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Homes to be built on school site

New homes are expected to be available in Ipswich as early as this summer, after Persimmon Homes secured planning permission for the redevelopment of the former Thomas Wolsey School site on Old Norwich Road.
Ipswich Borough Council planning committee voted in favour of the application at their meeting on Wednesday, 29 February, giving the green light for 48 new houses to be built.
Simon Maddison, land manager at Persimmon Homes Anglia, said: “We aim to begin work on Thomas Wolsey Court as quickly as possible, with the intention that the first homes can be released for sale this summer.
“There will be a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes, designed to be in keeping with the surrounding area.
“Many of the mature trees on site are to be retained, with approximately 15 per cent of the land set out as public open space. This will not only give the development an attractive and established feel from the outset, it will also further enhance the biodiversity of the area.”
Twelve of the properties will be allocated as affordable homes, delivered in partnership with Persimmon’s Registered Provider and with the intention that they are occupied by local people.
Persimmon will, through a legal agreement, be making financial contributions towards improving the sports, recreation and play facilities in the vicinity, along with a transport contribution to provide a new footpath and cycle path through the site, connecting Old Norwich Road to the Whitton recreational area.
Anyone interested in pre-registering their interest in homes at Thomas Wolsey Court, can do so at the Persimmon website – www.persimmonhomes.com or by calling 0844 248 1016.

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