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Appendix E

Assessments of Site Allocations


Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP152 Airport Farm Kennels

Greenfield

7.37

Employment land

A site for longer term development subject to access improvements. Suitable for B1 (excluding office use B1a), B2 or B8 and appropriate employment-generating sui generis. Development will be subject to the preparation of a development brief to address matters including the AONB. The feasibility of Park and Ride will be explored by the Council.

IP141a Land at Future Park, Nacton Road

Greenfield

4.82

Employment land

Suitable for employment uses B1b, B1c, B2, B8 and appropriate sui generis uses as defined through policy DM25.

IP150a Areas U, V & W, Ravenswood

Greenfield

2.23

94 dwellings

Has outline planning permission. It will require a condition relating to archaeological investigation attached to any planning consent. Development should also link into cycling and pedestrian route networks.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP152

+

IP152 and IP141a would provide new employment land in proximity to residents, which may help to alleviate local rates of deprivation.

IP150a would situate new residents adjacent to an existing community in proximity to key services and amenities – social exclusion is unlikely.

IP152

+

S-LT

M

IP141a

+

IP141a

+

S-LT

M

IP150a

+

IP150a

+

S-LT

M

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP152

O

IP150a would deliver 94 new dwellings.

IP152 and IP141a would have no discernible impact on housing.

Suitable provision should be made for affordable homes.

IP152

O

N/A

L

IP141a

O

IP141a

O

N/A

L

IP150a

+

IP150a

+

LT

L

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP152

-

IP152 and IP141a are allocated for employment land (B1, B2 or B8) and therefore may pose a risk of pollution for existing nearby residents.

IP150a would situate new residents 500m south west of Ravenswood Medical Practice, within 500m of open spaces and the countryside and adjacent to an existing community. The Site's proximity to services and facilities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

Sites IP152 and IP141a should be designed and laid out in a manner that helps to avoid and minimise air, noise and light pollution for nearby residents. Green infrastructure should be incorporated into the development to assist with this.

IP152

-

N/A

L

IP141a

-

IP141a

-

N/A

L

IP150a

++

IP150a

++

S-LT

L

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP152

-

IP152 and IP141a would result in the loss of greenfield land near existing employment areas, which could be seen as a reduction in the quality of the surrounding area for workers. IP152 would situate new workers adjacent to the A14, which would be likely to be a source of noise, air and light pollution.

IP150a would situate new residents in a location that avoids poor noise, air or light pollution and where the quality of homes could be very high.

The proposed development at IP152 and IP141a should seek to incorporate a high-quality design and infrastructure, with existing infrastructure preserved as much as possible. Where feasible at IP152, offices and businesses should be set as far back from the A14 as possible. GI should be incorporated into all sites to help screen potential light and noise pollution and filter out air pollutants.

IP152

-

S-LT

M

IP141a

-

IP141a

+

S-LT

M

IP150a

+

IP150a

+

S-LT

M

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP152

+

The provision of employment land at IP152 and IP141a and the subsequent creation of jobs at the site could potentially provide new employees with an opportunity to learn new skills

IP150a would situate new residents within 500m of Ravenswood Primary School and within 600m of Ipswich Academy.

IP152

+

N/A

L

IP141a

+

IP141a

+

N/A

L

IP150a

++

IP150a

++

LT

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP152

-

IP141a coincides with some small ponds.

All three sites are within groundwater SPZ3 and each would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption in relation to existing levels.

To avoid contamination of groundwater, development should prevent potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP152

-

S-LT

M

S-LT

L

IP141a

--

IP141a

-

LT

M

IP150a

-

IP150a

-

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP152

-

All three sites would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution in relation to existing levels, in large part due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to bus links. Pedestrian and cycle access is somewhat limited for each site, particularly IP141a.The park and ride system being considered for IP51 could help to encourage a greater uptake of lower emission transport modes.

To reduce air pollution the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of electric car charging points could help to limit increases in road traffic emissions. In addition, cycling and pedestrian links should be incorporated into the development at all sites.

IP152

-

S-LT

M

IP141a

-

IP141a

-

S-LT

L

IP150a

-

IP150a

-

LT

M

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP152

-

Each site is greenfield, and they would therefore be expected to result in the permanent loss of soils.

Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase. Best efforts should be made to enable an efficient use of land that avoids unnecessary losses of soil and avoids unnecessary compaction and reduces the risk of erosion or contamination.

IP152

-

S-LT

L

IP141a

-

IP141a

-

S-LT

L

IP150a

-

IP150a

-

LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP152

-

The proposed Development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Opportunities for reusing buildings or materials would be lacking as the sites are greenfield.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP152

-

S-LT

L

IP141a

-

IP141a

-

S-LT

L

IP150a

-

IP150a

-

LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP152

-

The proposed Development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution and energy consumption in relation to existing levels, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to bus links and is relatively close to services/amenities/homes/jobs and this may help to limited increases in air pollution associated with traffic.

To reduce air pollution the development should be designed to maximise energy efficiency. Pedestrian and cycle access should be incorporated into development at each location.

IP152

-

S-LT

L

IP141a

-

IP141a

-

S-LT

L

IP150a

-

IP150a

-

LT

L

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP152

-

Each Site is in Flood Zone 1.

IP150a has a small area of high surface water flood risk in its northern section.

IP141a and IP152 have small areas at a medium risk of surface water flood risk.

Undertake a Flood Risk Assessment for the Site and the development should be designed to include green infrastructure and SUDS to reduce flood risk.

The area of IP50a at a high risk of surface water flooding is relatively small and it is considered to be likely that through a careful layout this area of land could be avoided.

IP152

-

S-LT

M

IP141a

-

IP141a

-

S-LT

M

IP150a

--

IP150a

-

LT

M

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP152

O

The proposed Development at each site would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the coast or estuaries.

IP152

O

N/A

L

IP141a

O

IP141a

O

N/A

L

IP150a

O

IP150a

O

N/A

L

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP152

-

120M west of IP150a is Brazier's Wood, Ponder Alder Carr and Meadows County Wildlife Site, which is also proposed as an LNR.

Each Site is currently greenfield. Development at IP150a and IP152 would reduce local habitat connectivity by increasing the distance between habitats.

Development at each location could potentially affect protected species as they contain existing structures.

Appropriate ecological surveys of each site should be conducted prior to development to establish the presence of priority species and habitats. Existing green infrastructure, particularly hedgerow and trees, within each site or delineating their perimeters, should be preserved as much as possible and incorporated into the development. Additional green infrastructure should be planted to help preserve the sites' wildlife corridor or stepping stone capacities, as part of a strategic network across the plan area and beyond.

IP152

-

S-LT

M

IP141a

-

IP141a

-

S-LT

M

IP150a

-

IP150a

-

LT

M

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP152

O

IP152 and IP150a would be unlikely to have a discernible effect on the historic environment.

The most western portion of IP141a is viewable from the Grade II Listed Building 'Terminal of Ipswich Airport'. The proposed development would result in the loss of greenfield land and potentially have an adverse impact on the setting of this sensitive heritage asset.

The proposed development at IP141a should seek to incorporate a high-quality design, vernacular architecture, screening and green infrastructure to help limit an alteration to the setting of the heritage asset.

IP152

O

S-LT

M

IP141a

-

IP141a

-

S-LT

M

IP150a

O

IP150a

O

LT

M

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctiveness of landscapes and townscapes

IP152

--

IP152 would result in the loss of a greenfield site that is adjacent to, and partially within, the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. The proposed development would be expected to have an adverse impact on the setting of the AONB. The requirement for a development brief considering this impact would be likely to help ensure mitigation is incorporated into the proposed development.

IP141a and IP50a are both greenfield sites that make a positive contribution to the local character. The proposed development at each site would result in the loss of greenfield land and could potentially alter the local character. However, IP50a would situate residential development adjacent to existing homes, and IP141a would situate employment land near existing employment land, and in each case adverse impacts on character would be likely to be minor.

Green Infrastructure (GI) should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site. This should be comprised of a diverse range of locally native species that help to make a positive contribution to the local character.

At IP152, GI should be employed in a manner that helps to preserve a relatively seamless character from the AONB to the Site and laid out in a manner that helps to preserve local landscape character, where feasible.

IP152

--

S-LT

M

IP141a

-

IP141a

-

S-LT

M

IP150a

-

IP150a

-

LT

M

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP152

++

IP152 and IP141a would provide new employment land in the Borough and help to make a positive contribution towards sustainable economic growth.

IP150a would situate new residents in proximity to a range of employment opportunities.

IP152

++

S-LT

L

IP141

++

IP141a

++

S-LT

L

IP150a

+

IP150a

+

LT

M

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP152

++

IP152 and IP141a would provide new employment land relatively close and accessible to central areas of the Borough.

IP150a would situate new residents in a location with good access to central areas of Ipswich, which could help provide a boost to retail services here.

IP152

++

S-LT

L

IP141

++

IP141a

++

S-LT

L

IP150a

+

IP150a

+

LT

M

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP152

+

Each site is situated on the south-eastern perimeter of Ipswich. Each site is within 500m of a bus stop.

Derby Road Railway Station is 2.3km north of IP141a, 2.6km north of IP151a and 3.2km north of IP152.

Each site would offer site users and residents excellent access to shops, services, employment areas, green open spaces and the countryside. Each site is accessible for pedestrians, cyclists and users of the strategic road network.

The feasibility of Park and Ride at IP152 will be explored by the Council.

Each site should provide residents and site users with good access to safe pedestrian and cycle links to central areas of the Borough.

IP152

+

S-LT

L

IP141

+

IP141a

+

S-LT

L

IP150a

+

IP150a

+

LT

L

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP152

+

As each Site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP152

+

S-LT

L

IP141

+

IP141a

+

S-LT

L

IP150a

+

IP150a

+

LT

L


Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP010a Coop Depot, Felixstowe Road

Brownfield

2.22ha

75 dwellings and community use

Land allocated for new homes with approximately 25% of the site allocated for an extension to Rosehill primary school.

IP010b Felixstowe Road

Brownfield

2.79ha

62 dwellings

Land allocated for residential use. Current use to be retained on 50% of the site.

IP116 St Clement's Hospital Grounds

Mix of brownfield and greenfield

11.85ha

196 dwellings

14/00721/OUT 196 dwellings outstanding at 01/04/2018 - Sports facilities would be retained or replaced. There are TPOs on site or nearby and it is adjacent to a local wildlife site (the golf course). Design and layout should support wildlife corridor functions. Bat and reptile surveys will be required prior to any vegetation clearance, and mitigation where appropriate.

Site is in an area of high archaeological potential. The proposed works will cause significant ground disturbance that have the potential to damage any archaeological deposit that exist. There is no objection in principle to development, but any permission will require a condition relating to archaeological investigation. Historic buildings would be assessed. Water infrastructure and /or treatment upgrades will be required to serve the proposed growth, or diversion of assets may be required.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP010a

+

The proposed development at each site would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

IP010a

+

S-LT

L

IP010b

+

IP010b

+

S-LT

L

IP116

+

IP116

+

S-LT

L

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP010a

+

IP010a would deliver 75 dwellings, IP010b would deliver 62 dwellings and IP116 would deliver 196 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP010a

+

S-LT

L

IP010b

+

IP010b

+

S-LT

L

IP116

+

IP116

+

S-LT

L

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP010a

++

Each site would be no more than 1.5km from Ipswich Hospital. IP010a and IP010b would be opposite Felixstowe Medical Centre. IP116 would be no more than 900m from the Felixstowe Medical Centre. Sports facilities would be retained or replaced.

Each site would have good access to green and open spaces at Racecourse Recreation Ground and St Clements Golf Club. The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

IP010a

++

S-LT

L

IP010b

++

IP010b

++

S-LT

L

IP116

++

IP116

++

S-LT

L

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP010a

-

IP010a and IP010b would situate new residents adjacent to the A1156, which would be expected to be a source of noise, air and light pollution.

All three sites are adjacent to the railway line which would also be expected to be a source of noise and light pollution.

The proposed development at each site should have a noise assessment. GI should be incorporated into all sites to help screen potential light and noise pollution and filter out air pollutants. New homes should be situated as far back from the main road as possible to help reduce the effects of pollution...

IP010a

-

S-LT

M

IP010b

-

IP010b

-

S-LT

M

IP116

-

IP116

-

S-LT

M

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP010a

++

IP010a would facilitate an extension to Rosehill Primary School. It is also 1km south west of Copleston High School.

IP010b would be within 500m of Rosehill Primary School and is 1km south west of Copleston High School.

IP116 is 600m south of Copleston High School and 800m north east of Rosehill Primary School.

IP010a

++

S-LT

M

IP010b

++

IP010b

++

S-LT

M

IP116

++

IP116

++

S-LT

M

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP010a

-

No waterways are within or adjacent to any of the sites. Each site is more than 100m from a waterway.

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

IP116 may necessitate improvements to water treatment works to support the quantity of development here.

To avoid contamination of groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP010a

-

S-LT

L

IP010b

-

IP010b

-

S-LT

L

IP116

-

IP116

-

S-LT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP010a

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution in relation to existing levels.

Access to public transport at each location is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport.

To reduce air pollution the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the Site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport.

IP010a

-

S-LT

L

IP010b

-

IP010b

-

S-LT

L

IP0116

-

IP0116

-

S-LT

L

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP010a

++

IP010a and IP010b are brownfield sites and would constitute an efficient use of land and potentially an opportunity to remediate contaminated land.

IP116 is a greenfield site and would result in the loss of potentially ecologically valuable soils, although these soils would not be BMV.

The proposed development should seek to make an efficient use of land where appropriate. Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase with best efforts made to reduce compaction, erosion and contamination of soils.

IP010a

++

S-LT

L

IP010b

++

IP010b

++

S-LT

L

IP0116

-

IP0116

-

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP010a

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are limited.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP010a

-

S-LT

M

IP010b

-

IP010b

-

S-LT

M

IP0116

-

IP0116

-

S-LT

M

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP010a

-

The construction and occupation of the proposed development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limited increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development at each site should incorporate sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP010a

-

S-LT

M

IP010b

-

IP010b

-

S-LT

M

IP116

-

IP116

-

S-LT

M

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP010a

-

Each site is in Flood Zone 1.

IP116 has a small area in its eastern perimeter at a high risk of surface water flooding.

IP010a and IP010b have small areas of land at a medium risk of surface water flooding.

It is considered to be likely that the proposed development at each site could avoid land at risk of flooding given the minor extent of such land in each case. Given the size of each site, a flood risk assessment may be required. SUDS should be incorporated.

IP010a

+

S-LT

L

IP010b

-

IP010b

+

S-LT

L

IP0116

--

IP0116

+

S-LT

M

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP010a

O

Each site would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the coast or estuaries.

IP010a

O

N/A

L

IP010b

O

IP010b

O

N/A

L

IP116

O

IP116

O

N/A

L

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP010a

O

IP010a and IP010b would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on biodiversity.

IP116 is adjacent to St Clements Hospital Grounds Local Wildlife Site, which is currently used as a golf course. The Site contains existing structures that could potentially be supporting protected species, which would be harmed by the proposed development.

A diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at IP010a and IP010b to help enhance their biodiversity value.

GI should be incorporated into IP116, including a diverse range of native species, distributed in a manner that helps to preserve and potentially enhance the wildlife corridor capacity of the Site.

Appropriate ecological surveys of IP116 should be conducted prior to development to establish the presence of protected species.

IP010a

+

S-LT

L

IP010b

O

IP010b

+

S-LT

L

IP116

-

IP116

-

S-LT

M

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP010a

O

200m west of IP010a is the Grade II Listed Building Church of St Bartholomew. Given the lay of the land and the existing presence of built form between IP010a and the church, impacts on the setting of this sensitive heritage asset would not be expected.

No heritage assets are within 300m of IP010b and IP116.

IP116 is in an area of high archaeological potential.

Archaeological investigation of IP116 should be conducted prior to development.

IP010a

O

N/A

L

IP010b

O

IP010b

O

N/A

L

IP116

-

IP116

-

N/A

L

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctiveness of landscapes and townscapes

IP010a

+

IP010a and IP010b are brownfield sites and the proposed development here may help to enhance the Site's contribution to the local character.

The proposed development at IP116 would result in the loss of greenfield land in addition to the re-development of brownfield land. Overall, it could potentially alter the local character.

IP116 should incorporate a high-quality design and GI to help ensure that the re-development of the brownfield land helps the site to make an improved contribution to the local character.

IP010a

+

S-LT

L

IP010b

+

IP010b

+

S-LT

L

IP116

-

IP116

+

S-LT

M

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP010a

+

Each site would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

Each site would situate new residents in proximity, and with good access, to central areas in Ipswich. They may also help to rejuvenate brownfield sites in the Borough.

IP010a

+

S-LT

L

IP010b

+

IP010b

+

S-LT

L

IP116

+

IP116

+

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP010a

+

IP010a

+

S-LT

L

IP010b

+

IP010b

+

S-LT

L

IP116

+

IP116

+

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP010a

++

Each site has excellent access to public transport modes, including several bus stops within 500m and Derby Road Railway Station within several meters of IP010a and IP010b and 800m west of IP116.

Each site is highly accessible for pedestrians and cyclists as well as via the strategic road network. The proximity of each site to facilities, services and amenities is likely to help encourage high rates of walking and cycling and to facilitate efficient movement.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from each site into central areas should be provided for.

IP010a

++

S-LT

L

IP010b

++

IP010b

++

S-LT

L

IP116

++

IP116

++

S-LT

L

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP010a

+

As each site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which could cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP010a

+

S-LT

L

IP010b

+

IP010b

+

S-LT

L

IP116

+

IP116

+

S-LT

L


Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP088 79 Cauldwell Hall Road

Large building and car parking spaces

0.3ha

17 Dwellings

Land with planning permission (17/0111 5/VC approved 22/02/18).

IP131 Milton Street

Car parking spaces and vehicle repairs shop

0.29ha

9 Dwellings

Land with planning permission (15/01158/FUL (& 18/00552/FUL)). Possible contamination.

IP109 Rear of Jupiter Road and Reading Road

Garages and scrubland behind homes.

0.49ha

13 Dwellings

Land with planning permission (12/00192/FUL (pending).

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP109

+

The proposed development at each site would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

IP109

+

S-LT

L

IP088

+

IP088

+

S-LT

L

IP131

+

IP131

+

S-LT

L

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP109

+

IP109 would deliver 13 dwellings. IP088 would deliver 7 dwellings. IP131 would deliver 9 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP109

+

S-LT

L

IP088

+

IP088

+

S-LT

L

IP131

+

IP131

+

S-LT

L

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP109

++

The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

Each site is no more than 900m north west of Ipswich hospital.

Each site is within 800m west of Two Rivers Medical Centre.

Adjacent to the northern perimeter of IP131 is an accessible greenspace with a play area. IP088 and IP131 are 800m south east of Brunswick road park.

Each site is less than 1km south of the entrance to Ransomes Sports Pavilion.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

IP109

++

S-LT

L

IP088

++

IP088

++

S-LT

L

IP131

++

IP131

++

S-LT

L

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP109

+

IP131 would situate new residents behind a garage and workshop, which could be a source of noise, air and light pollution.

IP109 and IP088 would help to situate new residents away from sources of noise, air and light pollution.

The proposed development IP131 should have a noise assessment. GI should be incorporated into all sites to help screen potential light and noise pollution and filter out air pollutants.

IP109

+

S-LT

M

IP088

+

IP088

+

S-LT

M

IP131

-

IP131

-

S-LT

M

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP109

++

Each site is within 500m of St John's C of E Primary School and within Parkside Academy.

IP109

++

S-LT

M

IP088

++

IP088

++

S-LT

M

IP131

++

IP131

++

S-LT

M

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP109

-

There are no waterways within, adjacent to or within 100m of any of the three sites.

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

To avoid contamination of groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP109

-

S-LT

L

IP088

-

IP088

-

S-LT

L

IP131

-

IP131

-

S-LT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP109

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution in relation to existing levels.

Access to public transport at each location is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport.

To reduce air emissions, the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the Site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport.

IP109

-

S-LT

L

IP088

-

IP088

-

S-LT

L


IP131

-

IP131

-

S-LT

L

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP109

++

Each site is a brownfield site and would therefore constitute an efficient use of land and potentially an opportunity to remediate contaminated land.

The proposed development should seek to make an efficient use of land where appropriate. Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase with best efforts made to reduce compaction, erosion and contamination of soils.

IP109

++

S-LT

L

IP088

++

IP088

++

S-LT

L

IP131

++

IP131

++

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP109

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are uncertain.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP109

-

S-LT

M

IP088

-

IP088

-

S-LT

M

IP131

-

IP131

-

S-LT

M

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP109

-

The construction and occupation of the proposed development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limited increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development at each site incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP109

-

S-LT

M

IP088

-

IP088

-

S-LT

M

IP131

-

IP131

-

S-LT

M

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP109

+

Each site is in Flood Zone 1.

Small areas of IP088 are at a medium risk of surface water flooding. IP109 and IP131 are not at risk of surface water flooding.

It is considered to be likely that the proposed development at IP088 could avoid land at risk of flooding given the minor extent of such land.

IP109

+

S-LT

L

IP088

-

IP088

+

S-LT

L

IP131

+

IP131

+

S-LT

M

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP109

O

Each Site would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the coast or estuaries.

IP109

O

N/A

L

IP088

O

IP088

O

N/A

L

IP131

O

IP131

O

N/A

L

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP109

O

None of the three sites would be expected to have a discernible impact on biodiversity.

A diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value.

IP109

+

S-LT

M

IP088

O

IP088

+

S-LT

M

IP131

O

IP131

+

S-LT

M

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP109

O

The Grade II Listed Building Church of St John the Baptist is less than 200m west of IP088 and IP131. Given the lay of the land and the existing presence of built form, it is considered to be unlikely that the proposed development would impact on the setting of this heritage asset.

No discernible impact on the historic environment would be expected at any site.

IP109

O

N/A

L

IP088

O

IP088

O

N/A

L

IP131

O

IP131

O

N/A

L

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctiveness of landscapes and townscapes

IP109

O

Each Site is a brownfield site situated within existing residential built form. It is therefore considered to be unlikely that the proposed development at each location would have a discernible impact on the local character.

The development at each site should incorporate a high-quality design and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

IP109

+

S-LT

M

IP088

O

IP088

+

S-LT

M

IP131

O

IP131

+

S-LT

M

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP109

+

Each site would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

IP109

+

S-LT

L

IP088

+

IP088

+

S-LT

L

IP131

+

IP131

+

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP109

+

Each site would situate new residents in proximity, and with good access, to central areas in Ipswich. They may also help to rejuvenate brownfield sites in the Borough.

IP109

+

S-LT

L

IP088

+

IP088

+

S-LT

L

IP131

+

IP131

+

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP109

++

Each site has excellent access to public transport modes, including several bus stops within 500m and Derby Road Railway Station 1.3km south.

Each site is highly accessible for pedestrians and cyclists as well as via the strategic road network. The proximity of each site to facilities, services and amenities is likely to help encourage high rates of walking and cycling and to facilitate efficient movement.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from each site into central areas should be provided for.

IP109

++

S-LT

L

IP088

++

IP088

++

S-LT

L

IP131

++

IP131

++

S-LT

L

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP109

+

As each Site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP109

+

S-LT

L

IP088

+

IP088

+

S-LT

L

IP131

+

IP131

+

S-LT

L

Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP256 Sports Club, Henley Road

Artificial hockey pitch of Ipswich Sports Club

0.6ha

28 dwellings

Development needs to accord with Core Strategy policy DM28. Artificial hockey pitch, Ipswich Sports Club. Land with planning permission (16/00987/FUL.) awaiting S.106. TPO along the eastern boundary. This site lies in the vicinity of Iron Age and Roman sites. Whilst it remains an area of archaeological potential, given the impacts of previous landscaping there would be no requirement for an archaeological condition or work on this site on the basis that it looks heavily truncated.

IP009 Victoria Nurseries, Westerfield Road

Plant nursery (agricultural buildings) Victoria Nurseries

0.39ha

12 dwellings

30dph. Low density to reflect suburban location.

IP161 2 Park Road

Large residential property and garden

0.35ha

13 dwellings

Has planning permission - 07/00118/FUL & 13/00498/FUL.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP256

+

The proposed development at each site would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

IP256

+

S-LT

L

IP009

+

IP009

+

S-LT

L

IP161

+

IP161

+

S-LT

L

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP256

+

IP256 would deliver 28 dwellings. IP009 would deliver 12 dwellings. IP161 would deliver 13 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP256

+

S-LT

L

IP009

+

IP009

+

S-LT

L

IP161

+

IP161

+

S-LT

L

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP256

-

The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

IP256 would result in the loss of an artificial hockey pitch, which may have an adverse impact on physical activity in the immediate locality. This may be caveated slightly by its situating new residents adjacent to Ipswich Sports Club which has a range of alternative facilities.

The nearest doctor's surgery, Ivy Street Medical Practice, is 1km south-west of IP009, 500m south-west of IP161 and 1km south west of IP256.

Each site is no more than 2.4km north west of Ipswich Hospital.

Each site would provide good access to green and open spaces, including Ipswich Park, Christchurch Park and the countryside.

It is uncertain if the distance between the sites and key areas for services and facilities would encourage walking and cycling.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

The Council should identify opportunities for replacing the artificial hockey pitch lost to development in a nearby location.

IP256

-

S-LT

M

IP009

+

IP009

+

S-LT

L

IP161

+

IP161

+

S-LT

L

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP256

+

Each site would situate new residents away from key sources of noise, air and light pollution and would facilitate high quality and active lifestyles at home and outside.

IP256

+

S-LT

L

IP009

+

IP009

+

S-LT

L

IP161

+

IP161

+

S-LT

L

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP256

++

Each site is within 2km of Northgate High School. Dale Hall Community Primary School is 500m north west of IP256, 1.2km north west of IP161 and 1.2km north west of IP009.

IP256

++

S-LT

L

IP009

+

IP009

+

S-LT

L

IP161

+

IP161

+

S-LT

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP256

-

The three sites do not coincide with, are not adjacent to and are not within 100m of a water body.

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

To avoid contamination of groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP256

-

S-LT

M

IP009

-

IP009

-

S-LT

M

IP161

-

IP161

-

S-LT

M

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP256

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution in relation to existing levels.

Access to public transport at each location is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport.

To reduce air pollution the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport.

IP256

-

S-LT

M

IP009

-

IP009

-

S-LT

S-LT

M

M

IP161

-

IP161

-

S-LT

M

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP256

-

The proposed development at each site would result in the loss of a small quantity of previously undeveloped land and thus the permanent loss of soils. These soils are not BMV but are ecologically valuable.

The proposed development should seek to make an efficient use of land where appropriate. Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase with best efforts made to reduce compaction, erosion and contamination of soils.

IP256

-

S-LT

M

IP009

-

IP009

-

S-LT

M

IP161

-

IP161

-

S-LT

M

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP256

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are uncertain.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP256

-

S-LT

M

IP009

-

IP009

-

S-LT

M

IP161

-

IP161

-

S-LT

M

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP256

-

The construction and occupation of the proposed development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limited increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development at each site incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP256

-

S-LT

M

IP009

-

IP009

-

S-LT

M

IP161

-

IP161

-

S-LT

M

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP256

+

Each site is in Flood Zone 1.

IP161 and IP256 are not at risk of surface water flooding. A small area of IP009 is at a high risk of surface water flooding.

Development should seek to avoid land at risk of flooding in IP009. A flood risk assessment may be required for the Site as it partially coincides with, and is adjacent to, areas of high surface water flood risk.

IP256

+

S-LT

M

IP009

--

IP009

O

S-LT

M

IP161

+

IP161

+

S-LT

M

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP256

O

Each Site would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the coast or estuaries.

IP256

O

N/A

M

IP009

O

IP009

O

N/A

M

IP161

O

IP161

O

N/A

M

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP256

-

Each site would result in the loss of some greenfield land that contains existing structures that could potentially be supporting protected species.

IP161 is adjacent to Christchurch Park County Wildlife Site and is 115m north of Christ Church Park Arboretum County Wildlife Site.

A diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value.

Appropriate ecological surveys should be carried out at each site to establish the presence of protected flora or fauna.

GI within IP161 should be conserved as much as possible and supported by additional GI to help preserve its wildlife corridor capacity and to minimise harm caused to land functionally linked with the nearby wildlife sites.

IP256

-

S-LT

M

IP009

-

IP009

-

S-LT

M

IP161

-

IP161

-

S-LT

M

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP256

O

IP256 would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the historic environment.

IP009 is 65m west of the Grade II Listed Building 'The Spinney Including Car Port and Log Store' and is also 150m north east of the Ipswich Conservation Area. Given the lay of the land and the extent of existing residential built form, IP009 would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the historic environment.

IP161 is within the Ipswich Conservation Area and is within 300m of four Grade II Listed Buildings. The proposed development could potentially have a minor adverse impact on the character of the Conservation Area.

The proposed development should seek to incorporate a high-quality design, GI and vernacular architecture in a manner that helps to minimise adverse impacts on the setting of the conservation area caused by the development of greenfield land.

IP256

O

N/A

L

IP009

O

IP009

O

N/A

L

IP161

-

IP161

-

S-LT

M

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctivene-ss of landscapes and townscapes

IP256

-

Each Site contains previously undeveloped land and could potentially alter the local townscape character by replacing green and open land with houses. These new houses would be situated within an existing residential area, so adverse impacts would be likely to be kept to a minimum. IP256 would be adjacent to the planned Ipswich Garden Suburb.

The development at each site should incorporate a high-quality design, vernacular architecture and high-quality GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

IP256

-

S-LT

M

IP009

-

IP009

-

S-LT

M

IP161

-

IP161

-

S-LT

M

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP256

+

Each site would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

IP256

+

S-LT

L

IP009

+

IP009

+

S-LT

L

IP161

+

IP161

+

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP256

+

Each site would situate new residents with good access, to central areas in Ipswich.

IP256

+

S-LT

M

IP009

+

IP009

+

S-LT

M

IP161

+

IP161

+

S-LT

M

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP256

++

Each site is within 500m of multiple bus stops and is within 2km of Westerfield Railway Station. Each site is accessible for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as users of the strategic road network. The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities could encourage high rates of walking and cycling and would be likely to enable efficient movement.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from each site into central areas should be provided for.

IP256

++

S-LT

M

IP009

++

IP009

++

S-LT

M

IP161

++

IP161

++

S-LT

M

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP256

+

As each site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP256

+

S-LT

M

IP009

+

IP009

+

S-LT

M

IP161

+

IP161

+

S-LT

M


Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP140 Land north of Whitton Lane

Greenfield and agricultural land

6.93ha

Employment land

Suitable for B1, B2 and B8 and appropriate employment-generating sui generis uses. Delivery expected in the medium to long term. Should be planned comprehensively as part of a larger scheme with adjacent land in Mid Suffolk but the two areas could come forward in phases. Subject to suitable access being provided.

IP032 King George V Field, Old Norwich Road

Sports fields, changing rooms and car parking spaces

3.7ha

Open space and 99 dwellings

Allocated for 80% residential and 20% open space. The allocation is subject to the provision of replacement playing fields and ancillary facilities (e.g. changing rooms and spectator accommodation) in a suitable location.

IP005 Former Tooks Bakery, Old Norwich Road

Vacant brownfield plot

2.79ha

Community uses and 60 dwellings

Has planning permission. Doctor's surgery to be included. Access constraints and possible contamination. There is potential for remains of multiple periods on the site and trenched evaluation will be required. Water infrastructure and/or treatment upgrades will be required to serve the proposed growth, or diversion of assets may be required. This site falls within the 91.4m height consultation zones surrounding Wattisham airfield. A transport assessment and travel plan will be required.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP140

+

The proposed development at IP032 and IP005 would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

IP140 would provide new employment land in proximity to residents, which may help to alleviate local rates of deprivation

IP140

+

S-LT

L

IP032

+

IP032

+

S-LT

L

IP005

+

IP005

+

S-LT

L

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP140

+

IP140 is allocated for employment land and would not have a discernible impact on housing.

IP005 would deliver 60 dwellings and IP032 would deliver 99 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP140

+

S-LT

L

IP032

+

IP032

+

S-LT

L

IP005

+

IP005

+

S-LT

L

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP140

-

The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

IP140 is allocated for employment purposes (B1, B2 and B8) and would therefore be unlikely to have a discernible impact on health.

IP032 would result in the loss of playing fields, although development would only proceed if these are replaced by nearby alternatives. IP005 would provide for a new health centre, to which IP032 is adjacent.

Ipswich Hospital is just over 6km east.

Access to green and open spaces, and a diverse range of natural habitats, is excellent for each site.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

IP140 should be designed and laid out in a manner that helps to avoid and minimise air, noise and light pollution for nearby residents. Green infrastructure should be incorporated into the development to assist with this.

IP140

-

M-LT

L

IP032

++

IP032

++

S-LT

L

IP005

++

IP005

++

S-LT

L

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP140

-

IP140 would situate workers adjacent to the A14 which would be likely to be a source of noise, air and light pollution.

IP005 and IP032 are opposite a retail park which could be a minor source of air, noise or light pollution, particularly during any construction works.

A noise assessment may be required for each site. Best efforts should be made to incorporate GI into the proposed development at each location that helps to screen workers and residents from sources of light and noise pollution and laid out in a manner that helps to filter out air pollutants.

IP140

-

S-LT

L

IP032

-

IP032

-

S-LT

L

IP005

-

IP005

-

S-LT

L

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP140

+

The provision of employment land at IP140 and the subsequent creation of jobs at the site could potentially provide new employees with an opportunity to learn new skills

IP005 and IP032 are 1km north of Westbourne Academy and 1km north of Whitehouse Community Primary School.

IP140

+

N/A

L

IP032

++

IP032

++

S-LT

M

IP005

++

IP005

++

S-LT

M

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP140

-

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

None of the three sites coincide with, are adjacent to or are within 100m of a water body.

To avoid contamination of groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP140

-

S-LT

L

IP032

-

IP032

-

S-LT

L

IP005

-

IP005

-

S-LT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP140

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution in relation to existing levels.

Access to public transport at each location is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport.

To reduce air pollution the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport.

IP140

-

S-LT

L

IP032

-

IP032

-

S-LT

L

IP005

-

IP005

-

S-LT

L

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP140

++

IP005 would redevelop brownfield land and could be an opportunity to remediate contaminated land, which would be recognised as a highly efficient use of the Borough's land.

IP140 and IP032 would result in the loss of greenfield that contain ecologically valuable soils (this soil is not BMV).

The proposed development should seek to make an efficient use of land where appropriate. Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase with best efforts made to reduce compaction, erosion and contamination of soils.

IP140

++

S-LT

L

IP032

-

IP032

-

S-LT

L

IP005

-

IP005

-

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP140

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are uncertain.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP140

-

S-LT

L

IP032

-

IP032

-

S-LT

L

IP005

-

IP005

-

S-LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP140

-

The construction and occupation of the proposed development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limited increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development at each site incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP140

-

S-LT

L

IP032

-

IP032

-

S-LT

L

IP005

-

IP005

-

S-LT

L

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP140

+

All sites are in Flood Zone 1.

IP140 is not at risk of surface water flooding.

An area in the western portion of IP032 is at a high risk of surface water flooding. It is unknown if this would fall within the open space element of the Site.

A small area in the south western corner of IP005 is at a high risk of surface water flooding.

It is considered to be likely that the proposed development at IP005 could avoid land at risk of flooding.

A flood risk assessment may be required for all sites given their size.

Best efforts should be made to direct sensitive development away from land at risk of flooding at IP032.

SUDS should be incorporated into the development at each site.

IP140

+

S-LT

L

IP032

--

IP032

-

S-LT

M

IP005

--

IP005

O

S-LT

M

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP140

O

Each site would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the coast or estuaries.

IP140

O

N/A

L

IP032

O

IP032

O

N/A

M

IP005

O

IP005

O

N/A

M

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP140

-

None of the three sites would be expected to have a discernible impact on a designated biodiversity asset.

IP140 and IP132 are greenfield that could potentially be supporting protected species given the presence of existing structures. Development at both these locations would also be likely to reduce habitat connectivity in the local area.

Development at IP005 would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on biodiversity.

A diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value.

Appropriate ecological survey of IP140 and IP032 should be carried out prior to development to establish the presence of protected species. Existing GI structures should be preserved as much as possible.

IP140

-

S-LT

L

IP032

-

IP032

-

S-LT

L

IP005

O

IP005

+

S-LT

L

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP140

-

Each site is within a few metres (IP140 is partially adjacent) to an Ipswich Conservation Area, within which are six Grade II Listed Buildings. 250m south of IP005 and IP032 is another Grade II Listed Building.

It is considered to be likely that the proposed development at IP032 and IP140, which are currently greenfield, would alter the setting of the Conservation Area and nearby Listed Buildings to some extent.

Trench evaluation of IP005, a vacant brownfield, may also be required. Development at IP005 would be an opportunity to enhance the sites contribution to the local character.

Development at each IP140, IP005 and IP032 should adopt a high-quality design that incorporates well-distributed GI and vernacular architecture to help reduce adverse impacts on the local character and enhance the contribution of IP005.

IP140

-

S-LT

L

IP032

-

IP032

-

S-LT

L

IP005

O

IP005

+

S-LT

L

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctiveness of landscapes and townscapes

IP140

-

Development at IP005, a derelict brownfield, would be an opportunity to improve its impact on the local townscape character.

Development at the greenfield of IP140 and IP032 would result in the loss of green land that makes a positive contribution to the local character.

The development at each site should incorporate a high-quality design and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

IP140

-

S-LT

L

IP032

-

IP032

-

S-LT

L

IP005

+

IP005

+

S-LT

M

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP140

++

IP032 and IP005 would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

IP140 would make a positive contribution towards the amount of employment land and job opportunities in the local area.

IP140

++

S-LT

L

IP032

+

IP032

+

S-LT

L

IP005

+

IP005

+

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP140

++

Each site would situate new residents in proximity, and with good access, to central areas in Ipswich. IP005 may help to rejuvenate brownfield sites in the Borough.

IP140 would provide new employment land and jobs in the local area which may help to enhance the vibrancy of nearby centres.

IP140

++

S-LT

L

IP032

+

IP032

+

S-LT

L

IP005

+

IP005

+

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP140

++

Each site is within 500m of multiple bus stops. The nearest Railway Station to all sites is Westerfield, just over 3km east.

IP005 and IP032 are highly accessible for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as users of the strategic road network.

IP140 is relatively inaccessible in its current condition, situated as it is behind a retail park which represents the only way in. It is anticipated that the proposed development at IP140 would only proceed on the basis that access is provided.

The proximity of all sites to jobs, homes, services, amenities and central areas would enable high rates of walking, cycling and relatively efficient movement.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from each site into central areas should be provided for.

IP140

++

S-LT

L

IP032

++

IP032

++

S-LT

L

IP005

++

IP005

++

S-LT

L

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP140

+

As each site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP140

+

S-LT

L

IP032

+

IP032

+

S-LT

L

IP005

+

IP005

+

S-LT

L


Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP029 Opposite 674 – 734 Bramford Road

Greenfield

2.27ha

45 dwellings and open space

55% open space, 45% housing (housing on eastern side only). Development should not prejudice the potential provision of a link road between Bramford Road and Europa Way in accordance with SP9, subject to impact testing.

IP165 Eastway Business Park, Europa Way

Greenfield

2.08ha

94 dwellings

As per approved scheme (13/00943/OUT)

IP033 Land at Bramford Road (Stock's Elite)

Greenfield

2.04ha

46 dwellings and open space

50% housing, 50% open space.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP029

+

The proposed development at each site would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

IP029

+

S-LT

L

IP165

+

IP165

+

S-LT

L

IP033

+

IP033

+

S-LT

L

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP029

+

IP029 would deliver 45 dwellings, IP165 would deliver 94 dwellings and IP033 would deliver 46 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP029

+

S-LT

L

IP165

+

IP165

+

S-LT

L

IP033

+

IP033

+

S-LT

L

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP029

+

The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

Each site is somewhat distant from a GP surgery, the nearest being Norwich Road Surgery and The Chesterfield Drive Surgery, 1km east of IP033, 1.5km east of IP165 and 1.8km east of IP029.

The nearest hospital, Ipswich, is 6km east.

Each site would provide new residents with excellent access to open space, a diverse range of natural habitats and the countryside.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

IP029

+

S-LT

L

IP165

+

IP165

+

S-LT

L

IP033

+

IP033

+

S-LT

L

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP029

-

IP029 would situate new residents adjacent to the A14, the B1067 and a railway line, all of which would be sources of noise, air and light pollution.

IP165 would situate new residents in proximity to the railway line and adjacent to the B1067. IP033 would help to situate new residents adjacent to the B1067. The B1067 would be likely to be a source of noise, air and light pollution.

A noise assessment may be required for each site, particularly IP029 and in relation to the A14 and the railway line.

Situate new homes as far back as possible from main roads – for sites IP029 and IP033 the open space elements should be located between the roads and housing in order to situate residents at the furthest distance from the roads.

GI should be incorporated into all sites to help screen potential light and noise pollution and filter out air pollutants.

IP029

-

S-LT

L

IP165

-

IP165

-

S-LT

L

IP033

-

IP033

-

S-LT

L

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP029

++

Each site is just under 1km south of Westbourne Academy and just under 1km south of Whitehouse Community Primary School.

IP029

++

S-LT

L

IP165

++

IP165

++

S-LT

L

IP033

++

IP033

++

S-LT

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP029

-

IP029 and IP165 do not coincide with, are not adjacent to and are not within 100m of a waterbody.

A small pond is adjacent to the south western perimeter of IP033.

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

To avoid contamination of groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP029

-

S-LT

L

IP165

-

IP165

-

S-LT

L

IP033

--

IP033

-

S-LT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP029

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution in relation to existing levels.

Access to public transport at each location is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport.

To reduce air emissions, the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport.

IP029

-

S-LT

L

IP165

-

IP165

-

S-LT


IP033

-

IP033

-

S-LT

L

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP029

-

Each site is greenfield. The proposed development at each location would result in the permanent loss of ecologically valuable soils. This soil is not BMV.

The proposed development should seek to make an efficient use of land where appropriate. Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase with best efforts made to reduce compaction, erosion and contamination of soils.

IP029

-

S-LT

L

IP165

-

IP165

-

S-LT

L

IP033

-

IP033

-

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP029

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are uncertain.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP029

-

S-LT

L

IP165

-

IP165

-

S-LT

L

IP033

-

IP033

-

S-LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP029

-

The construction and occupation of the proposed development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limited increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed Development at each site incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP029

-

S-LT

L

IP165

-

IP165

-

S-LT

L

IP033

-

IP033

-

S-LT

L

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP029

--

Each site is in Flood Zone 1.

IP165 is not at risk of surface water flooding.

A small area in the south east corner of IP029, and a small area in the south west corner of IP033, is at a high risk of surface water flooding.

It is considered to be likely that the proposed development at IP029 and IP033 each location could avoid land at risk of flooding given its relatively small extent.

A flood risk assessment may be required for each site. SUDS should be incorporated in the proposed development at each site.

IP029

O

S-LT

M

IP165

+

IP165

+

S-LT

L

IP033

--

IP033

O

S-LT

M

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP029

O

Each Site would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the coast or estuaries.

IP029

O

N/A

L

IP165

O

IP165

O

N/A

L

IP033

O

IP033

O

N/A

L

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP029

-

None of the three sites would be expected to have a discernible impact on a designated biodiversity asset.

Each site is greenfield, containing existing structures that could potentially support protected species. The proposed development in each location would reduce habitat connectivity in the local area.

A diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value.

Existing GI in each site should be preserved as much as possible.

Appropriate ecological surveys should be conducted at each site prior to development, including of the pond adjacent to the south western perimeter of IP033, to determine the presence of protected flora and fauna.

IP029

-

S-LT

M

IP165

-

IP165

-

S-LT

M

IP033

-

IP033

-

S-LT

M

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP029

O

The proposed development at all three sites would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the historic environment.

IP029

O

N/A

L

IP165

O

IP165

O

N/A

L

IP033

O

IP033

O

N/A

L

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctiveness of landscapes and townscapes

IP029

-

Each site would situate new residential development into an existing residential area. However, they would each result in the loss of greenfield that make a positive contribution to the local character and an adverse impact on the local character can therefore not be ruled out in each case. The provision of open space within IP029 would help to minimise adverse impacts at this site.

The development at each site should incorporate a high-quality design, vernacular architecture and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

IP029

-

S-LT

M

IP165

-

IP165

-

S-LT

M

IP033

-

IP033

-

S-LT

M

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP029

+

Each site would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

IP029

+

S-LT

L

IP165

+

IP165

+

S-LT

L

IP033

+

IP033

+

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP029

+

Each site would situate new residents in proximity, and with good access, to central areas in Ipswich.

IP029

+

S-LT

L

IP165

+

IP165

+

S-LT

L

IP033

+

IP033

+

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP029

++

Each site is within 500m of multiple bus stops. The nearest railway station, Ipswich, is 3km south east. Each site is highly accessible for pedestrians, cyclists and users of the strategic road network. The proximity of each site to jobs, services, amenities and facilities would encourage high rates of walking and cycling and enable efficient movement.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from each site into central areas should be provided for.

IP029

++

S-LT

L

IP165

++

IP165

++

S-LT

L

IP033

++

IP033

++

S-LT

L

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP029

+

As each site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP029

+

S-LT

L

IP165

+

IP165

+

S-LT

L

IP033

+

IP033

+

S-LT

L


Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP147 Land Between Railway Junction and Hadleigh Road

Derelict and industrial brownfield land

5.22ha

Employment use

Land allocated for employment use. Suitable for B1, B2 or B8 (excluding B1a office use) and appropriate employment-generating sui generis uses.

IP059 Arclion House and Elton Park Industrial Estate

Derelict brownfield land and unused buildings

2.97ha

103 dwellings

Land with planning permission (16/01220/O UT). Development will require a condition relating to archaeological investigation attached to any planning consent. Land is safeguarded to land a pedestrian and cycle bridge to the river path.

IP061 Lavenham Road School Site

Public open green space

1.08ha

Open space and 30 dwellings.

Land allocated for open space and housing. 70% housing with improvement to existing open space.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP147

+

The proposed development at IP059 and IP061 would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

IP147 would provide new employment land in proximity to residents, which may help to alleviate local rates of deprivation.

IP147

+

S-LT

L

IP059

+

IP059

+

S-LT

L

IP061

+

IP061

+

S-LT

L

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP147

O

IP147 is for employment use. IP059 would deliver 103 dwellings. IP061 would deliver 30 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP147

O

N/A

L

IP059

+

IP059

+

S-LT

L

IP061

+

IP061

+

S-LT

L

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP147

-

As an employment site, suitable for B1, B2 and B8 uses, IP147 would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on health.

The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

The nearest doctor's surgery to IP059 and IP061 is Hawthorn Drive Surgery, 1km south of IP061 and 1.5km south of IP059.

IP061 and IP059 would situate new residents in proximity to green and open spaces, including Chantry Park a few metres south and the countryside just beyond. Land is safeguarded to land a pedestrian and cycle bridge to the river path for IP059 and IP061 requires an improvement to existing open space, which could have benefits against this objective.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

IP147 should be designed and laid out in a manner that helps to avoid and minimise air, noise and light pollution for nearby residents. Green infrastructure should be incorporated into the development to assist with this.

IP147

-

M-LT

L

IP059

+

IP059

+

S-LT

L

IP061

+

IP061

+

S-LT

L

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP147

-

IP147 would situate workers adjacent to the railway line, which would be likely to be a source of noise, air and light pollution.

IP061 would situate new residents within a few metres of the A1214, which would be likely to be a source of noise, air and light pollution.

IP059 would help to situate residents away from major pollutants.

Development should be situated as far back from the A1214 as possible. GI should be incorporated into all sites to help screen potential light and noise pollution and filter out air pollutants

IP147

-

S-LT

L

IP059

+

IP059

+

S-LT

L

IP061

-

IP061

-

S-LT

L

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP147

+

The provision of employment land at IP147 and the subsequent creation of jobs at the site could potentially provide new employees with an opportunity to learn new skills

500m east of IP061 and 800m south east of IP059 is Raneleigh Primary School.

Both sites are within 2km of Chantry Academy.

IP147

+

N/A

L

IP059

++

IP059

++

S-LT

L

IP061

++

IP061

++

S-LT

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP147

--

IP061 does not coincide with, is not adjacent to, and is not within 100m of a water body.

The most northern points of IP147 and IP059 are adjacent to the River Gipping.

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

To avoid contamination of groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP147

-

S-LT

M

IP059

--

IP059

-

S-LT

M

IP061

O

IP061

O

N/A

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP147

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution in relation to existing levels.

Access to public transport at each location is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport.

To reduce air pollution , the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport.

IP147

-

S-LT

M

IP059

-

IP059

-

S-LT

S-LT

M

IP061

-

IP061

-

S-LT

M

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP147

++

IP147 and IP059 are brownfield sites and would therefore constitute an efficient use of land and potentially an opportunity to remediate contaminated land.

IP061 is a greenfield site and would result in the permanent loss of ecologically valuable soils. These soils are not BMV.

The proposed development should seek to make an efficient use of land where appropriate. Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase with best efforts made to reduce compaction, erosion and contamination of soils.

IP147

++

S-LT

L

IP059

++

IP059

++

S-LT

S-LT

L

IP061

-

IP061

-

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP147

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are uncertain.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP147

-

S-LT

L

IP059

-

IP059

-

S-LT

S-LT

L

IP061

-

IP061

-

S-LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP147

-

The construction and occupation of the proposed development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limited increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development at each site should incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP147

-

S-LT

L

IP059

-

IP059

-

S-LT

L

IP061

-

IP061

-

S-LT

L

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP147

--

A small area in the north west of IP147 is in Flood Zone 2.

IP061 and IP059 are in Flood Zone 1.

IP061 is not at risk of surface water flooding.

Small areas of IP059 in the centre and north of the site are at a high risk of surface water flooding.

Large areas of IP147 are at a high risk of surface water flooding.

Development at IP059 could avoid land at risk of flooding through a careful layout.

A flood risk assessment may be needed for all sites given their size.

Avoiding land at risk of flooding would be difficult at IP147 but could be feasible.

SUDS should be incorporated into the proposed development at all sites.

IP147

-

S-LT

L

IP059

--

IP059

-

S-LT

L

IP061

+

IP061

+

S-LT

L

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP147

O

Each site would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the coast or estuaries.

IP147

O

N/A

L

IP059

O

IP059

O

N/A

L

IP061

O

IP061

O

N/A

L

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP147

-

IP059 is adjacent to Chantry Park County Wildlife Site. IP061 is within 50m of this wildlife site.

IP147 is adjacent to the River Gipping County Wildlife Site.

Development at IPO61 would result in the loss of a greenfield site, which contains existing structures – it could therefore reduce local habitat connectivity whilst potentially affecting priority species.

A diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value.

SUDS should be incorporated into IP147 and runoff during construction should be carefully controlled to prevent contamination or pollution of the river wildlife site.

Existing GI at all sites should be preserved as much as possible, including trees and/or hedgerow delineating the perimeter.

IP147

-

S-LT

L

IP059

-

IP059

-

S-LT

L

IP061

-

IP061

-

S-LT

L

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP147

O

IP147 would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the historic environment.

IP059 could pose a risk to known or unknown archaeological remains belowground. However,

Adjacent to the eastern perimeter of IP061 is the Grade II Listed Building Crane Hall. The open space currently plays a major role in the setting of Crane Hall and the proposed development at IP061 would therefore be highly likely to have an adverse impact on its setting.

Development at IP061 should seek to adopt a high-quality design, vernacular architecture, screening and excellent GI comprised of a diverse range of native species that help to minimise adverse impacts on the setting of Crane Hall.

IP059 would require archaeological investigation. This investigation should be concluded prior to development. This potentially identify previously unknown archaeological remains and make a positive contribution to Ipswich's historic environment.

IP147

O

N/A

L

IP059

-

IP059

+

N/A

L

IP061

--

IP061

--

S-LT

L

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctivene-ss of landscapes and townscapes

IP147

O

The proposed development of the brownfield IP147 and IP057 would be an opportunity to improve the sites' contribution to the local character.

Development at IP061 would result in the loss of a greenfield site and public open space and could therefore have an adverse impact on local character.

The development at each site should incorporate a high-quality design and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

IP147

+

S-LT

L

IP059

O

IP059

+

S-LT

L

IP061

-

IP061

-

S-LT

L

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP147

++

IP059 and IP061 would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

IP147 would create new jobs and make a positive contribution towards meeting local employment needs.

IP147

++

S-LT

L

IP059

+

IP059

+

S-LT

L

IP061

+

IP061

+

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP147

++

Each site would situate new residents in proximity, and with good access, to central areas in Ipswich. IP147 and IP159 may also help to rejuvenate brownfield sites in the Borough.

IP147

++

S-LT

L

IP059

+

IP059

+

S-LT

L

IP061

+

IP061

+

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP147

++

Each site is within 500m of multiple bus stops. The nearest railway station, Ipswich, is 1.8km south east. Each site is highly accessible for pedestrians, cyclists and users of the strategic road network. The proximity of each site to jobs, services, amenities and facilities would encourage high rates of walking and cycling and enable efficient movement.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from each site into central areas should be provided for.

IP147

++

S-LT

L

IP059

++

IP059

++

S-LT

L

IP061

++

IP061

++

S-LT

L

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP147

+

As each Site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP147

+

S-LT

L

IP059

+

IP059

+

S-LT

L

IP061

+

IP061

+

S-LT

L


Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP105 Depot, Beaconsfield Road

Haulage company

0.33ha

15 Dwellings

Land allocated for housing.

IP135 112–116 Bramford Road

Car wash

0.17ha

14 Dwellings

Land allocated for housing.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP105

+

The proposed development at each site would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

IP105

+

S-LT

L

IP135

+

IP135

+

S-LT

L

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP105

+

IP105 would deliver 15 dwellings and IP135 would deliver 14 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP105

+

S-LT

L

IP135

+

IP135

+

S-LT

L

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP105

+

The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

Norwich Road Surgery is 250m north east of IP135 and 550m north east of IP105.

The nearest hospital, Ipswich, is just over 4km east.

Access to a public open greenspace or a diverse range of natural habitats from IP105 is limited, the nearest likely being over 1km south west at Chandry Park and 1km north east at Broomhill Park. Broomhill Park is 750m north east of IP135.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

IP105

+

S-LT

L

IP135

++

IP135

++

S-LT

L

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP105

+

IP105 would situate new residents away from major pollutants and adjacent to the river, likely facilitating high quality lifestyles at home.

IP135 would situate new residents adjacent to the A1214, which would be a source of noise, air and light pollution.

Development should be situated as far back from the A1214 as possible. GI should be incorporated into all sites to help screen potential light and noise pollution and filter out air pollutants.

IP105

+

S-LT

L

IP135

+

IP135

+

S-LT

L

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP105

++

Handford Primary School is 250m south of IP105 and 215m north east of IP135. Westbourne Academy is approximately 1.5km north west of both sites.

IP105

++

S-LT

L

IP135

++

IP135

++

S-LT

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP105

--

IP135 does not coincide with, is not adjacent to, and is not within 100m of a waterbody.

IP105 is adjacent to the River Gipping.

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

To avoid contamination of groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP105

-

S-LT

M

IP135

-

IP135

-

S-LT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP105

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution in relation to existing levels.

Access to public transport at each location is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport.

To reduce air pollution the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport.

IP105

-

S-LT

L

IP135

-

IP135

-

S-LT

L

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP105

++

Each site is brownfield and would therefore constitute an efficient use of land and potentially an opportunity to remediate contaminated land.

The proposed development should seek to make an efficient use of land where appropriate. Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase with best efforts made to reduce compaction, erosion and contamination of soils.

IP105

++

S-LT

M

IP135

++

IP135

++

S-LT

M

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP105

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are uncertain.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP105

-

S-LT

L

IP135

-

IP135

-

S-LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP105

-

The construction and occupation of the proposed development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limited increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development at each site should incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP105

-

S-LT

L

IP135

-

IP135

-

S-LT

L

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP105

--

IP135 is in Flood Zone 1 and is not at risk of surface water flooding.

IP105 coincides with Flood Zones 3 and 2 and has large areas at a high risk of surface water flooding.

A flood risk assessment should be provided for IP105. SUDS should be incorporated into the development. Development should avoid land at risk of flooding within the site as much as possible.

IP105

--

S-LT

M

IP135

+

IP135

+

S-LT

L

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP105

O

Each site would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the coast or estuaries.

IP105

O

N/A

L

IP135

O

IP135

O

N/A

L

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP105

-

IP105 is adjacent to the River Gipping County Wildlife Site.

Development at IP135 would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on biodiversity.

A diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value.

SUDS should be incorporated into the development at IP105. Careful management of runoff during construction is necessary to help avoid contamination or pollution of the waterway.

Any GI pre-existing in both sites should be preserved or enhanced as much as possible.

IP105

-

S-LT

L

IP135

O

IP135

+

S-LT

L

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP105

O

IP105 would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the historic environment.

30m south of IP135 is the Grade II Listed Building Suffolk Record Office and Theatre. The proposed Development is an opportunity to enhance the site's contribution to the setting of this heritage asset.

A high-quality design, the incorporation of GI, screening and vernacular architecture would help to ensure IP135 makes a more positive contribution towards the setting of the Listed Building.

IP105

O

S-LT

L

IP135

+

IP135

+

S-LT

L

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctivene-ss of landscapes and townscapes

IP105

+

Each site is brownfield and situated within existing residential built form. It is therefore considered to be unlikely that the proposed development at each location would have a discernible impact on the local character. The proposed development could potentially help the sites to make a more positive contribution towards the local character beyond their current site uses.

The development at each site should incorporate a high-quality design and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

IP105

+

S-LT

M

IP135

+

IP135

+

S-LT

M

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP105

+

Each site would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

IP105

+

S-LT

L

IP135

+

IP135

+

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP105

+

Each site would situate new residents in proximity, and with good access, to central areas in Ipswich. They may also help to rejuvenate brownfield sites in the Borough.

IP105

+

S-LT

L

IP135

+

IP135

+

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP105

++

Each site is within 500m of multiple bus stops. The nearest railway station, Ipswich, is 1.4km south. Each site is highly accessible for pedestrians, cyclists and users of the strategic road network. The proximity of each site to jobs, services, amenities and facilities would encourage high rates of walking and cycling and enable efficient movement.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from each site into central areas should be provided for.

IP105

++

S-LT

L

IP135

++

IP135

++

S-LT

L



19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP105

+

As each site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP105

+

S-LT

L

IP135

+

IP135

+

S-LT

L


Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP221 Waterford Road

Public house and gardens

0.35ha

12 dwellings

Flying Horse PH, 4 Waterford Road. 50% residential development, 50% retaining public house.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP221

+

The proposed development would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

IP221

+

S-LT

L

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP221

+

IP221 would deliver 12 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP221

+

S-LT

L

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP221

++

The proximity of the site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

800m of the Site is Chesterfield Drive Surgery. Ipswich Hospital is just under 6km south east. Residents here would have excellent access to green open spaces, including Whitehouse Park and the countryside.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

IP221

++

S-LT

L

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP221

O

IP221 would situate residents away from sources of major pollutants. It is uncertain if the public house and the through traffic of visitors and cars, behind which the homes would be situated, would be a source of disturbance for residents.

Consideration should be given to alleviating potential noise disturbance from the public house. GI should be incorporated into all sites to help screen potential light and noise pollution and filter out air pollutants.

IP221

+

S-LT

M

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP221

++

The Site is 220m north of Whitehouse Community Primary School and 240m north west of Westbourne Academy. It is adjacent to a nursery.

IP221

++

S-LT

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP221

-

The site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

The proposed development would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

The site does not coincide with, is not adjacent to and is not within 100m of a water body.

To avoid contamination of groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP221

-

S-LT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP221

-

The proposed development would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution in relation to existing levels.

Access to public transport at the site is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport.

To reduce air pollution, the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport.

IP221

-

S-LT

L

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP221

-

The portion of land upon which the new homes would be built is previously undeveloped land. The proposed development would result in a permanent loss of ecologically valuable soils. These soils are not BMV.

The proposed development should seek to make an efficient use of land where appropriate. Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase with best efforts made to reduce compaction, erosion and contamination of soils.

IP221

-

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP221

-

The proposed development would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are considered to be very limited.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP221

-

S-LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP221

-

The construction and occupation of the proposed development would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

The site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limited increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development should incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP221

-

S-LT

L

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP221

+

The site is in Flood Zone 1 and is not at risk of surface water flooding.

IP221

+

S-LT

L

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP221

O

The site would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the coast or estuaries.

IP221

O

N/A

L

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP221

-

The proposed development would be unlikely to have impact a designated biodiversity asset.

The site could potentially be supporting protected species given the presence of existing structures.

The propose development would result in the loss of greenfield. This could also reduce habitat connectivity in the local area.

A diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value. Existing GI within the site, including mature trees, should be preserved as much as possible.

Appropriate ecological surveys should be carried out prior to development.

IP221

-

S-LT

L

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP221

O

The proposed development would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the historic environment.

IP221

O

N/A

L

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctivene-ss of landscapes and townscapes

IP221

-

The proposed development would result in the loss of a small greenfield and open space which would have a minor adverse impact on the local character.

The development should incorporate high-quality design with vernacular architecture and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

IP221

-

S-LT

L

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP221

+

The site would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

IP221

+

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP221

+

The site would situate new residents in proximity, and with good access, to central areas in Ipswich.

IP221

+

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP221

++

The site is within 500m of multiple bus stops. The nearest railway station, Westerford, is 3.2km east. The site is highly accessible for pedestrians, cyclists and users of the strategic road network. The proximity of the site to jobs, services, amenities and facilities would encourage high rates of walking and cycling and enable efficient movement.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from the site into central areas should be provided for.

IP221

++

S-LT

L

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP221

+

The site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP221

+

S-LT

L

Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP067b Former British Energy Site

Former energy site, scrubland and trees

4.18ha

Employment land

Suitable for B1 (excluding office use B1,B8 and appropriate employment-generating sui generis uses.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP067b

+

The proposed development would provide an area of new jobs in proximity to homes and so could help to alleviate local rates of deprivation. It would also provide an opportunity to rejuvenate an area of previously developed land.

IP067b

+

S-LT

L

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP067b

O

IP067b is allocated for employment use and so would not have a discernible impact on housing.

IP067b

O

N/A

L

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP067b

-

As an employment site, suitable for B1 and B8 uses, IP067b may pose a risk of pollution for existing nearby residents.

The site should be designed and laid out in a manner that helps to avoid and minimise air, noise and light pollution for nearby residents. Green infrastructure should be incorporated into the development to assist with this.

IP067b

-

N/A

L

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP067b

-

IP067b would situate new workers in proximity to a tarmac manufacturing plant, which could be a source of noise and air pollution.

Consideration should be given to ensuring workers are not situated in an area of harmful levels of noise and air pollution emanating from the nearby industrial area and tarmac manufacturer.

IP067b

O

S-LT

L

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP067b

+

The provision of employment land at IP067b and the subsequent creation of jobs at the site could potentially provide new employees with an opportunity to learn new skills.

IP067b

+

N/A

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP067b

-

The site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

The proposed development would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

The site does not coincide with, is not adjacent to and is not within 100m of a water body.

To avoid contamination of groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP067b

-

S-LT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP067b

-

The proposed development would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution in relation to existing levels.

Access to public transport at the site is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport.

To reduce air pollution the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport.

IP067b

-

S-LT

L

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP067b

-

Much of the site is currently greenfield and so the proposed development would result in a permanent loss of ecologically valuable soils. These soils are not BMV. Given the former energy use of the Site, there could be an opportunity for some land remediation.

The proposed development should seek to make an efficient use of land where appropriate. Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase with best efforts made to reduce compaction, erosion and contamination of soils.

IP067b

-

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP067b

-

The proposed development would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are considered to be very limited.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP067b

-

S-LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP067b

-

The construction and operation of the proposed development would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, depending on its final use, which may be related to an associated increase in road traffic.

The has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limited increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development should incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low pollution land uses, and low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP067b

-

S-LT

L

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP067b

+

The site is in Flood Zone 1 and is not at risk of surface water flooding.

IP067b

+

S-LT

L

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP067b

O

The site would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the coast or estuaries.

IP067b

O

S-LT

L

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP067b

-

The proposed development would be unlikely to have impact a designated biodiversity asset.

The site could potentially be supporting protected species given the presence of existing structures.

The propose development would result in the loss of greenfield. This would also reduce habitat connectivity in the local area.

A diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value. Existing GI within the site, including mature trees, should be preserved as much as possible.

Appropriate ecological surveys should be carried out prior to development.

IP067b

-

S-LT

L

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP067b

O

The proposed development would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the historic environment.

IP067b

O

N/A

L

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctivene-ss of landscapes and townscapes

IP067b

-

The proposed development would result in the loss of an area of green and open space which would have a minor adverse impact on the local character. It would be unlikely to impact on views from the AONB 800m south west.

The development should incorporate a high-quality design with vernacular architecture and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

IP067b

-

S-LT

M

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP067b

++

The site would provide new employment area and jobs that would help contribute towards growth and prosperity in the local areas.

IP067b

++

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP067b

++

The site would provide new jobs in proximity to central areas of Ipswich and could help to rejuvenate the site.

IP067b

++

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP067b

+

The site is within 500m of multiple bus stops. The nearest railway station, Westerford, is 2km north east.

Access into the site is currently somewhat limited for pedestrians and cyclists as well as users of the strategic road network.

The proximity of the proposed employment site to residential areas and prospective employees may help to encourage walking and cycling.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from the site into central areas should be provided for.

IP067b

++

S-LT

M

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP067b

+

The Site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to locals.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP067b

+

S-LT

M

Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP132 - King George V Field, Old Norwich Road

Former St Peters Warehouse Site.

0.12

73 dwellings.

Allocated for 80% residential and 20% open space.

IP205 - Burton's, College Street

Brownfield.

0.19

125 dwellings.

Residential as part of a larger site re-development for mixed use residential and commercial uses.

IP136 - Silo, College Street

Brownfield.

0.16

48 dwellings.

Site is primarily allocated for residential with secondary uses to include offices, leisure and/or small-scale retail.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP132

+

The proposed development at each site would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

In addition, IP136, would provide new employment land in proximity to residents, which may help to alleviate local rates of deprivation.

IP132

+

M-LT

M

IP205

+

IP205

+

M-LT

M

IP136

+

IP136

+

M-LT

M

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP132

+

IP132 would deliver 73 dwellings.

IP205 would deliver 125 dwellings.

IP136 would deliver 48 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP132

+

M-LT

M

IP205+

IP205

+

M-LT

M

IP136 +

IP136

+

M-LT

M

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP132 + +

The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. The nearest GP, Orchard Medical Practice, is within 1km of each site. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site.

IP132

+ +

M-LT

M

IP205 + +

IP205

+ +

M-LT

M

IP136

+ +

IP136

+ +

M-LT

M

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP132

-

The three sites are adjacent to the A1022 and major roundabouts associated with the A137 and A1156. The proposed development at each site would be therefore likely to expose residents to a source of noise, air or light pollution.

Additionally, IP132 and IP136 are within an AQMA and IP205 is within 30m of the same AQMA. The proposed developments at these locations would be likely to make achieving air quality improvement targets at the AQMA more difficult; and new residents at these locations would be exposed to dangerous levels of air pollutants associated with the AQMA.

The proposed development at each site should have a noise and air quality assessment. GI should be incorporated into development to help screen new homes from light pollution and help to provide a filter of air pollutants. New homes should be situated as far back from the main road as possible to help reduce the effects of pollution.

IP132

-

S-LT

M

IP205

-

IP205

-

S-LT

M

IP136

-

IP136

-

S-LT

M

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP132

+

The Sites are located within 1km of St Helen's Nursey and Primary School and of St Matthew's Church of England Primary School and within 2km of Stoke High Secondary School.

IP132

+

S-MT

L

IP205

+

IP205

+

S-MT

L

IP136

+

IP136

+

S-MT

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP132

- -

All three sites are adjacent to the River Orwell and Neptune Marina.

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

To avoid contamination of the surrounding water bodies and groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP132

-

S-LT

L

IP205

- -

IP205

-

S-LT

L

IP136

- -

IP136

-

S-LT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP132

-

IP132 and IP136 are within an AQMA, additionally IP205 is within 30m of the same AQMA. Due to the scale of proposed developments and the associated increase in traffic, the proposed development at each site would be likely to exacerbate existing air quality issues.

Access to public transport at each location is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport in the long term.

Due to the proximity of each site to an AQMA an air quality assessment will need to be conducted. To reduce air pollution the development could include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the Site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport. Green infrastructure should be incorporated into the development as much as possible, in a manner that best helps to filter out air pollutants.

IP132

-

M-LT

M

IP205

-

IP205

-

M-LT

M

IP136

-

IP136

-

M-LT

M

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP132

+

Each site is a brownfield site and would therefore constitute an

efficient use of land and potentially an opportunity to remediate contaminated land.

The proposed development should seek to make an efficient use of land where appropriate. Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase with best efforts made to reduce compaction, erosion and contamination of soils.

IP205

+

S-LT

L

IP205

+

IP136

+

S-LT

L

IP136

+

IP132

+

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP132

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are uncertain.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP132

-

S-LT

L

IP205

-

IP205

-

S-LT

L

IP136

-

IP136

-

S-LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP132

-

The construction and occupation of the proposed development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limit increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development at each site incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP132

-

S-LT

M

IP205

-

IP205

-

S-LT

M

IP136

-

IP136

-

S-LT

M

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP132

- -

All three sites are in Flood Zone 3.

All three sites have a small area at a low risk of surface water flooding.

IP0205 has a small area of land at a medium risk of surface water flooding.

Due to the scale of the developments, a flood risk assessment may be required. To reduce flood risk, the development should be designed to include green infrastructure and SUDS.

Where possible, each site should be designed to avoid areas of highest flood risk.

IP132

- -

S-LT

L

IP205

- -

IP205

- -

S-LT

L

IP136

- -

IP136

- -

S-LT

L

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP132

-

Due to being in proximity to the River Orwell, which is hydrologically linked to the Stour and Orwell SPA, the construction and occupation of the proposed development could potentially have an adverse impact on the Coasts and Estuaries objective.

Best practice should be employed to prevent contamination or pollution of the river in line with EA Guidance, including by managing surface runoff. Green infrastructure buffering the site from the River should be incorporated into the development to naturally manage runoff and protect water quality as well as to increase the local extent of riparian habitat.

IP132

O

S-LT

M

IP205

-

IP205

O

S-LT

M

IP136

-

IP136

O

S-LT

M

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP132 +

Site IP132 has 20% open space which if designed and maintained correctly could enhance local biodiversity.

Due to being in proximity to the River Orwell, which is an important wildlife corridor in the Borough and which is hydrologically linked to the Stour and Orwell SPA as well as the River Gipping CWS, the construction and occupation of the proposed developments could potentially have an adverse impact on the Biodiversity Objective.

Best practice should be employed to prevent contamination or pollution of the river in line with EA Guidance, including by managing surface runoff. Green infrastructure buffering the site from the River should be incorporated into the development to naturally manage runoff and protect water quality as well as to increase the local extent of riparian habitat.

Green Infrastructure, featuring a diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value.

Assessments of impacts on the Orwell SPA will be updated in light of HRA findings when possible.

IP132

+

S-LT

M

IP205

-

IP205

+

S-LT

M

IP136

-

IP136

+

S-LT

M

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP132

-

One Grade II Listed Building is within IP132; however this building is in poor condition and appears derelict. Three listed buildings, including the Church of St Peter, are within 20-50m north of the three development sites. Due to existing presence and nature of the buildings on each development site, impacts on the setting of these sensitive heritage assets would not be expected. The proposed development at each site is an opportunity to improve the local setting given the current brownfield condition of each site.

The Grade II Listed Building with site IP132 should be investigated and if possible regenerated as part in the development. High-quality designs, incorporation of GI, screening and vernacular architecture would help to ensure the developments make a positive contribution towards the setting of the Listed Building.

IP132

+

S-LT

M

IP205 O

IP205

+

S-LT

M

IP136 O

IP136

+

S-LT

M

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctivene-ss of landscapes and townscapes

IP132 +

Each site is brownfield with buildings that are in poor condition and appear derelict. It is therefore considered that the developments may help to enhance the local character.

The development at each site should incorporate a high-quality design and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

IP132

+

S-LT

L

IP205 +

IP205

+

S-LT

L

IP136 +

IP136

+

S-LT

L

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP132 + +

Each site would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

IP132 and IP205 are mix use schemes and will provide small scale office/retail employment.

IP132

+ +

S-LT

L

IP205 + +

IP205

+ +

S-LT

L

IP136 +

IP136

+

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP132 +

Each site would situate new residents in proximity, and with good access, to central areas in Ipswich. They may also help to rejuvenate brownfield sites in the Borough.

IP132

+

S-LT

L

IP205 +

IP205

+

S-LT

L

IP136 +

IP136

+

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP132 ++

Each site is within 500m of multiple bus stops. The nearest railway station, Ipswich, is 1km south west. The proximity of each site to jobs, services, amenities and facilities would encourage high rates of walking and cycling and enable efficient movement.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from each site into central areas should be provided for.

IP132 ++

S-LT

L

IP205 ++

IP205 ++

S-LT

L

IP136 ++

IP136 ++

S-LT

L

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP132 +

As each Site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP132

+

S-LT

L

IP205 +

IP205

+

S-LT

L

IP136 +

IP136

+

S-LT

L


Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP035 - Key Street / Star Lane / Burtons (St Peter Port)

Brownfield.

0.54

86 dwellings.

Residential-led mixed use scheme. Additional uses could include office, leisure or small scale retail.

IP211 - Regatta Quay, Key Street

Brownfield.

0.85

157 dwellings.

Residential use.

IP206 - Cranfields, College Street

Cranfield Mill site and associated garage and lorry parking areas.

0.71

135 dwellings.

135 dwellings as part of a mixed use development in multi-storey blocks (up to 23 storeys), comprising: residential use (private/affordable residential apartments - 384 units in total); live/work units; commercial use (within use classes A1/A2/A3/B1 and D2); 81 bedroom hotel; car parking; formation/alteration of vehicular accesses; laying out of open spaces and associated works.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP035 +

The proposed development at each site would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

IP035

+

M-LT

M

IP211 +

IP211

+

M-LT

M

IP206 +

IP206

+

M-LT

M

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP035 +

IP035 would deliver 86 dwellings.

IP211 would deliver 157 dwellings.

IP206 would deliver 135 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP035

+

M-LT

M

IP211 +

IP211

+

M-LT

M

IP206 +

IP206

+

M-LT

M

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP035 + +

The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. The nearest GP, Orchard Medical Practice, is within 1km of each site. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

IP035

+ +

M-LT

M

IP211 + +

IP211

+ +

M-LT

M

IP206 + +

IP206

+ +

M-LT

M

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP035

-

All three sites are located adjacent to the A1022.

The proposed development at each site would be therefore likely to expose residents to a source of noise, air or light pollution.

In addition, all three sites are partially within an AQMA. The proposed developments at these locations would be likely to make achieving air quality improvement targets at the AQMA more difficult; and new residents at these locations would be exposed to dangerous levels of air pollutants associated with the AQMA

The proposed development at each site should have a noise and air quality assessment. GI should be incorporated into development to help screen new homes from light pollution and help to provide a filter of air pollutants. New homes should be situated as far back from the main road as possible to help reduce the effects of pollution.

IP035

-

S-LT

M

IP211

-

IP211

-

S-LT

M

IP206

-

IP206

-

S-LT

M

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP035 +

The Sites are located within 1km of St Helen's Nursey and Primary School and of St Matthew's Church of England Primary School and within 2km of Stoke High Secondary School.

IP035

+

S-MT

L

IP211 +

IP211

+

S-MT

L

IP206 +

IP206

+

S-MT

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP035

-

IP211 and IP206 are adjacent to the River Orwell and Neptune Marina.

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

To avoid contamination of the surrounding water bodies and groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP035

-

S-LT

L

IP211

- -

IP211

-

S-LT

L

IP206

- -

IP206

-

S-LT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP035

-

All three sites are within an AQMA. Due to the scale of proposed developments in this area and the associated increase in traffic, the proposed development at each site would be likely to exacerbate existing air quality issues.

Access to public transport at each location is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport in the long term.

Due to the proximity of each site to an AQMA an air quality assessment will need to be conducted. To reduce air pollution the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the Site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport. Green infrastructure should be incorporated into the development as much as possible, in a manner that best helps to filter out air pollutants.

IP035

-

M-LT

M

IP211

-

IP211

-

M-LT

M

IP206

-

IP206

-

M-LT

M

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP035

+ +

Each site is a brownfield site and would therefore constitute an efficient use of land and potentially an opportunity to remediate contaminated land.

The proposed development should seek to make an efficient use of land where appropriate. Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase with best efforts made to reduce compaction, erosion and contamination of soils.

IP035

+ +

S-LT

L

IP211

+ +

IP211

+ +

S-LT

L

IP206

+ +

IP206

+ +

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP035

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are uncertain.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP035

-

S-LT

L

IP211

-

IP211

-

S-LT

L

IP206

-

IP206

-

S-LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP035

-

The construction and occupation of the proposed Development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limit increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed Development at each site incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP035

-

S-LT

M

IP211

-

IP211

-

S-LT

M

IP206

-

IP206

-

S-LT

M

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP035

- -

All 3 sites are in Flood Zone 3 and at low risk of fluvial flooding.

IP035 has approximately 30% of land at risk of surface water flooding – largely at low and medium risk in the south and east with a small area of high risk on the site's western boundary.

IP211 has approximately 60% of land at risk of surface water flooding, the majority of which is at high risk, primarily in the north and western areas of the site, with lower risk in the western area of the site.

IP206 has approximately 40% of land at risk of surface water flooding – largely at low and medium risk in the north and west with a small area of high risk on the site's eastern boundary with IP211.

Due to the scale of the developments and a flood risk assessment will be required. To reduce flood risk the development should be designed to include green infrastructure and SUDS.

Where possible, each site should be designed to avoid areas of highest flood risk.

IP035

- -

S-LT

L

IP211

- -

IP211

- -

S-LT

L

IP206

- -

IP206

- -

S-LT

L

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP035

-

Due to being in proximity to the River Orwell, which is hydrologically linked to the Stour and Orwell SPA, the construction and occupation of the proposed development could potentially have an adverse impact on the Coasts and Estuaries objective.

Best practice should be employed to prevent contamination or pollution of the river in line with EA Guidance, including by managing surface runoff. Green infrastructure buffering the site from the River should be incorporated into the development to naturally manage runoff and protect water quality as well as to increase the local extent of riparian habitat.

IP035

O

S-LT

M

IP211

-

IP211

O

S-LT

M

IP206

-

IP206

O

S-LT

M

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP035

-

Approximately 60% of IP035 appears to be a derelict brownfield site with grasses and a range of flowering species growing. Construction and occupation of this land could reduce local levels of biodiversity.

Due to being in proximity to the River Orwell, which is an important wildlife corridor in the Borough and which is hydrologically linked to the Stour and Orwell SPA as well as the River Gipping CWS, the construction and occupation of the proposed development could potentially have an adverse impact on the Biodiversity Objective.

Green Infrastructure, featuring a diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value.

Best practice should be employed to prevent contamination or pollution of the river in line with EA Guidance, including by managing surface runoff. Green infrastructure buffering the site from the River should be incorporated into the development to naturally manage runoff and protect water quality as well as to increase the local extent of riparian habitat.

Assessments of impacts on the Orwell SPA will be updated in light of HRA findings when possible.

IP035

O

S-LT

M

IP211

-

IP211

O

S-LT

M

IP206

-

IP206

O

S-LT

M

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP035

-

One Grade II Listed Building, 1-5 College Street, and one Scheduled Monument and listed building, Wolsey's Gate, are within IP035. In addition, IP035 is adjacent to two Grade II Listed Buildings, Church of St Peter and Church of St Mary at the Quay and 2 Scheduled Monuments, areas of middle and late Saxon town.

IP211 and IP206 are adjacent to one Grade II Listed Building, Church of St Mary at the Quay and within proximity to the listed buildings and scheduled monuments, mentioned for IP035. Due to existing presence and nature of the buildings on each development site, impacts on the setting of these sensitive heritage asset would not be expected. The proposed developments are an opportunity to improve the local setting.

The listed buildings and scheduled monument within IP035 should undergo archaeological investigation and where possible integrated into the design of the site.

High-quality designs, incorporation of GI, screening and vernacular architecture would help to ensure the developments make a positive contribution towards the setting of the Listed Building.

IP035

+

S-LT

M

IP211 O

IP211

+

S-LT

M

IP206 O

IP206

+

S-LT

M

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctivene-ss of landscapes and townscapes

IP035 +

Each site appears to be a disused brownfield site, it is therefore considered that the developments may help to enhance the local character.

The development at each site should incorporate a high-quality design and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

IP035

+

S-LT

L

IP211 +

IP211

+

S-LT

L

IP206 +

IP206

+

S-LT

L

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP035

+ +

Each site would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

IP035 and IP206 are mix use schemes and will provide office/retail employment.

IP035

+ +

S-LT

L

IP211

+

IP211

+

S-LT

L

IP206

+ +

IP206

+ +

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP035

+

Each site would situate new residents in proximity, and with good access, to central areas in Ipswich. They may also help to rejuvenate brownfield sites in the Borough.

IP035

+

S-LT

L

IP211

+

IP211

+

S-LT

L

IP206

+

IP206

+

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP035 ++

Each site is within 500m of multiple bus stops. The nearest railway station, Ipswich, is 1km south west. The proximity of each site to jobs, services, amenities and facilities would encourage high rates of walking and cycling and enable efficient movement.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from each site into central areas should be provided for.

IP035 ++

S-LT

L

IP211 ++

IP211 ++

S-LT

L

IP206 ++

IP206 ++

S-LT

L

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP035 +

As each site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP035

+

S-LT

L

IP211 +

IP211

+

S-LT

L

IP206 +

IP206

+

S-LT

L


Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP011a - Lower Orwell Street

Small yard with vegetation.

0.15

14 dwellings.

Residential use.

IP089 - Waterworks Street

Car park.

0.31

223 dwellings.

Residential use.

IP074 - Church and land at Upper Orwell Street

Car park.

0.07

9 dwellings.

Erection of nine flats in three 2 and 3-storey blocks plus alteration to vehicle access and associated works.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP011a + +

The proposed development at each site would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

IP011a

+ +

M-LT

M

IP089

+ +

IP089

+ +

M-LT

M

IP074

+ +

IP074

+ +

M-LT

M

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP011a +

IP011a would deliver 14 dwellings.

IP089 would deliver 223 dwellings.

IP074 would deliver 9 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP011a

+

M-LT

M

IP089

+

IP089

+

M-LT

M

IP074

+

IP074

+

M-LT

M

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP011a + +

The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. The nearest GP, Orchard Medical Practice, is within 500m of each site. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

IP011a

+ +

M-LT

M

IP089

+ +

IP089

+ +

M-LT

M

IP074

+ +

IP074

+ +

M-LT

M

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP011a -

IP011a is within 50m of the A1022 and is therefore likely to expose residents to a source of noise, air or light pollution.

IP089 and IP074 are adjacent to the A1156 and are therefore likely to expose residents to a source of noise, air or light pollution.

In addition, the southern boundary of IP089 is coincident with an AQMA. The proposed development at this location would be likely to make achieving air quality improvement targets at the AQMA more difficult; and new residents at this location would be exposed to dangerous levels of air pollutants associated with the AQMA.

The proposed development at each site should have a noise and air quality assessment.GI should be incorporated into all sites to help screen potential light and noise pollution and filter out air pollutants. New homes should be situated as far back from the main road as possible to help reduce the effects of pollution.

IP011a

-

S-LT

M

IP089

-

IP089

-

S-LT

M

IP074

-

IP074

-

S-LT

M

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP011a +

IP011a is located within 1km and IP089 and IP074 are located within 500m of St Helen's Nursey and Primary School. Each site is within 2km of Stoke High Secondary School.

IP011a

+

S-MT

L

IP089

+ +

IP089

+ +

S-MT

L

IP074

+ +

IP074

+ +

S-MT

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP011a -

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

Each site does not coincide with, is not adjacent to and is not within 100m of a water body.

To avoid contamination of groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP011a

-

S-MT

L

IP089

-

IP089

-

S-MT

L

IP074

-

IP074

-

S-MT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP011a -

The southern boundary of IP089 is in an AQMA.

Due to the scale of proposed developments in this area and the associated increase in traffic, the proposed development at each site would be likely to exacerbate existing air quality issues.

Access to public transport at each location is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport in the long term.

Due to the proximity of IP011a to an AQMA an air quality assessment will need to be conducted. To reduce air pollution the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport. Green infrastructure should be incorporated into the development as much as possible, in a manner that best helps to filter out air pollutants.

IP011a -

M-LT

M

IP089

-

IP089

-

M-LT

M

IP074

-

IP074

-

M-LT

M

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP011a -

IP011a is a small vegetated yard in Ipswich's urban centre, therefore this would not be an efficient use of land.

IP089 and IP074 are brownfield sites and would therefore constitute an efficient use of land.

The proposed development should seek to make an efficient use of land where appropriate. Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase with best efforts made to reduce compaction, erosion and contamination of soils.

IP011a

-

S-LT

L

IP089

+ +

IP089

+ +

S-LT

L

IP074

+ +

IP074

+ +

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP011a -

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are uncertain.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP011a

-

S-LT

L

IP089

-

IP089

-

S-LT

L

IP074

-

IP074

-

S-LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP011a -

The construction and occupation of the proposed development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limit increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development at each site incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP011a

-

S-LT

M

IP089

-

IP089

-

S-LT

M

IP074

-

IP074

-

S-LT

M

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP011a -

IP011a has a very small area of low surface water flood risk on site, however the adjacent road (Lower Orwell Street) has high surface water flood risk. IP011a is currently vegetated, the removal of this vegetation in place of a residential development could potentially alter the local extent of surface water flood risk.

IP089 and IP074 are in Flood Zone 1.

Due to the scale of the developments, a flood risk assessment may be required. To reduce flood risk the development should be designed to include green infrastructure and SUDS.

IP011a

-

S-LT

L

IP089

+

IP089

+

S-LT

L

IP074

+

IP074

+

S-LT

L

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP011a O

Each site would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the coast or estuaries.

IP011a

O

N/A

M

IP089

O

IP089

O

N/A

M

IP074

O

IP074

O

N/A

M

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP011a -

The loss of trees at IP011a could impact upon local biodiversity and habitat connectivity.

IP089 and IP074 are unlikely to have a discernible impact on biodiversity.

Green infrastructure, including a diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value.

IP011a

O

S-LT

M

IP089

O

IP089

+

S-LT

M

IP074

O

IP074

+

S-LT

M

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP011a O

IP011a is on the site of a Scheduled Monument, buried remains of late Saxon town.

IP089 is within 100m of approximately 20 listed buildings along Fore Street, Eagle Street and Waterworks.

IP074 is adjacent to two Grade II Listed Buildings, 33 Upper Orwell Street and St Michaels church.

Due to existing nature of the development sites, impacts on the setting of these sensitive heritage assets would not be expected.

High-quality designs, incorporation of GI, screening and vernacular architecture would help to ensure the developments make a positive contribution towards the setting of the Listed Building.

In addition, the Scheduled Monument at IP11a should undergo archaeological investigation and where possible integrated into the design of the site.

IP011a

O

N/A

M

IP089

O

IP089

+

S-LT

M

IP074

O

IP074

+

S-LT

M

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctivene-ss of landscapes and townscapes

IP011a +

IP011a is a disused yard with no public access and IP089 and IP074 are car parks, it is therefore considered that the developments may help to enhance the local character.

The development at each site should incorporate a high-quality design and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

IP011a

+

S-LT

L

IP089

+

IP089

+

S-LT

L

IP074

+

IP074

+

S-LT

L

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP011a +

Each site would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

IP011a

+

S-LT

L

IP089

+

IP089

+

S-LT

L

IP074

+

IP074

+

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP011a +

Each site would situate new residents in proximity, and with good access, to central areas in Ipswich. They may also help to rejuvenate brownfield sites in the Borough.

IP011a

+

S-LT

L

IP089

+

IP089

+

S-LT

L

IP074

+

IP074

+

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP011a + +

Each site is within 500m of multiple bus stops. Each site is within 1.5km of the nearest railway station, Ipswich. The proximity of each site to jobs, services, amenities and facilities would encourage high rates of walking and cycling and enable efficient movement.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from each site into central areas should be provided for.

IP011a

+ +

S-LT

L

IP089

+ +

IP089

+ +

S-LT

L

IP074

+ +

IP074

+ +

S-LT

L

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP011a +

As each site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP011a

+

S-LT

L

IP089

+

IP089

+

S-LT

L

IP074

+

IP074

+

S-LT

L

Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP012 - Peter's Ice Cream

Brownfield and car park.

0.32

29 dwellings.

Residential use.

IP043 - Commercial Buildings & Jewish Burial Ground Star Lane

Car park and 'Hyper Cars Ipswich'.

0.7

46 dwellings.

Residential use.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP012

+ +

The proposed development at each site would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

In addition, IP043 would provide new employment land in proximity to residents, which may help to alleviate local rates of deprivation.

IP012

+ +

M-LT

M

IP043

+ +

IP043

+ +

M-LT

M

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP012

+

IP012 would deliver 29 dwellings.

IP043 would deliver 46 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP012

+

M-LT

M

IP043

+

IP043

+

M-LT

M

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP012

+ +

The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. The nearest GP, Orchard Medical Practice, is within 500m of each site. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

IP012

+ +

M-LT

M

IP043

+ +

IP043

+ +

M-LT

M

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP012

-

IP012 is adjacent to the intersection of the A1156 and A1022.IP043 is located between the A1022 east and west bound roads. The proposed development at each site would be therefore likely to expose residents to a source of noise, air or light pollution.

In addition, approximately 40% of IP043 lies within an AQMA which would expose new residents to dangerous levels of air pollution.

The proposed development at each site should have a noise assessment. GI should be incorporated into development to help screen new homes from light pollution and help to provide a filter of air pollutants. New homes should be situated as far back from the main road as possible to help reduce the effects of pollution.

IP012

-

S-LT

M

IP043

-

IP043

-

S-LT

M

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP012

+

Each site is located within 500m of St Helen's Nursey and Primary School and is within 2km of Stoke High Secondary School.

IP012

+

S-MT

L

IP043

+

IP043

+

S-MT

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP012

-

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

IP012 does not coincide with, is not adjacent to and is not within 100m of a water body.

IP043 is within 50m of Neptune Marina.

To avoid contamination of the surrounding water bodies and groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP012

-

S-LT

L

IP043

- -

IP043

-

S-LT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP012

-

Approximately 40% of IP043 lies within an AQMA. Due to the scale of proposed developments in this area and the associated increase in traffic, the proposed development at each site would be likely to exacerbate existing air quality issues.

Access to public transport at each location is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport in the long term.

Due to the proximity of IP043 to an AQMA an air quality assessment will need to be conducted. To reduce air pollution the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport. Green infrastructure should be incorporated into the development as much as possible, in a manner that best helps to filter out air pollutants.

IP012

-

M-LT

M

M-LT

M

IP012

-

IP012

-

M-LT

M

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP012

+ +

Each site is a brownfield site and would therefore constitute an efficient use of land and potentially an opportunity to remediate contaminated land.

The proposed development should seek to make an efficient use of land where appropriate. Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase with best efforts made to reduce compaction, erosion and contamination of soils.

IP012

+ +

S-LT

L

IP043

+ +

IP043

+ +

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP012

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are uncertain.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP012

-

S-LT

L

IP043

-

IP043

-

S-LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP012

-

The construction and occupation of the proposed development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limit increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development at each site should incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP012

-

S-LT

M

S-LT

M

IP012

-

IP012

-

S-LT

M

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP012

-

Approximately 50% of the land at IP012 is at low risk of surface water flooding with a small area of medium and high surface water flood risk where the site borders Grimwade Street.

IP043 has approximately 10% of its land in Flood Zone 3 and approximately 20% in Flood Zone 2. IP043 has a small area of land with low surface water flood risk in the south east of the site.

Due to the scale of the developments, a flood risk assessment may be required. To reduce flood risk the development should be designed to include green infrastructure and SUDS.

Where possible, each site should be designed to avoid areas of highest flood risk.

IP012

-

S-LT

L

IP043

- -

IP043

- -

S-LT

L

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP012

O

IP012 would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the coast or estuaries.

IP043 is within 50m of Neptune Marina, which is hydrologically linked to the Stour and Orwell SPA. The construction and occupation of the proposed development could potentially have an adverse impact on the Coasts and Estuaries objective.

Best practice should be employed to prevent contamination or pollution of the river in line with EA Guidance, including by managing surface runoff. Green infrastructure buffering the site from the River should be incorporated into the development to naturally manage runoff and protect water quality as well as to increase the local extent of riparian habitat

IP012

O

N/A

M

IP043

-

IP043

O

S-LT

M

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP012

O

IP012 would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on biodiversity.

IP043 is within 50m of Neptune Marina, which is hydrologically linked to the River Orwell, Stour and Orwell SPA as well as the River Gipping CWS. The construction and occupation of the proposed development could potentially have an adverse impact on the Biodiversity Objective.

Green infrastructure, including a diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value.

Best practice should be employed to prevent contamination or pollution of the river in line with EA Guidance, including by managing surface runoff. Green infrastructure buffering the site from the River should be incorporated into the development to naturally manage runoff and protect water quality as well as to increase the local extent of riparian habitat.

Assessments of impacts on the Orwell SPA will be updated in light of HRA findings when possible.

IP012

+

S-LT

M

IP043

-

IP043

O

S-LT

M

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP012

O

One Grade II Listed Building, St Clemants church, is in proximity of IP012. Due to existing nature of IP012, impacts on the setting of these sensitive heritage assets would not be expected. The proposed development is an opportunity to improve the local setting.

One Grade II Listed Building, Store at the rear of 54-58, is within IP043 and several listed buildings are in proximity along Fore street. In addition, the design of IP043 avoids the Grade II Listed Jewish Burial ground.

The Grade II Listed Building not currently accounted for in the design of IP043's boundary should be integrated into the site's design.

High-quality designs, incorporation of GI, screening and vernacular architecture would help to ensure the developments make a positive contribution towards the setting of the Listed Building.

IP012

+

S-LT

M

IP043

-

IP043

O

S-LT

M

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctivene-ss of landscapes and townscapes

IP012 +

IP012 currently consists of a car parking area and buildings which appear empty. IP043 consists a warehouse and car park. Therefore, it is considered that the developments may help to enhance the local character.

The development at each site should incorporate a high-quality design and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

In addition, the development at IP043 should try to accord with the local architecture along the adjacent, Fore Street.

IP012

+



IP043 +

IP043

+



16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP012

+

Each site would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

IP012

+

S-LT

L

IP043

+

IP043

+

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP012

+

Each site would situate new residents in proximity, and with good access, to central areas in Ipswich. They may also help to rejuvenate brownfield sites in the Borough.

IP012

+

S-LT

L

IP043

+

IP043

+

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP012

+ +

Each site is within 500m of multiple bus stops and 1.5km of the nearest railway station, Ipswich. The proximity of each site to jobs, services, amenities and facilities would encourage high rates of walking and cycling and enable efficient movement.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from each site into central areas should be provided for.

IP012

+ +

S-LT

L

IP043

+ +

IP043

+ +

S-LT

L

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP012

+

As each Site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP012

+

S-LT

L

IP043

+

IP043

+

S-LT

L


Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP051 - Old Cattle Market Portman Road

Car park.

2.21

N/A

80% B1a and 20% main town centre uses such as hotel / leisure (excluding retail). Existing long-stay car parking provision in this area will be required prior to the parking being lost.

IP004 - Bus depot Sir Alf Ramsey Way

Bus depot.

1.07

48 dwellings

Residential and 50% employment as part of mixed-use scheme with housing.

IP096 - Car Park Handford Road East

Car park.

0.22

20 dwellings.

Residential use.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP051

+

IP051 and IP004 would provide new employment land in proximity to residents, which may help to alleviate local rates of deprivation.

The proposed development at IP004 and IP096 would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

IP051

+

M-LT

M

IP004

+

IP004

+

M-LT

M

IP096

+

IP096

+

M-LT

M

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP051

O

IP151 would have no discernible impact on housing as it is allocated for employment and car parking.

IP004 would deliver 48 dwellings.

IP096 would deliver 20 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP051

O

N/A

M

IP004 +

IP004

+

M-LT

M

IP096 +

IP096

+

M-LT

M

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP051

+

The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. The nearest GP, Burlington Road Surgery, is within 1km of IP051 and IP096, and within 500m of IP096. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

IP051

+

M-LT

M

IP004

+

IP004

+

M-LT

M

IP096

+ +

IP096

+ +

M-LT

M

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP051

-

IP051 is within 50m of the A1022; IP004 is adjacent to the A137; and IP096 is adjacent to the A1071. Therefore, these developments are likely to expose residents and business users to sources of noise, air or light pollution.

The proximity of IP004 and IP051 to Ipswich Town FC may negatively impact quality of life, due to additional noise, congestion and crime associated with match days.

The proposed development at each site should have a noise and air quality assessment.GI should be incorporated into all sites to help screen potential light and noise pollution and filter out air pollutants. New homes should be situated as far back from the main road as possible to help reduce the effects of pollution.

IP051

-

S-LT

M

IP004

-

IP004

-

S-LT

M

IP096

-

IP096

-

S-LT

M

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP051

+ +

IP051 and IP096 are located within 500m and IP004 is located within 1km of St Matthew's Church of England Primary School. Each site is within 2km of Stoke High Secondary School and Stone Lodge Academy.

The provision of employment land at IP051 and IP004 and the subsequent creation of jobs at the site could potentially provide new employees with an opportunity to learn new skills.

IP051

+ +

S-MT

L

IP004

+

IP004

+

S-MT

L

IP096

+ +

IP096

+ +

S-MT

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP051

-

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

There are no water bodies within 100 m of IP051.

IP096 is within 50m of Alderman Canal west and the River Gipping.

IP096 is adjacent to Alderman Canal East.

To avoid contamination of groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP051

-

S-MT

L

IP004

- -

IP004

-

S-MT

L

IP096

- -

IP096

-

S-MT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP051

-

Due to the scale of proposed developments and the associated increase in traffic, the proposed development at each site would be likely to exacerbate existing air quality issues.

Access to public transport at each location is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport.

To reduce air pollution the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport.

IP051

-

M-LT

M

IP004

-

IP004

-

M-LT

M

IP051

-

IP051

-

M-LT

M

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP051

+ +

Each site is a brownfield site and would therefore constitute an efficient use of land and potentially an opportunity to remediate contaminated land.

IP051

+ +

S-LT

L

IP004

+ +

IP004

+ +

S-LT

L

IP096

+ +

IP096

+ +

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP051

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are uncertain.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP051

-

S-LT

L

IP004

-

IP004

-

S-LT

L

IP096

-

IP096

-

S-LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP051

-

The construction and occupation of the proposed development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limit increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development at each site should incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP051

-

S-LT

M

IP004

-

IP004

-

S-LT

M

IP096

-

IP096

-

S-LT

M

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP051

- -

IP051 and IP004 are located in Flood Zone 3.

IP051 has approximately 80% of land at risk of surface water flooding, with high and medium flood risk in the centre of the site.

IP004 has a small area of low surface water flood risk along the northern boundary of the site.

IP096 is in Flood Zone 1 and has one small area of low surface water flood risk.

All developments in Flood Zone 3 would require an FRA. Due to the scale of the development in IP096, a flood risk assessment may be required. To reduce flood risk the development should be designed to include green infrastructure and SUDS.

Where possible, each site should be designed to avoid areas of highest flood risk.

IP051

- -

S-LT

L

IP004

- -

IP004

- -

S-LT

L

IP096 O

IP096

+

S-LT

L

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP051 O

Each site would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the coast or estuaries.

IP051

O

N/A

M

IP004 O

IP004

O

N/A

M

IP096 O

IP096

O

N/A

M

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP051

O

IP051 is unlikely to have a discernible impact on biodiversity.

IP096 is adjacent to Alderman Canal East LNR and IP004 is within 50m of Alderman Canal West LNR both which contain Reed bed wetland habitat.

IP096 and IP004 should be designed to have the smallest possible impact on the nearby LNR. Best practice should be employed to prevent contamination or pollution of the Canals in line with EA Guidance, including by managing surface runoff. Green infrastructure buffering the site from the River should be incorporated into the development to naturally manage runoff and protect water quality as well as to increase the local extent of riparian habitat.

Green infrastructure, including a diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value.

IP051

+

S-LT

M

IP004

-

IP004

+

S-LT

M

IP096

-

IP096

O

S-LT

M

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP051

O

There is one Grade II Listed Building, Firbank, within 50m of IP096, however it is not visible from the site.

IP051 and IP004 are unlikely to have a significant impact on the historic environment. The proposed Development at each site is an opportunity to improve the local setting.

The design of IP096 should accord with the local residential character.

IP051

+

S-LT

M

IP004

+

IP004

+

S-LT

M

IP096

+

IP096

+

S-LT

M

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctivene-ss of landscapes and townscapes

IP051

+

Each Site is a car park and it is therefore considered that the developments may help to enhance the local character.

The development at each site should incorporate a high-quality design and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

High-quality designs, incorporation of GI, screening and vernacular architecture would help to ensure the developments make a positive contribution towards the setting of the Listed Building.

IP051

+

S-LT

L

IP004

+

IP004

+

S-LT

L

IP096

+

IP096

+

S-LT

L

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP051

+ +

Each site would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

IP051 is an employment site and IP004 is a mixed-use development that will also provide employment opportunities.

IP051

+ +

S-LT

L

IP004

+ +

IP004

+ +

S-LT

L

IP096

+

IP096

+

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP051

+

Each site would situate new residents in proximity, and with good access, to central areas in Ipswich. They may also help to rejuvenate brownfield sites in the Borough.

IP051

+

S-LT

L

IP004

+

IP004

+

S-LT

L

IP096

+

IP096

+

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP051

+ +

Each site is within 500m of multiple bus stops. Each site is within 1km of the nearest railway station, Ipswich. The proximity of each site to jobs, services, amenities and facilities would encourage high rates of walking and cycling and enable efficient movement.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from each site into central areas should be provided for.

IP051

+ +

S-LT

L

IP004

+ +

IP004

+ +

S-LT

L

IP096

+ +

IP096

+ +

S-LT

L

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP051 +

As each site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP051

+

S-LT

L

IP004 +

IP004

+

S-LT

L

IP096 +

IP096

+

S-LT

L

Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP245 - 12-12a Arcade Street

Car park.

0.06

7 dwellings.

Residential use.

IP172 - 15-19 St Margaret's Green

Car park.

0.08

9 dwellings.

Residential use.

IP214 - 300 Old Foundry Road

Derelict building.

0.02

12 dwellings.

Residential use.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP245

+ +

The proposed development at each site would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

IP245

+ +

M-LT

M

IP172

+ +

IP172

+ +

M-LT

M

IP214

+ +

IP214

+ +

M-LT

M

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP245

+

IP245 would deliver 7 dwellings.

IP172 would deliver 9 dwellings.

IP214 would deliver 12 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP245

+

M-LT

M

IP172

+

IP172

+

M-LT

M

IP214

+

IP214

+

M-LT

M

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP245

+

The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. The nearest GP to IP245, Burlington Road Surgery, is within 600m and the nearest GP to IP172 and 214, Orchard Medical Practice is within 500m. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

IP245

+

M-LT

M

IP172

+ +

IP172

+ +

M-LT

M

IP214

+ +

IP214

+ +

M-LT

M

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP245

O

IP172 and IP214 are adjacent to the A1156 and therefore are likely to expose resident to source of noise, air and light pollution.

IP245 is unlikely to have a discernible effect on people's exposure to hazards or noise.

The proposed development at each site should have a noise and air quality assessment.GI should be incorporated into all sites to help screen potential light and noise pollution and filter out air pollutants. New homes should be situated as far back from the main road as possible to help reduce the effects of pollution.

IP245

O

S-LT

M

IP172

-

IP172

-

S-LT

M

IP214

-

IP214

-

S-LT

M

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP245

+ +

IP245 is located within 500m of St Matthew's Church of England Primary School and within 2km of Stoke High Secondary School.

IP172 and 214 are within 500m of St Margaret's Church of England Primary school and are within 2km of Stoke High Secondary School.

IP245

+ +

S-MT

L

IP172

+ +

IP172

+ +

S-MT

L

IP214

+ +

IP214

+ +

S-MT

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP245

-

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

There are no water bodies within 100 m of each site.

To avoid contamination of groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP245

-

S-LT

L

IP172

-

IP172

-

S-LT

L

IP214

-

IP214

-

S-LT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP245

-

Due to the scale of proposed developments in this area and the associated increase in traffic, the proposed development at each site would be likely to exacerbate existing air quality issues

Access to public transport at each location is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport.

To reduce air pollution the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the Site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport.

IP245

-

M-LT

M

IP172

-

IP172

-

M-LT

M

IP245

-

IP245

-

M-LT

M

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP245

+ +

IP245 and IP172 are car parks and IP214 is a disused building, therefore development would constitute an efficient use of land and potentially an opportunity to remediate contaminated land.

IP245

+ +

S-LT

L

IP172

+ +

IP172

+ +

S-LT

L

IP214

+ +

IP214

+ +

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP245

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are uncertain.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP245

-

S-LT

L

IP172

-

IP172

-

S-LT

L

IP214

-

IP214

-

S-LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP245

-

The construction and occupation of the proposed development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limit increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development at each site should incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP245

-

S-LT

M

IP172

-

IP172

-

S-LT

M

IP214

-

IP214

-

S-LT

M

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP245 +

All three sites are in Flood Zone 1 and are not at risk of surface water flooding.

To reduce future flood risk the development should be designed to include green infrastructure and SUDS.

IP245
+

S-LT

L

IP172 +

IP172
+

S-LT

L

IP214 +

IP214
+

S-LT

L

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP245 O

Each site would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the coast or estuaries.

IP245

O

N/A

M

IP172 O

IP172

O

N/A

M

IP214 O

IP214

O

N/A

M

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP245

O

All three sites are unlikely to have a discernible impact on biodiversity.

Green infrastructure, including a diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value.

IP245

+

S-LT

M

IP172

O

IP172

+

S-LT

M

IP214

O

IP214

+

S-LT

M

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP245 +

There are multiple Grade II Listed Buildings within 50m of IP245, along Museum Street.

There are multiple Grade II Listed Buildings within 50m of IP172 and IP214, along Soane and Northgate Street.

The proposed development at each site is an opportunity to improve the local setting given the current brownfield location of IP245 and IP172 and derelict condition of IP214.

The design of each site, where possible, should accord well with the nearby Listed buildings.

IP245 +

S-LT

M

IP172

+

IP172 +

S-LT

M

IP214

+

IP214 +

S-LT

M

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctivene-ss of landscapes and townscapes

IP245

+

IP245 and IP172 are carparks and IP214 is a disused building, it is therefore considered that the developments may help to enhance the local character.

The development at each site should incorporate a high-quality design and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

IP245

+

S-LT

L

IP172

+

IP172

+

S-LT

L

IP214

+

IP214

+

S-LT

L

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP245

+

Each site would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

IP245

+

S-LT

L

IP172

+

IP172

+

S-LT

L

IP214

+

IP214

+

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP245

+ +

Each site would situate new residents in proximity, and with good access, to central areas in Ipswich.

IP245

+ +

S-LT

L

IP172

+ +

IP172

+ +

S-LT

L

IP214

+ +

IP214

+ +

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP245 + +

Each site is within 500m of multiple bus stops. IP245 is within 1km of the nearest railway station, Ipswich and IP172 and IP214 are within 1.5km. The proximity of each site to jobs, services, amenities and facilities would encourage high rates of walking and cycling and enable efficient movement.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from each site into central areas should be provided for.

IP245

+ +

S-LT

L

IP172

+ +

IP172

+ +

S-LT

L

IP214

+ +

IP214

+ +

S-LT

L

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP245 +

As each site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP245

+

S-LT

L

IP172 +

IP172

+

S-LT

L

IP214 +

IP214

+

S-LT

L


Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP169 - 23-25 Burrell Road

Car park.

0.08

14 dwellings.

Change of use of former commercial building into 14 (fourteen) flats plus demolition of existing side extensions and rear extension, excavation of lightwell and erection of three-storey side extension.

IP047 - Land at Commercial Road

Brownfield and car park.

2.86

103 dwellings.

Mixed use scheme of 40% housing, 20% public open space and enhanced river path, 40% office, leisure, hotel.

IP015 - West End Road Surface Car Park

Car park.

1.22

43 dwellings.

Primary allocation for long stay parking (60%) with secondary residential (40%).

IP094 - Land to rear of Grafton House

Brownfield and car park.

0.31

N/A

Employment - Suitable for B1a office.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP169

+

IP169, IP047 and IP015 site would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

In addition, IP047 will create a new public open space and leisure facilities.

IP094 would provide new employment land in proximity to residents, which may help to alleviate local rates of deprivation.

IP169

+

M-LT

M

IP047

+ +

IP047

+ +

M-LT

M

IP015

+

IP015

+

M-LT

M

IP094

+

IP094

+

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP169

+

IP169 would deliver 14 dwellings.

IP047 would deliver 103 dwellings.

IP015 would deliver 43 dwellings.

IP094 would have no discernible impact on housing as it is allocated for employment.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP169

+

M-LT

M

IP047

+ +

IP047

+ +

M-LT

M

IP015

+

IP015

+

M-LT

M

IP094

O

IP094

O

N/A

M

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP169

+ +

The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. The nearest GP, Burlington Road Surgery, is within 1km of each site. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

IP169, IP015 and IP094 are within 500m of IP150b Land at Ravenswood (7.8ha) and play area and IP047 creates a new public open space.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

IP169

+ +

M-LT

M

IP047

+ +

IP047

+ +

M-LT

M

IP015

+ +

IP015

+ +

M-LT

M

IP094

+ +

IP094

+ +

M-LT

M

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP169

-

IP169 is within 100m of Ipswich Station, therefore the area is likely to be exposed to additional congestion - exposing residents to a source of noise, air and light pollution.

IP047, IP015 and IP094 are all adjacent to the A137 and therefore are likely to expose resident to source of noise, air and light pollution.

IP047 is within 100m of an AQMA.

The proposed development at each site should have a noise and air quality assessment.GI should be incorporated into all sites to help screen potential light and noise pollution and filter out air pollutants. New homes should be situated as far back from the main road as possible to help reduce the effects of pollution.

IP169

-

S-LT

M

IP047

-

IP047

-

S-LT

M

IP015

-

IP015

-

S-LT

M

IP094

-

IP094

-

S-LT

M

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP169

+

Each site is located within 1km of Hillside Primary School and St Matthew's Church of England Primary School. IP169 and IP047 are within 1km and IP015 and IP094 are within 2km of Stoke High Secondary School.

The provision of employment land at IP047 andIP094 and the subsequent creation of jobs at the site could potentially provide new employees with an opportunity to learn new skills.

IP169

+

S-MT

L

IP047

+

IP047

+

S-MT

L

IP015

+

IP015

+

S-MT

L

IP094

+

IP094

+

S-MT

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP169

- -

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

IP169, IP047 and IP015 are adjacent to and IP094 is within 100m of the River Orwell.

To avoid contamination of the surrounding water bodies and groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP094

-

S-LT

L

IP047

- -

IP169

-

S-LT

L

IP015

- -

IP047

-

S-LT

L

IP094

- -

IP094

-

S-LT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP169

-

Due to the scale of proposed developments in this area and the associated increase in traffic, the proposed development at each site would be likely to exacerbate existing air quality issues.

In addition, IP015 includes a long stay car park in the proposal. This could encourage higher rates of driving for new residents and mean that larger number of cars will be driving in and out of site with adverse impacts on air quality as well as residential amenity due to noise, air and light pollution.

IP047 is within 100m of an AQMA.

Access to public transport at each location is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport in the long term.

Due to the proximity of IP047 to an AQMA an air quality assessment will need to be conducted. To reduce air pollution the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the Site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport. Green infrastructure should be incorporated into the development as much as possible, in a manner that best helps to filter out air pollutants.

IP169

-

M-LT

M

IP047

-

IP047

-

M-LT

M

IP015

-

IP015

-

M-LT

M

IP094

-

IP094

-

M-LT

M

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP169

+ +

Each site is a brownfield site and would therefore constitute an efficient use of land and potentially an opportunity to remediate contaminated land.

IP169

+ +

S-LT

L

IP047

+ +

IP047

+ +

S-LT

L

IP015

+ +

IP015

+ +

S-LT

L

IP094

+ +

IP094

+ +

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP169

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are uncertain.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP169

-

S-LT

L

IP047

-

IP047

-

S-LT

L

IP015

-

IP015

-

S-LT

L

IP094

-

IP094

-

S-LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP169

-

The construction and occupation of the proposed development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limit increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development at each site should incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP169

-

S-LT

M

IP047

-

IP047

-

S-LT

M

IP015

-

IP015

-

S-LT

M

IP094

-

IP094

-

S-LT

M

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP169

- -

Each site is within Flood Zone 3.

IP169 has approximately 20% of its land on the northern boundary at low risk of surface water flood risk.

IP047 has a thin band of low surface water flood risk which runs east to west across the site.

IP015 has small patches of low surface water flood risk with an area of medium-high flood risk in the south east corner.

IP094 has approximately 60% of land in low surface water flood risk.

All developments in Flood Zone 3 would require an FRA. To reduce flood risk the development should be designed to include green infrastructure and SUDS.

Where possible, ach site should be designed to avoid areas of highest flood risk.

IP169

- -

S-LT

L

IP047

- -

IP047

- -

S-LT

L

IP015

- -

IP015

- -

S-LT

L

IP094

- -

IP094

- -

S-LT

L

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP169

-

Due to each site being in proximity to the River Orwell, which is hydrologically linked to the Stour and Orwell SPA, the construction and occupation of the proposed developments could potentially have an adverse impact on the Coasts and Estuaries objective.

Best practice should be employed to prevent contamination or pollution of the river in line with EA Guidance, including by managing surface runoff. Green infrastructure buffering the site from the River should be incorporated into the development to naturally manage runoff and protect water quality as well as to increase the local extent of riparian habitat.

IP169

O

S-LT

M

IP047

-

IP047

O

S-LT

M

IP015

-

IP015

O

S-LT

M

IP094

-

IP094

O

S-LT

M

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP169

-

Due to each site being in proximity to the River Orwell, which is an important wildlife corridor in the Borough and which is hydrologically linked to the Stour and Orwell SPA as well as the River Gipping CWS. The construction and occupation of the proposed development could potentially have an adverse impact on the Biodiversity Objective.

Green Infrastructure, featuring a diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value.

Assessments of impacts on the Orwell SPA will be updated in light of HRA findings when possible.

IP169

O

S-LT

M

IP047

-

IP047

O

S-LT

M

IP015

-

IP015

O

S-LT

M

IP094

-

IP094

O

S-LT

M

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP169

+

One Grade II Listed Building, Pauls Maltings and adjoining kiln, is adjacent to IP015. Due to existing presence and nature of the buildings on IP015 and the surrounding area, impacts on the setting of this sensitive heritage asset would not be expected.

IP168, IP047 and IP094 are not in proximity to any sensitive heritage assets.

The proposed development at each site is an opportunity to improve the local setting given the current brownfield condition of each site.

The design of IP015, where possible, should accord well with the nearby Listed Buildings. High-quality designs, incorporation of GI, screening and vernacular architecture would help to ensure the developments make a positive contribution towards the setting of the Listed Building.

IP047

+

S-LT

M

IP047 +

IP015

+

S-LT

M

IP015 +

IP094

+

S-LT

M

IP094 +

IP047

+

S-LT

M

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctivene-ss of landscapes and townscapes

IP169 +

IP169, IP015 and IP094 are car parking areas and IP047 is 50% car parking and 50% vacant brownfield site. It is therefore considered that the developments may help to enhance the local character.

The development at each site should incorporate a high-quality design and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

IP169 +

S-LT

L

IP047 +

IP047 +

S-LT

L

IP015 +

IP015 +

S-LT

L

IP094 +

IP094 +

S-LT

L

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP169 +

Each site would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

IP094 is an employment site and IP047 is a mixed-use scheme with employment opportunities.

IP169

+

S-LT

L

IP047 + +

IP047

+ +

S-LT

L

IP015 +

IP015

+

S-LT

L

IP094

+ +

IP094

+ +

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP169 +

Each site would situate new residents in proximity, and with good access, to central areas in Ipswich. They may also help to rejuvenate brownfield sites in the Borough.

IP169

+

S-LT

L

IP047 +

IP047

+

S-LT

L

IP015 +

IP015

+

S-LT

L

IP094 +

IP094

+

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP169

+ +

Each site is within 500m of multiple bus stops. The nearest railway station, Ipswich, is within 500m of IP169, IP015 and IP094 and within 1km of IP047. The proximity of each site to jobs, services, amenities and facilities would encourage high rates of walking and cycling and enable efficient movement.

The long stay car park at IP015 would facilitate good access via car and contribute towards a permeable development. However, it may also encourage higher rates of driving for local residents or contribute towards roads immediately outside the site being more congested and thus less safe and appealing in the minds of cyclists and pedestrians.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents, as well as at the long stay car park. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from each site into central areas should be provided for.

IP169

+ +

S-LT

L

IP047

+ +

IP047

+ +

S-LT

L

IP015

+ +

IP015

+ +

S-LT

L

IP094

+ +

IP094

+ +

S-LT

L

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP169 +

As each site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP169

+

S-LT

L

IP047 +

IP047

+

S-LT

L

IP015 +

IP015

+

S-LT

L

IP094 +

IP094

+

S-LT

L


Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP149 - Land at Pond Hall Carr and Farm

Land at Pond Hall Carr and Farm


N/A

Allocated as an extension to Orwell Country Park, to provide better management of visitors to this part of the Orwell Estuary Special Protection Area.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP149

+

Site is allocated for a country park allocation and could therefore promote community interaction and social cohesion through providing an accessible green space.

IP149

+

N/A

M

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP149

O

Site is allocated for a country park allocation and would therefore not have a discernible impact on this Objective

IP149

O

N/A

M

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP149

++

Site provides an extension to an area of public open space adjacent to the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB and is an opportunity to provide a better network of footpaths and viewpoints over the estuary for visitors that may facilitate active and outdoor activities for the Borough's residents.

IP149

++

M-LT

M

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP149

+

Site is allocated for a country park allocation and therefore could contribute to improving local quality of life.

IP149

+

N/A

M

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP149

O

Site is allocated for a country park allocation and would therefore not have a discernible impact on this Objective

IP149

O

N/A

M

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP149

+

The extension of the country park, in place of Pond Hall Farm, may allow for improvements to the quality of coastal waters of the adjacent SPA, Stour and Orwell Estuaries.

IP149

+

S-LT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP149

-

The extension of the country park may attract additional visitors and increase road traffic.

To reduce air pollution the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the Site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport.

IP149

O

M-LT

M

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP149

++

The extension of the country park will maintain and protect a greenfield site.

IP149

++

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP149

+

The extension to the country park could potentially enable more efficient management of the park and visitors, including the generation of waste.

IP149

+

N/A

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP149

+/-

The extension of the country park may attract additional visitors and increase road traffic and air pollution.

However, the allocation of a country park maintains a greenfield site, preventing additional emissions from residential or employment uses.

The Country Park should encourage the use of sustainable transport, through the extension of existing bus routes and provision of electric car charging points at the site's car parking facilities.

IP149

O

N/A

M

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP149 +

The Site's south western boundary is within Flood Zone 3. A line of low- high surface water flood risk runs through the site along the path of a small stream within the site. Through preserving this greenfield site and not allocating land for residential development, it keeps residents away from Flood Zone 3 and preserves the GI cover in this area, that provides a natural flood alleviation service.

To reduce flood risk the country park should consider the use of green infrastructure and SUDS and manage the public's access to specified regions during times of flooding.

IP149

+

S-LT

L

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP149 + +

The site is likely to have a positive contribution to the local character and biodiversity associated with the adjacent SPA, Stour and Orwell estuary.

IP149

+ +

S-LT

M

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP149 + +

The extension of the country park will maintain and protect a greenfield site adjacent to the Suffolk Coast and Heath AONB and the Stour and Orwell estuary SPA

IP149

+ +

S-LT

M

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP149

+

Pond Hall associated with Pond Hall Farm is a Grade II Listed Building. The extension of the country park will maintain and protect Pond Hall and the local setting.

Visitors to the country park should be provided with good access to the heritage asset and information on its historical value.

IP149

+ +

S-LT

M

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctivene-ss of landscapes and townscapes

IP149

+ +

The extension of the country park will protect and maintain the landscape of a greenfield site adjacent to the Suffolk Coast and Heath AONB and the Stour and Orwell estuary SPA.

IP149

+ +

S-LT

M

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP149

+

The proposed site use would be likely to be a visitor attraction that could provide a boost to shops and services in the local area.

IP149

+

N/A

M

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP149

O

Site is allocated for a country park allocation and would therefore not have a discernible impact on this Objective

IP149

O

N/A

M



18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP149

O

Site is allocated for a country park allocation and would therefore not have a discernible impact on this Objective

The development and management of the country park should seek to improve accessibility.

IP149

O

N/A

M

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP149

O

Site is allocated for a country park allocation and would therefore not have a discernible impact on this Objective

IP149

O

N/A

L









Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP098 - Transco, south of Patteson Road

Derelict yard.

0.57

51 dwellings.

Residential use.

IP042 - Land between Cliff Quay and Landseer Road

Warehouses and shipping containers.

1.64

222 dwellings.

Residential, multi-storey car park, museum, health club, commercial employment space.

IP142 - Land at Duke Street

Greenfield.

0.39

44 dwellings.

Primarily residential with 25% allocated for public open space.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP098

+

The proposed development at each site would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

IP042 will provide cultural and leisure facilities, including a museum and health club and IP142 will provide an area of public open space.

IP098

+

M-LT

M

IP042

+ +

IP042

+ +

M-LT

M

IP142

+ +

IP142

+ +

M-LT

M

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP098 +

IP098 would deliver 51 dwellings.

IP042 would deliver 222 dwellings.

IP142 would deliver 44 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP098

+

M-LT

M

IP042 +

IP042

+

M-LT

M

IP142 +

IP142

+

M-LT

M

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP098 +

The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. The nearest GP, Felixstowe Road Medical Practice, is within 2km of each site. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community. IP142 includes 25% open space.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

IP098

+

M-LT

M

IP042 +

IP042

+

M-LT

M

IP142 + +

IP142

+ +

M-LT

M

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP098

-

IP098 and IP042 are adjacent to industrial and shipping areas and development may therefore expose residents to a source of noise, air or light pollution.

IP142 is located in a semi-residential area.

The proposed development at IP098 and OP042 should have noise and air quality assessments. GI should be incorporated into development to help screen new homes from light pollution and help to provide a filter of air pollutants. New homes should be situated as far back from the road as possible to help reduce the effects of pollution. reduce the effects of pollution.

In addition, the residential development of IP042 will remove a source of pollution from IP098, through the replacement of a HGV yard.

IP098

O

S-LT

M

IP042

-

IP042

O

S-LT

M

IP142

+

IP042

+

S-LT

M

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP098

+

IP042 is located within 500m and IP098 and IP142 are located within 1km of Cliff Lane Primary School Primary School. Each site is within 2km of Stoke High Secondary School.

The provision of employment land at IP042 and the subsequent creation of jobs at the site could potentially provide new employees with an opportunity to learn new skills.

IP098

+

S-MT

L

IP042

+ +

IP042

+ +

S-MT

L

IP142

+

IP142

+

S-MT

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP098

- -

IP042 is within 50m of the River Orwell and within 15m of a Pond network associated with Hollywell Park. IP098 is within 100m of the River Orwell.

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

To avoid contamination of the surrounding water bodies and groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP098

-

S-LT

L

IP042

- -

IP042

-

S-LT

L

IP142

-

IP142

-

S-LT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP098

-

Due to the scale of proposed developments in this area and the associated increase in traffic, the proposed development at each site would be likely to exacerbate existing air quality issues.

Access to public transport at each location is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport.

To reduce air pollution the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the Site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport.

IP098

-

M-LT

M

IP042

-

IP042

-

M-LT

M

IP098

-

IP098

-

M-LT

M

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP098

+ +

IP042 and IP098 are brownfield sites and would therefore constitute an efficient use of land and potentially an opportunity to remediate contaminated land.

IP142 is located on a greenfield site.

The proposed development should seek to make an efficient use of land where appropriate. Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase with best efforts made to reduce compaction, erosion and contamination of soils.

IP098

+ +

S-LT

L

IP042

+ +

IP042

+ +

S-LT

L

IP142

-

IP142

-

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP098

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are uncertain.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP098

-

S-LT

L

IP042

-

IP042

-

S-LT

L

IP142

-

IP142

-

S-LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP098

-

The construction and occupation of the proposed development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limit increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development at each site should incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP098

-

S-LT

M

IP042

-

IP042

-

S-LT

M

IP142

-

IP142

-

S-LT

M

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP098

- -

IP098 is within Flood Zone 2 and with small areas coinciding with Flood Zone 3 around the site's boundary.

IP042 has a small area land within Flood Zone 3. IP042 has small patches of low surface water flood risk across the site.

IP142 is in Flood Zone 1.

All developments in Flood Zone 3 would require an FRA. To reduce flood, risk the development should be designed to include green infrastructure and SUDS.IP042 an IP098 should be designed to avoid areas of highest flood risk.

IP098

- -

S-LT

L

IP042

- -

IP042

-

S-LT

L

IP142 +

IP142

+

S-LT

L

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP098

-

Due to, IP042 and IP098, being in proximity to the River Orwell, which is hydrologically linked to the Stour and Orwell SPA, the construction and occupation of the proposed development could potentially have an adverse impact on the Coasts and Estuaries objective.

Best practice should be employed to prevent contamination or pollution of the river in line with EA Guidance, including by managing surface runoff. Green infrastructure buffering the site from the River should be incorporated into the development to naturally manage runoff and protect water quality as well as to increase the local extent of riparian habitat.

IP098

O

S-LT

M

IP042

-

IP042

O

S-LT

M

IP142 O

IP142

O

S-LT

M

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP098

-

IP098 appears to be a derelict brownfield site with a range of grasses and plants growing. Construction and occupation of this land could reduce local levels of biodiversity.

Due to, IP042 and IP098, being in proximity to the River Orwell, which is an important wildlife corridor in the Borough and which is hydrologically linked to the Stour and Orwell SPA as well as the River Gipping CWS. The construction and occupation of the proposed development could potentially have an adverse impact on the Biodiversity Objective.

IP142 is located on a greenfield site.

Best practice should be employed to prevent contamination or pollution of the river in line with EA Guidance, including by managing surface runoff. Green infrastructure buffering the site from the River should be incorporated into the development to naturally manage runoff and protect water quality as well as to increase the local extent of riparian habitat.

Green Infrastructure, featuring a diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value.

Assessments of impacts on the Orwell SPA will be updated in light of HRA findings when possible.

IP098

+

S-LT

M

IP042

O

IP042

+

S-LT

M

IP142

-

IP142

-

S-LT

M

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP098

+

There are three Grade II Listed Building (Cliff House, Tolly Cobbold Brewery and Cliff Cottage) adjacent and in proximity of IP042. Due to the scale of the development at this site there could be impacts of the area's historic setting. However, due to existing nature of IP042, impacts on the setting of these sensitive heritage assets would not be significant.

IP142 and IP98 are unlikely to have a significant impact on the historic environment and due to their brownfield nature, the proposed developments are an opportunity to improve the local setting.

High-quality designs, incorporation of GI, screening and vernacular architecture would help to ensure the developments make a positive contribution towards the setting of the Listed Buildings.

IP098

+

S-LT

M

IP042

-

IP042

O

S-LT

M

IP142

+

IP142

+

S-LT

M

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctivene-ss of landscapes and townscapes

IP098

-

IP098 and IP042 are brownfield sites.

The development of IP098 would result in the development of a derelict brownfield site and therefore development may help to enhance the local character.

The scale of the development at IP042 could have impacts on local character.

IP142 would result in the loss of a greenfield site.

The development at each site should incorporate a high-quality design and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

IP098

-

S-LT

M

IP042

+ +

IP042

+ +

S-LT

M

IP142

-

IP142

-

S-LT

M

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP098

+

Each site would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

IP098

+

S-LT

M

IP042

+ +

IP042

+ +

S-LT

M

IP142

+

IP142

+

S-LT

M

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP098

+

Each site would situate new residents in proximity, and with good access, to established employment areas and central Ipswich. They may also help to rejuvenate brownfield sites in the Borough.

IP042 has land allocated for commercial employment.

IP098

+

S-LT

L

IP042

+ +

IP042

+ +

S-LT

L

IP142

+

IP142

+

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP098 +

Each site is within 500m of multiple bus stops. The nearest railway stations, Ipswich and Derby Road, are within 2km. The proximity of each site to jobs, services, amenities and facilities would encourage high rates of walking and cycling and enable efficient movement.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from each site into central areas should be provided for.

IP098

+

S-LT

L

IP042 +

IP042

+

S-LT

L

IP142 +

IP142

+

S-LT

L

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP098 +

As each Site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP098

+

S-LT

L

IP042 +

IP042

+

S-LT

L

IP142 +

IP142

+

S-LT

L

Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP080 - 240 Wherstead Road

Derelict and vegetated land.

0.49

27 dwellings.

Residential use – linear layout.

IP200 - Griffin Wharf, Bath Street

Brownfield.

0.79

113 dwellings.

Residential use.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP080

+

The proposed development at each site would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

IP080

+

M-LT

M

IP200

+

IP200

+

M-LT

M

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP080

+

IP080 would deliver 27 dwellings.

IP200 would deliver 113 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP080

+

M-LT

M

IP200

+

IP200

+

M-LT

M

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP080

+

The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. The nearest GP, Stoke Park Medical Practice, is within 2km of each site. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

IP080

+

M-LT

M

IP200

+

IP200

+

M-LT

M

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP080

-

IP080 is adjacent to the A137 and is within 50m of a railway line, therefore this development is likely to expose residents and to sources of noise, air or light pollution.

IP200 would situate new residents away from major sources of noise, air and light pollution.

The proposed development at IP080 should have a noise and air quality assessment. GI should be incorporated into development to help screen new homes from light pollution and help to provide a filter of air pollutants. New homes should be situated as far back from the main road as possible to help reduce the effects of pollution. reduce the effects of pollution.

IP080

-

S-LT

M

IP200

+

IP200

+

S-LT

M

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP080

+ +

IP080 is located within 500m and IP200 is located within 1km of Hillside Primary School. Each site is within 1km of Stoke High Secondary School.

IP080

+ +

S-MT

L

IP200

+

IP200

+

S-MT

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP080

-

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

There are no water bodies within 100 m of IP080.

IP200 is adjacent to the River Orwell.

To avoid contamination of groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP080

-

S-LT

L

IP200

- -

IP200

-

S-LT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP080

-

Due to the scale of proposed developments and the associated increase in traffic, the proposed development at each site would be likely to exacerbate existing air quality issues.

Access to public transport at each location is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport.

To reduce air pollution the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the Site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport.

IP080

-

M-LT

M

IP200

-

IP200

-

M-LT

M

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP080

+

IP080 is 50% derelict brownfield, this would constitute an efficient use of land and potentially an opportunity to remediate contaminated land. The remaining 50% of IP080 is unmanaged greenfield which is considered to be a sustainable option. IP200 is a brownfield site and would therefore constitute an efficient use of land and potentially an opportunity to remediate contaminated land.

The proposed development should seek to make an efficient use of land where appropriate. Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase with best efforts made to reduce compaction, erosion and contamination of soils.

IP080

+

S-LT

L

IP200

- -

IP200

- -

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP080

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are uncertain.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP080

-

S-LT

L

IP200

-

IP200

-

S-LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP080

-

The construction and occupation of the proposed development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limit increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development at each site incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP080

-

S-LT

M

IP200

-

IP200

-

S-LT

M

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP080

- -

IP200 is within Flood Zone 3. Approximately 50% of IP200 is at low risk of surface water flooding, with small areas of high and medium risk. The loss of permeable surfaces on this site could potentially alter the local extent of surface water flood risk.

IP080 has approximately 80% of land at risk of low surface water flooding with small areas of medium- high risk in the south western and north eastern corners. The loss of vegetation and permeable ground at this site could potentially alter the local extent of surface water flood risk.

All developments in Flood Zone 3 would require an FRA.To reduce flood risk the development should be designed to include green infrastructure and SUDS.

IP080

- -

S-LT

L

IP200

- -

IP200

- -

S-LT

L

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP080 O

Due to IP200 being adjacent to the River Orwell, which is hydrologically linked to the Stour and Orwell SPA, the construction and occupation of the proposed development could potentially have an adverse impact on the Coasts and Estuaries objective.

Best practice should be employed to prevent contamination or pollution of the river in line with EA Guidance, including by managing surface runoff. Green infrastructure buffering the site from the River should be incorporated into the development to naturally manage runoff and protect water quality as well as to increase the local extent of riparian habitat.

IP080

O

S-LT

M

IP200

-

IP200

O

S-LT

M

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP080

-

Approximately, 50% of IP080 is unmanaged greenfield with a range of plants and trees growing. Construction and occupation of this land could reduce local levels of biodiversity.

Due IP200 being adjacent to the River Orwell, which is an important wildlife corridor in the Borough and which is hydrologically linked to the Stour and Orwell SPA as well as the River Gipping CWS. The construction and occupation of the proposed development could potentially have an adverse impact on the Biodiversity Objective.

Best practice should be employed to prevent contamination or pollution of the river in line with EA Guidance, including by managing surface runoff. Green infrastructure buffering the site from the River should be incorporated into the development to naturally manage runoff and protect water quality as well as to increase the local extent of riparian habitat.

Green infrastructure, including a diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value.

Assessments of impacts on the Orwell SPA will be updated in light of HRA findings when possible.

IP080

O

S-LT

M

IP200

-

IP200

O

S-LT

M

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP080 +

Each site would be unlikely to have a significant impact on the historic environment. And due to the brownfield and derelict nature of the sites the proposed development at each site is an opportunity to improve the local setting.

IP080

+

S-LT

M

IP200 +

IP200

+

S-LT

M

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctivene-ss of landscapes and townscapes

IP080 +

IP080 is 50% derelict brownfield and 50% unmanaged greenfield. IP200 is an empty brownfield site. It is therefore considered that the developments may help to enhance the local character.

The development at each site should incorporate a high-quality design and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

IP080

+

S-LT

L

IP200 +

IP200

+

S-LT

L

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP080 +

Each site would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

IP080

+

S-LT

L

IP200 +

IP200

+

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP080

+ +

Each site would situate new residents in proximity to Wherstead Road District Centre, and with good access to central areas of Ipswich.

IP080

+ +

S-LT

L

IP200

+ +

IP200

+ +

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP080

+ +

Each site is within 500m of multiple bus stops. Each site is approximately 1km from the nearest railway station, Ipswich. The proximity of each site to jobs, services, amenities and facilities would encourage high rates of walking and cycling and enable efficient movement.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from each site into central areas should be provided for.

IP080

+ +

S-LT

L

IP200

+ +

IP200

+ +

S-LT

L

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP080 +

As each Site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP080

+

S-LT

L

IP200 +

IP200

+

S-LT

L









Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

IP039a - Land between Gower Street & Gt Whip Street

Warehouse.

0.48

43 dwellings.

Residential use.

IP133 - South of Felaw Street

Greenfield.

0.37

33 dwellings.

Residential use.

IP188 - Websters Saleyard site, Dock Street

Brownfield.

0.11

9 dwellings.

Residential use.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

IP039a +

The proposed development at each site would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community, key services, amenities, open spaces and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

IP039a +

M-LT

M

IP133

+

IP133

+

M-LT

M

IP188

+

IP188

+

M-LT

M

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

IP039a +

IP039a would deliver 43 dwellings.

IP133 would deliver 33 dwellings.

IP136 would deliver 9 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

IP039a +

M-LT

M

IP133 +

IP133

+

M-LT

M

IP188 +

IP188

+

M-LT

M

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

IP039a +

The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. The nearest GP, Burlington Road Surgery, is within 2km of each site. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site to surrounding communities and places of work.

IP039a +

M-LT

M

IP133 +

IP133 +

M-LT

M

IP188 +

IP188 +

M-LT

M

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

IP039a

-

IP133 is adjacent to the A137. IP039a and IP188 are within 50m of the A137. Therefore, these developments are likely to expose residents and business users to sources of noise, air or light pollution.

The proposed development at each site should have a noise and air quality assessment. GI should be incorporated into development to help screen new homes from light pollution and help to provide a filter of air pollutants. New homes should be situated as far back from the main road as possible to help reduce the effects of pollution. reduce the effects of pollution.

IP039a

-

S-LT

M

IP133

-

IP133

-

S-LT

M

IP188

-

IP188

-

S-LT

M

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

IP039a

+

Each site is located within 1km of Hillside Primary School. IP133 and IP039a are within 1km and IP188 is approximately 1km from Stoke High Secondary School.

IP039a

+

S-MT

L

IP133

+

IP133

+

S-MT

L

IP188

+

IP188

+

S-MT

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

IP039a

- -

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

IP133 and IP188 are adjacent to the River Orwell.

IP039a is within 50m of the River Orwell.

To avoid contamination of groundwater, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

IP039a

-

S-MT

L

IP133

- -

IP133

-

S-MT

L

IP188

- -

IP188

-

S-MT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

IP039a

-

Due to the scale of proposed developments and the associated increase in traffic, the proposed development at each site would be likely to exacerbate existing air quality issues.

Access to public transport at each location is very good, which may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport.

To reduce air pollution the development should include electric charging points and establish travel plans that could include car sharing initiatives and public transport. The provision of cycle storage and walking and cycling routes into and out of the Site would help to reduce emissions associated with transport.

IP039a

-

M-LT

M

IP133

-

IP133

-

M-LT

M

IP039a

-

IP039a

-

M-LT

M

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

IP039a

+ +

IP188 and IP039a are brownfield sites and would therefore constitute an efficient use of land and potentially an opportunity to remediate contaminated land.

IP133 is a greenfield site.

The proposed developments should seek to make an efficient use of land where appropriate. Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase with best efforts made to reduce compaction, erosion and contamination of soils.

IP039a

+ +

S-LT

L

IP133

-

IP133

-

S-LT

L

IP188

+ +

IP188

+ +

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

IP039a -

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are uncertain.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

IP039a

-

S-LT

L

IP133

-

IP133

-

S-LT

L

IP188

-

IP188

-

S-LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

IP039a -

The construction and occupation of the proposed development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limit increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development at each site incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

IP039a

-

S-LT

M

IP133

-

IP133

-

S-LT

M

IP188

-

IP188

-

S-LT

M

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

IP039a - -

All three sites have at least 50% of land in Flood Zone 3.

IP039a has a large area of high surface water flood risk in the north of the site.

IP133 has a small central area of medium surface water flood risk.

All developments in Flood Zone 3 would require an FRA. To reduce flood risk the development should be designed to include green infrastructure and SUDS.

IP039a

- -

S-LT

L

IP133

- -

IP133

- -

S-LT

L

IP188 - -

IP188

- -

S-LT

L

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

IP039a -

Due to each site being in proximity of to the River Orwell, which is hydrologically linked to the Stour and Orwell SPA, the construction and occupation of the proposed development could potentially have an adverse impact on the Coasts and Estuaries objective.

Best practice should be employed to prevent contamination or pollution of the river in line with EA Guidance, including by managing surface runoff. Green infrastructure buffering the site from the River should be incorporated into the development to naturally manage runoff and protect water quality as well as to increase the local extent of riparian habitat

IP039a O

S-LT

M

IP133

-

IP133

O

S-LT

M

IP188

-

IP188

O

S-LT

M

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

IP039a

-

IP133 is an urban greenfield site and therefore the development could impact upon local biodiversity and habitat connectivity.

Due to each site being in proximity to the River Orwell, which is an important wildlife corridor in the Borough and which is hydrologically linked to the Stour and Orwell SPA as well as the River Gipping CWS. The construction and occupation of the proposed development could potentially have an adverse impact on the Biodiversity Objective.

Best practice should be employed to prevent contamination or pollution of the river in line with EA Guidance, including by managing surface runoff. Green infrastructure buffering the site from the River should be incorporated into the development to naturally manage runoff and protect water quality as well as to increase the local extent of riparian habitat.

Green infrastructure, including a diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value.

Assessments of impacts on the Orwell SPA will be updated in light of HRA findings when possible.

IP039a

O

S-LT

M

IP133

-

IP133

-

S-LT

M

IP188

-

IP188

O

S-LT

M

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

IP039a

+

IP133 is adjacent to one Grade II Listed Building, Feelaw Street. IP188 and IP039a are in proximity to two Grade II Listed Buildings, Gipping Inn and the Old Bell Inn. Due to the existing nature of IP188 and IP039a, impacts on the setting of these sensitive heritage assets would not be expected. The proposed development of IP188 and IP039a is an opportunity to improve the local setting.

High-quality designs, incorporation of GI, screening and vernacular architecture would help to ensure the developments make a positive contribution towards the setting of the Listed Building.

IP039a

+

S-LT

M

IP133

O

IP133

O

S-LT

M

IP188

+

IP188

+

S-LT

M

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctivene-ss of landscapes and townscapes

IP039a

+

IP188 and IP039a are brownfield sites and it is therefore considered that the developments may help to enhance the local character.

IP133 is a greenfield site, therefore the development would result in the loss of an urban open space.

The development at each site should incorporate a high-quality design and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

IP039a

+

S-LT

L

IP133 -

IP133 -

S-LT

L

IP188

+

IP188

+

S-LT

L

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

IP039a +

Each site would situate new residents in proximity to a range of jobs and employment areas, many of which would be within a walkable distance.

IP039a +

S-LT

L

IP133 +

IP133 +

S-LT

L

IP188 +

IP188 +

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

IP039a

+ +

Each site would situate new residents in proximity to Wherstead Road District Centre, and with good access to central areas of Ipswich.

IP039a

+ +

S-LT

L

IP133

+ +

IP133

+ +

S-LT

L

IP188

+ +

IP188

+ +

S-LT

L

18

Encourage efficient patterns of movement, promote sustainable travel of transport and ensure good access to services.

IP039a

+ +

Each site is within 500m of multiple bus stops. Each site is within 1km of the nearest railway station, Ipswich. The proximity of each site to jobs, services, amenities and facilities would encourage high rates of walking and cycling and enable efficient movement.

Electric car charging points should be made accessible to new residents. Safe pedestrian and cycle routes from each site into central areas should be provided for.

IP039a

+ +

S-LT

L

IP133

+ +

IP133

+ +

S-LT

L

IP188

+ +

IP188

+ +

S-LT

L

19

To ensure that the digital infrastructure available meets the needs of current and future generations

IP039a +

As each site is in an urban area it is likely to be more accessible for fast broadband technology, the delivery of which would cater to the needs of a large portion of residents.

Provision should be made for ultra-fast and full-fibre internet speeds, with consideration also given to the future need of 5G.

IP039a +

S-LT

L

IP133 +

IP133 +

S-LT

L

IP188 +

IP188 +

S-LT

L

Site Names & Refs:

Existing use:

Site ha:

Proposal:

Description:

Whitton Church lane area (WCL)

Greenfield and agricultural land.


300 dwellings.

Residential use.

Thurleston Lane area (TL)

Greenfield and agricultural land.


268 dwellings.

Residential use.

SA Objective Topics (See SA Framework)

Site Scores

Commentary

Recommendations/mitigation

Residual Scores

Duration

Uncertainty

1

To reduce poverty and social exclusion

WCL

+

The proposed development at each site would situate new residents in proximity to an existing community (Whitton) and open spaces. In addition, the proposed developments are within 2km of key services, amenities and employment opportunities. It would therefore be likely to help ensure new residents do not feel excluded.

WCL

+

M-LT

M

TL

+

TL

+

M-LT

M

2

To meet the housing requirements of the whole community

WCL

+

WCL would deliver 300 dwellings.

TL would deliver 268 dwellings.

An appropriate level of affordable housing should be provided at each site.

WCL

+

M-LT

M

TL

+

TL

+

M-LT

M

3

To improve the health of the population overall and reduce health inequalities

WCL

+

The proximity of each site to services, facilities and amenities may encourage high rates of walking and cycling. The nearest GP, Chesterfield Drive Surgery, is within 2km of each site. Each site would situate new residents within an existing community.

Access to green and open spaces, and a diverse range of natural habitats, is excellent for each site.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists should be provided at each site.

WCL

+

M-LT

M

TL

+

TL

+

M-LT

M

4

To improve the quality of where people live and work

WCL

+

WCL and TL would situate new residents away from major sources of noise, air and light pollution.

GI should be incorporated into development to help screen new homes from light pollution and help to provide a filter of air pollutants. New homes should be situated as far back from the road as possible to help reduce the effects of pollution.

WCL

+

S-LT

M

TL

+

TL

+

S-LT

M

5

To improve levels of education and skills in the population overall

WCL

+

WCL and TL would be located approximately 2km from Westbourne Academy and 1km. WCL would be located within approximately 1km of Whitton Community Primary School and TL WCL would be located within approximately 1km from Castle Hill Infant and Junior School.

WCL

+

S-MT

L

TL

+

TL

+

S-MT

L

6

To conserve and enhance water quality and resource

WCL

-

Each site is in groundwater SPZ 3.

Each site would be expected to result in a net increase in water consumption.

There is a small stream located to the north of Thurleston and Whitton Church Lane.

To avoid contamination of groundwater and nearby streams, the development proposal should consider preventing potential pollution during the construction and operation phases, which may require monitoring. Appropriate waste storage and disposal during the construction and occupation phases will be essential to preventing contamination and so a Site Waste Management Plan should be provided. SUDS should also be incorporated into the development to control surface water runoff.

WCL

-

S-LT

L

TL

-

TL

-

S-LT

L

7

To maintain and where possible improve air quality

WCL

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution in relation to existing levels.

Access to public transport at each location is adequate,

Improvements to public transport links to the new residential areas may help to limit increases in air pollution associated with road transport.

WCL

-

M-LT

M

TL

-

TL

-

M-LT

M

8

To conserve and enhance soil and mineral resources

WCL

-

Each development would result in the loss of greenfield that contain ecologically valuable soils, although not BMV soils.

The proposed development should seek to make an efficient use of land where appropriate. Sustainable soil management techniques should be adopted during the construction phase with best efforts made to reduce compaction, erosion and contamination of soils.

WCL

-

S-LT

L

TL

-

TL

-

S-LT

L

9

To promote the sustainable management of waste

WCL

-

The proposed development at each location would be expected to result in a net increase in the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Options for reusing buildings or existing materials are uncertain.

Promote the use of recycled/ reused materials in order to decrease the demand on raw materials during construction and provide on-site waste separation facilities wherever possible. In addition, new residents and businesses should be provided with good access to waste recycling facilities.

WCL

-

S-LT

L

TL

-

TL

-

S-LT

L

10

Reduce emissions of GHG from energy consumption

WCL

-

The construction and occupation of the proposed development at each site would be expected to result in a net increase in air pollution, largely due to an associated increase in road traffic.

Each site has good access to sustainable transport modes, and is within proximity to services and facilities, which may help to limited increase in air pollution associated with transport.

The proposed development at each site incorporate a sustainable design that enables high energy efficiency. The use of low emission vehicles should be encouraged and access to electric car charging points should be provided at each site.

WCL

-

S-LT

M

TL

-

TL

-

S-LT

M

11

Reduce vulnerability to climatic events and flooding

WCL

-

Each site is in Flood Zone 1. There is an area of land in Flood Zone 2 associated with a stream located to the north of Thurleston and Whitton Church Lane.

The area surrounding both Thurleston and Whitton Church Lane has some small, localised areas of low-high surface water flooding, that follow the path of roads and the stream.

Due to the scale of the developments, a flood risk assessment may be required. To reduce flood risk the development should be designed to include green infrastructure and SUDS.

WCL

-

S-LT

L

TL

-

TL

-

S-LT

L

12

Safeguard the integrity of the coast and estuaries

WCL

O

Each site would be unlikely to have a discernible impact on the coast or estuaries.

WCL

O

N/A

M

TL

O

TL

O

N/A

M

13

To conserve and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity

WCL

-

WCL and TL are comprised of greenfield that could potentially be supporting protected species given the presence of existing structures. Development at both these locations would also be likely to reduce habitat connectivity in the local area.

A diverse range of native plant species should be incorporated into the proposed Development at each site to help enhance their biodiversity value.

Appropriate ecological survey of both sites should be carried out prior to development to establish the presence of protected species. Existing GI structures should be preserved as much as possible.

WCL

-

S-LT

M

TL

-

TL

-

S-LT

M

14

Conserve and where appropriate enhance areas and assets of historical & archaeological importance

WCL

-

There are three Grade II Listed Buildings in proximity to WCL, including Whitton Church Rectory, Church of St Mary and Church of St Mary's war memorial. Additionally, Ipswich Conservation Area, within which are six Grade II Listed Buildings is located to the west of the proposed site.

There are three Grade II Listed Buildings, Sparrowe's Nest Farm buildings, in proximity to TL.

It is considered to be likely that the proposed development at WCL and TL, which are currently greenfield, would alter the setting of the nearby Listed Buildings to some extent.

High-quality designs, incorporation of GI, screening and vernacular architecture would help to ensure the developments make a positive contribution towards the setting of the Listed Buildings.

WCL

-

S-LT

M

TL

-

TL

-

S-LT

M

15

Conserve & enhance the quality & local distinctivene-ss of landscapes and townscapes

WCL

-

The landscape character of the sites and their surroundings are characterised in the Settlement Sensitivity Assessment (2018).

Development at the greenfield of WCL and TL would result in the loss of green land, including protected playing fields, open space and allotments at WCL, that makes a positive contribution to the local character and would be likely to have an adverse impact on views.

The development at each site should incorporate a high-quality design and GI throughout to help ensure they make a positive contribution to the local character.

WCL

-

S-LT

L

TL

-

TL

-

S-LT

L

16

Achieve sustainable levels of prosperity and growth throughout the plan area

WCL

O

Each site would situate new residents within 2km to a range of jobs and employment areas.

Public transport links and cycle paths to the key employment areas should be developed to encourage the use of sustainable transportation.

WCL

+

S-LT

L

TL

O

TL

+

S-LT

L

17

Maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of town and retail centres

WCL

O

Each site would situate new residents within 4km of central Ipswich.

Pedestrian access into and out of the Site, including footpaths and cycle paths, should be provided for to ensure residents can travel sustainably to central areas or places of employment.

WCL

+

S-LT

L