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Countryside submits plans for 900 Suffolk homes

15 Aug 13 Countryside Properties has submitted an outline planning application to develop a site covering almost 200 acres to the north west of Bury St Edmunds.

The plans include the creation of around 900 new homes, as well as community amenities and land reserved for a new primary school.

Countryside has also announced the go-ahead for a Slough scheme.It has been granted planning planning for two sites providing a total of 258 homes.

The Bury St Edmunds Vision 2031 consultation has identified that 5,500 new homes are needed in the town by 2031 to meet the projected demands from the growing population of the area. It sites the north west of the town as as a significant contributor in meeting this demand. The 900 new homes will be a mix of sizes and tenures, including 30% available through affordable housing schemes.

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Countryside Properties director Andrew Carrington said: “Our vision for North West Bury St Edmunds is to deliver a fully integrated new community with a strong sense of local identity. As well as new homes, the plans include education, recreation and community facilities to ensure this becomes a pleasant and convenient environment for people to live and spend time in. This scheme has been identified as one of the key sites in the area to meet future demand for new homes for local people.”

The plans promote sustainable modes of transport by incorporating improved bus, foot and cycle links to the town centre, as well as delivering a new relief road from Tut Hill to Mildenhall Road to help traffic flow. The designs have a strong emphasis on green space, incorporating extensive formal and informal open space, a central public square, allotments and community gardens. 

The site is situated to the north of the A14, adjacent to the Northern Way industrial estate and Tut Hill. While the site borders on Fornham All Saints, it maintains a distinct separation with an area of open land.

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