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Submission of the Ipswich Local Plan for Examination: Core Strategy Review and Site Allocations and Policies

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Regulation 22 (3) of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

On 14th December 2015 Ipswich Borough Council submitted its Local Plan for Examination, which consists of the following two development plan documents (DPDs):

  • Core Strategy and Policies Development Plan Document review; and
  • Site Allocations and Policies (incorporating IP-One Area Action Plan) Development Plan Document.

The Council undertook public consultation on its proposed submission versions of the two documents between 12th December 2014 and 5th March 2015. As a result of changes to national planning policy and guidance, and a number of responses received during this consultation, the Council undertook public consultation on Pre-Submission Main Modifications between 9th October and 23rd November 2015.

Copies of the representations from these consultations are available to view via the Ipswich Local Plan consultation system.

The following documents have been submitted:

  • Proposed Submission Core Strategy and Policies DPD review (Nov 2014);
  • Proposed Submission Core Strategy and Policies DPD review Pre Submission Main Modifications (Sep 2015);
  • Proposed Submission Core Strategy and Policies DPD review Pre Submission Additional Modifications (Sep 2015);
  • Proposed Submission Site Allocations and Policies (incorporating IP-One Area Action Plan) DPD (Nov 2014);
  • Proposed Submission Site Allocations and Policies (incorporating IP-One Area Action Plan) DPD Pre Submission Main Modifications (Sep 2015);
  • Proposed Submission Site Allocations and Policies (incorporating IP-One Area Action Plan) DPD Additional Modifications (Sep 2015);
  • Two Policies Maps for Ipswich Borough including an IP-One Area Inset Map;
  • Associated Inset Plans (1-6) for the development plan documents;
  • Sustainability Appraisal reports;
  • Habitats Regulations Assessment reports;
  • Consultation Statements;
  • Equalities Impact Assessment;
  • Soundness Self-Assessment Checklist;
  • Legal Compliance Self-Assessment Checklist;
  • Statement of Compliance with the Duty to Co-operate;
  • Statement of Community Involvement for Ipswich Review;
  • Supporting documents relevant to the preparation of the DPDs.

These documents can be viewed via the Core Document Library.

The Submission notice sets out the details of submission including where and when paper copies of the documents listed above can be viewed.

Inspector Malcolm Rivett BA (Hons) MSc MRTPI has been appointed to examine the soundness of the submitted plans. The council has appointed an independent Programme Officer whose contact details are shown below. All contact with the Inspector is made via the Programme Officer.

Mrs Annette Feeney
Programme Officer
c/o Ipswich Borough Council
Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich
Suffolk IP1 2DE
annette.feeney@ipswich.gov.uk
Tel: 01473 432006
Mobile: 07775 771026

It is anticipated that hearings will be held in spring 2016.

Correspondence and updates relating to the examination can be viewed on the Local Plan Examination page.