All local planning applications are submitted to Suffolk Coastal District Council Planning Department which has the power to approve or reject an application.
Full details of what planning consent is needed, if any, and the application process is explained on the Suffolk Coastal District Council website.
The website also enables you to view all planning proposals and applications that have been submitted for Friston.
Any new planning applications for development where Planning Consent is required are advertised by Planning Notices displayed locally; in the local newspapers: by letter to properties affected by the proposal and to the Parish Council.
If you wish to contest a planning proposal you will need to contact the named Planning Officer by letter or email, preferably with a copy to the Parish Clerk.
Although the final decision for all things Planning is Suffolk Coastal District Council’s (or higher authorities if contested), Friston Parish Council has an important advisory role which can make a difference. Suffolk Coastal District Council is legally required to inform Friston Parish Council and seek its views on all local Planning Applications.