Ipswich Local Plan Questions

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  1. dan5

    dan5Founder MemberStaff Member

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    106 questions being asked for the Ipswich Local Plan...

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    You cannot copy and paste from the PDF, so they are in the above image....
     

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    and have they put all those in to a nice simple online form you can fill in as you go along or editable pdf document you can mail to them?
     
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    Nope, you can print off blank sheets to fill in a question number and your response - multiple on a page and 2 pages (no where near enough for 106 questions... besides the sheets are the same, you just print as many off as you need). You cannot fill them in PDF and print.

    I struggle with the third party online system - so perhaps... couldn't find any representations... I tried all the obvious surnames/organisations first letters without any responses listed. This is the last month for representations so it appears they aren't showing them publicly yet.
     
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    The questions as text:-
    1. Are there any other issues that the Local Plan should consider?
    2. What are the advantages of your area that should be protected through local plans?
    3. What are the disadvantages of your area that the local plans could try to address through the way land is used or developed?
    4. What are the key priorities you would like to be addressed by 2036 — in the places across Ipswich and Suffolk Coastal where you live, work or study?
    5. What is your vision for the Ipswich HMA and Ipswich FEA by 2036?
    6. Which growth scenario should we plan for across the Ipswich Housing Market area?
    7. Do you have evidence to suggest that the housing and/or jobs targets should be different from the forecasts or scenarios outline above - either higher or lower?
    8. Would communities be prepared to accept more growth if that growth meant that significant new or enhanced infrastructure could be provided?
    9. What key pieces of transport infrastructure should be sought? Would it be roads such as an Ipswich northern route, or sustainable transport infrastructure (public transport, park and ride, cycling), or both?
    10. Should the Local Plan Review seek to address the issue of temporary closure of the Orwell Bridge by planning for a scale of development that can help to deliver infrastructure?
    11. Do you agree that providing a high growth scenario would help to deliver the affordable housing required?
    12. Are there alternative scenarios which should be considered?
    13. Which distribution options do you think would be most appropriate to take forward?
    14. Are there any other distribution options that the Councils should consider, including across the whole of the Ipswich Housing Market Area?
    15. Should the spatial distribution of jobs growth align with housing growth or should we take a different approach which focuses on improving accessibility between homes and work places?
    16. Do you have evidence which indicates that building at higher densities in Ipswich and Suffolk Coastal would be viable financially?
    17. Should the policy approach of maintaining the physical separation of villages from Ipswich be continued or should infill in gaps between settlements be considered a source of housing land?
    18. If development cannot be accommodated within Ipswich, should it be focused within the communities close to Ipswich or distributed within the larger Ipswich Housing Market Area? What criteria should guide its location?
    19. Should Ipswich switch employment land to housing use, even though the Borough has a high jobs target? where should the Council prioritise protecting employment land?
    20. Is there other land within Ipswich Borough which should be considered for residential development? Is the approach to protecting open space the right one?
    21. Where do you think the most appropriate locations are to meet this need?
    22. Which town centres should we plan to expand?
    23. Are there town centres that should be reduced in size?
    24. Which sites should be identified through the Local Plan reviews for future retail growth?
    25. How do we increase the range of uses or activities in Ipswich town centre, given its role as a regional centre, and what should they be?
    26. What range of uses or activities would you like to see in the smaller town centres?
    27. What approach should be taken to further out of centre shopping? Does out of centre shopping complement or compete with the existing town centres?
    28. Should the existing retail parks be considered as centres in their own right, or should town centres continue to be the first choice location for new shops and leisure uses?
    29. What infrastructure is currently required in your area and what additional infrastructure do you think would be needed, and where, to support the future distribution and levels of growth outlined?
    30. How can the strategic transport connections be enhanced and improved?
    31. In which areas should “super surgeries” be considered?
    32. Is there a need for additional education provision in certain areas of the Housing Market Area, including early years and special educational facilities, and if so what is the need and where?
    33. What kind of outdoor recreational spaces would you like and where should we locate them to reduce pressure on the more sensitive coastal areas? what other measures could be put in place to protect sensitive environments?
     
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    35. What are the advantages of your area that should be protected through local plans?
    36. What are the disadvantages of your area that the local plans could try to address through the way land is used or developed?
    37. What are the key priorities you would like to be addressed by 2036 — in the places across Ipswich and Suffolk Coastal where you live, work or study?
    38. What is your vision for the Ipswich HMA and Ipswich FEA by 2036?
    39. Which growth scenario should we plan for across the Ipswich Housing Market area?
    40. Do you have evidence to suggest that the housing and/or jobs targets should be different from the forecasts or scenarios outline above - either higher or lower?
    41. Would communities be prepared to accept more growth if that growth meant that significant new or enhanced infrastructure could be provided?
    42. What key pieces of transport infrastructure should be sought? Would it be roads such as an Ipswich northern route, or sustainable transport infrastructure (public transport, park and ride, cycling), or both?
    43. Should the Local Plan Review seek to address the issue of temporary closure of the Orwell Bridge by planning for a scale of development that can help to deliver infrastructure?
    44. Do you agree that providing a high growth scenario would help to deliver the affordable housing required?
    45. Are there alternative scenarios which should be considered?
    46. Which distribution options do you think would be most appropriate to take forward?
    47. Are there any other distribution options that the Councils should consider, including across the whole of the Ipswich Housing Market Area?
    48. Should the spatial distribution of jobs growth align with housing growth or should we take a different approach which focuses on improving accessibility between homes and work places?
    49. Do you have evidence which indicates that building at higher densities in Ipswich and Suffolk Coastal would be viable financially?
    50. Should the policy approach of maintaining the physical separation of villages from Ipswich be continued or should infill in gaps between settlements be considered a source of housing land?
    51. If development cannot be accommodated within Ipswich, should it be focused within the communities close to Ipswich or distributed within the larger Ipswich Housing Market Area? What criteria should guide its location?
    52. Should Ipswich switch employment land to housing use, even though the Borough has a high jobs target? where should the Council prioritise protecting employment land?
    53. Is there other land within Ipswich Borough which should be considered for residential development? Is the approach to protecting open space the right one?
    54. Where do you think the most appropriate locations are to meet this need?
    55. Which town centres should we plan to expand?
    56. Are there town centres that should be reduced in size?
    57. Which sites should be identified through the Local Plan reviews for future retail growth?
    58. How do we increase the range of uses or activities in Ipswich town centre, given its role as a regional centre, and what should they be?
    59. What range of uses or activities would you like to see in the smaller town centres?
    60. What approach should be taken to further out of centre shopping? Does out of centre shopping complement or compete with the existing town centres?
    61. Should the existing retail parks be considered as centres in their own right, or should town centres continue to be the first choice location for new shops and leisure uses?
    62. What infrastructure is currently required in your area and what additional infrastructure do you think would be needed, and where, to support the future distribution and levels of growth outlined?
    63. How can the strategic transport connections be enhanced and improved?
    64. In which areas should “super surgeries” be considered?
    65. Is there a need for additional education provision in certain areas of the Housing Market Area, including early years and special educational facilities, and if so what is the need and where?
    66. What kind of outdoor recreational spaces would you like and where should we locate them to reduce pressure on the more sensitive coastal areas? what other measures could be put in place to protect sensitive environments?
    67. Do you consider any of the development management policies need to be amended? If so, which ones, why and how?
    68. Are there new development issues which may warrant the inclusion of new development management policies in the plan? If so, what are they, and what would the policies need to do?
    69. Are there suitable sites which are currently located in employment areas, which we could re-allocate to housing without compromising the remainder of the employment area? (See map to the right for details of current employment areas).
     
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    70. Should this locational approach to community facilities continue?
    71. Do you agree with the approach taken to protecting pubs? If not. what measures would you like to see put in place?
    72. How can Ipswich continue to increase its offer as a tourist destination?
    73. Do you consider the range of hotels in the town offers the appropriate mix and choice to visitors?
    74. How can we adapt to pluvial flooding through design?
    75. What is your experience of SuDS? Are they successful and an efficient use of space? What is their long-term effectiveness?
    76. What measures do you consider con be introduced into urban areas to address climate change?
    77. How can we encourage new developments to reduce carbon emissions and be climate change resilient? Should we require development to meet higher standards of energy efficiency and lower levels of water usage?
    78. What measures should be encouraged to provide renewable and low carbon energy development within Ipswich?
    79. What in your opinion makes a well-designed development? Do you feel that high quality design is being delivered in Ipswich?
    80. Should Building for Life 12 continued to be used as a tool to improve the design quality of new development?
    81. Do you think the tall buildings around the Waterfront enhance the vibrancy of the area? Are there other areas of the town where additional tall buildings (of appropriate construction standards) would be appropriate?
    82. Do you feel more protection should be given to street trees? Do you have specific examples of trees which should be protected?
    83. Do you feel there needs to be greater attention to the architectural design of buildings in these locations?
    84. What could be included in a positive strategy in the Local Plan to protect and enhance heritage assets?
    85. Are the existing measures to control development in conservation areas effective, for example requesting that new shopfronts be constructed from high quality materials and respect the character and appearance of the building and street scene? Are there any other ways we can enhance conservation areas?
    86. Are there additional areas which you consider should be designated as conservation areas?
    87. How could our archaeological assets be protected?
    88. How can Ipswich better utilise its heritage assets and archaeology?
    89. How should the Waterfront be further developed as a heritage feature of the town?
    90. Should the Council continue to apply a standards approach to the provision of new open space per head of population?
    91. Is your perception that there is too much, too little or about the right amount of open space in the Borough?
    92. There is a deficit of provision for teenagers facilities such as teen shelters and multi-use games areas. What sort of provision should be made and where?
    93. There is a deficit of Accessible Natural Greens pace in north Ipswich. A new country park at the Ipswich Garden Suburb will be provided as the development is built out. Do you feel there is a need for more Accessible Natural Greenspace in addition to this in north Ipswich?
    94. What is the minimum size of development which should be required to provide on-site open space?
    95. Which models for managing open spaces are effective?
    96. Are there existing routes around the fringe of Ipswich for cycling and walking that could form the core of the green rim? How wide would the green rim need to be in order to be an effective recreational and wildlife resource?
    97. How can the Ipswich Wildlife Network be further enhanced and linked into surrounding areas?
    98. Should more areas of the Borough be designated as Local Nature Reserves, and if so where?
    99. Does Ipswich offer the appropriate mix of sport and leisure facilities you would expect in a town of its size? What other facilities could it offer?
    100. How should we best plan for an ageing population in the Borough?
    101. The current Local Plan safeguards land for new or extended primary schools and sets out standards for childrens play provision. Are other planning responses needed for the relatively younger demographic in Ipswich?
    102. In what other ways could the land use plan help to tackle issues of deprivation and inequality in Ipswich?
    103. How else should the Local Plan tackle health inequalities?
    104. What criteria should guide the location of such facilities? Should they be located in District Centres?
    105. Are there sites or locations where you think they are needed?
    106. Parts 1 and 2 of this consultation paper have considered many different issues affecting Ipswich. Are there any other issues not mentioned here, which relate to land use in Ipswich, about which you would like to comment?
     
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    What really does this one mean?

    1. Should the Local Plan Review seek to address the issue of temporary closure of the Orwell Bridge by planning for a scale of development that can help to deliver infrastructure?
     
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    The questions asked are to fit an agenda. Local Plan pretty much is 95% about housing and nothing more. I won't say it but I think they are "looking at the waterfront area" of town.

    The flaw in attitude is pretty much stated in the question... infrastructure should be before development... not vice versa.
     
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    To answer that question I think we have already had the scale of development that needs more infrastructure... so where is it? There's new housing going up everywhere both in the Borough and around it, but not a single plan for a single bit of road apart from that bloody stupid vanity bridge....
     
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      The truth is planning has been appalling. Some of this is down to our council and others about a lack of joint up thinking.

      Infrastructure needs to come first. Kesgrave is a big example, the A1214 isn't fit for purpose and neither is Foxhall Road. This should have been sorted before the Grange Farm estate was built. They were promised a bypass which never happened. We still have that silly bend near Nuffield Heath hospital and this road could comfortably be straightened out to improve road safety and capacity. Surprisingly enough there hasn't been more incidents here.

      In my view they needed a link from Felixstowe Road through Straight Road and up to Foxhall Road via Bucklesham Road to Bell Lane. I am sure this wasn't undertaken to avoid housing developments. Now the councils are housing quota happy without worrying about infrastructure.

      They needed another strategic road to support the Ravenswood development rather than bolt it on to (probably) the busiest roundabout in Ipswich. It is laughable that there is just one way in and out... they have since created a new retail park in the area. Now, I am proud of Orwell County Park and didn't think an East Bank link road was a good idea, so this means the development shouldn't have gone ahead. We could have turned the old airport into a park pending other ideas.

      Scrivener Drive outside the borough's western boundary should have never had the sixth form centre and supermarket there. I don't quite know why this large plot of land was left undeveloped in the first place. The first Park & Ride site should have never been put there. Hadleigh Road industrial estate should have had another entrance/exit such as linked to "New Way" further down the road.

      Ranelagh Road shouldn't have retail parks. The Lidl where the pub was should have never been bolted on to an important A road, likewise the Suffolk Retail Park opposite shouldn't have ever been allowed to go there.

      Old Norwich Road should be utilised as a connection to Claydon and on to Great Blakenham - rather than buses only. The road should have been improved for cars (weight restriction to prevent lorries using it). There should also be a through road non-residential linking Old Norwich Road to Henley Road.

      Futura Park should have never been allowed. Ransomes Europark, Sainsburys, Euro Retail Park and Ravenswood were enough traffic for the A1189, Nacton Road and Felixstowe Road.

      The axis switch (and focus on the waterfront) has been ridiculous. A school in the old co-op department store is completely bananas. The conversion of so many shops into food outlets is concerning. The council is anticipating significant increases in square metres of retail space... with reducing the size of the town centre and losing so much retail space, they can only be talking about out-of-town retail. What is more worrying is plans by the council to kill off half of the parking spaces in town... like how is that going to help anyone?! This includes Portman Road ones (which they have long wanted to develop) and West End Road (would be surprised due to the location near the rail station). Not to forget the new planned Crown Car Park multi-storey is much smaller than the original was.
       
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