New homes set for Old Stoke

ALMOST 170 new homes are set to be built off Wherstead Road.Ipswich council is set to give the green light for 169 new flats and houses to be built on the "Landlink" site between Wherstead Road and the Riverside Industrial Park.

ALMOST 170 new homes are set to be built off Wherstead Road.

Ipswich council is set to give the green light for 169 new flats and houses to be built on the "Landlink" site between Wherstead Road and the Riverside Industrial Park.

The homes will be built in 10 three-storey blocks on the site which is currently derelict and considered an eyesore locally.

The development to be built by a consortium including local builders R.G. Carter and the Shaftesbury Housing Association, will include 25 per cent homes for rent or shared ownership.

It will include a play area, and the developers will have to give £60,000 to Suffolk education authority to pay for an expansion for nearby schools.

The application also includes a small office and shop unit.

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Access to the development would be through Rapier Street and Cowell Street.