Issue details

Ipswich Town Centre and Waterfront Public Realm Strategy Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

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: mike.taylor@ipswich.gov.uk Tel: 01473 432000.

Consultation process

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.

 

Portfolio Holder for Planning and Museums

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Agenda items

Background papers

  • Executive report outlining the pre-consultation Draft Town Centre and Waterfront Public Realm Strategy Supplementary Planning Document (SPD);  
  • Adopted Core Strategy and Policies development plan document 2017;  
  • National Planning Policy Framework 2017