Controversial plans for a new Haverhill development have been approved nearly six years after the application was initially submitted.

Under the new plans, 30 houses will be built on development land on Brickfields Drive, Haverhill.

An outline planning application for the residential development was approved in 2017 and expired in August last year.

However, West Suffolk Council's planning officer stated they were "satisfied" that the application remains valid and will now have two years to implement the development. 

Haverhill Town Council objected to the application saying the means of access was a major concern as there were "already a lot of cars and vans" parking on Hales Barn Road.

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The council said it posed problems for ambulances and bin lorries, meaning construction traffic would only exarcebate the congestion.

The council added: "This is an overdevelopment of the site and amended layout has not addressed any of our previous concerns, therefore our objection still stands."