10c Church Street • Framlingham • IP13 9BH
Telephone: 01728 720183 • Email: townclerk@framlingham.com dtc@framlingham.com
THE PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

The Framlingham Town Council Planning & Environment Committees main task is to review planning applications, and to monitor building and environmental developments in and around the town. The Town Council is a statutory consultee on planning consent applications and is also involved in District and County Structure Plans. The committee is also establishing a new community led Environment Advisory Group and maintains a watching brief for environment issues across the Council.

Public Access
Planning & Environment committee usually meets on the third Monday of each month.

Members of the public are welcome to attend committee meetings and will be invited to speak during “public comment” by the Chair. Council business, agendas and reports are publicly available on our website Documents pages: HERE

Planning Applications are available on Thursday mornings in the Town Council Office, or by arrangement with the Town Clerk, or at the SCDC Offices in Woodbridge, and via the online link included in agendas.

The agenda for the next meeting is always available a week or so ahead of each meeting, which are now being held in the meeting room of the Town Council office at 10c Church Street.

HOW TO CONTACT US
EMAIL THE TOWN COUNCIL
TELEPHONE 01728 720 183

Framlingham Town Council
10c Church Street, Framlingham IP13 9BH.
Telephone: 01728 720183
Email: townclerk@framlingham.com.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS & PUBLIC CONSULTATION

East Suffolk Council (ESC) decides on planning applications based on planning law, their own Local Plan and the Framlingham Neighbourhood Plan (which has legal status for planning in Framlingham).  ESC is also obliged to consult Framlingham Town Council on planning applications.

The Town Council considers planning applications twice a month – at the planning committee meeting and at Full Council meetings. 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 or with the Chief Planning Officer who has “delegated authority” to decide refusal or approval.

Letters supporting or objecting to an application should be sent directly to Suffolk Coastal District Council and a copy sent to Framlingham Town Council. These are considered by SCDC at their monthly Development Control Sub-Committee meeting to determine refusal or approval.

This 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.

By working closely 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.

MEETING OF THE PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

TitleDescriptionDate addedDownload
Planning and Environment Committee Draft Minutes July 2021 DRAFT30-07-2021 DownloadPreview
Planning and Envirnment Committee Minutes June 2021 Approved25-06-2021 DownloadPreview
Planning and Environment Committee Minutes May 2021 Approved18-06-2021 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes April 2021 Approved18-05-2021 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes 15th March 2021 APPROVED15-03-2021 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes 15th February 2021 APPROVED10-02-2021 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes January 2021 DRAFT18-01-2021 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes November 2020 DRAFT16-11-2020 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes October 2020 APPROVED19-10-2020 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes September 2020 APPROVED21-09-2020 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes June 2020 APPROVED15-06-2020 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes February 2020 APPROVED17-02-2020 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes January 2020 APPROVED20-01-2020 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes December-2019 APPROVED16-12-2019 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes November-2019 APPROVED18-11-2019 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes October-2019 APPROVED21-10-2019 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes September-2019 APPROVED16-09-2019 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes July 2019 APPROVED15-07-2019 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes April-2019 APPROVED15-04-2019 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes March-2019 APPROVED18-03-2019 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes February-2019 APPROVED18-02-2019 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes January-2019 APPROVED21-01-2019 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes December-2018 APPROVED17-12-2018 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes 19th-November-2018 APPROVED19-11-2018 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes 15th-October-2018 APPROVED15-10-2018 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes September-2018 APPROVED17-09-2018 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes July-2018 APPROVED16-07-2018 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes June-2018 APPROVED18-06-2018 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes May-2018 APPROVED21-05-2018 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes April-2018 APPROVED16-04-2018 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes March-2018 APPROVED19-03-2018 DownloadPreview
Planning Committee Minutes February-2018 APPROVED19-02-2018 DownloadPreview
PLANNING COMMITTEE COUNCILLORS
Simon Garrett
Vice Chair / Planning & Environment Chair
Philip Collins
Town Councillor / Lands & Markets Chair
Phil Dean
Town Councillor
Neil Williamson
Town Councillor
Tim Higham
Town Councillor
Shelley Davis
Shelley Davis
Town Councillor
TOWN COUNCILLORS

The Framlingham Town Councillors are local, receive no payment and are not to be confused with District (East Suffolk) or County (Suffolk) councillors who have political affiliation. All Councillors are required to comply with the Code Of Conduct and register their interests.

Details can be found on the East Suffolk Register of Interests which can be accessed by CLICKING HERE. Councillors can be contacted through the Town Council Office on 01728 720183 or by emailing townclerk@framlingham.com.

HELP THE TOWN COUNCIL DEVELOP FUTURE PLANS FOR FRAMLINGHAM

You dont have to be a Councillor!

Would you be willing to join a group of people the Town Council can draw on for advice and help to realise its projects?
We would like to engage with a wide range of residents as we develop and action future plans for the town.  You can register with us, letting us know of your availability, skills, enthusiasm and knowledge.  You can be single, a parent, and of any age – perhaps you are a student or retired, or you work in sports, health, education, hospitality, or perhaps you just want to get involved in improving our town.

The town’s new 5 year Strategic Plan outlines our new objectives and priorities for Framlingham including important issues like climate change, protecting our environment, community engagement, and the need to carry out a review of the Neighbourhood Plan.

We have funds to spend on improving the town, and we also need admin help, such as social media communication and events development. There are many ways you can help.

We need people to help us achieve these plans and would like to hear from anyone interested.
There are so many talented, skilled people in Framlingham and working together is a key to our success.

If you want to be involved please contact:
Eileen Coe Town Clerk townclerk@framlingham.com

You will be requested to fill out our Volunteer Skills form