Catesby Estates has successfully completed the sale of a residential development site in Haughley, Suffolk to Bellway. 

Guy Jenkinson, Director for Strutt & Parker (Cambridge office) acted for the landowner in the sale of the site.

Mid Suffolk District Council granted outline planning permission for 65 new homes including 35% affordable housing on the 11.6 acre site, west of Fishponds Way earlier this year.  The application was led by Ed Barrett, Catesby’s in-house Senior Planning Manager.

Part of the site had been allocated for housing in the emerging Neighbourhood Plan.  Catesby worked closely with the Parish Council, Neighbourhood Plan Group and Ward Councillor to deliver a scheme that was sensitively designed and in keeping with the village character.

The proposals included a range of community benefits including, new public open space, community garden, allotments, traffic calming measures on Fishponds Way and a bridge over the River Gipping to help deliver the long desired continuous pedestrian and cycle link between the village and Stowmarket.  

As a result of the extensive consultation approach, the scheme was supported by the Parish Council, with members of the Planning Committee following the Planning Officer’s advice and unanimously voting to approve the application.

Gurdev Moore, Area Land Director at Catesby Estates said; “Bellway deliver high quality new homes and we have a long stand relationship with them.  We are pleased to have them once again delivering housing on one of our sites.”

“This development will provide much needed affordable housing and will give local people looking for a new home in the area the chance to take their first steps on the housing ladder.  First residents are expected to take occupation early 2021.”

Find out more about the site here.