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  1. dan5

    Pret a Manger Cornhill Ipswich

    by dan5 in PlanningNov 1, 2017 with 10 replies and 115 views.

    The following is Pret's Planning, Design & Access Statement.Pret A Manger (Europe) Limited October 2017 Planning, Design & Access Statement1-3 Westgate Street / 2-6 Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DD1. Introduction1.1. Introduction1.1.1. This Planning, Design & Access Statement (“statement”) has been prepared on behalf of Pret A Manger (Europe) Limited (“Pret”), who has an interest in 1-3 Westgate Street / 2-6 Cornhill,...

    Latest reply: They are trying for a planning loophole... "sui generis" (unique) planning applications are anything which don't currently fit in other classes, but planning works under the primary usage... hence why Greggs, Pret etc. all fall under A1 retail...

  2. dan5

    STOR Natural Gas power station coming to Ransomes Europark

    by dan5 in PlanningSep 29, 2017 with 2 replies and 54 views.

    Nacton Power Ltd has applied for planning permission (17/00890/FUL) for a 16MW Short Term Operating Reserve natural gas power station on the edge of the Ipswich Borough Council boundary in South East Ipswich (Ransomes Europark). 641 Land Rear Of Basepoint Centre 70 The HavensLytham RoadIpswichSuffolkErection of a 16MW embedded Short Term Operating Reserve ('STOR') generating plant building including auxiliary equipment and control...

    Latest reply: Not that profitable if operating just a few hours per week... but of course, will operate quite a lot. There are subsidies for STOR. Some links I found... £175m subsidy for back-up diesel power prompts calls for investigation STOR...

  3. dan5

    Buttermarket Centre Upgrade

    by dan5 in PlanningSep 29, 2017 with 2 replies and 82 views.

    National Grid UK Pension Scheme (C/O DTZ Investors) has submitted an planning application (17/00896/FUL) for "Demolition of existing entrance and construction of new entrance to Buttermarket Shopping Centre with ancillary works."647 648 It is very good to see they are still investing after purchasing the shopping centre. The current Buttermarket Centre has potential but is somewhat lacking from that full experience. I hope they consider...

    Latest reply: You know what will happen? They will spend all that money revamping the place and it will become a crime hot spot, not to mention homeless sleepers and beggars to boot.

  4. dan5

    Enterprise Island (ipswich Waterfront)

    by dan5 in PlanningAug 1, 2017 with 2 replies and 90 views.

    This topic will serve as the main point for discussion on "Enterprise Island" (Ipswich Waterfront island site). It is likely to serve more of an information update topic. When we have information on the concept, we will post it here. if you know something about Enterprise Island, Ipswich Waterfront, feel free to share. What we know so farEnterprise Island was an politically motivated scheme by the then Tory MP for Ipswich Ben Gummer to...

    Latest reply: It appears that ABP are in the early stages of planning for the site.They will await on the flood barrier completion for mostly housing development. I anticipate this to be an almost carbon copy of the Grafton Way site.

  5. dan5

    Bhs Mixed-use Application

    by dan5 in PlanningAug 19, 2017 with 0 replies and 43 views.

    Change of use from single Class A1 unit to 7 individual units (2x A1, 3x A3, 1x A3/A4 and 1x D2(gym)) and creation of outside seating area facing Arras Square serving one of the A3 units.If it wasn't obvious... the frontage of the old BHS store in Butter Market will be divided into four units. Two will be a restaurant/cafe and the other retail. Near the Conservative Club will be an entrance to the Gym (upstairs). Upstairs next to the gym...

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