Sustainability Appraisal of Ipswich Garden Suburb SPD

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The Council commissioned a sustainability appraisal of the Ipswich Garden Suburb Development Brief Supplementary Planning Document from Hyder Consulting (UK) Limited. The sustainability appraisal includes strategic environmental assessment under European Directive 2001/42/EC.

This is not a statutory requirement but was carried out with a view to highlighting the most sustainable options for the SPD in social, economic and environmental terms.

The first stage in sustainability appraisal is to 'scope' relevant plans and programmes that may affect the preparation of the supplementary planning document. Thus a Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report was prepared in September 2012.

An Initial Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal Report, which focused on assessing options, followed in January 2013, with a full Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Report and accompanying Non-Technical Summary produced in November 2013. This was reviewed and an Addendum to the Sustainability Report produced in September 2014.

Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SA/SEA)

Additionally a Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SA/SEA) of the SPD has been undertaken for the Council by Hyder Consulting. This reports on an on-going process of review that has helped inform the choices made in the draft SPD in terms of sustainability.

Previous Consultation

The Council undertook a call for ideas public consultation on the scope and context of the Ipswich Garden Suburb SPD in 2012. This was followed up by a public consultation on Draft Ipswich Garden Suburb SPD and associated SA/SEA between Monday 13th January and Monday 10th March 2014. The Council adopted an Interim Guidance version of the SPD in September 2014. These documents are available to download below:

Inspection of adoption documents

Links to the adopted version of the SPD and associated adoption statement are available below:

  • Ipswich Garden Suburb SPD
  • Adoption Statement

You can also view these documents at the following locations:

  • Customer Services Centre, Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich (Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5.00pm)
  • Ipswich County Library, Northgate Street, Ipswich (Mon, Weds, Thurs 9am to 6pm; Tues, Fri 9am to 7pm; Saturdays 8.30am to 5pm and Sundays 10am to 4pm)
  • Grafton House Reception, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich (Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5.00pm)


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