Emerging West Suffolk Local Plan

West Suffolk Council has commenced a review of the local plan which will set out the long term planning and land use policies for the area. Please see Statement of representation procedure.

Please note that the local plan was prepared and will be examined under the relevant previous version of the National Planning Policy Framework, and not the updated version published in December 2023.

The council will also be confirming a five year land supply of specific, deliverable sites at the time that its examination is concluded.

West Suffolk Local Plan Examination in Public

The West Suffolk Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination on Friday 24 May 2024 - details can be found in the Submission Statement.

All examination information will be published on the examination page on the Planning Policy Consultation Portal

You can view background evidence documents on the online planning policy consultation portal.

Online planning policy consultation system

Register your details on the online planning policy consultation system to receive notification on the next consultation for the West Suffolk Local Plan.

Virtual exhibition

View the West Suffolk Local Plan (Regulation 19) Submission Draft 2024 in the virtual exhibition hall.

Local plan timeline

Local Development Scheme - timeline for the preparation of the West Suffolk Local Plan.

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

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