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Retail studies, employment land availability, wildlife audits, and other technical reports.

About Employment Land Availability reports and how to source available commercial properties in Ipswich.
Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council have undertaken a joint Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) as part of the evidence base for their emerging Local Plans.
Supplementary Planning Guidance is produced by the Council to supplement Local Plan policies, providing further details on how Local Plan policies should be interpreted or applied in practice.
The Council undertakes surveys each year to monitor the types of uses and number of vacant units within the Central Shopping Area and the District and Local Centres.
In 2012 the Council commissioned Suffolk Wildlife Trust Trading Limited to update the Ipswich Wildlife Audit from 2000. The audit has been carried out over two years and was completed in autumn 2013.
A Borough-wide retail and commercial leisure needs assessment.
The Council has prepared a number of draft planning briefs for the residential development of sites around Ipswich.
Ipswich Borough Council's Level 2 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment was published in May 2011.
The Suffolk Haven Gateway Employment Land Review (SHGELR) was commissioned by the Haven Gateway Partnership, on behalf of Ipswich Borough Council, Suffolk Coastal and Babergh District Councils, and Suffolk County Council, as part of the evidence base for the emerging Local Development Framework.
The Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) is a piece of research aimed at estimating housing need and demand.

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

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