Huge housing development plan for town

By Mark HeathA MULTI-MILLION-POUND development will see more than 140 new homes built in a town, it has emerged.Housing giant Redrow Homes, the driving force between two successful developments in Ipswich, hopes to build 144 homes in Grange Farm, Kesgrave.

By Mark Heath

A MULTI-MILLION-POUND development will see more than 140 new homes built in a town, it has emerged.

Housing giant Redrow Homes, the driving force between two successful developments in Ipswich, hopes to build 144 homes in Grange Farm, Kesgrave.

The scheme, which will mainly be aimed at families, is set to offer a range of two, three and four-bedroom properties.


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It is expected to go before planning committee members at Suffolk Coastal District Council by the end of May.

The development is the third major project for Redrow in the area, following the creation of the upmarket Neptune Marina and IP Central in Ipswich.

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Just a handful of the 113 apartments at the waterfront-based Neptune Marina remain on offer, while IP Central is now completely sold out.

Redrow field sales manager, Elle Roberts, said: “We are still in the early stages at the moment and we haven't got any idea about prices or anything like that.

“These will be new house types for us - family homes - and we're probably looking at starting a sales presence in the area sometime in May.

“It's our third major project in the Ipswich area. IP Central is now completely done and dusted, and we've only got five apartments left at Neptune Marina - they've been extremely popular.

“Ipswich is a growth area. We are happy with what we've achieved so far and we'd like to build on that.”

Grange Farm is a relatively new estate in Kesgrave, boasting thousands of houses, a supermarket and a community centre.

Plans for new sports facilities on the estate were boosted in February with the announcement of a £10,000 study to support the idea.

Jointly funded by Suffolk Coastal District Council and Kesgrave/Martlesham leisure centre project group, the study was set to look into plans for indoor bowls and a sports hall.

Redrow's new housing proposals are subject to planning approval and are expected to go before the district council on May 27.

mark.heath@eadt.co.uk

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