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Public Consultation: Ipswich Local Plan Review Preferred Options

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Ipswich Borough Council is consulting on the Ipswich Local Plan Review Preferred Options, consisting of two documents: the Core Strategy and Policies Development Plan Document (DPD) Review Preferred Options and the Site Allocations and Policies (incorporating IP-One Area action Plan) DPD Review Preferred Options.    

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

The consultation will run for eight weeks starting at 9am on Wednesday 16th January and ending at 11.45pm on Wednesday 13th March 2019. 

The Council is seeking views on the:

  • Visions and objectives;
  • Core Strategy (‘CS’) policies;
  • Development Management (‘DM’) policies; and 
  • Site allocation (‘SP’) policies

Inspection of documents (Venues)

The documents listed above are available for inspection on the Council’s website (www.ipswich.gov.uk/consultations) and at the following locations:

  • The Customer Services Centre, Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich (weekdays 8.30am to 5.00pm); 
  • The 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); 
  • Grafton House Reception, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich (Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5.00pm).

Public consultation notice (date of notice Wednesday 16th January).

Consultation Documents

The Local Plan Preferred Options Policies Map can be viewed interactively by using GIS Online and selecting Local Plan Preferred Options 2019 in the top right of the screen. A user guide is available.

Evidence Documents

This is a Local Plan Review and comments are invited on any aspect of the Core Strategy and Policies Development Plan Document (DPD) Review Preferred Options, or the Site Allocations and Policies (incorporating IP-One Area Action Plan) DPD Review Preferred Options.  However, as the DPDs have evolved from the adopted Local Plan documents, some respondents may find it helpful to see what has changed between the adopted 2017 version and this consultation version. Therefore, below are provided copies for download which show the changes to the adopted Local Plan in tracked form.  These are provided for information only.

Tracked Development Plan Documents

Consultation Events

Officers will be on hand to answer questions at the following dates and venues;

  • ‘Drop-in’ exhibitions will be held at Ipswich Town Hall in the Pickwick Room:
    • Saturday 26th January (10am – 4pm)
    • Thursday 14th February (10am – 4pm and 5:30pm – 8pm)

New Evidence Base documents for the Ipswich Local Plan Review to 2036

The Core Document Library contains the evidence used for the adopted Local Plan, but evidence which post-dates February 2017 is available on the New Evidence for the Ipswich Local Plan page.

How to comment

You can submit your comments electronically using the Council’s online consultation module, or by email to planningpolicy@ipswich.gov.uk using the comments form, below.

Paper copies of the comments form will also be available at the venues listed above. 

Comments must be received no later than 11.45pm on Wednesday 13th March 2019.

Issues and Options Consultation (Friday 18th August – 30th October 2017)

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

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 contact details. 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. 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.

We will hold this information for 5 years (or until the plan preparation process and legal challenge period is complete if longer) and will contact you again before this period expires to see if you wish to continue to take part in other planning consultations.  For further information about how we use your data please visit www.ipswich.gov.uk/privacy