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Ipswich Local Plan Review Final Draft Consultation

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Ipswich Borough Council is consulting on the Ipswich Local Plan Review Final Draft, consisting of:

  • the Core Strategy and Policies Development Plan Document (DPD) Review Final Draft;
  • the Site Allocations and Policies (incorporating IP-One Area action Plan) DPD Review Final Draft;
  • Final Draft Ipswich Local Plan 2018-2036 Sustainability Appraisal Report Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal (Incorporating a Health Impact Assessment);
  • Consultation Statement Ipswich Borough Council Local Plan Review Preferred Options January – March 2019; and
  • Supporting Documents.

What is a Local Plan?

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.

Consultation Documents

Core Strategy and Policies:

Site Sheets:

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.

Policies Maps:

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

Supporting Documents

New Evidence Base documents for the Ipswich Local Review to 2036

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.

A summary of the formal representations received at Preferred Options can be viewed here and on the Consultation Module site.

Preferred Options Consultation (16th January 2019 – 13th March 2019)

How to comment

Public consultation notice.

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:

  • Customer Services Centre, Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich (weekdays 8.30am to 5.00pm); 
  • Ipswich County Library, Northgate Street, Ipswich (Mon, Weds, Thurs 9.00am to 6.00pm; Tues, Fri 9.00am to 7.00pm; Sat 8.30am to 5.00pm and Sun 10.00am to 4.00pm); and
  • Grafton House Reception, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich (Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5.00pm.

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:

  • The submission of the Publication Draft Ipswich Local Plan Review to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for independent examination
  • Publication of the Planning Inspector's Report on the Ipswich Local Plan Review
  • Adoption of the Ipswich Local Plan Review

What happens to representations

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

Consultation events

Officers will be on hand to answer questions at various drop-in exhibitions which will be held as follows:

Venue

Date and Time

Castle Hill Community Centre

Highfield Road, IP1 6DG

Monday 3rd February 2020

5pm-7pm

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 Development Plan Documents

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.

Privacy Notice

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.