Have your say on proposed new development on outskirts of town

Plans for new homes on outskirts of Ipswich

Plans for new homes on outskirts of Ipswich - Credit: citizenside.com

A house-building firm is giving people another opportunity to find out more about its proposals for a new development on the western fringes of Ipswich.

In January, Taylor Wimpey hosted a public exhibition to give the local community the chance to view and have their say on an initial masterplan for a residential development with a new primary school, open space and employment land between the A1214 London Road and the A1071.

Since then, detailed talks have taken place with Babergh District Council, Suffolk County Council, local parish councils and an independent Design Review Panel.

Additional work and assessments have also been carried out to support the development of the plan.

The masterplan has now been amended and local residents, businesses and community groups are invited to look at the proposal during a consultation event at the Holiday Inn, London Road, on June 2 from 3-7pm.

It will also feature Taylor Wimpey’s proposals for the first phase of residential development in the northern section of the site which will be known as Wolsey Grange.

Hannah Pattinson, strategic land project manager for Taylor Wimpey, said: “Our previous consultation event in January was very well attended and we received some really valuable feedback from the local community covering a range of issues relating to our development proposals.

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“Since then, we have been working to develop our proposed scheme to ensure that people’s concerns and aspirations for the site can be taken into account as far as possible.

“We feel it is important to keep residents and stakeholders fully informed throughout the preparation of our development proposals and we are very much looking forward to showing people how our plans have evolved at this forthcoming public exhibition.”

Taylor Wimpey and development partners Building Partnerships are proposing to submit a hybrid planning application for the site later this year. It will also include detailed proposals for the first phase of residential development.

Visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/wolsey-grange to comment online.

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