CLOSED: Ipswich Local Plan Review Final Draft Consultation

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Please note: This consultation is now closed

Ipswich Borough Council recently consulted 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.

Public Consultation

Public consultation notice.

The Council undertook a public consultation from Wednesday 15th January until  Monday 2nd March 2020. 

The Council sough representations 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. 

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)

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.