A major new 2,000 home development close to BT's headquarters in Suffolk has been launched with the opening of two show homes, despite community concerns about delays to associated infrastructure.

The Brightwell Lakes scheme has opened with the two show homes- four and five-bedroom detached properties – while the first completed homes are expected in the spring.

However, as reported in the EADT in September, community leaders have expressed concerns that facilities, including a doctors' surgery and a 1,800 pupil school, will not be delivered until later.

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Waldringfield Parish Council chair Ian Kay also feared the homes would generate an increase in traffic, potentially jeopardising the safety of residents and members of the public.

The site is being developed in stages, with the first phase involving 122 two, three, four and five-bedroom homes aimed at young professionals and growing families.

The £100 million-plus project will also include a new convenience store, community centre, sports ground, open space, outdoor play areas, community orchards and a 1.5-acre employment area.

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A Brightwell Lakes Forum has been set up involving represents of local councils to discuss the development, to the south and east of Adastral Park, where BT is based.

Caroline Carter, sales and marketing director at developer Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, said: "Our Brightwell Lakes development is a testament to our dedication to providing quality homes and nurturing thriving communities.

"We are excited to share this stunning project with the public and we believe it offers something for everyone.

"From spacious family homes to fantastic transport links, the perfect place to call home if you’re looking for a balanced lifestyle and want to enjoy life in a welcoming local community."