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.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge that could be set against some types of new development in the Borough.
Although the Council recognises the preparation of a CIL in its Local Development Scheme (October 2015), due to the publication of the Housing White Paper ‘Fixing our Broken Housing Market’ and the Government’s commitment to review the current system of developer contributions, work on a CIL has been put on hold and future infrastructure funding will be considered through the preparation of a new Local Plan to 2036.
Authority Monitoring Reports (AMRs) (formerly known as Annual Monitoring Reports) review progress on local development document preparation and monitor the outputs and implementation of current policies.
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.