Suffolk New College has put in its planning application for a multi-sports hall and eleven all-weather sports pitches. The site will be well landscaped particularly along Grimwade Street. The pitches, mostly 5-a side or 7-a side, will be surfaced in the latest third generation artificial turf (known as 3G) as used in a number of installations approved by FIFA. These facilities will be available at certain times for use by local schools, sports clubs and groups. Such a development would be the first of its type in Ipswich.