Supplementary Planning Documents

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

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.
The Local List SPD and revisions identify buildings and structures, which are of local architectural and historic interest or make a significant contribution to the character and appearance of the town, but do not meet the criteria for statutory listing.
The Ipswich Town Centre and Waterfront Public Realm SPD provides design guidance for the renewal of Ipswich town centre’s public spaces, including the waterfront quays and green spaces within the central area.


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