Homes can be built on site of former social club in Ipswich’s Rope Walk

The former county council social club in Rope Walk, Ipswich, which is to be demolished and replaced

The former county council social club in Rope Walk, Ipswich, which is to be demolished and replaced with new homes. - Credit: Archant

Planning permission has been granted for a new development of homes and offices on the site of the former Suffolk County Council social club in Rope Walk in Ipswich.

The site has been derelict for years – after the county council moved to Endeavour House in 2004 it was used as a time as a Student Union bar for New Suffolk College, but has not been used for some time.

Now planning permission has been granted by Ipswich council for the site to be cleared and for 12 townhouses, two flats and four offices to be built there.

There has been concern over the site for some time – drugs paraphernalia has been found there and earlier this year it was the scene of a serious sexual assault.

Members of the borough’s planning and development committee overwhelmingly approved the plan after hearing that an issue over the access to the site, which had delayed a decision last month, had been overcome.


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