On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council will be replaced by a single district council called West Suffolk Council. It will entirely replace the borough and district councils but will continue to deliver the same services while finding improved ways of supporting communities, businesses and the local economy. Over the next few weeks you may notice changes to the website, forms, letters and emails as we prepare for the creation of the new council.
We will be shutting down the live version of our online planning applications system from 5pm Tuesday 26 March until 8am Monday 1 April 2019. This is to carry out essential updates to our systems for the new West Suffolk Council.
You can still see planning records and information about applications on our Public access webpage, but the information available will be frozen from the evening of Tuesday 26 March 2019.
Between 26 March and 1 April you will not be able to comment on applications online, but you will be able to make comments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow the links below to find out more about planning permission for small businesses:
Planning Portal, do you need permission? Use the interactive guide and the list of popular projects to find out about planning permission for shops and businesses.
Planning Portal, adverts and signs provides information about what permission you need.
Contact us to discuss large scale developments.