THE PLANNING ADVISORY GROUP was established in 2014 at the request of the Parish Council, following a recommendation of the Parish Plan. The Group comprises members of the Planning Working Party with professional experience of planning and architecture. The purpose of the group is to help the Council in responding to planning applications referred for consultation by Suffolk Coastal District Council.
The group's brief is to assess all planning applications relating to buildings in Walberswick against national and local planning policy and to report to the Parish Council. The reports are to be used at the Council's discretion: the responsibility for submitting comment to SCDC on behalf of the village remains with the Council.