Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 2°C

Search

Bramford: Planning chiefs set to discuss bid for £20m redevelopment of former Fisons site

09:46 03 December 2012

The former Fisons building at Bramford in 2005

The former Fisons building at Bramford in 2005

AN application for a £20 million redevelopment of the former Fisons site in Bramford is due to be discussed by planners next spring.

shares

The application was submitted to Mid Suffolk council in October and has now been formally validated by the district’s planning officers.

That means there are 18 weeks before it has to be discussed by the council’s planning committee.

The application is for the comprehensive redevelopment of the former fertiliser factory – and includes the largest single listed building in Suffolk.

Property development company Paper Mill Lane Properties has submitted the plans for the 12 acre site which includes proposals for 65,000 square feet of office space and 176 new homes.

The application follows a public consultation undertaken by the company earlier this year, in which the developer invited local residents and businesses to have their say about proposals to redevelop the mainly redundant brownfield site.

The Grade II listed North Warehouse, one of the world’s first chemical fertiliser factories, will be converted into a business centre with 20 offices and workshops, which when fully occupied will create up to 267 new jobs.

The new business centre will be suitable for a mix of small to medium sized businesses, with the commercial units ranging in size from 320 to 3,200 square feet. The remaining parts of the building will be converted into three shops, a café and apartments.

The application includes the creation of a new cycleway and footpath across the open land between the Ipswich to Norwich railway line and the River Gipping to improve the links between the new community and Bramford village and enable better access for cyclists and people with limited mobility.

Paul Foster, Paper Mill Lane Properties’ planning consultant said: “These plans will create an exciting new commercial, retail and residential hub, which will be of great economic benefit for the Bramford area by creating new homes and jobs.

If approval is given, the company hopes to start construction in late 2013 with the business centre opening in 2015.

Related articles

shares

0 comments

Remi Morrison is pictured at Pump and Grind in Ipswich.

Love is the theme this week as venues in Ipswich celebrate Valentine’s Day with live music spanning from blues, reggae, rock and soul.

Poilce investigation work at the scene of the accident on the A12 at Martlesham Heath.

A 20-month-old little girl died on Friday afternoon after a crash on the A12 in Martlesham on Thursday.

Peppa Pig's Surprise

The half-term holiday is nearly here and Ipswich Borough Council has plenty of things to keep youngsters busy and active – whatever the weather.

The junior doctors strike at West Suffolk Hospital in bury.

A Suffolk hospital boss has denied supporting the imposing of a contract on junior doctors after his name appeared on the “key” letter that led to the decision.

Stock image of the area.

A teenage motorcyclist is in a critical condition in hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Ipswich last night.

Stock image.

A fire believed to have been caused by a mobile phone overheating under a quilt “destroyed” a bedroom in Colchester on Friday night.

The 30-acre Walton Green North field has been earmarked for housing by Suffolk Coastal.

Proposals have been put forward to build 385 new homes on the edge of Felixstowe – opposite another field where permission has been granted for 190.

Former footballer Marcus Bent. Pic: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

Former Ipswich Town footballer Marcus Bent has escaped being sent to jail as he was sentenced for confronting two officers with a meat cleaver and a kitchen knife while in a “delusional” state under the influence of cocaine.

Collateral Drawing exhibition at UCS

Launch of `I Spy Drawing’ Family Art Club

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24