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Proposed Submission Core Strategy and Policies Development Plan Document Review

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FOREWORD

Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk, and its largest urban centre.

The Council believes that the planning of our town is one of our key roles and as such we are very pleased to set out our vision, objectives and strategy for the future development of Ipswich. It is vital that we manage and guide the development of the town to increase its vibrancy, and to protect and enhance its key assets. We need to ensure changes benefit the town's existing residents, businesses and visitors.

This is a review of the Council's Core Strategy and Policies document which sets our policies for the future development of the town and forms part of the Ipswich Local Plan.

There are many challenges ahead associated with the development of Ipswich. This document is the key strategy document that will help shape that development. We look forward to working with our partners to implement the strategy contained within the adopted Core Strategy and Policies document and this subsequent review.

We would welcome any comments you might have on this document. Please would you ensure that your comments are received by the Council by 5pm on Thursday 5th March 2015 at the latest? Comments received after this date will not be considered.

We appreciate that not everyone will want to read all of the documentation and that some people would welcome the opportunity to discuss issues with Council officers. To find out more please see the Council's website www.ipswich.gov.uk/localplan or contact the Planning Policy team at the Council via planningandregeneration@ipswich.gov.uk or telephone number 01473 432937.

Councillor Carole Jones

Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Planning

November 2014

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