Town Centre (Central Ipswich)

This covers Central Ipswich - Ipswich Town Centre including the political wards of Alexandra, St Margarets and Westgate - and for all intents and purposes the Ipswich Central BID (Business Improvement District) area, "Ipswich Village" and the Ipswich Waterfront (quayside only).

This forum contains 18 topics and 57 replies, and was last updated by Profile photo of Dan Dan 1 day, 2 hours ago.

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    • Profile photo of Ipswi The Link scrapped plan another nail in Ipswich waterfront coffin by Ipswi.

      Archant’s old offices in Lower Brook Street were to be turned into “The Link” – an architecturally brilliant mixed office, retail, leisure, hotel and multi-storey car park development. Penn Commercial as agent and Wrenbridge as developer. Not an greyfriars disaster. Except, aiming for the floor, Ipswich is to get retirement housing development instead. The Link wasn’t that ambitious. CGI drawings hint at a Waitrose…

      Latest: Everything planned which is the “breath of fresh air”, exciting and something to be ambitious about, either doesn’t make it past the idea stage or gets ...
    • Last reply: 1 day, 2 hours ago
      by: Dan
      5 replies by 3 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswi Ipswich Society to meet to discuss Cornhill Redevelopment by Ipswi.

      Ipswich Society members are to meet to discuss the Cornhill Redevelopment situation the day after the 8-week target date of the planning application. CORNHILL REDEVELOPMENT DISCUSSION MEETING FOR MEMBERS Wednesday 10th May – 7.30pm – Museum Street Methodist Church The new proposals for the Cornhill, with their impact right at the core of our town and involving a large sum of public money, are of great importance to us all. They are s…

      Latest: Took them a while to even acknowledge the event had taken place! Quite a good turn out. I will be interested in the views given. As an External Consultee for the council they ...
    • Last reply: 1 week, 3 days ago
      by: Dan
      7 replies by 3 voices.
    • Profile photo of Dan Rail Station bus shelters delayed due to installation problems by Dan.

      Already many months overdue, another hurdle has been hit. The bus shelters due to be installed at the brand new renovated Ipswich Rail Station forecourt will not be installed until after the General Election! Perhaps, not until the Summer months. Street lighting, fencing and bus shelters are all pending projects, as the station forecourt remains incomplete and unfinished. Ben Gummer was able to influence additional trees to be installed along th…

      Latest: I just noticed your second comment after I posted… interesting how we both used the same word to describe it… shambles. I wouldn’t be surprised if they ...
    • Last reply: 2 weeks, 2 days ago
      by: Dan
      5 replies by 2 voices.
    • Profile photo of Dan Every tree counts towards making our town greener, more beautiful and vibrant by Dan.

      Every tree counts towards making our town greener, more beautiful and vibrant…. https://twitter.com/ben4ipswich/status/857851989669097473 What [email protected] @theresecoffey It looks like a paved area WITHOUT any trees? An area that would benefit from trees? — Paul Brannen MEP (@PaulBrannenNE) April 28, 2017He has a point…@PaulBrannenNE @theresecoffey There are sixteen new trees — Ben Gummer (@ben4ipswich) April …

      Latest: Ben Gummer is obsessed with trees… not a coincidence for the tree-like structure of the Ben Bridge (Upper Orwell Crossings) and not the originally intended basic ...
    • Last reply: 3 weeks, 5 days ago
      by: Ipswi
      6 replies by 3 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswi Ben Gummers Wine Rack U-turn by Ipswi.

      So Ipswich MP Ben Gummer was instrumental into securing the £20m investment to complete Regatta Quay “Wine Rack” but he didn’t always see it as important. We have uncovered newspaper articles where Ben Gummer MP demanded the Wine Rack to be demolished (even at a cost of £1 million). Why the change of heart?EMPTY BUILDING MAY NEVER BE COMPLETED 23RD JULY 2011 | EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES The empty skeleton of a huge developme…

    • Last reply: 4 weeks, 1 day ago
      by: Ipswi
      2 replies by 1 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswich Ltd Great White Horse Hotel change of use withdrawn! by Ipswich Ltd.

      We are absolutely delighted that the listed building planning application for The Great White Horse Hotel has been withdrawn! We have been informed by Martyn Fulcher BSc(Hons) PGDip MRTPI, Planning and Development Operations Manager:- I am able to inform you that the application has now been withdrawn, and therefore no further action will be taken in respect of it. We were primarily concerned about the loss of a historical hotel (where there is…

      Latest: sorry, scrolled right past your last update, hence my post an hour os so later!. very angry now, don't like inappropriate censorship,
    • Last reply: 1 month, 1 week ago
      by: Mart
      5 replies by 3 voices.
    • Profile photo of Dan Ipswich Waterfront: Rubbish by Dan.

      Is this really how the council & co wishes visitors and residents to see our [email protected] @ipswaterfront Not a very salubrious view from Stoke bridge. Can this rubbish be removed? #Ipswich pic.twitter.com/whbeky1d6u — Jenny S (@road_runner101) April 7, 2017 

      Latest: It has all the hallmarks of Ipswich Central with IBC piggybacking off the event. It wouldn’t have been difficult for the council to have organised a basic ...
    • Last reply: 1 month, 1 week ago
      by: Dan
      5 replies by 2 voices.
    • Profile photo of Dan Ipswich Town Centre begging by Dan.

      On Thursday at around 5.30pm outside M&S as I waited for someone (approx 10 minutes or so) I was approached by 3 people asking for money. This is on the street in a busy part of town almost central – not outside rail station, on a bridge, alleyways or the like. One of these people asked every single person he could see and when he kept hearing “No” or people ignoring or avoiding him he finally moved on. One of which (not t…

    • Last reply: 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      by: Dan
      1 replies by 1 voices.
    • Profile photo of Dan Star Lane Gyratory: Bridge Street by Dan.

      I was situated in a Chinese Buffet for a cheap eat at lunchtime as I haven’t been in many many years; and was shocked at the view from outside the window. I always felt the traffic lights so close to the roundabouts was a silly idea – in particular the first one on Star Lane. The traffic lights stopped traffic approximately every 30 seconds… which gridlocked the entire twin roundabouts on several occasions. Countless red light …

    • Last reply: 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      by: Dan
      1 replies by 1 voices.
    • Profile photo of Dan Lloyds Avenue rejuvenation? by Dan.

      Penn Commercial has a brochure (property particulars) for the former pub in Lloyds Avenue with an artist impression of “A view of street montage that has been proposed for Lloyds Avenue” – is this actually a proposed design by the council or some nonsense the commercial estate agent has put together to get a client?I was only ever aware of the roof version of Lloyds Avenue being proposed (without substance – merely an i…

      Latest: Lloyds Avenue regeneration should have been included as part of the Cornhill plans. It is comical that the roads of Princes Street and Queen Street which didn’t need ...
    • Last reply: 2 months, 1 week ago
      by: Ipswi
      6 replies by 3 voices.
    • Profile photo of Dan Cornhill Redevelopment – Planning Application Photos by Dan.

      Ipswich Borough Council has submitted its planning application (17/00235/FUL) for the awful Cornhill Redevelopment. Shortly after the announcement people got angry at the cost of destroying the town. The smug undeserved sense of accomplishment by the parts of Ipswich Vision resulted in us writing to the leader of the council. If YOU do NOT want it, speak up! Send in a representation against the development proposal… They have denied you a…

      Latest: I will be composing a hard-hitting letter about this (which will include my letter to David Ellesmere)! I tried to download all documents for review but the site crashed ...
    • Last reply: 2 months, 1 week ago
      by: Ipswi
      3 replies by 3 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswi Ipswich Waterfront Vs Orwell Country Park by Ipswi.

      What is better? Ipswich Waterfront with Ben’s vanity project Upper Orwell Crossings or Orwell County Park with Orwell Bridge? ( This isn’t about Upper Orwell Crossing Vs Orwell Bridge… but what is more of a gem for Ipswich… ) Yesterday, I made a trip down to Orwell Country Park armed with a 5-year old mobile phone camera (i.e. no professional camera, no fancy software, expensive lenses) a quick point-and-shoot by someone …

    • Last reply: 2 months, 1 week ago
      by: Mart
      2 replies by 2 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswi Has the Ipswich Waterfront bubble burst? by Ipswi.

      Cult Cafe bar and The Brewery Tap to close? Ipswich Star had recently reported that The Brewery Tap is closing. See: The Brewery Tap closes. Speculation of this due to zero rating from a food hygiene inspection to a struggling enterprise. The Brewery Tap could actually be closing due to the redevelopment of the Cliff Quay former Tolly Cobbold brewery site or Upper Orwell Crossing going through the site to Cliff Lane. As more information emerges …

      Latest: The James Hehir Building, floors 1-4 is jumping from £213,000 business rateable value to £270,000! £57,000 jump. This is an annual business rates bill of approx £28.5k ...
    • Last reply: 2 months, 2 weeks ago
      by: Ipswi
      6 replies by 3 voices.
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