Homes plan given go-ahead

MORE homes are coming to Ipswich.Planners at the borough council have agreed to 71 more homes being built in the town.More than 50 homes are to be built in the latest phase of the Ravenswood development, while 21 more homes look set to be built off Yarmouth Road.

MORE homes are coming to Ipswich.

Planners at the borough council have agreed to 71 more homes being built in the town.

More than 50 homes are to be built in the latest phase of the Ravenswood development, while 21 more homes look set to be built off Yarmouth Road.

The borough council's planning and development control committee agreed to the scheme by developer Bellway Homes Ltd to build 55 homes at Ravenswood off Nacton Road.

Bellway Homes plans to build six one-bedroom homes, 24 two-bedroom homes, nine three-bedroom homes, seven four-bedroom homes and nine five-bedroom homes.

Of the 55 homes, 17 are to be affordable housing.

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Developer Westbury (Holdings) Ltd has also been granted planning permission, in principle, to extend its development between Yarmouth Road and the river Gipping.

It had already had consent to build 121 flats at the site, but now there look set to be 143 flats.

Westbury Homes plans to have three three-bedroom homes, 69 one-bedroom homes and 72 two-bedroom homes in four blocks of four and five-storey flats.

The development will also provide 133 - mainly undercroft - car parking spaces, as well as a play area and a paved open space. The river path around this area will also be improved.

Steve Miller, principal planning officer for the borough council, said: "The scheme has been approved, subject to prior completion of a legal agreement regarding the amount of affordable housing to be provided and the contribution that needs to be made to the local education authority."

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