Plans to build 132 homes plus a new primary school on farmland in a Suffolk village have taken a step forward with the submission of a reserved matters application.

East Suffolk Council had already granted outline planning consent for the development on arable land, but now Bellway Homes has submitted a further application relating to the appearance, internal layout, landscaping and other design elements.

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A spokesperson for the developer said the latest submission would determine the final design and details of the development in High Road, Trimley St Martin.

He added: "The development will deliver upon the agreed outline consent for 132 new homes, including 46 new affordable homes.

"The development will also deliver land for a new primary school and over 1.5 hectares of new public open space.

"Bellway have been consulting with Trimley St Martin Parish Council and, following ongoing dialogue, Bellway intend to deliver a new community defibrillator for the village as part of the proposal."

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East Anglian Daily Times: The land that is set to be developed by Bellway Homes in Trimley St MartinThe land that is set to be developed by Bellway Homes in Trimley St Martin (Image: Richard Cornwell)

In December 2021, the EADT reported how the plans had been expected as the local plan said the site could accommodate up to 150 homes plus the two-form entry school and pre-school, with open space.

At the time, the initial 60-pupil school and early years centre was estimated to cost £1.2million while longer term plans for an expanded primary on the site would cost £8.6m.

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The plans relate to 17 acres of land next to and at the rear of Reeve Lodge sheltered housing complex.

The earlier plans included the addition of an area of land south of Gun Lane to provide a meadow and informal path for recreational purposes, including dog walking.