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New Ipswich Borough Council depot in New Way recommended for approval



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Plans for a first-class facility to deliver council services from a single site have been recommended for approval.

The planning committee of Ipswich Borough Council is set to give the go ahead to build a new green depot for the council in New Way, adjacent to Hadleigh Road industrial estate.

The building, designed by Handford Developments, will bring many of the council services under one roof, and will be future-proofed in order to evolve as the services develop.

Plans for the Ipswich Borough Council depot have been recommended for approval. Picture: Ashton Smiths Associates
Plans for the Ipswich Borough Council depot have been recommended for approval. Picture: Ashton Smiths Associates

Designs for the project also set out for the building to be carbon neutral through a range of sustainable measures, such as the inclusion of solar panels and wind turbines.

Improved facilities for staff have also been included in the plans.

Colin Kreidewolf, the Chair of Handford Developments, said: “I am pleased that Council officers are recommending approval of our planning application to build a new green Depot for the Council that is to a high standard of sustainability and which will be a first-class base for all the waste, cleansing and housing maintenance teams of Ipswich Borough Council.

“We are pleased to lead in this field and we encourage all developers to target a carbon neutral approach to new facilities and so put sustainability into the heart of design.”