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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.

The applicant has the right of appeal to the Government against refusals.
Applications are progressed so that a decision can be made within the statutory 8-week period. Currently 80% of applications are dealt with in this period.
How to submit your objections in the form of a petition.
Ipswich Borough Council has adopted a Local Validation List, which outlines all the information that is required to accompany planning and related applications.
The Council has prepared a number of draft planning briefs for the residential development of sites around Ipswich.
The type of application is revealed by the suffix lettering in its reference number.
A wide variety of leaflets are available to download. Alternatively hard copies can be obtained from the Town Planning team.
Guidance on a number of key areas.
This guidance has been prepared for the purpose of assisting developers required to submit Flood Evacuation Plans (FEP) to fulfil Planning Condition requirements associated with property development within the flood plain of Ipswich.
A developers' guide to the standards of refuse collection within the Borough of Ipswich.

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Ipswich Borough Council,
Development Management,
3W Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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01473 432913