Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 10°C

ESTD 1874 Search

WIN A NEW HYUNDAI i10 - See the EADT on June 8 for full details

Ipswich: Housing scheme is back on the table for former St Clement’s Hospital site

07:00 01 September 2014

St Clement

St Clement's Hospital site, Ipswich

A proposal to create more than 200 homes on the site of the former St Clement’s Hospital is back on the planning agenda today after the facility’s owner submitted a new application for the project.

shares

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), which runs mental health services in the country, withdrew its original submission in January over a disagreement with the borough council over the proportion of “affordable” homes that should be built.

But changes have now been made to the scheme in this area, although the crux of the development remains the same, with the idea to convert the Victorian hospital into 48 homes and to build a further 179 homes in its grounds.

A spokesman for the council said the authority would not comment on whether it is suitable for approval or not, but added: “The new application covers a slightly smaller site and a substantial increase in the number of affordable homes.”

The original issue between the Trust and the council was that planners felt 35% of the new homes should be “affordable” and offered to a housing association.

The Trust originally proposed 4.5%, as it was believed a higher proportion would make the scheme uneconomical.

Mark Kittle, Head of Strategic Estates at NSFT, said: “The planning application for the future development of the St Clement’s site was resubmitted to Ipswich Borough Council last Wednesday, August 27.

“The application includes a revised provision for 20% affordable housing.”

If the new proposal is given the go-ahead, it will be part of a major housing drive currently taking place in Ipswich, with dozens of new council homes already being built and an outline application for more than 800 homes through the Ipswich Garden Suburb.

According to the new planning submission, the current Victorian hospital buildings will form residential units made up of 12 town houses, 10 duplex apartments and 26 apartments. Room will also be made for parking, public open space and a communal outdoor space.

Other buildings, with the exception of the social club building and bowls green, will be demolished and 179 homes created.

There will also be scope for new sport and recreational facilities.

The outline application for the Foxhall Road site can be viewed at www.ipswich.gov.uk

shares

1 comment

  • Who would want to live somewhere that used to be a mental hospital? Not me.

    Report this comment

    RC

    Monday, September 1, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Suffolk show day 2
Another beautiful day at the Suffolk show

Could a record-breaking Suffolk Show be heading to break even for the first time in years?

Interbreed sheep supreme champion judging

There is no hiding the broad smiles on the faces of the organisers of the Suffolk Show this afternoon.

Emergency services at the scene of the fatal crash near Rougham

A teenager who died following a crash on the A14 near Rougham on Tuesday has been named as John Walsh.

Travellers on St Andrew's long stay car park, Bury St Edmunds.

Travellers have moved onto a Bury St Edmunds town centre car park which is already covered by an injunction to prevent illegal encampments.

The collision on the A14 in Girton

Police have stopped motorists who have been filming or taking pictures of a crash site on the A14 that involved four lorries and a car.

Judging takes place for the Suffolk Agricultural Association and Young Farmers Stockpersons competition, in memory of Charlotte Cobbald.

Young Farmers from across Suffolk and north Essex today took part in a new competition created to celebrate the life of Charlotte Cobbald, who died last year at the age of 17.

Two Rivers Medical Centre

Work to create a £6million state-of-the-art medical centre in Ipswich is set to get under way next month, it has been revealed.

Visitors got to take part in a range of activities in the sports village at the Suffolk Show 2015. The Ipswich Handball Club.

Get active, be active and stay active.

Daryl Fruen with Rocky the continental giant

My best in show by a clear mile had to be Rocky, the award-winning continental giant rabbit.

Library image of a police car.

A five vehicle collision on the A14 is caused severe delays for motorists heading to the Suffolk Show earlier this morning.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages