The report requests approval from the Executive to adopt the Town Centre and Waterfront Public Realm Strategy Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).
The SPD identifies a strategy for the enhancement of public spaces within Ipswich town centre, including the Waterfront. This includes streets, squares, quaysides, pedestrian spaces and green spaces. The strategy recommends a list of priority projects based on criteria such as cost and deliverability, and sets out some design parameters for the priority projects (though it does not provide detailed designs). Finally, it provides design guidance for the key elements of good public realm design, such as choice of paving, street furniture design and choice of street trees. It will support the implementation of adopted Ipswich Core Strategy policies DM5 and CS2, and Ipswich Vision.
Decision type: Key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards affected: Alexandra; Bridge; Gipping; Holywells; St Margaret's; Westgate;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/05/2019
Decision due: 9 Jul 2019 by Executive
No change since last plan
Lead member: Portfolio Holder: Planning & Museums
Contact: Mike Taylor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01473 432000.
The draft SPD has been through a series of 3 stakeholder consultations and workshops prior to drafting the SPD. Public consultation was undertaken in Jan/Feb 2019.
The draft document has been amended to include comments where necessary.
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