Plans lodged for over 1,000 new homes in Ipswich

Plans for a major mixed-use development in Ipswich have been lodged by developer Crest Nicholson.

The project called Henley Gate will be developed at the Ipswich Garden Suburb area and include 1,100 homes as well as a 30-hectare country park.

Crest Nicholson said the project will be modelled on ‘garden suburb’ principles to include generous provision of green space, a sustainable drainage system and a range of local facilities.

Commenting today, Chris Tinker, Board Director and Chairman of Crest Strategic Projects said:

“We are very pleased to submit this planning application for Henley Gate, which comes following several months’ close work with Ipswich Borough Council and a public consultation exercise.”

“Crest Nicholson is committed to Ipswich Borough Council’s vision for a successful Garden Suburb and we hope Henley Gate will address the housing shortage and lack of community facilities in the wider Ipswich area, as well as creating new retail units to boost the local economy.”

The scheme is one of three communities proposed for the wider Ipswich Garden Suburb which in its entirety will cover 482 acres (195 hectares) including 252 acres (102 hectares) for housing, delivering up to 3,500 new homes built in the area over a 20-year period.