A 96-home development which will make up part of the proposed Ipswich Garden Suburb will go before planners this week.

The homes are part of the Crest Nicholson development off Henley Road.

The reserved matters application sets out the appearance, layout, landscaping and scale for the homes.

It is part of the larger 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.

Ipswich Borough Council's planning committee will meet on Wednesday to discuss phase 3a of this development, which relate to a 2.41-hectare stretch of land east of Henley Road.

Of the 96 homes, 35 units would be classed as affordable housing units.

The majority of new homes will be two-storey high, while three-storey homes will consist of commercial use on the ground floor and apartments above.

Last month the developers submitted plans for 93 new homes, which are due for a decision in June. 

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 reduce carbon emission.

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

The application is recommended for approval subject to conditions and will be discussed on Wednesday, April 24.