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Ipswich: Planners reject application to build homes on site of Railway Pub

PUBLISHED: 15:21 04 September 2014 | UPDATED: 15:21 04 September 2014

The Railway Inn, Foxhall Road, Ipswich

The Railway Inn, Foxhall Road, Ipswich

A proposal to create seven homes at the back of The Railway pub in Ipswich have been rejected by planners, who have said the development would cause major traffic problems in the area.

The site identified for the homes was a former car park next to the pub, with access for vehicles from Cauldwell Hall Road.

Planners at the borough council yesterday refused the application due to the development being “cramped” and having a lack of parking facilities, which it was thought would have a detrimental impact on traffic in the area, which also includes Foxhall Road.

Albert Grant, a borough councillor who sits on the planning and development committee, said: “The design is alright but the car parking is going to cause problems.”

Bixley ward councillor John Carnall added: “My main reservation is I think it is a crammed-in development and I think that is the cause of the problems.”

7 comments

  • The pub was set to be taken over and reopened. The lack of car parking space therefore for the pub and bookmakers, as well as nearby residents parking would be the problem with regard traffic issues in my opinion. Whether they will go back to the drawing board and try using the Foxhall Rd entrance now that a Caudwell Hall Rd entrance has been turned down twice, we shall have to see.

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    BlueSuedeShoes

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • so replacing a "CAR" park with "HOUSES" increases traffic, are these mobile houses? I would love a job in the planning department I reckon its a right laugh, this one is priceless!

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    millhouse

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Pathetic ! They approved the building of how many homes on the old Bull Motors Celestion site , what about the overcrowding of the bramford road area too , where traffic has to come out onto it due to the river ! Then what about the St Clements site , there will be more than 7 there , won't there . The reason is not valid at this location , traffic problems are everywhere within the borough of Ipswich , perhaps it could be the new gypsy site ?

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    Poppys Dad

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • So 7 houses would cause a hold up on Foxhall Rd but a Tescos up the road seemingly doesn't. Of course 1000+ homes and a new retail development and new restaurants are ok for Nacton Rd and haven't caused any traffic problems. Planners hang your heads in shame.

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    Drew Peacock

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • There are major traffic problems there and everywhere in Ipswich. Not a fair comment

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    Ipswich Man

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Firstly I don't see how 7 extra homes are going to cause "major traffic problems in the area". Secondly, if this is the only reservation why can't they just use the entrance that is already there on Foxhall road between the pub and the bookmakers?

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    RC

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • something needs to be done with it though. Ipswich is full of unused tatty buildings, and IBC have zero vision for future development unless of course its social housing.

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    Rory Breaker

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

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