Government Planning Inspector Appointed
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19th January 2016

The Secretary of State has appointed Malcolm Rivett to conduct a public examination into the soundness of the revised Ipswich Local Plan. Having undertaken an initial assessment of the plan and representations from us and others, the Inspector has recognised there are a number of key issues that need to be explored prior to the main public hearings. These “Stage 1” hearings will take place on the 22nd –24th March 2016 and we will be in attendance to represent NFPG views.

Among the issues to be explored are whether the Council has discharged it’s duty to cooperate with neighbouring local authorities and whether the plan provides for effective results on cross-boundary issues such as housing. We believe the Council has failed in both these respects and so the Local Plan should be rejected. Further information can be found here.

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