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Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) provide guidance on applying Local Plan policies.

A summary of the adopted Ipswich Borough Council SPDs and developing SPDs.
The Ipswich Garden Suburb SPD provides a guide for the coordinated development of the Ipswich Garden Suburb area. The SPD sets out a vision for the Ipswich Garden Suburb and identifies the infrastructure and strategies needed to ensure the comprehensive delivery of the development.
The Suffolk Coast RAMS SPD has been prepared to support the implementation of the Suffolk Coast Recreational Disturbance Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy (Suffolk Coast RAMS) commissioned jointly by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, East Suffolk Council and Ipswich Borough Council.
The Development and Archaeology SPD highlights the considerations and processes for the management of archaeological remains through the development process.
The adopted Public Open Space SPD covers ten different types or typologies of public open space.
This Supplementary Planning Document gives advice on shopfront design and explain the Council's policies.
The Cycling Strategy SPD gives guidance on providing cycle routes, parking and storage in new developments.
The Space and Design Guidelines Supplementary Planning Document provides guidance for anyone intending to extend their home, developing land within the boundaries of their property or developing small infill or backland sites
The Urban Character SPD provides design guidance to support the implementation of adopted Core Strategy policies CS2 and DM5, which aim to protect and enhance the special character and distinctiveness of Ipswich.
Ipswich Borough Council adopted a Development and Flood Risk Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on 18th September 2013.


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