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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 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.
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.

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