West Suffolk Local Plan (consisting of the former Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury areas)
The West Suffolk Local Plan (consisting of the former Forest Heath area (FHDC) and former St Edmundsbury area (SEBC) Local Plan documents) sets out the long term planning and land use policies within West Suffolk. The local plan includes documents previously referred to as the Local Development Framework (LDF). The local plan for West Suffolk Council is made up of the following:
Quick links to documents
|Former FHDC area||Former SEBC area|
|Core Strategy (2010) Former SEBC area|
|Site Allocations Local Plan (2019)||
Vision 2031 (2014)
|Joint Development Management Policies Document (2015)|
|'Made' neighbourhood plans in West Suffolk|
Existing policy review - July 2020
In accordance with Regulation 10A of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, a thorough review of all of West Suffolk's existing policies has been undertaken to take into account any changing circumstances affecting the area, or any relevant changes in national policy. The assessment found a high degree of compliance with national planning policy requirements.
All associated documents - SA, HRA, inspectors reports, adoption statements and so on
|Former Forest Heath area||Former St Edmundsbury area|
|Local plan evidence documents|
The Sustainable Community Strategy for our area is produced by the Suffolk Strategic Partnership. The council is required to take account of any spatial (land use) elements set out in the Sustainable Community Strategy for the area.