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 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/17/03780 Classic House, Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Ipswich Suffolk IP9 2QR: Full Planning Application - Change of use of Class A1 (hairdressers) to residential as additional accommodation for Classic House and alterations to front window.

DC/17/03404 Wisteria House, Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Ipswich Suffolk IP9 2QR: Outline application (all matters reserved) - Erection of two storey dwelling and severance of garden (including demolition of post office). Reconsultation on 1 1/2 storey dwelling and severance of dwelling.

DC/17/04918 Land adj to Church Green Cottages, Church Hill, Holbrook IP9 2QP: Outline planning application for four detached dwellings with approval of means of access.

DC/17/05459 16 Firebronds Road, Holbrook IP9 2TP: Erection of 2 storey rear extension following demolition of conservatory.

Recent decisions:

B/17/00908 Wisteria House, Ipswich Road, Holbrook IP9 2QR: Erection of single storey front and side extensions (following demolition of existing).

DC/17/03614 10 Mill Rise, Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk IP9 2QH: Erection of two-storey side extension and single storey rear extension.

DC/17/04118 The Alders, 3 Broomhill, The Street, Holbrook: Erection of 2 1/2 storey rear extension and dormer, insertion of 2 rooflights to front elevation.

DC/17/04463 Little Orchard House, Holbrook, IP9 2NR: Treework to 4 holly trees and 1 oak tree (TPO)

Ipswich Road development:

The documentation associated with the Ipswich Road development can be found here: B/14/01288


There is a specific section of the website for the Ipswich Road development which can be found by following the link on the left hand side of the page.


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.

To see the policy, click HERE.