Eye: Council to discuss proposals for huge development of Eye Airfield

Eye Airfield

Eye Airfield

A council is set to debate options for the development of a business park which could create up to 3,000 jobs.

Mid Suffolk District Council’s executive will look at the future of Eye Airfield when they meet next week.

Proposals for the 333-acre area of land in north Suffolk could see new housing and business zones created to boost the economy.

The council is looking at different planning options so it can best implement the Eye Airfield Development Framework document.

The development would be phased over three stages with areas earmarked for IT and energy businesses.

The south of the site would see allotments and orchards established, as well as cycle and footpaths to connect the town to the business park.

The airfield has recently had two huge wind turbines – both standing at 130metres in height – built at transport firm The Roy Humphrey Group’s premises.

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Plans are also being put forward for a £200million gas-fired power station on the airfield.

Homeowners expressed concern over the station plans at a recent Eye Town Council meeting.

Mid Suffolk’s executive committee is due to meet on Monday at its Needham Market headquarters at 10am.