PlanningWe have a Planning Committee, which sits on a Tuesday evening, every three weeks, 
(if applications are received). 
Cllr Rosie Kirkup is the current Chairperson.
The Committee Members are:
Cllr C Keeble (Vice Chairman), Cllr A Fox,
Cllr J Deacon, Cllr M Stevens, Cllr J Hawkins
Cllr Dot Cordle and Cllr J Hammond.


In most cases planning applications are the responsibility of the District Council, in our case Babergh. They inform us of any applications received by them from within the parish and they are obliged to have regard to any comments made by the Parish Council, provided they are made within a certain number of days of the notification. If the applicant is refused permission to develop, they have the right to appeal to the Secretary of State.  

Babergh's website has a lot of information about Planning matters: For Planning Committee Agendas and Minutes – See

1/ Minutes of the previous meeting;  
2/ A Report (by the responsible Case Officer) for each of the applications discussed at the meeting to which the agenda relates.

To search the planning application data base at Babergh click HERE 

For general guidance on the Planning process in Babergh click HERE

General Planning Information
If you are interested in extending your home then the site below contains lots of interesting information about development rights, fees, appeals etc:

STOP PRESS - August 2017
Babergh-MidSuffolk DRAFT Local Plan Consultation

The consultation will run over a period of 12 weeks, closing at 5pm on 10th November 2017.

This is an important document that will shape development in both districts for the next two decades.

Residents, local businesses and stakeholders are being asked to have their say on this new Joint Local Plan.  Once adopted, it will replace the existing local planning policies for both Babergh and Mid Suffolk. 
For further information please click HERE
This will take you to the Babergh website.  From there, you will find links to the Consultation Portal and the Online Mapping pages.
The Consultation Portal will offer you the opportunity to submit your comments on-line.  
The pages and links will guide you through the process on Having Your Say.

It is possible to submit additional development sites at this time for consideration by the district councils.  Please click on their Online Submission Form and their Guidence Notes for further information.
If you don't want to use on-line forms, paper forms and guidence notes can be collected from the District Council offices.

The Councils will also be holding a series of drop-in events around the districts, which will run from 2pm -7pm.
Tattingstone will be our local venue - 9th October 2017 at the Village Hall, School Road, Tattingstone IP9 2NA.

Chelmondiston Parish Council will be attending meetings arranged by the District Council and the Draft Plan will be fully discussed at one of their forthcoming meetings. If you have any comments that you would like the Parish Council to be aware of, then please contact the Parish Clerk or the Chairman of the Parish Council's Planning Committee.

The DRAFT Village Design Framework 

A group working on a local Village Design Framework (VDF) under the umbrella of the Parish Council has produced a draft Statement. We are asking the community to comment. Further information can be found on the NEWS page of this website. 

DRAFT Minutes: If meetings are cancelled due to no applications, we will endeavour to put up DRAFT minutes of the previous meeting. N.B. These minutes have NOT been signed off as a true record and may be subject to amendments.  

 Archived Signed Minutes: Please contact the Clerk. E-mail:

Schedule of Meetings for Planning Committee for 2017:

The public are welcome to attend all meetings.

When .... Tuesdays Where
January 10th, 2017 @7.00pm Methodist Hall
January 31st, 2017 @ 7.00pm   PAVILION on the playing field
February 21st, 2017 @ 7.30pm CANCELLED - NO APPLICATIONS
March 14th, 2017 @ 7.30pm   PAVILION on the playing field
April 4th, 2017 @ 7.00pm Village Hall
April 25th, 2017 @ 6.45pm PAVILION on the playing field
May 16th, 2017 @ 7.00pm PAVILION on the playing field
June 6th, 2017 @ 7.00pm    Village Hall
June 27th, 2017 @ 7.00pm CANCELLED - NO APPLICATIONS
July 18th, 2017 @ 7.00pm    PAVILION on the playing field
August 8th, 2017 @ 7.00pm    PAVILION on the playing field
September 19th, 2017 @ 7.00pm
PAVILION on the playing field
October 10th, 2017 @ 7.00pm  
PAVILION on the playing field
October 31st, 2017 @ 7.00pm
PAVILION on the playing field
November 21st, 2017 @ 7.00pm
PAVILION on the playing field
December 12th, 2017 @ 7.00pm
PAVILION on the playing field