The University of Suffolk is seeking permission to continue the use of a car park by Ipswich Waterfront. 

The plans for the car park located to the east of the River Orwell also include the installation of four electric vehicle charging points.

Ballast Wharf car park currently hosts 139 car parking spaces, six accessible parking spaces and four powered two-wheeler spots.  

The car park is for the sole use of university staff and students and there is no general public parking provided there. 

The new proposal seeks permission to install four electric vehicle charging bays after removing four existing car parking spaces to cater for this.

Historically, the site has been a part of the Ipswich shipyards and the production of machinery, until its transfer to Ipswich Borough Council for the wider developments of the Waterfront area.  

The most recent planning permission was granted for the continued use of the existing car park and involved resurfacing, soft landscaping and perimiter fencing. 

Ipswich Borough Council’s planning and development committee will review the application in due course.