Property & Planning

‘Ill-conceived’: Residents share their thoughts on plans for 2,700-home ‘Orwell Green’

Local residents and parish councils have shared their objections on plans for a 2,700-home development on 350 acres of land north of the A14 and west of the A12 between Nacton and Foxhall.

Alongside 2,700 new homes, the plans also include the development of two primary schools, sports pitches and facilities, neighbourhood centres and market square, a community park (and car park) and a pub.

Indicative Image of Market Square
Indicative Image of one of the Primary School areas

One resident said: “This is an ill-conceived and speculative application, which meets a need which doesn’t exist, and which grossly under-estimates its impacts.” While other locals note the potential traffic disruption this development could cause, with one person saying: “The application grossly underestimates the amount of traffic and congestion that will occur.”

Seven parish councils also objected the plans. Kesgrave Town Council said: “This proposal is detrimental to the residents of Kesgrave due to the inadequate infrastructure.” And Nacton Parish Council objected on a number of fronts including traffic, the need for additional housing and the demand that could be put on local secondary schools in the area.

A development of 2,700 dwellings would accommodate a minimum of 5,000 cars. There is no public transport into any of the major centres (Ipswich, Felixstowe or Woodbridge) and little possibility of any in the future.

Nacton Parish Council

The side developers Gladman said: "The site presents an ideal opportunity to create a sustainable, distinctive and attractive, residential led Garden Village which will help to meet the future housing needs of the area."

About this story: The planning application can be viewed on the East Suffolk Council website.

Crime

Four arrested following Ipswich burglary

Read the story

In The Community

Cycling event cancelled due to weather warnings

Read the story

Environment

Ipswich is one of the UK's greenest areas

Read the story
Queen Street, Ipswich

Local Government

More than 1,000 children left in school transport limbo

Read the story

Property & Planning

New 19-unit Ipswich business centre given the green light

Read the story
‘Save Suffolk’s Children’s Centres’ petition reaches over 1,000 signatures

In The Community

New multi-venue music festival coming to Ipswich

Read the story
Police appeal after teenager sustains stab injury

Local Government

Could a new supermarket be heading to Ipswich town centre?

Read the story

Where do you call home?

Please enter your postcode to continue. We'll remember it for next time.

We use your postcode and cookies to improve our service and personalize our content based on where you live. By continuing to use the site you consent to our cookies and agree to the terms of our privacy policy.