Fury after homes bid

A BID to build up to 150 homes on the edge of Ipswich has provoked a furious reaction from local residents.Now they seem likely to win over councillors who are being advised to turn down the application.

A BID to build up to 150 homes on the edge of Ipswich has provoked a furious reaction from local residents.

Now they seem likely to win over councillors who are being advised to turn down the application.

Property developer F and J Properties has applied to build the homes on a four-acre site behind Goodwood Close on the edge of the Castle Hill estate.

Although the developers have not given a firm indication of the number of homes they want to build there, they have indicated they would like to get up to 150 on the site.


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The proposals have provoked 60 letters of opposition from residents in the area who fear the development would put too much traffic on their estate roads.

They are also concerned it would eat up countryside right on the edge of town.

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The area is designated as countryside in the borough's local plan, and officers are set to tell councillors there is no justification for granting planning permission.

It is near the proposed new 1,500-home development off the Westerfield Road, so there is no direct need for it.

"The application site is clearly outside the built-up area of the borough, and is therefore located within the countryside," their report says.

An earlier application to build homes on the site was rejected by the borough council in 1989.

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