December 6 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Developers are today set to unveil designs for a new housing project in a Suffolk village.
A community consultation will be held this evening in Bromeswell, near Woodbridge, where plans will be shared for 26 homes, a park with tennis courts and a play area, a site for a new village hall and public allotments.
The proposal is yet to be submitted to district council planning officers, but developers are keen to hear feedback on the designs before making an official application.
The site of the proposed development lies adjacent to Hill Farm, at the Old Vineyard in Common Lane, owned by James Foskett Farms, and falls within an area east of the A12 highlighted for new housing by Suffolk Coastal.
Developers say the number of homes within the proposed 1.2-hectare site would match the property density in the rest of Bromeswell village - about 23-26 per hectare.
The plans are being presented by Jerry Tate Architects and Woodbridge Estate and Land at Bromeswell village hall from 5pm to 8pm.
Patrick Hockley, of Woodbridge Estate and Land, said the development aimed to become an “exemplar for sustainable design in Suffolk”, utilising the close proximity of Bromeswell village centre to enhance local amenities, providing new community space. Plans also include the planting of new indigenous trees, to be carried out following a survey and impact assessment by an independent specialist.
Housing would be made up of 10 four-five bedroom detached properties, eight three-four bed semis, three two-three bed terraces and five one-two bed terraces. Together, the plots within a tree-lined “green buffer” bordering the estate boundary.
Mr Hockley said a new footpath connection to Bromeswell Common is also included in the proposal, as well as space available for the construction of a new village hall.
Rob Cutts, clerk of Bromeswell parish council, said: “We understand these are very much outline proposals, so would like people to look at them and make their views known to the parish council for when a full application is made.”