The first plans to build up to 660 new homes in Ipswich have revealed it would create new early year provision and make just under a third of the homes affordable. 

Ipswich Borough Council received an outline planning application for a site to the rear of Humber Doucy Lane and Tuddenham Lane by developers Barratt David Wilson and Hopkins Homes. 

Neighbourhood consultation has begun on the 82 acres of land, which was bought by the developers in June last year for £18million.

Due to its location across boundaries, the application will be considered by both Ipswich Borough Council and East Suffolk Council. 

There is an expectation nearly 450 homes would be built on land within IBC's boundary, and 150 homes would fall on land in the East Suffolk Council boundary. 

Additionally, 200 of these homes would be affordable, in line with the council's requirements.  

Within the plans, the developers hope that children from their housing will be able to access primary, secondary and sixth-form schools in the nearby Ipswich Garden Suburb.

Any additional space required in those schools will be compensated by financial contributions made by the developers.  

The site would include an early years facility, along with adjustments to the highways in the area and a cycle path. 

Additionally open spaces on the property would included a children’s play area, youth provisions, parks and gardens

However, the development would mean that the two rugby pitches would no longer be in use. 

 Ipswich Rugby Club is currently seeking alternative areas to house themselves. 

Ipswich Star: Ipswich Rugby Club would need to find a new home Ipswich Rugby Club would need to find a new home (Image: Stock image of Ipswich Rugby Club/Newsquest)

The proposed property would include predominantly two, three and four bedroom houses, along with smaller one and five bedroom homes. 

The land and planning director at Hopkins Homes Matt Ward said: “We are pleased to launch this consultation on plans to deliver much needed homes on Land to the East of Humber Doucy Lane.

"The site offers a highly sustainable location and will allow for the delivery of high-quality open space and green infrastructure and community facilities."

The council aims to have a report by an officer by April 30, before it is voted on by the council.