Controversy over housing scheme

A HUNDRED homes could be built directly behind other resident's houses if developers are given the go-ahead.Redrow developers have applied to Ipswich Borough Council for permission to build the homes, along with three small play areas, behind houses in Bramford Road, Ipswich.

A HUNDRED homes could be built directly behind other resident's houses if developers are given the go-ahead.

Redrow developers have applied to Ipswich Borough Council for permission to build the homes, along with three small play areas, behind houses in Bramford Road, Ipswich.

The controversial development would see homes being built behind the row of houses opposite Surbiton Road but previous similar applications have met with strong objections.

In December last year residents in the area held a meeting to discuss plans for hundreds of new homes being built in the street up to the junction of Sproughton Road.

Martin Cook, who until last week's elections was councillor for Westgate Ward, said: “In the campaign for this area I have heard strong objections from residents about parking problems, lack of play areas, and added traffic.

“This development may be suggesting three small play areas but this kind of thing is already provided for in the area. In my view what is needed is a kick-around area for older children.”

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The latest plan would see the demolition of 377 and 379 Bramford Road to make an access road for traffic from the new homes.

A decision is likely to be made by the end of July this year.