Welcome to our website

The Sugar Beet Planning Application (DC/17/05687) is now available on the Babergh District Council website @ https://planning.baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OZEJ35SHM9W00 Comments are due by close of business on 19Dec17. This is a huge development and we would like people to comment on this. A response you can 'crib' from will be available shortly. Responses can be made on-line or by email - like the Joint Local Plan


Sproughton Parish Council have now submitted their response to the Babergh/Mid-Suffolk Joint Local Plan please click here to see it.

Good luck in submitting your responses, we have seen some of them online already - deadline TODAY Friday 10 Nov @ 5:00pm


To help you in responding to the Joint Local Plan the JLP Working Group have prepared some information to help you. Responses must be in by 5:00pm Friday 10 November - these can be online, via email or by letter. Clicking on each of the following documents will being up the document in a new window. 1) SUMMARY Email/Letter, 2) STRATEGIC Q1-6, 3) DELIVERY Q7-15, 4) HOUSING Q16-25, 5) RURAL Q26-28, 6) TRAVELLERS/ECONOMY/BIODIVERSITY/DESIGN Q29-62, 7)INFRASTRUCTURE/HEALTH Q63-73, 8) PLACE Q74-79


Next village meeting to present the results of the working group is Wednesday 1st November, Tithe Barn @ 7:30pm.

All responses need to be in by Friday 10th November, 5:00pm. Responses can be made online, via email or letter. See http://www.babergh.gov.uk/planning/planning-policy/new-joint-local-plan/joint-local-plan-consultation-document/


It was standing room only at the village meeting on Wednesday 4th October. The presentation can be found here


Village Meeting - Wednesday 4th October in the Tithe Barn beginning 7:30pm todiscuss the new Baberghh Joint Local Plan and its potential impact on the parish


9th Annual Sproughton Beer Festival

This annual event is organised by Sproughton Parish Council & a team of willing volunteers. This years Real Ale Beer Festival is in our 16th Century Tithe Barn and Courtyard - featuring beer, cider and local lager from around 30 local and regional brewers. Live music from ’Saltshaker’ Saturday evening. ’Pub’ type Quiz from 7pm Sunday. Food and light refreshments served all weekend. Festival glass Free Entry. Family friendly, relaxed atmosphere, no crushes at the bar, just good beer. Good beer prices £3/ pint. Come and enjoy the ’craic’

Saturday 13th May - Noon to 10.30pm Sunday 14th May - Noon to 10.30pm Free Entry Festival Glass Beer prices - much cheaper than pubs!

Sproughton Tithe Barn, Lower Street, Sproughton, Suffolk, Suffolk IP8 3AA

Saturday 13 May 2017 and Sunday 14 May 2017




Currently Sproughton Parish Council does not have the resources to complete a Neighbourhood Plan. It was suggested at a recent SPC meeting that a Community-Led Plan be completed. A Community-Led Plan is similar to a Parish Plan but focusses more on planning issues. To this end a questionnaire has been developed and delivered to all Parishioners. It can be downloaded here and may be scanned and emailed back to pc@sproughton.suffolk.gov.uk, delivered to the Community Shop or to the Parish Clerk @ 24 Church Crescent, Sproughton. We have had an 11% response rate but would like to increase that so if you didn't fill in the questionnaire please download and return. A volunteer group has been formed to work on the Community Led Plan - next meeting 28Mar17,  Barley Room, Tithe Barn @ 19:30.


Information on the Wolsey Grange Development can be found at http://www.sproughton.onesuffolk.net/planning-and-development/wolsey-grange-development/ 

(Quick Update: (Jul'16)We are continuing to work towards the Judicial Review and are meeting with our solicitor/barrister shortly)


Information on the Sugar Beet Site can be found at http://www.sproughton.onesuffolk.net/planning-and-development/sugar-beet-site/ 


Welcome to Sproughton, a village of about 560 houses situated three miles west of Ipswich in the county of Suffolk.

    Blue House - High StreetThe heart of our village contains a mediaeval Church and Rectory, a 16th CenturyThe Church Tithe Barn, a 17th Century Hall, an 18th Century Water Mill on the River Gipping and a 19th Century Manor House. We have one Public House (The Wild Man), a Primary School and (until 2006) a Post Office. The Parish Council obtained grants to establish a Community Shop in the Tithe Barn. The shop, which is run by a Community Interest Company, opened on 25th March 2010 and is staffed by volunteers.

    In 2010 Sproughton won the Babergh Village of the Year award.

    There are about 24 recreational and social clubs and groups in Sproughton.

    High Street SproughtonWe have completed our Parish Plan (ie: house-to house survey), which was the spur for this first attempt at a village web site. We are developing and improving this site by degrees!

    Sproughton Parish Council has successfully completed the insulation workThe Lock Up to the Tithe Barn, funded by grants from the East of England Development Agency and Suffolk County Council. The Tithe Barn is owned by the Parish Council and is currently used for community functions - social, sporting, educational and increasingly weddings!!

    The Tithe Barn is also used for the annual Sproughton Beer Festival where local beers (and ciders) are showcased. Judging by the number of people attending the 2013 Beer Festival this is a very popular event.

    We also have a Community Shop which opened in March 2010. This is staffed by volunteers and is greatly appreciated by Sproughton residents. The Community Shop stocks local products where possible and has a wide range of products.


    There is a new car-sharing scheme operating at Ipswich Hospital. This scheme is not only for outpatients, but also for those wishing to visit inpatients at the hospital. The car-share is organised by Suffolk County Council in conjunction with Suffolk NHS. Please see www.hospitalrides.co.uk or see the Hospital Rides Doc on sharing of cars to Ipswich Hospital. 


    If you have any comments on this website or would like information added on forthcoming events etc please email the Website Administrator  and add 'Website Update' to the subject line.


    Please note that comments are not moderated before publication. Your comment  may be removed if another reader makes a complaint about your comment. Comments that the website owners consider libelous or abusive  will be removed (see rules for commenting)


Wednesday 24th February 2016

starting 7:00pm

in the Tithe Barn



                                                                     - An Update

                                                            - What do we do next??


A Quick Recap:-

1.  Planning application first heard on 25th November

2.  Planning refused

3.  Complaint received by Babergh

4.  Babergh set date for 're-hearing' on 10 Feb 16

We Are Here

52.063 1.097

Events Calendar

December 2017