This is the local plan for the Suffolk Coastal district, setting out how the area should be developed. The framework comprises a number of local planning documents which are the starting point when making decisions on planning applications.
The Local Plan is one policy component which guides development in the district. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out national planning policy and is supplemented by the Planning Practice Guidance. Neighbourhood plans, once made, also form part of the development plan.