West Suffolk Local Plan Review

West Suffolk have commenced a review of the local plan which will set out the long term planning and land use policies for the area.

Local Development Scheme - timeline for the preparation of the West Suffolk Local Plan (updated January 2021)
Online planning policy consultation system - register your details to be kept up-to-date with the local plan process and receive notification on the next stage, preferred options, of the West Suffolk Local Plan. Guidance notes to help you register.
West Suffolk Local Plan background evidence documents - document will be uploaded as they become available.

West Suffolk Local Plan evidence base - Green Infrastructure Strategy

West Suffolk Council is currently developing a green infrastructure strategy with the aim of guiding the planning of multifunctional green spaces within the district. In order to ensure that this work is based on a robust understanding of local needs, we are currently running an online survey to gather feedback from across the district on resident's views of their natural and semi-natural green spaces. The survey explores the views of residents on the quality and value of these spaces, including the most used and popular site. We are also hoping to better understand the expectations of residents in regard to accessibility, for instance how far people are willing to travel to different sites.

We would be extremely grateful if you could complete the survey, and share the survey within your own networks.

West Suffolk Local Plan Preferred Options (Regulation 18) consultation - March to May 2022


West Suffolk Local Plan Issues and Options (Regulation 18)

The West Suffolk Local Plan Issues and Options consultation is now closed.


Online planning policy consultation system

Register your details on the online planning policy consultation system for updates on the local plan at:

Virtual exhibition

The live chat function is now closed. However,  you can still view the issues and options documents in the virtual exhibition space.

If you have any queries regarding the West Suffolk Local Plan process please contact planning.policy@westsuffolk.gov.uk