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The Planning Policy Team prepares and reviews a wide range of strategic planning documents, including the Ipswich Local Plan, which are used in the long-term planning of the Borough and in the determination of planning applications.

Ipswich Borough Council continues to operate its Town Planning and Building Control services, in line with Government advice. The Planning Policy Team are progressing with the Local Plan submission and carrying out further required work on the Statements of Common Ground with various parties, and the final documents for the evidence base.

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the Council's project plan for the preparation of documents that together will form the Ipswich Local Plan.
An Ipswich Strategic Planning Area (formerly the Ipswich Policy Area) has been identified in order to deal with cross boundary planning issues.
The Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) provides information on all aspects of the planning department's performance.
Brownfield land is land that has been previously developed. The Government is keen that local councils maximise the use of previously developed land for new housing and are aware of all such sites within their boundaries.
Sources of information available on neighbourhood planning.
The Statement of Community Involvement for Ipswich sets out how Ipswich Borough Council will engage the community and other consultees in the planning process.

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Ipswich Borough Council,
Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432000