Catesby Estates is pleased to announce Mid Suffolk District Council has resolved to grant outline planning permission for 65 new homes on an 11.6 acre site, west of Fishponds Way in Haughley.
The site will deliver 35% affordable housing, along with new public open space including a community garden and allotments.
Part of the site had been allocated for housing in the emerging Neighbourhood Plan. Catesby Estates 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 application proposed a range of community benefits including, 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.
Ed Barrett, Senior Planning Manager for Catesby Estates said; “By working closely with local stakeholders during the consultation process we were able to identify issues affecting local residents. We designed our scheme accordingly to provide a range of additional community benefits alongside the new homes.”
“We recognised the need for smaller properties in the area including bungalows, and adapted our housing mix which will help more families and young people to remain within or move into the village, as well as offering opportunities for those downsizing.”
Catesby Estates will now be working in partnership with a housebuilder for the delivery of the new homes, with first residents expected to take occupation early 2021.