Planning Division

The Planning Division is a division within the Department of Planning and Development.
The Planning Division is a resource for assistance with permitting a variety of development projects, providing information about properties and development possibilities, managing the scenic road program, preparing zoning and general bylaw amendments, long term/comprehensive planning, and more. The Division is responsible for engaging with the public in an ongoing dialogue about the future development of Ipswich.

The Division provides administrative and technical support to the Planning Board, Design Review Board, Historical Commission, Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board, Housing Partnership, Architectural Preservation District Commission and other committees and departments.
  1. Public Input Sought for Ipswich Housing Production Plan

    The Town of Ipswich is updating its Housing Production Plan and we need your input! All community members are invited to participate. Fore more information click below or visit Read on...
  2. Ipswich Community Development Plan: Prioritizing Goals

    Ipswich is underway with Phase II of its Community Development Update, but we need your help! Please take a survey to guide the prioritization of community GOALS for the next 15 years. The survey is available for public input through the end of May, 2020. Read on...
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