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Kesgrave: No more homes plea from town after Persimmon exhibition

Monday, February 11, 2013
11.08 AM

KESGRAVE: Proposals to build hundreds of new homes on land next to the Grange Farm estate have prompted major concern from people across the town.

Persimmon Homes held an exhibition of the proposals to build 300 new homes on land at Longstrops near Dobbs Lane last week.

However local residents fear that a major new development on the site could increase current road problems and that local schools would not be able to cope with an influx of new children.

The exhibition was the first step in a series of stages which could result in the company putting forward a formal application to planners at Suffolk Coastal council.

After getting reaction from those who visited the exhibition, Persimmon Homes will have to decide whether to proceed with an application.

Our online coverage of the exhibition provoked nearly 30 comments – the vast majority expressed concern about the proposal’s effect on the community.

One comment, from “England 1770”, summed up the concerns of many: “No homes should be even considered without first improving the roads, assessing the impact on schools and medical facilities.”

Should new homes be built at Longstrops next to Grange Farm in Kesgrave? Write to Your Letters, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail