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/17/03483 13 Denmark Gardens, Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk IP9 2BG: Tree Preservation Order- Works Related-Thin and reduce spread of crown by 1-1.5 m on 1 no. T1 Oak (Quercus robur) covered by Tree Preservation Order BT112/G1.

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).

DC/17/03231 Pettwood, Ipswich Road, Holbrook IP9 2QT: Change of use of outbuildings to holiday accommodation and erection of detached cartlodge with office and storage over.

DC/17/03232 Pettwood, Ipswich Road, Holbrook IP9 2QT: Listed Building Consent - Works to facilitate change of use of outbuildings to holiday accommodation and erection of detached cartlodge with office and storage over.

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

Recent decisions:

B/17/00160 The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook IP9 2RZ: Listed building consent for the refurbishment and alteration (including changes to internal layout) of Drake and Nelson boarding houses.

B/17/00248 Brook House, Harkstead Road Lower Holbrook, IP9 2RJ: Erection of 2 storey side and single rear extension and alterations.

DC/17/0249 Brook House, Harkstead Road Lower Holbrook, IP9 2RJ: Erection of single storey garage extension and insertion of dormer window and roof light.

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

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.