West Suffolk Local Plan (Regulation 19) submission consultation 2024

Audience: Residents, businesses, landowners, stakeholder

This consultation is now closed. It was open from 30 January 2024 to 12 March 2024.

West Suffolk Council has published the pre-submission local plan for consultation.

This is the local plan for West Suffolk. It contains planning policies and allocations for the growth of West Suffolk over the plan period of 2023 to 2040.

Responses to this final submission draft will be sent with this document and the evidence used to draft the plan to be examined by an independent inspector appointed by the Secretary of State.

The local plan is vital to shape where we live, work, shop and play. It helps meet housing needs, so communities have somewhere to live, the right type of homes are built in the right places and so they are adaptable to support people’s changing health needs as they get older. It is key to ensuring land is allocated for different types of businesses, supporting their ambitions and enabling job creation. A local plan also plays a crucial role in ensuring community uses such as shops, public services and leisure uses are in the right places. Whilst facilitating the management of development the local plan protects and enhances what is good and special about West Suffolk including its heritage, neighbourhood character, sense of community and our valued natural environment.

The consultation runs from 30 January (9am) to 12 March (5pm) 2024