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.

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.
Information on who holds the responsibility for flooding in Ipswich and who to contact with drainage problems.

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Contact Details

Ipswich Borough Council,
Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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01473 432000