Planning Applications

The planning authority for Dunwich is Suffolk Coastal District Council. The Planning Departments of Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils have merged where the Planning Department and can be contacted at

Suffolk Coastal District Council,
Melton Hill,
Suffolk IP12 1AU.

Tel: 01394 383789


The planning officers currently responsible for Dunwich and the surrounding villages are:

Katherine Scott - 01394 444503
David Cooper - 01394 444631

The Council's Arboricultural Manager is Nick Newton - 01394 444241 or email

To see current and older applications in Dunwich, click on the year links to the left.

SCDC, in consultation with the village, produced the Dunwich Conservation Area Appraisal in December 2013. This describes the features of most buildings in the village and offers guidelines for future alterations and developments in the Conservation Area (effectively virtually all the village). The appraisal can be seen by clicking here.