Submission of the Ipswich Local Plan Review 2018-2036 for Examination (Regulation 22)

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On 10th June 2020, the Ipswich Local Plan Review 2018-2036 was submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for independent for examination. The plan was submitted in accordance with Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended) and Section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended). This part of the local plan process is called Regulation 22.

Submission Documents

Ipswich Borough Council submitted the following documents and information to the Secretary of State: 

  • Core Strategy and Policies Development Plan Document Review Final Draft;
  • Site Allocations and Policies (incorporating IP-One Area Action Plan) Development Plan Document Review Final Draft;
  • Final Draft Local Plan Review Policies Map;
  • Final Draft Local Plan Review Policies Map IP-One Area Inset;
  • Final Draft Ipswich Local Plan 2018 – 2036 Sustainability Appraisal Report (Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal);
  • Consultation Statement for the Ipswich Local Plan Review Regulation 22(c) Statement;
  • Copies of representations made in accordance with Regulation 20; and
  • Supporting documents relevant to the preparation of the Ipswich Local Plan Review.

In advancing to submission the Council has given careful consideration to the implications arising from the present social distancing measures, considering those who may be affected and how the Council can ensure such groups are not disadvantaged.

The Council encourages the use of its website where you are able to access all of the relevant Local Plan documentation. The documents submitted and information relating to the examination can be viewed on the Core Document Library pages.

If you are unable to access the information via the website, or if you are aware of anyone in these circumstances, please contact the Planning Policy team on 01473 432019 to discuss alternative arrangements.

Appointed Programme Officer

Annette Feeney has been appointed as the Programme Officer for the examination and will deal with all procedural, administrative and programming matters. She is independent from the Council and reports directly to the Inspector. All correspondence or queries relating to the examination should be directed to her:

Email: annette.feeney@ipswich.gov.uk

Tel: 01473 432006 / 07775 771026

Postal Address:

Mrs Annette Feeney
Programme Officer
c/o Ipswich Borough Council
Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 2DE

Examination

The examination has now commenced.  Further details can be found on the Examination page of the website, including the names of the appointed Inspectors, examination documents, and an explanation of what happens next, including how you can participate.

Coronavirus and Local Plan Examinations

Local Plan Examinations - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Planning Inspectorate Guidance

Read more about the Planning Inspectorate's latest advice on coronavirus and Local Plan Examinations.

Decisions about how to move examinations forward under the Covid-19 restrictions are at the discretion of the Inspector appointed to hold the independent examination.

Information about the local plan examination will be posted on the Ipswich Borough Council website and questions should be addressed to the Programme Officer for the examination.

Final Draft Local Plan (Regulation 19) Consultation - 15th January and 2nd March 2020

Summaries of all the representations received in respect of the Final Draft Local Plan (Regulation 19) consultation are now available to view online via the Council’s local plan consultation module.

The Consultation Statement for the Ipswich Local Plan Review Regulation 22(c) Statement also summarises the representations made in respect of the Ipswich Local Plan Review Final Draft consultation.

The Consultation Statement has been added to our online Core Document Library. If you are unable to access the information via the website, please contact the Planning Policy team on 01473 432019 to discuss alternative arrangements.

Contact Details

Ipswich Borough Council,
Planning Policy,
3W Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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01473 432019