Supplementary Planning Documents

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


Air quality is a key planning consideration. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) expects planning policies and decisions to help improve air quality in their local areas. 

A summary of the adopted Ipswich Borough Council SPDs and developing SPDs.
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.
View the adopted version of the SPD (approved by Council 22nd March 2017) and associated adoption statement
The Development and Archaeology SPD highlights the considerations and processes for the management of archaeological remains through the development process.
The Council commissioned a sustainability appraisal of the Northern Fringe Area Development Brief Supplementary Planning Document issues and Options from Hyder Consulting (UK) Limited.
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.


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