Plans have been submitted to the borough council to build 93 extra new flats and houses in the Henley Gate development to the north of Ipswich.

Along with the 93 homes the new plan also includes applications for roads, parking, open spaces, and landscaping. 

This application is part of phase two-B of the Henley Gate development, which comprises 1,100 homes, a community centre, sports facilities, a country park, and a primary school.

The project was first granted permission in 2020.

The huge development, which is located on the northern fringes of Ipswich, will also see the creation of a country park - providing a new natural space for residents.

Developer Barratt Homes has mentioned that the new application includes seven flats and one apartment over a garage, with the rest made up of houses of various sizes.

Most of the new builds will be three-bed houses, with 61 of the proposed 93 properties of that size.

The plans also include provisions for 223 parking spaces in total.

In March 2023, the development got approval for 147 extra new flats and houses in the area. 

All homes in this development will be designed in line with the 'fabric first' approach involving maximising the performance of the building fabric to reduce running costs for homeowners, improve energy efficiency and reducing carbon emission.

Ipswich Star: The new schools in Henley Gate development are set to open later this yearThe new schools in Henley Gate development are set to open later this year (Image: Suffolk County Council / Concertus)

Along with this, the area would also host two schools with 210 students each, which are set to open later this year. 

The open spaces in the plans would include space for allotments, children's play areas and general amenity spaces.

Finally, the developer also wishes to add pedestrian and cycleways from the roads into the country park surrounding the development. 

Ipswich Borough Council hopes to discuss approval for this next phase of the development in July.