The Councils are undertaking a thorough review of its adopted policies and allocations which will result in a new Joint Local Plan to guide development until 2036 in Babergh and Mid Suffolk.
Our dedicated consultation portal allows you to view the Joint Local Plan - Consultation Document and make comments online.
The Councils are currently consulting on the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan - Consultation Document (Reg 18 Stage). This is an important document which will provide the strategy for the growth of the Districts, setting out what and where development will take place up to 2036. Residents, local businesses and stakeholders are being asked to have their say on the new Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan. Once adopted, the new Joint Local Plan will replace the existing local planning policies for both Babergh and Mid Suffolk.
The Consultation Document and an interactive mapping system can be viewed on our Consultation Portal (see links above). This also offers you the opportunity to submit your comments to us. This is the quickest and easiest way to submit your views. Alternatively comments can be emailed or posted to us, using the Joint Local Plan printable comments form which can be collected from the Council offices. If you are submitting additional development sites to the Council for consideration, please use the Online Site Submission Form with reference to the Site Submission Guidance Notes. Paper copies can be obtained upon request from the Strategic Planning team at the Council.
Please submit your comments by 5pm on Friday 10th November 2017.
As part of the consultation the Councils will be holding a series of drop-in events. All events will run from 2pm - 7pm*:
*The events in Sudbury and Stowmarket will also include additional special “Vision For Prosperity” events for the two towns. The Councils are seeking views on the public’s priorities for delivering projects within the towns. To find out more, follow us on twitter at #VFPSudbury and #VFPStowmarket or visit:
Below is a list of places where the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan: Consultation Document and comments forms are available:
Please see Suffolk Libraries for opening times.
Paper copies of the Sustainability Appraisal are also available to view in the council offices. Please note that the Councils will be moving from 1st October 2017 - for details please see our page 'We're Moving'.