Issue details

Ipswich Local Plan Review Preferred Options - Strategic Cross-Boundary Issues

Work has been progressing in the Ipswich Housing Market Area with the authorities of Babergh, Mid Suffolk and Suffolk Coastal District Councils and Ipswich Borough Council to jointly commission evidence studies and prepare the joint or aligned Local Plan reviews.

Key strategic issues are being considered through the Ipswich Strategic Planning Area Board (formerly the Ipswich Policy Area) and the mechanism of a draft Statement of Common Ground between the authorities and Suffolk County Council.  This report seeks approval of the revised terms of reference for the Ipswich Strategic Planning Area Board, and endorsement of the key parameters identified through the joint evidence base and draft Statement of Common Ground, as the basis for drafting the Ipswich Borough Council Local Plan Preferred Options document for public consultation in October.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/03/2018

Decision due: 7 Aug 2018 by Executive

No change since last plan

Lead member: Portfolio Holder: Planning & Museums

Contact: Sarah Barker Email: Tel: 01473 432000.

Consultation process

Portfolio Holder for Development

Chief Operating Officer

Head of Development

Legal Services

Financial Services


The plan has been prepared following wide public consultation on issues and options in 2017.  The plan will be published for public consultation lasting at least eight weeks.

Agenda items

Background papers

  • Adopted Ipswich Local Plan February 2017;  
  • Ipswich Local Plan Review Issues and Options August 2017;  
  • Ipswich Statement of Community Involvement Review March 2014;  
  • Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012