The Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan - Preferred Options Consultation (Reg 18) was approved by Babergh Full Council on 25th June 2019 and Mid Suffolk Full Council on 27th June 2019. 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 were invited to have their say on the new Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan. The Joint Local Plan - Preferred Options (Reg 18) was open for consultation from Monday 22nd July and closed at 4pm on Monday 30th September 2019.
The consultation for the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report opened on 18th March and closed at 12 noon on Friday 24th April 2020. To view the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report Consultation, please click on the consultation page button below. Please note this is NOT a consultation on the Joint Local Plan, but on the scope of the related SA documents which are required by the Regulations.
Our dedicated consultation portal allows you to view the comments made and view an interactive mapping system. To view these please click below:
The Sustainability Appraisal Addendum is an additional document and was not considered at Babergh and Mid Suffolk Full Council meetings on the 25th and 27th June respectively.
A Statement of Common Ground (v3 Dec 2018) has been agreed in relation to Strategic Cross Boundary Planning Matters in the Ipswich Strategic Planning Area
Please note that due to the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation hard copies of the Joint Local Plan (Preferred Options Regulation 18 Consultation Document, July 2019) cannot be purchased at this time.
Earlier in the consultation period, the Councils held a range of public drop-in events where members of the public can find out more information on the Joint Local Plan. These are as follows:
During the consultation stage the document and comment forms will be available to view at libraries within the Districts:
Please see Suffolk Libraries for opening times and contact details.
Comments received during the Joint Local Plan Consultation in August - November 2017 have been considered in the production of the Joint Local Plan: Preferred Options (July 2019). To view a summary of the main issues raised and how these have been considered in the production of the Joint Local Plan please view the Councils Statement of Consultation - July 2019.
If you wish to submit a new site not previously provided to the Council, please complete a New Site Submission Form.
The Councils previously consulted on the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan: Consultation Document (August 2017) in 2017. The information below related to the previous consultation. All documents have now been superseded.
From 21st August 2017 to 5pm on 10th November 2017 the Councils consulted on the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan - Consultation Document (Reg 18 Stage). To view the relevant documents please use the links below.
To view a summary of the key comments and responses please view the Councils Statement of Consultation - July 2019.