Tuesday 19th March 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Gipping Room - Grafton House. View directions

Contact: Ainsley Gilbert  01473 432510

Note: Please note that this meeting will now be held in the Gipping Room. 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Unconfirmed Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 March 2019.


To Confirm or Vary the Order of Business


Declarations of Interest


E/18/65 Article 4 Direction - Houses in Multiple Occupation pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Carole Jones


The purpose of this report is to seek approval for the introduction of an Article 4 Direction which would remove existing permitted development rights for material changes of use from Dwellinghouses (Use Class C3) to Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) (Use Class C4), which would otherwise not require planning permission.


The proposals are to instruct the necessary background research and then consult on an Article 4 Direction across the entire borough.

Additional documents:


E/18/66 Improving Ipswich's Public Spaces Consultation Outcomes pdf icon PDF 594 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Carole Jones


The draft Ipswich Town Centre and Waterfront Public Realm Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is a strategy for improving the public realm quality of the Ipswich Town Centre and Waterfront.  This draft SPD has been subject to a six week long public consultation exercise, which culminated on 27th February 2019.  Alongside and associated to this, the council undertook a public consultation exercise on Improving Ipswich’s Public Spaces, which sought public opinion in relation to four specific sites and  an order of preference as to their improvement. The four spaces subject of the consultation were Arras Square; Princes Street Bridge; Major’s Corner; and extensions to the Cornhill. The public were also offered an option for voting for an ‘other’ location.


This report sets out the findings of the public consultation on Arras Square, Princes Street Bridge, Majors Corner and extensions to the Cornhill and seeks authorisation to proceed with one or more schemes.


E/18/67 Report of the Constitution Working Group on Proposed Changes to the Constitution pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Martin Cook


This report outlines work undertaken by the Constitution Working Group (CWG) in February and March 2019 and provides Executive with the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes before they are submitted to Council for adoption.

Additional documents:


E/18/68 Reserved Matters for Handford Homes Limited pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor David Ellesmere


Ipswich Borough Council is the shareholder for a number of companies. When deciding to incorporate each company, Executive reserved some matters to itself rather than allowing the Board to deal with them.


Reserved Matter 19 for Handford Homes is “The appointment or removal or any change in the scope of authority of any director who is also a Councillor”. This matter is reserved to Executive, not to its representative.


E/18/69 Princes Street Update pdf icon PDF 278 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor David Ellesmere


This report provides an update on progress and plans for the elements of the Princes Street Enterprise Zone west of Princes Street.


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 of Previous Meeting


E/18/70 Disposal of land at Sproughton Enterprise Park, North West Ipswich

Portfolio Holder – Councillor David Ellesmere