Re-development of Colchester Road fire station site
Hopkins Homes is currently working on proposals to introduce a sensitive residential development, recreational open space and contributions (£230,000) to support local services and facilities and that respect the architecture and amenities of the local area. Hopkins Homes have previously been amongst the award winners for their development on the site of the School of Jesus and Mary in Woodbridge Road.
There had been some discussion about the fire station site becoming a supermarket but mc issued a Planning Brief in June 2011 suggesting the site was best suited for housing. Hopkins propose 59 homes in a mix of two, three and four bed properties (which includes fifteen affordable homes built to the same high standards), 112 parking spaces and a central public open space with a pedestrian route through to a further green space facing Colchester Road. Our planning monitors will need to review the application in detail, but it looks promising.