Adopted Ipswich Local Plan 2011-2031

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On 22nd February 2017, Ipswich Borough Council met to adopt the Ipswich Local Plan 2011-2031, in accordance with Regulations 17 and 26 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.  The Local Plan comprises the Core Strategy and Policies Development Plan Document (DPD) Review, Site Allocations and Policies (incorporating IP-One Area Action Plan) DPD, Policies Map and IP-One Area Inset Policies Map.

The adopted Core Strategy and Policies DPD Review is a strategic document setting out the vision, objectives and spatial planning strategy for the Borough of Ipswich up to 2031, and contains policies to facilitate sustainable development. The adopted Site Allocations and Policies (incorporating IP-One Area Action Plan) DPD allocates sites for development and identifies sites or areas for protection across the whole of the Borough. The Policies Maps illustrate geographically the application of the policies in the adopted development plan.

The Adopted Local Plan 2011 - 2031 covers Ipswich Borough and comprises the two documents and plans below:

The Policies Maps (including Plans 1 to 6)

This Local Plan supersedes the Core Strategy and Policies DPD 2011 and remaining saved policies of the Ipswich Local Plan 1997.

The Adopted Local Plan is accompanied by the following documentation:

Viewing the Adoption material

Hard copies of the documents listed above are available to view in person at the following locations:

  • Customer Services Centre, Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich (weekdays 8.30am to 5.00pm)
  • Ipswich County Library, Northgate Street, Ipswich (Mon, Weds, Thurs 9am to 6pm; Tues, Fri 9am to 7pm; Saturdays 8.30am to 5pm and Sundays 10am to 4pm)
  • Branch libraries across Ipswich (Chantry, Gainsborough, Broom Hill open Mon-Sun various opening hours; Rosehill, Stoke, open Tues-Sun various opening hours)
  • Grafton House Reception, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich (Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5pm).

Contact us

If you require any further information about the adopted Ipswich Local Plan or if you would like to purchase a document, please contact the Planning Policy team.


All documentation relating to the preparation of the Adopted Ipswich Local Plan 2011 – 2031 can be found here.

Any person aggrieved by the adoption of the Core Strategy and Policies DPD Review or the Site Allocations and Policies (incorporating IP-One Area Action Plan) DPD may make an application to the High Court under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 on the grounds that the document is not within the appropriate power of the local planning authority and/or a procedural requirement has not been complied with.  Any such application must be made not later than the end of the period of six weeks starting when the Core Strategy and Policies DPD Review and the Site Allocations and Policies (incorporating IP-One Area Action Plan) DPD were adopted.

Contact Details

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

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01473 432019