Local plans

The adopted and emerging Local Plans covering the St Edmundsbury area and Forest Heath area (and all related policy documents, including guidance and SPD’s) will continue to apply to those parts of the West Suffolk Council area until a new Local Plan for West Suffolk is adopted.

This is currently scheduled for mid-2023. 

West Suffolk Council

On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council were replaced by a single district council called West Suffolk Council. We will continue to deliver the same services while finding improved ways of supporting communities, businesses and the local economy. You may notice changes to the website, forms, letters and emails, due to the change.

Bury St Edmunds Map public events

During the consultation we had a number of public events where you could come along, find out more about the draft masterplan and speak to members of the team.

Date Time Location
3 August 10am to 7pm Sainsburys, Bedingfield Way
5 August 7.30am to 4pm Bury St Edmunds Market
10 August 10am to 5pm Bury Leisure Centre
11 August 10am to 7pm Tesco, St Saviours Exchange
16 August 7.30am to 4pm Bury St Edmunds Market
16 August 6pm to 8.30pm The Apex, Charter Square
19 August 9.30am to 5.30pm Charter Square, the arc shopping centre
22 August 10am to 5pm Library, Sergeants Walk
23 August 10am to 7pm Asda, Western Way
24 August 10am to 7pm Waitrose, Robert Boby Way
28 August 10am to 4pm Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival (in The Apex)


  • The Cloisters, St Edmundsbury Cathedral
  • The Apex
  • West Suffolk House
  • Leisure Centre, Beetons Way
  • Library

Information points

 Information leaflets and contact cards with the online links were also be available at:

  • CAB Risbygate Street
  • Moyses Hall Museum
  • Bury St Edmunds Town Council offices
  • The Athenaeum
  • Skyliner Leisure Centre
  • St Edmundsbury Cathedral information point
  • Haverhill Arts Centre

More information was be posted throughout the consultation period on Twitter from @stesbc #bsemasterplan and Facebook at StEdmundsburynews