Princes Street/Portman Road materplan

Princes Street, or the Princes Street Business hub as referred to by the council, has seen the construction of Connexions 159 and the new Birketts HQ. However, the 'third office block', granted planning permission in 2014, would be the first of a new business district between Princes Street and Portman Road.

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The Link Development – A commentary on Ipswich’s dire planning and lack of ambition

With the councils constant emphasis on the waterfront, a lapse of coherent thinking has lead to a planning calamity which has ultimately resulted in the total isolation of the waterfront to the rest of the town and the golden mile as its known, from Hyde Park corner (where Westgate meets St Mathew's Street to Major's corner by the Regent theatre). Despite a 2011 proposal to link the two parts of the town, Ipswich is now left with a lacklustre, 4 storey development of retirement homes... what ambition.