Ipswich Borough Council has been allocated nearly £10 million in government funding to support the delivery of the 3,500-home Ipswich Garden Suburb development.
The money, from the Housing Infrastructure Fund, will go towards the infrastructure of the site such as the country park and bridges across the railway line.
Ipswich Garden Suburb will also see new schools, a district shopping centre and community facilities provided between Henley Road and Tuddenham Road.
The Housing Infrastructure Fund Award of £9.8 million was announced by the Government earlier today.
Councillor David Ellesmere, Leader of the Council said: “I’m thrilled that the Government has decided to support our bid for funding. I am grateful for the support we had from partners in putting the bid together. I hope this will result in a better development - one with more facilities for existing and new communities and more affordable housing for local people - and that it is a development that will be delivered sooner than would have been the case without our successful bid for funding.”
The Council continues to liaise with the owners / developers of the site on planning and viability matters.