Northern Fringe homes plan rejected

AN public inquiry is set to be held in the New Year following a unanimous decision by Ipswich councillors today to reject proposals for 1,085 homes, a primary school, health centre and shops on part of the northern fringe near Westerfield.

AN public inquiry is set to be held in the New Year following a unanimous decision by Ipswich councillors today to reject proposals 1,085 homes, a primary school, health centre and shops on part of the northern fringe near Westerfield.

The application by Mersea Homes was thrown out by councillors on the grounds that it was premature ahead of a masterplan for the whole area which will be drawn up once the borough's draft development framework has been approved by the Government.