Existing Local Plan

The existing Suffolk Coastal Local Plan covers the former Suffolk Coastal District area. The plan sets out how the area should be developed, and is the starting point when making decisions on planning applications.

Work is currently being undertaken to prepare a new Local Plan.

Development is also guided by the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)  and the Planning Practice GuidanceNeighbourhood plans, once made, also form part of the development plan.