Interested in planning matters in your village? 


Bacton Parish Council is a statutory consultee for local planning applications.

This means that Mid Suffolk District Council (the Local Planning Authority) sends details of planning applications made within the parish to the Parish Council and invites the Council to submit its comments objecting or supporting the applications. Some types of planning application (mainly agricultural) do not require the Parish Council to be consulted.

Ultimately, planning permissions are granted or refused by Mid Suffolk District Council, not the Parish Council - any individual or organisation can object to or support applications.

Follow this link to the District Council's planning portal where you can view current, and past, planning applications. If you don't have details of the property in which you are interested, simply enter the keyword Bacton and select SEARCH to view results


Thinking about building or tree works?

It is well worth checking your particular planning situation because you can be compelled to remove unauthorised structures or reinstate certain landscape and outdoor features if they are carried out without the proper permission or consent - and you may also face prosecution. 

If you are thinking about any works to your property, beyond routine maintenance, follow this link for some general guidance about whether you need to apply for permission. There are further links on that page to other planning information.