Stowmarket Area Action Plan

The Stowmarket Area Action Plan (2013) has now had the majority of the policies superseded by the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan Part 1 (20th November 2023). 

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The Stowmarket Area Action Plan (SAAP) was adopted on 21 February 2013. The plan is a formal planning policy document that sets out relevant planning policies to guide future development in Stowmarket, and its immediate surrounding villages.

It includes policies for retail in the town centre, requirements for design, and policies for the town’s river valleys and the historic environment. It also allocates specific sites to ensure that there is sufficient land for future growth in employment, housing, retail, and recreation.