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Henley Gate, Ipswich

Project Overview

Vectos is retained by Crest Nicholson to provide transport advice with regard to the development of land at Henley Gate, Ipswich. The proposals include a new mixed-use development of 1,100 homes and a 30-hectare country park. The application also includes a new primary school and a local centre comprising community facilities and retail units. In line with current national planning guidance for large scale urban extensions, development at the Ipswich Garden Suburb will be modelled on ‘garden suburb’ principles. This means generous provision of green space, a sustainable drainage system, and a wide range of local facilities.

The Henley Gate site forms part of the wider Ipswich Garden Suburb allocation, which is the main residential site within the new Local Plan. The three neighbourhoods proposed for the  Ipswich Garden Suburb could see up to 3,500 new homes built over a 10-year period, along with schools, shops, and business premises.

Our Approach

Vectos inputs have included representations to the Local Plan, input to the adopted Supplementary Planning Guidance that sets out the strategy for the Garden Suburb and preparation of a detailed Transport Assessment to support a planning application. This has included developing a transport strategy to support delivery of both the Henley Gate site and wider IGS, identifying the transport mitigation required and trigger points at which these are required to be delivered. The focus of the transport strategy is a sustainable transport package that includes new bus services, off-site pedestrian and cycle improvements and personalised travel planning.