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Ipswich Borough Council Local Plan Core Strategy and Policies Development Plan Document Review - Final Draft

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Part D: Implementation, Targets, Monitoring and Review

(9) CHAPTER 10: Implementation

10.1 A key element of the Core Strategy, as well as the Local Plan in general, is the need to set out clear mechanisms and targets for delivery. This chapter focuses on the implementation component of this, with Chapter 11 focusing on actual Plan targets and Chapter 12 on monitoring and review issues.

10.2 The rest of this chapter is set out in the following sections:

  • Delivery Mechanisms; and
  • Major Infrastructure Proposals.

Delivery Mechanisms

10.4 The Council will work with the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, Suffolk County Council, and Suffolk districts, particularly within the Ipswich Strategic Planning Area to deliver the employment and housing growth set out in this strategy. The Ipswich Strategic Policy Area Board, which comprises Councillors and Officers from the five Ipswich Strategic Planning Area authorities, was set up in 2007 to ensure the local authorities work together to deliver the vision for the Ipswich Strategic Planning Area. This Board continues to be an important delivery mechanism for the Ipswich Strategic Planning Area.              

Major Infrastructure Proposals

10.5 The Local Plan sits within the context of strategic infrastructure provision, which is currently coordinated via the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership. Strategic infrastructure needs are identified through a range of plans, strategies and organisations, including:

  • LEP Norfolk and Suffolk Economic Strategy
  • Suffolk Framework for Growth
  • Suffolk Infrastructure Plan (SIP)
  • Water Resources East
  • Transport East
  • Energy East

10.6 The levels of growth proposed within this document are substantial. Linked to these growth levels are identified needs for new infrastructure.

10.7 It is important that the Core Strategy identifies the major issues and sets out how these might be brought forward. Other infrastructure issues are addressed within the Site Allocations and Policies (incorporating IP-One Area Action Plan) Development Plan Document.

10.8 Table 8A identifies the major pieces of infrastructure required to support growth. In addition, support is indicated elsewhere in the plan for other pieces of infrastructure, such as a Wet Dock Crossing. However these are not prerequisites for development to take place. As indicated in policy CS17, new development will need to meet its on- and off-site infrastructure needs through direct provision and/or section 106 contributions. The Recreational disturbance Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy (RAMS) referred to in policy CS17 is essential to support planned growth in the Borough, but is not included in table 8A as the measures proposed are not classed as infrastructure. For example, measures include site wardening. The RAMS Supplementary Planning Document sets out the charge levied to all new dwellings and the programme of measures.

10.9 Infrastructure requirements relating to the Ipswich Garden Suburb are listed in Table 8B.

10.10 The costs shown in Table 8A are indicative and may change. Costs may have been estimated on a per household or number of additional residents basis.



TABLE 8A Major Infrastructure Proposals

Proposal

What aspect of thestrategy depends on theproposal

Lead Delivery Body / Bodies

Approx. Cost

Potential developer contribution (S106)

Potential funding gap

Potential funding sources

Time-scale

Flood Management

Ipswich Flood Defence Management Strategy

May include measures such as sheet piling renewal or a pumping station – to be confirmed by Environment Agency

Continued regeneration through mixed use developments within the Flood Risk zones in IP-One

Environment Agency

To be confirmed when the measures have been identified

tbc

tbc

Defra

Environment Agency

Developer contributions

2036

Early years

Additional early years capacity to meet demand arising from development in Alexandra Ward

New setting at IP048

Expansion of existing settings and investigate potential for new provision in town centre units

Essential to support growth

Suffolk County Council

£509,886

£1,609,812 - £1,902,267

£509,886

£1,609,812 - £1,902,267

Unknown

Suffolk County Council

Developer contributions

Through-out plan period

Additional early years capacity to meet demand arising from development in Bridge Ward

New setting at Halifax Primary School

or

Expansion of provision at Hillside Primary School

Essential to support growth

Suffolk County Council

£588,330

or

£414,900

£490,275

or

£414,900

£98,055

or

£0

Suffolk County Council

Developer contributions

Through-out plan period

Additional early years capacity to meet demand arising from development in Castle Hill, Whitehouse and Whitton Wards

If possible, expand provision at Highfield Nursery and/or provide additional capacity at Ipswich Garden Suburb settings

Essential to support growth

Suffolk County Council

£597,456 - £705,996

£597,456 - £705,996

£0

Suffolk County Council

Developer contributions

Through-out plan period

Additional early years capacity to meet demand arising from development in Gainsborough Ward

Seek to expand provision at either Morland or Ravenswood Primary Schools

Essential to support growth

Suffolk County Council

£149,364

£149,364

£0

Suffolk County Council

Developer contributions

Through-out plan period

Additional early years capacity to meet demand arising from development in Gipping Ward

New setting on development site

Essential to support growth

Suffolk County Council

£1,176,660

£1,000,161

£176,499

Suffolk County Council

Developer contributions

Through-out plan period

Additional early years capacity to meet demand arising from development in Holywells Ward

New setting at Rosehill Primary School

New setting at IP037 subject to sequential and exception test

Essential to support growth

Suffolk County Council

£2,353,320

£2,059,155

£294,165

Suffolk County Council

Developer contributions

Through-out plan period

Additional early years capacity to meet demand arising from development in St John's Ward

Expand provision at Britannia Primary School, or

Establish a new setting at St John's Primary School

Essential to support growth

Suffolk County Council

£331,920

Or

£588,330

£331,920

Or

£392,220

Unknown

Suffolk County Council

Developer contributions

Through-out plan period

Primary education

Primary School Provision

New school at IP048a Mint Quarter

Extensions to existing schools:

  • Rosehill Primary School
  • St Mark's or Sprites Primary School

Essential for the delivery of residential development across Ipswich including at the Waterfront

Suffolk County Council / Dept. for Education

£8,236,620

£1,742,580

£1,742,580 - £3,485,160

£3,824,145 (based on 195 pupils)

£564,264

£4,729,860

£4,415,175

£1,178,316

£0

Suffolk County Council

Dept. for Education

Developer Contributions

Through-out plan period

Secondary education

Secondary School expansion

Chantry Academy – 300 places by 2036 (22% of demand is arising within Ipswich Borough)

Stoke High School – 190 places by 2036 (48% of demand is from planned growth and remainder is background growth)

Essential for the delivery of residential development across Ipswich including at the Waterfront and in Babergh Mid Suffolk District(s)

Suffolk County Council

£6,821,400

£4,320,220

£2,046,420

£2,516,010

£4,774,980

£1,804,210

Suffolk County Council

Dept. for Education

Developer Contributions from Babergh Mid Suffolk and Ipswich

Through-out plan period

Post-16 education

Expansion of Suffolk One[9]

Essential to support growth

Suffolk County Council

£9,095,200

£7,799,134

£1,296,066

Suffolk County Council

Dept. for Education

Developer contributions

Through-out plan period

Waste provision

Relocation of Portman's Walk Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC)

Expansion of Foxhall HWRC

Essential to support growth

Suffolk County Council

£3m

£110 per dwelling

£0

Suffolk County Council

Developer contributions

Through-out plan period

Libraries

Expansion of existing libraries, remodelling of existing libraries or provision of flexible, digital access and/or mobile services.

Strategy and distribution of improvements to be developed during the plan period

Essential to support growth

Suffolk County Council

£700,000[10]

£216 per dwelling

£0

Suffolk County Council

Developer contributions

Through-out plan period

Transport

A14 Junction improvements

Junction 55 Copdock

Junction 56 Wherstead

Junction 57 Nacton

Junction 58 Seven Hills

Essential to support ISPA-wide growth

Suffolk County Council

Highways England

£65m-£100m

£5m-£10m

£5m-£10m

£5m

Unknown

Unknown

Developer contributions (S278/S106) from all the ISPA authorities

Highways England (RIS or Minor Works Fund)

Central Government

Through-out plan period

Measures to increase capacity on A1214

Essential to support ISPA-wide growth

Suffolk County Council

Highways England

£4m

Unknown

Unknown

Developer contributions from all the ISPA authorities

Through-out plan period

Sustainable transport measures in Ipswich, including Smarter Choices, Quality Bus Partnership and other measures

Essential to support ISPA-wide growth

Suffolk County Council

£7.3m-£8.4m to 2026

Tbc through action plan

Tbc through action plan

Developer contributions from all the ISPA authorities

Suffolk County Council

ISPA authorities

Through-out plan period

Infrastructure improvements to support sustainable transport measures and junction improvements

Essential to support ISPA-wide growth

Suffolk County Council

£16m-£20m to 2026

Tbc through action plan

Tbc through action plan

Developer contributions from all the ISPA authorities

Suffolk County Council

ISPA authorities

Through-out plan period

Link road through site IP029 via Europa Way from Bramford Road to Sproughton Road)

Desirable but not essential to support planned growth

Suffolk County Council

Tbc

tbc

tbc

Suffolk County Council

Developer contributions

Through-out plan period

Wet Dock Crossing

Desirable but not essential to support planned growth

Suffolk County Council

Tbc

tbc

tbc

Suffolk County Council

Developer contributions

Through-out plan period

Green infrastructure

Green infrastructure:

- green trail around Ipswich

- country park at Ipswich Garden Suburb (see Table 8B)

Expansion of Orwell Country Park

Essential to support growth

Developers

Suffolk County Council

Ipswich Borough Council

tbc

tbc

tbc

Developer contributions and direct provision

Housing Infrastructure Fund

Ipswich Borough Council

Through-out plan period

Utilities

New primary substation at Turret Lane

Development in the town centre in support of urban regeneration

UK Power Networks

tbc

tbc

tbc

UK Power Networks

Need and delivery still under investigation

Water supply -

site connections to the existing network (may include network upgrades)

Foul sewerage network - site connections to the existing network (may include network upgrades)

Essential to support growth

Anglian Water Services Ltd

tbc

tbc

tbc

Anglian Water

Developer contributions

Throughout plan period

Sport & leisure facilities

New sports, leisure and recreation facilities – will be identified through IBC review of sports provision:

Rights of Way Improvement Plan

Ravenswood Sports Park IP150b

Relocation of King George V Playing Fields IP032

Supporting growth, enhancing health and quality of life, and supporting greener lifestyles and green transport

Ipswich Borough Council

Developers

Highway Authority for Rights of Way Improvement Plan

tbc

tbc

tbc

Developer contributions

Ipswich Borough Council

Housing Infrastructure Fund

Suffolk County Council

Need and delivery still under investigation

Healthcare provision

Health centre at IP005 Former Tooks Bakery

Healthcare provision enhancements – to be identified in conjunction with schemes coming forward

Essential to support growth

Ipswich & East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

tbc

tbc

tbc

Dept. for Health

NHS England

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Ipswich & East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group

Developer contributions

Through-out plan period


10.11 Policy CS10 Ipswich Garden Suburb states that the detailed strategic and neighbourhood infrastructure requirements for the Garden Suburb development of approximately 3,500 dwellings are included in Table 8B below. Table 8B sets out those requirements, starting with the strategic infrastructure requirements for the whole Ipswich Garden Suburb area and then identifying the detailed neighbourhood infrastructure for each of the three neighbourhoods in turn.

TABLE 8B Strategic and Neighbourhood Infrastructure Requirements for the Ipswich Garden Suburb (formerly Northern Fringe) (see policy CS10 Ipswich Garden Suburb)

Infrastructure theme

Infrastructure

Strategic Infrastructure

Access & transport

Off-site junction improvements in surrounding road network

Connection to the Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC) system

Vehicular rail crossing with road access connecting housing in Fonnereau and Henley Gate neighbourhoods and the District Centre in the Fonnereau neighbourhood.

Fonnereau Way cycle / pedestrian bridge across rail line.

Phased delivery of bus services & bus priority measures.

Improvements to strategic town centre & east-west footpaths / cycleways.

Improvements to Westerfield Station and level crossing.

Controlled cycle / pedestrian crossing on Westerfield Road.

Traffic management scheme for Westerfield village, The Crofts and other locations.

Education

1200 space secondary school (including sixth form facility) with site providing playing fields and recreational facilities that would be secured for use by the community.

Open space, recreation & play

Country Park with visitor / community centre (with potential for dual community centre use) for Henley Gate.

Swimming contribution (off-site)

Community facilities

District & Local Centres including community buildings with integrated library facilities & police office (where required) alongside new healthcare provision & reserved sites for community use.

Funding for community development support officer(s).

Utilities

Any strategic improvements to electricity & gas supply.

Any strategic improvements to water supply.

Any strategic improvements to sewerage system.

Any strategic infrastructure needed to deliver low carbon development.

Strategic SuDS infrastructure & connections.

Infrastructure theme

Infrastructure

Neighbourhood Infrastructure – Fonnereau Neighbourhood

Access & transport

Travel Plan development, implementation & monitoring.

Improvements to Fonnereau Way (complete section linking Valley Road & railway line).

Pedestrian and cycle signage (monoliths).

Education & early years

2FE (form of entry) primary school & nursery with the potential for some facilities to be shared with the community.

Open space, recreation & play

Neighbourhood parks, allotments & open spaces with equipped sports & play facilities as per Core Strategy Policy.

Community infrastructure

District Centre supporting infrastructure (CCTV, electric charging points, recycling facility, cycle parking etc. as detailed in agreed infrastructure framework.

Community centre in District Centre with integrated library facilities, workspace hub and police office (where required by Suffolk Constabulary).

Healthcare provision.

Other items

Household waste facilities (sum).

Superfast broadband infrastructure.

Infrastructure theme

Infrastructure

Neighbourhood Infrastructure – Henley Gate Neighbourhood

Access & transport

Travel Plan development, implementation & monitoring.

Improvements to Fonnereau Way (complete section linking railway line and Lower Road).

Pedestrian and cycle signage (monoliths).

Education & early years

2FE (forms of entry) primary school & nursery with the potential for some facilities to be shared with the community.

Open space, recreation & play

Neighbourhood parks, allotments & open spaces with equipped sport & play facilities as per Core Strategy policy.

Community infrastructure

Local Centre supporting infrastructure (CCTV, electric charging points, recycling facility, cycle parking etc. as detailed in agreed infrastructure framework).

Community centre (may include workspace hub).

Other items

Household waste facilities (sum).

Superfast broadband infrastructure.

Infrastructure theme

Infrastructure

Neighbourhood Infrastructure – Red House Neighbourhood

Access & transport

Travel Plan development, implementation & monitoring.

Pedestrian & cycle signage (monoliths).

Education & early years

2FE (forms of entry) primary school & nursery with the potential for some facilities to be shared with the community.

Open space, recreation & play

Neighbourhood parks, allotments & open spaces with equipped play & sports facilities as per Core Strategy Policy.

Community infrastructure

Local Centre supporting infrastructure (CCTV, electric charging points, recycling facility, cycle parking etc. as detailed in agreed infrastructure framework).

Other items

Household waste facilities (sum).

Superfast broadband infrastructure.



[9] It is not currently considered necessary to establish a new Sixth Form to serve Ipswich, but this will be reconsidered through the next plan review. If further capacity were required, the establishment of a new Sixth Form serving one or both of Ormiston Endeavour and the new Ipswich Garden Suburb secondary could be considered along with other options

[10] Approximately based on the number of dwellings from policy ISPA4 and SP2 housing allocations.

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