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Ipswich: D-day beckons for Cliff Quay development

09:20 25 February 2013

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An artist's impression of the proposed new development at the Cliff Quay brewery.


THE future of one of the town’s best-known buildings could become clearer next week.


Members of the borough’s planning and development committee are to consider proposals to redevelop the former Cliff Quay brewery and surrounding land at its meeting on March 6.

The application was deferred at the February meeting to give developers Pigeon the chance to make minor alterations to the proposals – reducing the size of the new development to go next to the former brewery.

Pigeon spokesman Clive Thompson said he remained hopeful that the scheme would be approved by the borough.

He said: “There have been a few minor changes, and we are hopeful that there will be a positive recommendation by the officers.”

The developers felt the proposals would “bookend” the town’s waterfront development – being at the opposite end from the new Tesco in Grafton Way, which is due to be discussed by planners at the end of March.

The Cliff Quay development would see the former brewery building itself converted into a community hub with shops and exhibition spaces underneath a lecture theatre.

The rest of the development would include a new supermarket, flats and a new hotel and health club with an access to Landseer Road.

Would the new Cliff Quay development be good for the town and Waterfront? Write to Your Letters, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail



  • They should knock the place down and have a complex with two supermarkets, a hand car wash and several mobile phone and charity shops

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    the opinion man

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • This will work if planners do not insist on filling every public space with shops and nothing else

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    Monday, February 25, 2013

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