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Planning Committee

Planning Committee
The Planning committee usually meet on the second Monday of each month. The agenda for the next planning committee meeting is always available a week or so ahead of the meeting from our documents pages. All documents from council business are publicly available from our documents pages. The Town Council is a statutory consultee on planning consent applications and is also involved in District and County Structure Plans. The Town Council considers planning applications twice a month, at the full council meeting and at the planning committee meeting. We have 21 days to respond to applications and our comments are considered by Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) but the final decision rests with their planning department. Letters supporting or objecting to an application should be sent directly to Suffolk Coastal District Council and a copy sent to the Town Council. The public are welcome to attend the town council planning meetings and may speak at the discretion of the chairman. Plans are available on Thursday mornings in the Town Council Office, or by arrangement with the Town Clerk, or at the SCDC Offices in Woodbridge or online at the SCDC website. Nine tenths of applications are SCDC Officer delegated decisions; ie the Chief Planning Officer, who has delegated authority, decides refusal or approval. If the SCDC has received an objection to an application then the monthly Development Control Sub-Committee meeting determines refusal or approval. The sub-committee meets at the SCDC offices in Woodbridge and the meeting is open to the public who have a right to speak at an allocated time. Ensure you arrive early and identify yourself to the appropriate officer advising that you wish to speak. The Planning System is a changing document and one which affects us all. By working with Suffolk Coastal District Council we hope that our comments help maintain the beauty of our unique town while improving and expanding in a sensitive manner to the benefit of all.

The Framlingham Town Council
Town councillors are local, receive no payment and are not to be confused with District (Suffolk Coastal) or County (Suffolk) councillors who have political affiliation.

Contact the Planning Committee
In the first instance, please contact The Framlingham Town Council. The Town Council offices are located at The Old Court House, Bridge Street, Framlingham IP13 9AJ which are 'manned' every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10am - 4pm by our Town Clerk, Eileen for enquiries. You can call her on 01728 720183.

Town Council Staff
Town Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer Eileen Coe, together with her assistant Jane Parlone, staff the Framlingham Town Council offices which are open for general enquiries, sales etc on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and at other times by arrangement

Get Involved
The full town council meets on the first Thursday of each month (next meeting is listed below) and the five committees meet separately once a month except Finance Committee which meets every other month. You can visit the diary pages by clicking here - which will pin-point dates for every meeting of every committee..
The best way to have your say is to attend out next public town council meeting. This is the next Full Town Council meeting date. Full Town Council meetings are public and all are welcome (indeed encouraged) to attend. Agenda's can be downloaded ahead of each meeting and minutes of previous meetings are available from our documents pages HERE or from the Town Clerk.
The Town Council Committees
Become a Town Councillor and make a difference.
Vacancy for Deputy Town Clerk

Candidates are invited to apply for the position of Deputy Town Clerk. This is initially a part time post and the working hours will be flexible to include regular evening meetings and other events, to a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Candidates will be expected to:
Work alongside, report to and deputise for the Town Clerk in her absence and within that role to act as Proper Officer of the Council.
Be aware of and advise the Council regarding the laws governing the activities and responsibilities of the Council and its Councillors.
Work as part of a team of administrative staff, providing efficient and effective administrative services to the Town Clerk and the Town Council.

You can download the Person Specification HERE and the Job Description HERE, alternatively, please contact: The Town Clerk, The Old Court House, Bridge Street, Framlingham IP13 9AJ or Closing Date for completed applications: 18th December 2017

Town Councillors

We currently have a full compliment of Town Councillors, but if you are interested in becoming a Framlingham Town Councillor, there are occasionally vacancies for enthusiastic people from the Framlingham community. Please Email Eileen, our Town Clerk for more information.