Planning application for land south of railway line for northern fringe

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Added by Shaun McDonald

Council’s Ref No: IP/14/00638/OUTFL
Site Address: Land To South Of Railway Line Westerfield Road Ipswich

Proposed Work : An outline planning application for a mixed use development for up to 815 dwellings (C3); a district centre (with up to 7,360 sqm of floorspace in the following use classes: A1 retail (not exceeding 4,540 sqm), financial services (A2), restaurants, pubs and takeaways (A3, A4, A5), business uses (B1a), dwellings and institutional residential uses (C2,C3) and non-residential institutions (including health centre (D1) and leisure uses (D2)); a primary school (D1); vehicular access from Westerfield Road (x2) and Henley Road (cycle, pedestrian, emergency vehicle, temporary bus route only); provision of public amenity space; provision of infrastructure (including highways, parking, cycle, pedestrian routes, utilities and sustainable drainage systems); landscaping and engineering works (including ground remodelling and enabling works). Within the outline described above full details are submitted for 80 of the total dwellings proposed and associated vehicular access from Westerfield Road. Works proposed will affect Tree Preservation Orders and public right of ways within the application site. An Environmental Statement has been submitted with the application under the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2011.

The above planning application which is accompanied by an Environmental Statement, has been submitted and I am writing to you with details of how the proposals can be viewed for your consideration and comment.

The planning application can be viewed online by going to the Council’s home page and choosing search planning applications from Quick Links, proceed to Planning Application Information and enter the reference number in the search box. Alternatively you may contact the Officer dealing with the matter on the above telephone number to discuss the proposals, or if you have difficulty viewing online.

You will know that Local Planning Authorities are under a duty to deal with applications within statutory time periods and in this case, 16 weeks.  Therefore it is important that your comments are received promptly, so that any revisions may be negotiated, revised plans received and the application determined within the prescribed period.

I must therefore request that you reply with any observations, or indicating no comment, by 26th August 2014. If I do not hear from you by this date I reserve the right to determine the application without further delay.

However, if you feel that you will not be able to respond by the date given, please contact Ms Rosalynn Claxton, who may agree an extension of time, dependant upon all material considerations.

Please email comments back to

Yours faithfully

Steve Miller DipEP MRTPI
Town Planning Operations Manager
Development and Public Protection


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