New Homes Boost For Sudbury

Those looking to get onto the housing ladder were yesterday handed a boost by Babergh District Council, following the planning committee’s decision to approve outline plans for much needed new homes in the area.

Following an application by Catesby Estates plc back in August last year, Babergh District Council resolved to grant outline planning permission for 130 homes, public open space, play area and a community orchard on a 15.1 acre site located off Waldingfield Road in Sudbury.

The proposals will enable the delivery of a sensitively designed housing scheme for Subdury, tailored to fit the character of the local area and surrounding landscape.  The site is immediately developable and is expected to receive strong interest from housebuilders.

Ed Barrett, Senior Planning Manager for Catesby Estates said; “We are pleased members of the planning committee voted to follow the Planning Officer’s recommendation to approve this new housing development.”

“The price of a home in Sudbury is nearly 10% more expensive than the UK average, and our site includes 45 new affordable homes, enabling young Sudbury families and first time buyers struggling to get onto the housing ladder find a new home within their financial needs.”

“We listened to local residents and amended our application to include a 10 – 15m landscape buffer fronting Waldingfield Road, which will entirely screen the new housing once fully established.  An avenue of trees and structured planting further softens the development, and adds character to the entrance by echoing the tree lined avenue that forms the approach to the Registered Park and Garden.”

“This will help ensure the experience of Chilton Hall and its Registered Park and Garden to the south east remains unchanged.”

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