Tuesday 8th January 2019 6.00 pm

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Unconfirmed Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 27 November 2018.


To Confirm or Vary the Order of Business


Declarations of Interest


E/18/43 Council Housing Rents and Service Charge Levels 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Neil MacDonald


To ask Executive to recommend to Council a 1% reduction in 2019/20 for housing rents, an increase to garage rents equal to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) plus 1%, and a change to sheltered scheme specific service and utility charges.

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E/18/44 Urban Character Study Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) pdf icon PDF 420 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Carole Jones


The purpose of this report is to explain the proposed draft Urban Character Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs). 5 of the 8 Urban Character SPDs were adopted over 2014-2015.


In accordance with the Urban Character SPDs already adopted, the proposed draft SPDs identify assets and characteristics that are valued as distinctive elements of the townscape of Ipswich and give different neighbourhoods their individual character. They will enable valued characteristics to be taken into account when changes affecting an area are proposed as part of a planning application and will ensure that development and change reinforces local distinctiveness.


The Executive is asked to approve the draft documents for the purposes of public consultation, preparatory to its adoption as the final elements of the SPD. Following the consultation, and subject to the necessary revisions, a final draft of the documents will be referred to Executive and full Council for approval and adoption as a Supplementary Planning Document.

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E/18/45 Contaminated Land Strategy pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Alasdair Ross


This report summarises the review of the current Contaminated Land Strategy 2013 - 2018 and proposes that the new Strategy is approved for 2019.

There is a legal duty on the Council to have a Contaminated Land Strategy under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The report and accompanying strategy detail how Ipswich Borough Council will deal with contaminated land.

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E/18/46 HEARS Services and Charges Review pdf icon PDF 232 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Alasdair Ross


This report sets out the background, explores options and makes recommendations following a review of the HEARS service and the associated charges.  It recommends Executive agree to the proposed changes in order to ensure the Council continues to provide an efficient, effective service.


E/18/47 Ipswich Museum - Inspiring a New Generation pdf icon PDF 251 KB

This report updates Executive on progress made in respect of the redevelopment of Ipswich Museum. It seeks approval:

·         to accept a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Development Grant of £461,600;

·         to accept funds raised by the Friends of Ipswich Museum of £10,000;

·         to commit match funding of £300,000 in order to develop a Stage 2 application to HLF.

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Exclusion of Public

To consider excluding the public (including the Press) from the meeting during consideration of the following items under Regulation 21 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2000 as it is likely that if members of the public were present during these items there would be disclosure to them of exempt information falling within paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).



Unconfirmed Exempt Minutes from Previous Meeting