Ipswich Garden Suburb - Henley Gate Neighbourhood

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Information regarding development of the Henley Gate Neighbourhood of Ipswich Garden Suburb

               

Image of Henley Road Character Area in Phase 1 of Henley Gate    Image of Farmstead Character Area in Phase 1 of Henley Gate                                         

Construction Work

Works commenced on the 13th September 2021 to create the northern access to the Henley Gate development by Crest Nicholson. This work was completed in May 2022. For further details and to subscribe to the mailing list for news and updates from the developer, please visit the Crest Nicholson website. This website also provides contact details for Crest Nicholson's Community Liaison Team.

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Outline Planning Permission- IP/16/00608/OUT

Outline Planning Permission was granted on 31st January 2020 relating to land North of the Railway Line, and East of Henley Road. This permission covers the land highlighted in the below image.

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This grants Outline Permission for 1100 dwellings alongside, a new Primary School, a Local Centre comprising a mix of retail units and a new 30ha Country Park with a Visitor Centre. This development will also include 25 self build plots, a vehicular railway bridge and a pedestrian bridge. This application was determined by Planning and Development Committee in April 2018 and a Section 106 Legal Agreement was completed on 30th January 2020. A full summary of the proposed development and all the information submitted is available to view with the application on the below link. This includes the Committee Report, Officer Update Report, and Decision Notice.

View application IP/16/00608/OUT

Reserved Matters Applications

The following Reserved Matters Applications, pursuant to the Outline Permission detailed above are currently under consideration:

  • A Reserved Matters Application relating to scale, appearance, landscaping and layout for Phase 7 of the Country Park comprising the Vistor Centre and associated facilities including service yard, play area, car park, hard and soft landscaping, earthworks, drainage, boundary treatments, and associated works.  To view the Reserved Matters Application and important dates please click on the following link- IP/22/00542/REM. The application was validated on the 15th June 2022. The application is to be considered by Planning and Development Committee on Wednesday 24th August 2022. Please click on the following link to view the Committee Agenda and Papers including the Committee Report.  
  •  A Reserved Matters Application relating to scale, appearance, landscaping and layout for part of Phase 2 Residential. The application seeks approval for 147 dwellings, roads, parking, open space, landscaping, drainage, pumping station and other associated works.  To view the Reserved Matters Application and important dates please click on the following link- IP/22/00506/REM. The application was validated on the 14th June 2022.

The following Reserved Matters Applications, pursuant to the Outline Permission detailed above, have been approved in relation to the first phase of housing and phases 2-6 of the country park. These are listed below:

Residential Phases

  • Phase 1 Core Infrastructure - Submission of the Reserved Matters for Phase 1 Core Infrastructure comprising primary streets, open space, landscaping, drainage, substations, pumping stations and associated works. The application was approved on the 29th September 2021.  To view the application details and decision notice please click on the following link - IP/20/00245/REM. This application was considered by Planning and Development Committee on Wednesday 2nd June 2021. Click on the following link to view the Committee Paper (including the Minutes). Details are currently under consideration in regards to the discharge of conditions attached to the Reserved Matters Approval.
  • Phase 1 Housing - Submission of the Reserved Matters for Phase 1 comprising 130 dwellings, parking, landscaping, earthworks and associated works, was approved on the 15th September 2021. To view the application details and decision notice please click on the following link - IP/20/00250/REM. This application was considered by Planning and Development Committee on Wednesday 2nd June 2021. Please click on the following link to view the Committee Paper and the Minutes. Details are currently under consideration in regards to the discharge of conditions attached to the Reserved Matters Approval.
  • Phase 1b Core Infrastructure - Submission of the Reserved Matters for Phase 1b Core Infrastructure comprising primary streets, open space, landscaping, drainage, substations, pumping stations and associated works. The application was approved on 29th September 2021.  To view the application details and decision notice please click on the following link - IP/20/00306/REM. This application was considered by Planning and Development Committee on Wednesday 2nd June 2021. Click on the following link to view the Committee Paper (including the Minutes). Henley Gate Phase 1 street elevation to Henley RoadHenley Gate Phase 1 street elevation for east - west primary road

Country Park

  • Phase 1 Country Park- Submission of the Reserved Matters for Phase 1 of the Country Park (approximately 16ha) was approved on the 15th September 2021. To view the application details and decision notice please click on the following link- IP/20/00417/REM. This application was considered by Planning and Development Committee on the 10th February 2021. Please click on the following link to view the Committee Paper including the Minutes. Details are currently under consideration in regards to the discharge of conditions attached to the Reserved Matters Approval.
  • Phases 2-6 Country Park- Submission of the Reserved Matters for Phases 2-6 of the Country Park (approximately 13ha) was approved on the 21st January 2022. To view the application details and decision notice please click on the following link- IP/21/01109/REM. This application was considered at Planning and Development Committee on the 12th January 2022. Please click on the following link to view details of the Committee Papers including the Minutes (when published)

IGS- Country Park Phase 1- General Arrangement  IGS- Country Park Phase 2-6- General Arrangement

Railway Bridges

The application to land to South and North of the Railway Line, Henley Road for the construction of one vehicular bridge and one pedestrian and cycle bridge over the existing railway line was considered by Planning and Development Committee on Wednesday 27th July 2022 where it was resolved to grant planning permission subject to conditions. Please click on the following link to view the Committee Minutes, Agenda, and Papers including the Committee Report.  The works include: drainage; earthworks; erection of boundary fencing; provision of temporary haul roads; provision of temporary construction compounds; and use / provision of construction accesses from Henley Road. To view the application and important dates please click on the following link - IP/22/00459/FUL. The application was validated on 20th May 2022 and is associated with the outline permission IP/16/00608/OUT. The two bridges will form part of  the Henley Gate Neighbourhood and the Fonnereau Neighbourhood of Ipswich Garden Suburb.

Discharge of Conditions

The following conditions attached to the Outline Planning Permission IP/16/00608/OUT have been approved:

  • Condition 9 -  Phasing Strategy - details approved on the 13th May January 2021 under application  IP/20/00200/CON.
  • Condition 10- Overarching Design Code - details approved on the 15th June 2021 under application IP/20/00200/CON.
  • Condition 11- Phase Design Codes- Country Park Phase 1 Design code approved on 15th June 2021 under application IP/20/00418/CON.
  • Condition 11- Phase Design Codes- Phase 1 Design Code approved on 29th June 2021 under application IP/20/00312/CON.
  • Condition 11- Phase Design Codes- Country Park Phase 2-6 Design Code approved on 4th January 2022 under application IP/21/01082/CON.
  • Condition 12 -  Site Wide Foul and Surface Water Drainage Strategy - details approved on the 4th April 2022 under application  IP/21/01268/CON. This condition was previously approved under applications IP/20/00096/CON and IP/20/00782/CON. IP/21/01268/CON alters the previously approved foul water drainage to include an additional pumping station.
  • Condition 13- Site Wide Energy Strategy- details approved on 21st May 2021 under application IP/20/00199/CON 
  • Condition 14 - Site Wide Ecology Strategy -  details approved on the 20th November 2020 under application IP/20/00140/CON.
  • Condition 15 - Site Wide Archaeology Strategy- details approved on 8th January 2021 under application IP/20/00200/CON.
  • Condition 16 - Temporary Rail Crossing Diversion Strategy - details approved on 10th November under application IP/21/01050/CON.
  • Condition 20 - Initial Construction and Environmental Management Plan- details approved on 13th September 2021 under application IP/21/00323/CON.
  • Condition 21 - Phase 1 Archaeological Works- details approved on 25th February 2021 under application IP/20/00201/CON and 25th February 2022 under application IP/21/01144/CON.
  • Condition 22 - Programme of Archaeological Work and Written Scheme of Investigation - details part approved on 25th February 2022 under application IP/21/01144/CON.
  • Condition 23 - Contamination - details approved on the 25th February 2021 under application IP/20/00201/CON.
  • Condition 24 - Southern Construction Access - details approved on the 27th August 2021 under application IP/20/00201/CON.
  • Condition 25- Arboricultural Method Statement (Northern and Southern Construction Access)- details approved 13th May 2021 under application IP/20/00201/CON.
  • Condition 26- Arboricultural Method Statement- Country Park Phase 1- details approved on 22nd December 2021 under application IP/21/01022/CON.
  • Condition 26- Arboricultural Method Statement - Phase 1 Housing and Infrastructure- details approved on the 18th March 2022 under application IP/21/00810/CON.
  • Condition 27- Pedestrian, Cycle and Maintenance Access- details approved 29th October 2021 under application IP/20/00201/CON.
  • Condition 28- Community Development Strategy- details approved 13th May 2021 under application IP/20/00943/CON.
  • Condition 28- Community Development Strategy- Full details of pre-occupancy phase- details approved 5th August 2021 under application IP/21/00665/CON.
  • Condition 29- Northern Access- details approved 13th May 2021 under application  IP/20/00201/CON.
  • Condition 31 - Southern Access - details approved on the 27th August 2021 under application IP/20/00201/CON.
  • Condition 36 - Archaeological Investigation Submission- details part approved on 25th February 2022 under application IP/21/01144/CON.

Other applications to discharge the pre-commencement planning conditions are currently under consideration. These include:

  • Condition 20: Initial CEMP for Southern Construction Access and Full CEMP 
  • Condition 26: Arboricultural Method Statement - Phase 1 and 1b Core Infrastructure
  • Condition 27: Pedestrian, Cycle and Maintenance Access from Lower Road (Country Park Phase 1)

Other parts of the Henley Gate Neighbourhood- Former Hockey Pitch, Land Opposite 289-299 Henley Road

An outline application has been submitted on the Former Hockey Pitch on Henley Road. This application is for up to 28 dwellings with all matters except access reserved. The application site is located to the east of Henley Road and north of the land covered by outline planning permission IP/16/00608/OUT detailed above and being developed by Crest Nicholson. The application site is part of the Henley Gate Neighbourhood of the Ipswich Garden Suburb Allocation under Policy CS10 of the adopted Local Plan and is included in the adopted Ipswich Garden Suburb Supplementary Planning Document. The application details can be viewed by clicking on the following link: IP/20/01093/OUT. This application was considered by Planning and Development Committee on 9th February 2022. Planning and Development Committee resolved to support the officer's recommendation to delegate authority to the Planning and Development Operations Manager to grant outline planning permission subject to agreement with Natural England to the financial contribution towards the Suffolk RAMS Strategy and subject to planning conditions and entering into a S106 Legal Agreement. Please click on the following link to view the Committee Meeting Agenda and Papers and minutes.

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Contact Details

Ipswich Borough Council,
Development Management
3W Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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01473 432913