Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and guidance

There are two local planning authorities in West Suffolk, Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council. Whilst requirements such as education and highways are the responsibility of the county council, all other infrastructure requirements are the responsibility of the West Suffolk authorities, these are explained in detail  in documents known as SPDs.

  • Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) - FH and SEBC have separately adopted SPD's relating to open space, sport and recreation.  West Suffolk Councils have jointly prepared and adopted SPD's relating to affordable housing and shop front and advertisement design.
  • Planning guidance documents - concept statements, Masterplans and development briefs