Huge new 70-acre business park could be built between Ipswich and Woodbridge, at Seven Hills Interchange, near A12 and A14
Churchmanor Estate is seeking outline planning permission from East Suffolk Council to build a new industrial estate southeast of Seven Hills Interchange, a key junction between the A14 and A12.
Land for the development was earmarked in East Suffolk’s 2020 local plan, and the firm has been in talks with authorities for the past five years.
Seven Hills Business Park, as it would be known, would include offices, industrial space and warehouses built, alongside other park facilities.
In addition, a new junction with Felixstowe Road, heading into Ipswich, would be constructed to accommodate for traffic, alongside improvements to public transport, cycling, and pedestrian access.
Plans for green infrastructure and spaces are also included in the proposals, as well as buildings of all sizes.
Matt Cloke, a development director at Churchmanor, said the firm was pleased to finally be at the stage where they can seek permission for the plans.
“We believe will provide the opportunity for the development of a new and highly strategically located business park,” he said.
“This site will create an exciting and much needed new employment destination to support growth in the East Suffolk area and promote new business opportunities”
The developer is working with property firm Fenn Wright, which represents the landowners.
Alistair Mitchell, from Fenn Wright, said: “We represent Orwell Settlement Trustees and are working closely with Churchmanor in progressing the application, which we are confident will be well-received.”
The proposals will go before planners soon.