Planning and Building Control

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Information on planning applications, policy documents, conservation, building regulations, land charges and more.

Please contact the following numbers directly for more information:

  • Building Control: 01473 432951
  • Development Control (Planning): 01473 432913
  • Planning Policy: 01473 432019

Ipswich Borough Council continues to operate its Town Planning and Building Control services in line with Government advice.

How we name new streets and number the properties within them. Also, what to do if you wish to change the name of your house or report a damaged street name plate.
How to use Ipswich Borough Council's GIS maps.
The Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 requires local authorities as part of their statutory duties to keep and maintain registers of people who are interested in self-build or custom build housing projects in their area.
You must apply to your local planning authority before you carry out works on trees if they are protected - that is if they are covered by a Tree Preservation Order or are located in a conservation area.

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