CLOSED: Ipswich Local Plan Review Preferred Options Consultation

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Ipswich Borough Council recently 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 Council undertook a public consultation from Wednesday 16th January until Wednesday 13th March 2019. 

The Council is sought views on the:

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

Consultation Documents

Public consultation notice (Date of notice Wednesday 16th January 2019)

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 Map

Strategic Environmental Assessment, Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulation Assessment

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

Topic Papers

Topic papers highlight the information, evidence and feedback that has informed the choices made in formulating the draft policies.

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

These are tracked changes versions of the two main documents. This has been included to demonstrate the changes between the adopted 2017 Local Plan Review and the proposed Preferred Options Local Plan Review.

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.

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.

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