Please note: This consultation has now closed.
A Local Plan determines the amount of future development needed in the Borough for land uses such as housing, offices, industry and retail. It allocates sites for new development, identifies areas where development should be restricted and includes policies which are used for determining planning applications. The Local Plan Review will look ahead to 2036.
Sustainability appraisal is the process of assessing the impacts of plans and programmes on the environment, economy and society. The purpose is to help to ensure plans contribute towards sustainable development. The scoping report is the first stage to establish the framework for the appraisal.
The consultation will run for ten weeks starting on Friday 18th August 2017 and ending at 11.45pm on Monday 30th October 2017. The Council is seeking views on two documents:
The documents listed above are available for inspection on the Council’s website (www.ipswich.gov.uk/consultations) and at the following locations:
To view the evidence base documents that support the Ipswich Local Plan Review, please see the Core Document Library.
Officers will be on hand to answer questions at the Ipswich Area Committee meetings between 6th and 21st September 2017 – please see Ipswich Community page for dates and venues
‘Drop-in’ exhibitions will also be held at Ipswich Town Hall in the Pickwick Room:
Paper copies of the comments form will also be available at the venues listed above.
Please note that comments cannot be treated as confidential and will be available to view publicly. However, published comments will exclude your personal contact details and include only your name.