Online Planning applications (Public Access) – limited availability 5pm 26 March to 8am 1 April 2019
You can still see planning records and information about applications on our Public access webpage, but the information available will be frozen from the evening of Tuesday 26 March 2019. Between 26 March and 1 April you will not be able to comment on applications online, but you will be able to make comments by emailing email@example.com
Planning and building control system - offline from 27 to 31 March 2019
We will be unable to acknowledge, register or issue decisions on any applications during this period. Applications submitted during this time will be processed in the week commencing 1 April 2019 by West Suffolk Council. We apologise for any inconvenience.
You will need permission from the council to remove or destroy certain hedgerows. You will need to give us six weeks notice of your intention to remove a hedgerow if it grows in:
You can apply online to notify the council of your intention to remove a hedgerow
Overgrown hedges on private property are the responsibility of the property owner. In extreme cases or where a solution cannot be found between neighbours, we can intervene and take action under the 'high hedges legislation 2005', however you will need to be aware of the following:
To make a complaint you will need to download and complete the high hedges complaint form and guidance notes.
These guides have also been prepared to help you:
The landscape of an area is always taken into account in any development proposal. As part of this, the Suffolk landscape has been mapped and assessed, you can find out more at Suffolk landscape