Draft Core Strategy and Policies Focused Review
CHAPTER 4: The Ipswich Sustainable Community Strategy
4.1 The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 places a legal requirement on local planning authorities to have regard to relevant Sustainable Community Strategies when preparing their Local Development Documents.
4.2 The Community Strategy for Ipswich was published in July 2008 by the Local Strategic Partnership, one-ipswich.
Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial
Ipswich and Suffolk Small Business Association Ipswich Borough Council
Ipswich Council for Voluntary Organisations
Job Centre Plus
Suffolk New College
Learning and Skills Council
Suffolk Primary Care Trust
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
Suffolk County Council
University Campus Suffolk
Representation from faith communities
Councillor representatives from each of the five area forums
4.3 The Community Strategy vision is set out below.
'Everybody Matters - we want Ipswich to be a vibrant, prosperous and thriving place.
We will address deprivation and inequality in neighbourhoods and develop an economically dynamic and enterprising society so everyone in Ipswich can:
- be prosperous and have a place to live
- be healthy and stay well
- achieve their potential and enjoy life
- keep safe
- have a greater say and better choices
- live in friendly and supportive communities'.
4.4 The Community Strategy seeks to manage and plan for growth and change and to build social infrastructure through the delivery of the following six outcomes:
- Everyone should have a roof over their head
- People enjoy good health
- There is work for all
- Create a better environment for people in Ipswich
- People keep safe
- People living in friendly and supportive communities and have a greater say.
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4.6 There is also a Suffolk Community Strategy to which the Council should have regard in preparing the Core Strategy and Policies development plan document. The Suffolk Community Strategy was considered in the preparation of the one-ipswich Community Strategy to ensure that both are pulling in the same direction and working towards complementary outcomes.
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