Ipswich Borough Council is consulting on the Ipswich Local Plan Review Final Draft, consisting of:
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.
The site sheets provide further information on the allocated uses proposed, history of the site, the current use of the site and any development constraints/ issues that are relevant. The reference number (i.e. IP003) of the site sheets correlate with policies in the Site Allocations and Policies DPD.
Please note that sites on land with planning permission or awaiting a Section 106, as listed in Site Allocations and Policies DPD under Policy SP3, do not have site sheets.
The Local Plan Review Final Draft Policies Maps can be viewed interactively by using GIS Online and selecting Local Plan Review Final Draft in the top right of the screen. A user guide is available to help you explore the full functionality of GIS online.
Strategic Environmental Assessment, Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulation Assessment
The Final Draft Local Plan is supported by an evidence base, which is available on the New Evidence Base documents for the Ipswich Local Plan Review 2036 page.
Preferred Options Consultation (16th January 2019 – 13th March 2019)
The consultation will run from 9am on Wednesday 15th January until 11:45pm on Monday 2nd March 2020. Please note that this is an extension to the original consultation deadline.
Hard copies of the Ipswich Local Plan Review Final Draft consultation documents are available to view from 9am on Wednesday 15th January 2020 to 11.45pm on Monday 2nd March 2020 at the following locations:
Representations at this stage should only be made in relation to the legal compliance and the soundness of the Final Draft Local Plan. Representations made about the Local Plan within the date specified will be submitted with the Final Draft Local Plan Review to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Organisations and individuals who do not make a representation to the Regulation 19 Final Draft Plan will lose the right to appear at the Examination in front of the Planning Inspector. This is the case even if you have made representation at previous stages of plan making.
Comments on the Ipswich Local Plan Review Final Draft are encouraged via the Council’s local plan consultation module on the website.
Comments forms are also available below for download or printing, or via the Customer Services Centre at the Town Hall, Grafton House in Russell Road, and Ipswich County Library.
The comments forms can be e-mailed to PlanningPolicy@ipswich.gov.uk or posted to Planning Policy, Planning and Development, Ipswich Borough Council, Grafton House, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DE.
Representations must be received between 9am on Wednesday 15th January 2020 and 11.45pm on Monday 2nd March 2020. Please note that this is an extension to the original consultation deadline.
Using the Council’s local plan consultation module and comments form you can request to be notified of the following steps:
Representations will be submitted with the Final Draft Local Plan to the Secretary of State for the for Housing, Communities and Local Government to be considered. Only representations received within the representation period have a statutory right to be considered by the Inspector at the Examination
Officers will be on hand to answer questions at various drop-in exhibitions which will be held as follows:
Date and Time
Castle Hill Community Centre
Highfield Road, IP1 6DG
Monday 3rd February 2020
Ipswich Town Hall, Pickwick Room
Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DH
Friday 7th February 2020
1pm - 7pm
Ipswich Town Hall, Pickwick Room
Cornhill, Ipswich, IP11DH
Saturday 8th February 2020
10am – 5pm
Tracked changed versions of the two main documents has been included to illustrate the changes between the Preferred Options Local Plan Review and the Final Draft Local Plan Review. These are provided for information only.
Ipswich Borough Council is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 and other regulations including the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679).
As part of our public task, we will process your comment, and store your information securely. Your comment and name will be made public as it will form part of the evidence base used to inform the creation of planning policy documents, but we will not publish your email address, contact address or telephone number.
Please note that we are required to provide your full details to the Planning Inspector and Programme Officer for the purposes of producing the development plan in accordance with the statutory regulations on plan making.
The above purposes may require disclosure of any data received in accordance with the Freedom of information Act 2000. We will use this information to assist in plan making and to contact you regarding the planning consultation process.