Issue details

Ipswich Local Plan Review - Publication of Final Draft Local Plan for public consultation

The Preferred Options Version of the draft Local Plan was subject to public consultation from January to March 2019. The comments received have now been considered and a final publication draft Local Plan Review prepared setting out the Council’s planning policies and site allocations up to 2036.


The report will set out the changes proposed to the emerging Ipswich Local Plan in the light of that consultation and to reflect changes in national planning policy and Government guidance. It will provide a summary of the main issues raised by the responses to the Preferred Options consultation carried out under regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.  It will also indicate how those issues have been taken into account. 


If approved by Council, the Final Draft Local Plan will be published and representations on its soundness invited from the public between August and October 2019 (regulations 19 and 20).

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/04/2019

Decision due: 29 Oct 2019 by Executive

No change since last plan

Lead member: Portfolio Holder: Planning & Museums

Contact: Sally Minns Email: Tel: 01473 432000.

Consultation process

The Preferred Options version of the draft Ipswich Local Plan went to public consultation between Wednesday 16 January and Wednesday 13 March 2019. The Final Draft Local Plan will be subject to a further public consultation (between August and October 2019), once it has been approved to do so by Full Council.


Portfolio Holder for Planning & Museums

Chief Operating Officer

Head of Development

Legal Services

Financial Services

Agenda items

Background papers

  • Adopted Ipswich Local Plan February 2017;  
  • Ipswich Local Plan Review Issues and Options - August 2017;  
  • Ipswich Local Plan Preferred Options Draft version – November 2018;  
  • National Planning Policy Framework February 2019;  
  • Amended Government Planning Practice Guidance;  
  • Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012;  
  • Statement of Community Involvement for Ipswich Review, March 2018;  
  • Executive Report E/18/32 Ipswich Local Plan Review Preferred Options, 27 November 2018;  
  • Ipswich Local Development Scheme, February 2019