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Joint Local Plan Consultation

Local Plan Timetable (the Local Development Scheme)

A new Local Development Scheme (LDS) was agreed by Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils in July 2018, which sets out the revised timetable for the production of the Joint Local Plan. The latest version can be found on the link below:

Local Development Scheme

Please note that the Joint Local Plan Regulation 18 Draft is currently in preparation, and is due to be considered by  Full Council in June. This is following changes to National Planning Policy resulting in the need for additional evidence. 

The Joint Local Plan Consultation (Reg 18) closed at 5pm on Friday 10th November 2017.

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council published the Joint Local Plan - Consultation Document (Reg 18) in August 2017. Further information and the document links can be found on the link below. 

Joint Local Plan Consultation page


Updated Evidence Base

To support the new Joint Local Plan the Councils are updating key evidence documents such as the Strategic Housing & Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) and Employment Land Needs Assessment (ELNA). The latest documents available are published on the link below:

View the Joint Local Plan Evidence Base


Local Plan Mailing List

If you have already made comments about the Joint Local Plan you will be notified of any future information, unless you choose otherwise. If you have not previously made comments about the Joint Local Plan and wish to receive updates, please register for the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan Consultation Portal:

Local Plan Mailing List