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Planning Applications

The Parish Council has the right to express its views on planning applications affecting its area to the planning authority. Babergh District Council invites comments on all applications and sends notification of planning  applications to the Parish Clerk. Applications are then discussed at the next Parish Council meeting.

In  cases where the next meeting falls outside the 21 day response period and an extension cannot be agreed,  a special meeting will be called to discuss the application. Notice of this meeting will be displayed on the notice boards and the website.

All planning applications and documentation can be found on the Babergh District Council website. Members of the public are also able to make comments direct to BDC through their website and in writing. If you wish to object to an application, you may be interested in the criteria  that can be considered by the planning authority here.

Current applications awaiting decisions:

DC/20/03247 - Full Planning Application - Erection of phased development of 22no. dwellings, creation of cycle path links to Holbrook and Chelmondiston, improvements to Berners Hall car park, provision of public open space and landscape.  Awaiting Decision

DC/20/04519:  Application for Listed Building Consent: replace 4 no .windows to front elevation; Orchard Cottage, The Street, Holbrook, Ipswich IP9 2PX:Awaiting Decision

DC/20/04698:  change of use of agricultural land to residential amenity use and erection of garage block.  Vine House, The Street, Holbrook, IP9 2PX Awaiting Decision

DC/20/05248: Householder Application – Erection of garden studio.  1 Hither House, Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Ipswich IP9 2QT Awaiting Decision

DC/20/05228: Proposal: Full Planning application - Change of use of cartlodge to holiday let (retention of) Location: Mountwood, Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Ipswich Suffolk IP9 2QT Awaiting Decision

DC/20/05392: Householder Planning Application - Erection of a single storey side extension, balconies and first floor cladding: Greenshaw House, Harkstead Road, Holbrook, Ipswich Suffolk IP9 2RQ Awaiting Decision

Recent decisions:

DC/20/05035:  Householder Planning Application – Conversion of and alterations to outbuilding for use of disabled relative ancillary to host dwelling.  Homeland, Heathfield Road, Holbrook, Ipswich IP9 2QB Granted

DC/20/04777:  Householder application - Erection of rear first floor extension with Juliet balcony and application of hardi plank to existing ground floor rear extension. 2 Church Green Cottages, Church Hill, Holbrook, Ipswich Suffolk IP9 2QP:  Granted

DC/20/04837: Application for works to trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order (BT328/A1) - 1no Sycamore - Fell (Over hangs the wall, creating a sticky mess on the terrace and wall) Plant new Acer Saccharinum:  Pettwood, Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Ipswich Suffolk IP9 2QT.  Granted


Pre-application discussions.

There may be occasions where a developer wishes to speak to the Parish Council before a planning application is submitted. To ensure that the Parish Council avoids the perception that councillors have predetermined their position, the following protocol has been adopted for dealing with developers in respect of pre-planning application developments.

For further information see our list of policies