The Ipswich Urban Character Supplementary Planning Document applies to the entire area of Ipswich Borough, with the exception of designated conservation areas, and the area of the Ipswich Garden Suburb. It is divided into eight urban character areas, the boundaries of which are defined by their shared urban character. For each area, the SPD analyses the built character and other environmental factors such as biodiversity, and provides guidance to help ensure that new development supports the local distinctiveness of the area. It will support the implementation of adopted Ipswich Core Strategy policies DM5 and CS2.
SPD chapters for five of the urban character areas have already been adopted by the Council: i) Norwich Road, ii) Parks, iii) Valley, iv) California, v) South West (Chantry, Stoke Park and Maidenhall).
The report will be seeking approval from the Executive to undertake consultation on the draft chapters for the remaining three areas: i) Castle Hill, Whitehouse and Whitton, ii) North East, iii) South East.
Decision type: Key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards affected: Bixley; Castle Hill; Gainsborough; Holywells; Priory Heath; Rushmere; St John's; Whitehouse; Whitton;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/11/2018
Decision due: 8 Jan 2019 by Executive
No change since last plan
Lead member: Portfolio Holder: Development & Museums
Contact: Rebecca Styles Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01473 432000.
The three chapters of the Ipswich Urban Character SPD (Castle Hill/Whitehouse/Whitton; North-East; South-East) will be subject to a single phase of consultation to invite comments on the draft SPDs.
Portfolio Holder for Development & Museums
Chief Operating Officer
Head of Development