Planning applications and pre-application advice

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Planning application forms and fees, advice and guidance, how to search and comment on planning applications.

As part of the Council’s Corporate Strategy to make Ipswich ‘a financially sustainable council providing good quality services’, we have launched a review of our pre-application advice service.

The aim of this review is to maximise the high quality of development that we see come forward, whilst balancing this with our ability to ensure that the Planning Department is well resourced to enable speed of delivery and value for all our customers.

What is the Local Validation List?

The adopted Ipswich Borough Council Local Validation List sets out all the information that Ipswich Borough Council require to be submitted prior to a planning application being validated. The Local Validation List comprises a list of documents and guidance that explains when each document is required to ensure that planning applications and other applications are supported by sufficient detailed information.

You can apply for planning permission online via the Planning Portal website; alternatively you can print and return one of our application forms.
The Planning and Development Committee meets regularly to consider major planning applications and decisions.
The procedure for Listed Building Consent is similar to that for planning permission.
Planning applications registered in the past four weeks are available to download.
What is the Suffolk Coast Recreational Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy (RAMS)?
Fees payable for planning applications and pre-application advice.