Localism Act 2011 and Plan MakingRobert HobbsPlanning Policy Team Leader10th May 2012
Introduction•   Local Plans replace LDF•   Abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies•   Duty to co-operate introduced•   Ne...
Local PlansLocal Development Framework•   Core Strategy and Policies (Adopted 2011)•   IP-One Area Action Plan (Draft 2007...
Ipswich Development PlanCurrently• Core Strategy and Policies (2011)• Saved Policies in Ipswich Local Plan (1997)• Proposa...
Core Strategy and Policies• Sets out the strategy for the development of the town• Includes policies to guide and manage d...
IP-One Area Action Plan• Sets out the vision for an urban renaissance for a  large part of central Ipswich• Area Action Pl...
Site Allocations and Policies• Will identify allocations of land for specific types of  development• Will highlight land t...
Proposals Map• Core Strategy and PoliciesFollowed by what is left on:• Ipswich Local PlanThe latter will eventually be rep...
Supplementary Planning Documents• Can be theme-based providing additional detail to  support the implementation of policie...
Regional Spatial Strategy•   East of England Plan (2008)•   Informed production of Core Strategy•   Evidence behind Plan s...
National Policy Guidance• National Planning Policy Framework   Replaces:   – Planning Policy Guidance Notes   – Planning P...
Sub-regional Planning• Ipswich Policy Area   – Ipswich Borough Council   – Babergh District Council   – Mid Suffolk Distri...
Sub-regional PlanningIpswich Policy Area• Focus on employment and housing• Duty to co-operate• Members and officers meet r...
Local Plan Review• Core Strategy Review begins March 2013• Informed by Census data• Re-visits population and housing data•...
Further ConsiderationsNeighbourhood Plans• Areas to be established by community and approved  by the Council• Have to be i...
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Presentation by Robert Hobbs, Planning Policy Team Leader at Ipswich Borough Council, given at a seminar organised by Barefoot & Gilles Development Consultancy 10 May 2012.
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The National Planning Policy Framework: Robert Hobbs Planning Policy Team Leader Ipswich Borough Council

  1. 1. Localism Act 2011 and Plan MakingRobert HobbsPlanning Policy Team Leader10th May 2012
  2. 2. Introduction• Local Plans replace LDF• Abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies• Duty to co-operate introduced• Neighbourhood Plans• Authority Monitoring Report• Community Infrastructure Levy• Major Infrastructure Unit at PINS
  3. 3. Local PlansLocal Development Framework• Core Strategy and Policies (Adopted 2011)• IP-One Area Action Plan (Draft 2007)• Site Allocations and Policies (Draft 2007)Local Plan• One single document or a number of documents
  4. 4. Ipswich Development PlanCurrently• Core Strategy and Policies (2011)• Saved Policies in Ipswich Local Plan (1997)• Proposals MapProposed• Core Strategy and Policies (2011)• IP-One Action Plan (2014)• Site Allocations and Polices (2014)• Proposals Map
  5. 5. Core Strategy and Policies• Sets out the strategy for the development of the town• Includes policies to guide and manage development• Policies are underpinned by evidence base studies
  6. 6. IP-One Area Action Plan• Sets out the vision for an urban renaissance for a large part of central Ipswich• Area Action Plans can be used to stimulate regeneration• It will locate specific land uses as well as providing design guidelines
  7. 7. Site Allocations and Policies• Will identify allocations of land for specific types of development• Will highlight land that is the subject of designations that means it will be protected
  8. 8. Proposals Map• Core Strategy and PoliciesFollowed by what is left on:• Ipswich Local PlanThe latter will eventually be replaced by:• IP-One Area Action Plan• Site Allocations and Policies
  9. 9. Supplementary Planning Documents• Can be theme-based providing additional detail to support the implementation of policies in the DPDs or site development briefs• The Northern Fringe Area Development Brief is an example of one of these SPDs
  10. 10. Regional Spatial Strategy• East of England Plan (2008)• Informed production of Core Strategy• Evidence behind Plan still relevant• Key focus of Government was on housing• East of England Plan much more than that• To be abolished sometime in 2012
  11. 11. National Policy Guidance• National Planning Policy Framework Replaces: – Planning Policy Guidance Notes – Planning Policy Statements (except PPS10) and new PPS on Gypsies and Travellers introduced – Some Circulars Introduces: – Fourth test of soundness • Plan must be positively prepared
  12. 12. Sub-regional Planning• Ipswich Policy Area – Ipswich Borough Council – Babergh District Council – Mid Suffolk District Council – Suffolk Coastal District Council – Suffolk County Council – Haven Gateway Partnership (Growth Point)
  13. 13. Sub-regional PlanningIpswich Policy Area• Focus on employment and housing• Duty to co-operate• Members and officers meet regularlyCounty Area• Suffolk along with Norfolk part of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership
  14. 14. Local Plan Review• Core Strategy Review begins March 2013• Informed by Census data• Re-visits population and housing data• Currently housing target of 700 dwellings per annum assessed• Remains a growth strategy
  15. 15. Further ConsiderationsNeighbourhood Plans• Areas to be established by community and approved by the Council• Have to be in conformity with strategic elements of Local Plan• Decided by referendumNPPF• Focus on employment and housing growth

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