Following adoption of the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan Part 1 2018-2037 Development Plan Document (DPD) in November 2023, the Councils have prepared three draft supplementary planning documents (SPDs) for consultation. The documents relate to: 

  • Biodiversity and trees
  • Housing
  • Livestock and poultry

The documents provide further guidance and detail for development proposals, supporting the implementation of planning policies contained within the adopted Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan Part 1 DPD.

We are inviting comments on the draft documents for five weeks - from Wednesday 15th May, until 4pm on Wednesday 19th June 2024. Comments must be received by this time. To view the documents and make a comment, please access the link below:

Access draft supplementary planning documents

We encourage submissions through our online portal. if this is not possible, please send your comments via email to

You can also send comments in writing to:

Strategic Planning Policy Team

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils

Endeavour House

8 Russell Road




Hard copies of the SPD documents will be made available, during relevant opening hours, at Endeavour House, or at the following Customer Access Points:

  1. Sudbury Library, Market Hill, Sudbury, CO10 2EN
  2. 54 Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, IP14 1AD