Planning Committee

 About the Planning Committee

The Planning committee usually meet on the third 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.

Town Council Queries

In the first instance, please contact The Framlingham Town Council on 01728 720183 or email The Town Council offices are located at 10 Church Street, Framlingham IP13 9BH. The Town Council Offices are currently CLOSED to visitors as part of the Covid-19 response.

Forthcoming Planning Committee Meeting Dates

The Planning Committee meets on the third Monday of each month at 8pm.

Dec 21

Planning Committee Meeting

December 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Framlingham Town Councillors

There are currently two vacancies for new Town Councillors. To view the details CLICK HERE

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 email

Latest Planning Committee Agenda & Minutes

The Planning Committee

Philip Collins
Town Council Chair / Lands Chair
Simon Garrett
Vice Chair / Planning Chair
Clive Eastwood
Town Councillor / Rights of Way, Highways and Lighting Chair