Planning Policy and Building Standards

Planning Policy

The Planning Portal
The Planning Portal should be the first port of call for anyone wanting to find out about the planning system in England and Wales. Their aim is to provide a one-stop-shop supplying answers, services and information to anyone involved in the planning process - from home owners and businesses to planning professionals and Government officials.

Suffolk's Districts and Boroughs

Planning policy varies slightly between each of Suffolk's second-tier authorities. These links are to the planning guidance pages of each. For detailed guidance on what the development control policies are in your area, click on the appropriate link below.

Building Standards

BREEAM - BREEAM is an environmental rating tool for builders, which gives a building a rating upon completion. To view an online seminar on BREEAM and the benefits of green buildings click here.

The Code for Sustainable Homes -The Code for Sustainable Homes is the national standard for the sustainable design and construction of new home. It aims to reduce our carbon emissions and create homes that are more sustainable.