before you submit your application 

Read our planning and development advice to help make sure that your planning application meets the requirements for approval.

Some applications may need to be determined by the Development and Regulation Committee.

Pay for a planning application

Please see the new Planning Application Fees (PDF, 101KB) as from 17 January 2018.

You can pay for a planning application quickly and easily online.

Validation checklist

We'll check your application contains the correct information.

You must provide all of the information published in: 

Contact us

For further information or advice:-


Telephone: 01473 265066       

Our postal address is:

Suffolk County Council Planning Section
Growth, Highways & Infrastructure
Fifth Floor, Endeavour House
8 Russell Road
Please make sure the envelope is marked for 'Suffolk County Council Planning Section'