Suffolk Coastal

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Suffolk Coastal District
Non-metropolitan district
Suffolk Coastal shown within Suffolk and England
Suffolk Coastal shown within Suffolk and England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East of England
Non-metropolitan county Suffolk
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Melton
Incorporated 1 April 1974
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Suffolk Coastal District Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPs Therese Coffey
Dan Poulter
 • Total 344.2 sq mi (891.5 km2)
Area rank 38th (of 326)
Population (mid-2017 est.)
 • Total 129,000
 • Rank 169th (of 326)
 • Density 370/sq mi (140/km2)
 • Ethnicity 98.1% White
Time zone UTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code 42UG (ONS)
E07000205 (GSS)
OS grid reference TM2756349450
Coastline at Aldeburgh.

Suffolk Coastal is a local government district in Suffolk, England. Its council is 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 will be merged with Waveney district on 1st April 2019 to form a 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 2018-05-28.

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