The Town Hall, Market Place, Southwold, IP18 6EF
Telephone: 01502 722576


This page is dedicated to the Southwold Neighbourhood Plan.
All documents related to the plan will be available to download from here

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
It is a guide to development in the town and will be required be used by anyone considering, or making, a planning application

What does it do?
The Plan sets out policies that will have legal force when a planning application is submitted. Some of the Policies apply to the whole of Southwold and some apply to specific parts of the town. The Neighbourhood Plan should be read in conjunction with the Waveney Local Plan.

How long will it last?
Once approved, the Plan will apply for 20 years. This is why it is important that we set the right Policies, as they will affect development in the town until 2038. The Plan can be reviewed before then, if necessary.

Why are you being asked for comments on the Plan?
The Policies have been drawn up using the responses to the questionnaire that was distributed in 2016, and to which 39% of residents responded, and consultation with local people and businesses. We now want your thoughts on the Plan so that these can be taken into account before the final version of the Plan is voted on in a local referendum next year.


Southwold Town Council ,
The Town Hall, Market Place, Southwold, IP18 6EF
Telephone: 01502 722576

The Town Council Offices are currently CLOSED to visitors as part of the Covid-19 response.

Southwold Neighbourhood Plan - Regulation 14 Consultation

Download the Southwold Neighbourhood Plan Reg 14 Consultation documents here. Please respond with comments to the Town Hall, Market Place, Southwold by Sunday 31st January 2021

Southwold Town Council Privacy Policy

Southwold Town Council Privacy Policy


The Southwold Town Councillors are local, receive no payment and are not to be confused with District (East Suffolk) or County (Suffolk) councillors who have political affiliation. All Councillors are required to comply with the Code Of Conduct and register their interests. Details can be found on the East Suffolk Register of Interests which can be accessed by CLICKING HERE. Councillors can be contacted through the Town Council Office on 01502 722576 or by emailing


We currently have a full compliment of Town Councillors, however if you like to make a real difference and serve your local community, vacancies for new Town Councillors to become available from time to time. Please email the Town Clerk HERE to register your interest in becoming a Southwold Town Councillor