Planning consent has been awarded for a major mixed-use scheme on the edge of Ipswich, which will feature 1,100 new homes, of which around 15% will be devoted to affordable housing.
The new neighbourhood, known as Henley Gate, will be delivered by Crest Nicholson and will form part of a new Garden Suburb for the area, also including a large country park, a primary school, sports pitches, a community centre and retail space.
The Henley Gate scheme, which should get underway later this year, is supported by a draft allocation in Ipswich Borough’s Local Plan and is the first neighbourhood to receive a resolution to grant planning permission from the wider Ipswich Garden Suburb scheme, which will eventually provide up to 3,500 new homes.
Andrew Dobson, managing director for Crest Nicholson strategic projects, commented: “We are thrilled to be able to move ahead with our plans to build a new neighbourhood for Ipswich. This application is the result of many years of consultation, and we thank all of the residents, stakeholders and the wider community who helped to shape the final plans.
“This scheme is an example of our commitment to creating communities which build a legacy for the future with a neighbourhood that will have a sense of community and a positive impact on quality of life for residents.
“We will continue to work closely with residents and the wider community as we put together a detailed application for Henley Gate. Our commitment was to create a community that Ipswich would be proud of and we look forward to delivering on that promise.”