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Future of Ipswich – have your say!

Published9th January 2020

The final round of public consultation on Ipswich’s planning blueprint will start next week. 

The final draft Local Plan, which is aligned with those of neighbouring councils, sets out how development will take place in the town over the next 16 years.

Many people have already had their say on a wide range of issues but the Plan is now being finalised to go before a government inspector to approve – and Ipswich Borough Council needs to demonstrate it has got it right!

That is why the Council is urging residents, businesses and developers to have another look at the Plan and have their say. Even if people have commented before, if they don’t make any comments at this stage they lose the right to put their case to the Planning Inspector.

The public consultation will begin on Wednesday 15th January and run until Wednesday 26th February.

Officers will be discussing the Plan with residents at events across Ipswich at the following venues:

  • Wednesday 15th January from 6.15pm - Central Area Committee, Christ Church, Langston Hall, Tacket Street IP4 1AU
  • Thursday 16th January from 5.45pm - SW Area Committee, Gipping Room, Grafton House, Russell Road IP1 2DE
  • Tuesday 21st January 2020 5pm-7pm Cliff Lane Primary School, Cliff Lane, Ipswich IP3 0PL
  • Thursday 23rd January from 6.45pm - NE Area Committee, Ransomes Sports Pavilion, Sidegate Ave, Ipswich IP4 4JJ
  • Monday 3rd February 5pm-7pm - Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road, IP1 6DG
  • Friday 7th February 1pm-7pm Pickwick Room, Ipswich Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DH
  • Saturday 8th February 10am-5pm Pickwick Room, Ipswich Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DH

You will also be able to have your say online at www.ipswich.gov.uk/currentconsultations. Copies will also be available at the County Library (reference section), the Customer Services Centre at the Town Hall and at Grafton House Reception.

Any enquiries about this consultation should be directed to Ipswich Borough Council Planning Policy via e-mail (planningpolicy@ipswich.gov.uk) or by telephone on 01473 432019.

Councillor Carole Jones, the Borough Council’s planning portfolio-holder, said: “The future of Ipswich is something that affects us all – please have your say on this key plan.”


For further comment:

Cllr Carole Jones, tel: 07824 430158

Cllr Ian Fisher, opposition Conservative Group Leader, tel: 07702 038029

Cllr Inga Lockington, opposition Liberal Democrat Group Leader, tel: 01473 213444