Suffolk Coastal

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Suffolk Coastal District
Suffolk Coastal shown within Suffolk and England
Suffolk Coastal shown within Suffolk and England
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast of England
Non-metropolitan countySuffolk
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQMelton
Incorporated1 April 1974
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodySuffolk Coastal District Council
 • LeadershipLeader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPsTherese Coffey
Dan Poulter
 • Total344.2 sq mi (891.5 km2)
Area rank(of 317)
 (mid-2017 est.)
 • Total129,000
 • Rank(of 317)
 • Density370/sq mi (140/km2)
 • Ethnicity
98.1% White
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code42UG (ONS)
E07000205 (GSS)
OS grid referenceTM2756349450
Coastline at Aldeburgh.

Suffolk Coastal was a local government district in Suffolk, England. Its council was based in Melton, having moved from neighbouring Woodbridge in 2017. Other towns include Felixstowe, Framlingham, Leiston, Aldeburgh, and Saxmundham.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the municipal borough of Aldeburgh, along with Felixstowe, Leiston-cum-Sizewell, Saxmundham and Woodbridge urban districts, and Blyth Rural District and Deben Rural District. The population of the district was 124,298 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Suffolk Coastal district was merged with Waveney district on 1 April 2019 to form the new East Suffolk district.[2]

List of communities[edit]

There are 118 civil parishes and towns in Suffolk Coastal.


  1. ^ "District population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  2. ^ Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (24 May 2018). "The East Suffolk (Local Government Changes) Order 2018". Retrieved 28 May 2018.

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Coordinates: 52°05′46″N 1°19′22″E / 52.0961°N 1.3227°E / 52.0961; 1.3227