West Suffolk Council planning policy consultations

Due to an upgraded planning policy consultation system and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation we are no longer able to directly consult with you unless you have ‘opted in’ to planning topic(s).

You can update your details by logging in to your account at https://westsuffolk.oc2.uk/login  and selecting the topic(s) you wish to be notified on. If you have forgotten your login details please contact us on 01284 757368 or planning.policy@westsuffolk.gov.uk for assistance.

Local plans

The adopted and emerging Local Plans covering the former St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath areas (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. 

Neighbourhood Planning in Barningham

Barningham neighbourhood area designation

On 18 April 2017, the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Growth formally designated the Barningham Neighbourhood Area.

The area designation statement, map and responses to the consultation can be found below:


Neighbourhood area consultation

On 6 March 2017 we commenced a four week consultation following an application by Barningham Parish Council to identify an area they feel should be covered by a future neighbourhood plan. The area proposed by Barningham Parish Council for neighbourhood planning purposes follows the Barningham parish boundary.

As part of the application process, Barningham Parish Council has produced a map of the proposed neighbourhood area and a supporting statement reasoning why they have chosen the area to be covered. These documents can be viewed below: