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Publication of Pre-Submission Joint Local Plan

12 November 2020 document published

24 December 2020 deadline for comment

Click to view Notice of Publication including links to full details


The Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan - Preferred Options Consultation (Reg 18) was approved by Babergh Full Council on 25th June 2019 and Mid Suffolk Full Council on 27th June 2019. This is an important document which will provide the strategy for the growth of the Districts, setting out what and where development will take place up to 2036.

Residents, local businesses and stakeholders are invited to have their say on the new Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan. The Joint Local Plan - Preferred Options (Reg 18) is open for consultation from Monday 22nd July. Comments must be received by 4pm on Monday 30th September 2019. 

The Parish council, with the help of a voluntary development group, had previously reviewed the draft plan and as part of the consultation submitted comments to questions on the key areas that could affect Beyton.  

The main key areas were to ensure that:

  • Beyton keeps its unique identity and landscape and remains a distinct village
  • Potential development is of a scale and character that blends and enhances the village
  • New housing addresses the needs of all, particularly first time buyers, those on lower incomes and the elderly
  • Development sites identified are appropriate and that development in Beyton is consistent for the type of village it is within Mid-Suffolk
  • Village infrastructure (drainage, power, broadband) is able to cope with any additional demand
  • Changes to villages around us do not have an adverse impact on Beyton due to the additional traffic generated.

The full comments can be viewed here: 



What do I need to do?

Please take time to review the consultation document and have your say:

Find out more via the Local Plan website:


Have your say and comment

Comments must be made by 4pm on Monday 30th September 2019. 

Comments can be made electronically through the Councils’ online system at www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/jointlocalplan; by email to localplan@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk; or in writing to Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, Endeavour House, Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2BX. To deliver comments in person please telephone 0300 123 4000 (option 5 then option 4).

If you require further information contact either:

Parish Council Chairman, Graham Jones: 01359 271266, graham.jones@cmtsemiconductorservices.co.uk

Parish Council Housing and Development Lead, Adele Pope: 07843414863, a_delly@hotmail.co.uk 



20 August 1.30pm - 8pm Elmswell The Blackbourne

22 August 2.30pm - 6pm Capel St Mary Capel St Mary Village Hall

27 August 2pm - 4.30pm Stowupland Stowupland Village Hall

28 August 3pm - 7pm Pinewood Pinewood Community Centre

29 August 3pm - 5pm Rickinghall Rickinghall Village Hall

2 September 2.30pm - 5.30pm Thurston New Green Centre

3 September 3pm - 7pm East Bergholt The Constable Memorial Hall

4 September 3pm - 7pm Hadleigh Hadleigh Pool & Leisure Centre

5 September 3pm - 7pm Sudbury Sudbury Town Council Offices

9 September 2.30pm - 6.30pm Bacton Bacton Village Hall

10 September 2.30pm - 5.30pm Eye Eye Community Centre

11 September 2.30pm - 8.30pm Great Cornard The Stevenson Centre

12 September 3.30pm - 6.30pm Needham Market Needham Market Community Centre

17 September 3pm - 7pm Claydon Claydon & Barham Village Hall

18 September 2.30pm - 6.30pm Shotley Shotley Village Hall

19 September 12.30pm - 4.30pm Stowmarket The Mix