Ipswich Local Plan Review 2018-2036 Publication of the Inspectors Report

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The Ipswich Borough Council Local Plan Review 2018-2036 was submitted for Examination on 10 June 2020. Karen Baker DipTP MA DipMP MRTPI and Mike Hayden BSc(Hons) DipTP MRTPI were appointed to hold an independent Examination of the Ipswich Borough Council Local Plan Review. The Examination Hearing sessions were held between 24 November and 16 December 2020. Consultation on Main Modifications to the Plan took place between 29 July 2021 and 23 September 2021.

The Inspectors’ Report into the Ipswich Local Plan Review 2018-2036 was received on 17 February 2022. The Inspectors have concluded that the Duty to Cooperate has been met and that, with the recommended Main Modifications set out in the Appendices to the Report, the Ipswich Local Plan Review 2018-2036 satisfies the requirements referred to in Section 20(5)(a) of the 2004 Act and is ‘sound’.

Inspection of Documents

In accordance with Regulation 25 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the following documents have been made available by the Council for inspection, electronically and in hard copy:



Hard copies of the documents listed above are also available to view in person at the following locations:

  • Grafton House Reception, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich (Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5pm) – by appointment only*;
  • Ipswich County Library, Northgate Street, Ipswich (Mon, Weds, Thurs 9am to 6pm; Tues, Fri 9am to 7pm; Sat 8.30am to 5pm and Sun 10am to 4pm); and
  • Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich (Mon-Sat 10am to 4pm).

*To view the documents at the Council’s Offices, Grafton House, please call 01473 432019 or email planningpolicy@ipswich.gov.uk to arrange viewing.

Please note that the Inspectors' Report is available for information only and comments or views are not invited.

The Full Council is scheduled to consider the adoption of the Ipswich Local Plan Review 2018-2036 at its meeting on 23 March 2022.

Notice of Publication

A copy of the Notice of Publication of the Inspectors' Report into the Ipswich Local Plan Review 2018-2036 is available below:

Contact us

For further information, please contact the Planning Policy Team.

Email: planningpolicy@ipswich.gov.uk

Telephone: 01473 432019