Community involvement helps to ensure that planning policies and decisions on planning applications are effective and reflect the needs of the local area. For this reason, the council is committed to ensuring that all sections of the community understand how they can engage in the planning process.
The Ipswich Statement of Community Involvement sets out how Ipswich Borough Council will engage with the community and other consultees in respect of planning policies and planning applications.
The Statement of Community Involvement sets out:
The Statement of Community Involvement was updated in 2018 to reflect current legislative requirements and now takes account of the provisions set out in Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 and General Data Protection Regulations 2018. The Statement of Community Involvement puts in place more effective means of community engagement and makes the most efficient use of Council resources.
You can inspect these documents at Ipswich County Library, the Customer Services Centre, Town Hall and Grafton House Reception. See Notice of Adoption for further details.