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Ipswich: Plans for nearly 100 new homes on site of Eastway Business Park

16:37 03 April 2014

Eastway business park

Eastway business park

Permission is being sought by developers to create a major housing estate on vacant land in the north west area of Ipswich.

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Town planners will discuss the proposal for outline planning permission for 60 houses and 34 flats, around the Eastway Business Park near Europa Way, at a meeting next week.

As well as the dwellings, the proposal would also see a new access road created, in addition to landscaping, open space, play areas and a car park.

The amount of the homes that will be affordable is not yet known.

According to the plans, submitted to Ipswich Borough Council by Inland Homes, the development will include a combination of three and two storey blocks.

There are also five different types of properties which have been suggested for the site – one and two bed flats and two, three and four bed houses.

A report which has been sent to planners reads: “The residential development as proposed is considered to be compliant with planning policy having regard to the design and layout and scale of development proposed.”

The application has come as new housing projects continue to forge ahead in the town.

This includes a £36million development at Stoke Quay and a number of council housing developments which have been earmarked for various areas of the town.

The outline planning permission application will be discussed by the planning and development committee on Wednesday.

If you would like more information about the proposal, or to have your say on it, please visit www.ipswich.gov.uk.

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  • Terence. Nobody is going to be able to afford to buy or rent these new homes if they have no job. With changes to welfare many will be excluded from them. There are plenty of properties vacant as it is. The majority of homes in new developments don't go to existing residents (i.e. fly the nest, upgrades, downgrades, separations etc.) but to people new to the area. These people need jobs. They either take jobs away from existing residents or go without. 1000 jobs are to be lost in Ipswich over the next 5 years... all non-residential developments are either refurbs or small in terms of the number of FTE jobs available. The government has just been rubber stamping housing projects without caring about people being able to secure work. People can commute to other places to work but most people aren't prepared to travel for over 2 hours a day travelling to and from work. Would you be surprised to learn how many homes of the housing developments over the last 10 years in Ipswich are vacant?

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    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • you still need a home if you cannot find work.

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • Excellent. Sounds a good thing to me. Now can progress be made on sorting out ownership of the Beet Factory down there and utilising the space for homes.

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    Scuzzer

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • Should be left for Employment Zone purposes. You can use space up to make new homes, but people living in those homes need work. The town centre is dying, no work there, and eating into business parks and industrial areas wont solve the employment need.

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    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

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