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 was carried out for ten weeks between Friday 18th August and Monday 30th October 2017 on two Local Plan Review documents:
To view the evidence base documents that support the Ipswich Local Plan Review, please see the Core Document Library and the New Evidence Base Documents for the Local Plan Review
During the consultation period, officers attended Ipswich Area Committee meetings held between 6th and 21st September 2017 and two ‘drop-in’ exhibitions were held at Ipswich Town Hall in the Pickwick Room on Saturday 30th September 2017 and Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 11am – 3pm.