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We are working hard to protect our residents, staff and services, as well as respond to the current COVID-19 situation.

Read the Councils' response to COVID-19

Have a question about planning conditions? Please take a look at our new Discharge of Conditions FAQs.

Submitting applications

All planning applications, correspondence and payments should now be submitted electronically.

Our phone lines are open and staff are taking phone calls between 9am and 5pm.

Email responses may be sent outside of usual working hours. We are working flexibly in order to safeguard the service and to manage the current demand we place on IT capacity.

We will continue to validate applications, and carry out consultations and publicity.

If you are interested in tracking planning applications in your area, you can register an account on our planning search page (Public Access). By doing so, you can receive notifications (via email) of new and decided applications.

If you do not have a computer at home you may find it useful to visit one of the districts' many libraries.

Planning Committee

From Wednesday 12 May, Planning Committee will be once again be held in Endeavour House. Please contact Committee Services in advance if you wish to attend in person.

Please visit the Planning Committee section of our website for more information.

Pre-application services- important update

On 1st November 2021 Suffolk was declared a Covid Emergency Response Area. Due to this we are unable to offer face to face meetings inside as part of the Pre-Application Service for 5 weeks. We may be able to offer on-site meetings outside, but this will be assessed on a case by case basis. We are able to offer audio, video or web conferencing services as an alternative (where appropriate).

Important information about the relaxation of planning restrictions

Food and other essential deliveries previously restricted by planning condition

If you think you need to operate differently from an existing restriction on food/other essential deliveries, please read this guidance

Read the government's written ministerial statement on food and other essential deliveries

Apply to change your delivery hours

Construction hours previously restricted by planning condition

If you think you need to work outside of agreed construction hours, please read this guidance.

Read the government's written ministerial statement on construction hours

Apply to change your construction hours

Extensions and alterations to care homes

If you would like to build a small extension to a care home, or make limited essential alterations to enable safe visiting, please read this guidance

Apply for permission for works to a care home

 This webpage was last updated on Tuesday 2nd November 2021.

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