Scheme for 130 homes is approved
- Credit: UDB
Detailed plans to build up to 130 homes on a former orchard near Sudbury have been approved.
Babergh District Council had been recommended to give the go-ahead for the scheme in a six hectare field off Waldingfield Road in Chilton.
The project had been submitted by Anderson design & Build of Chelmsford and had outline planning permission.
A meeting of the council's planning committee heard there were objections from bodies including Historic England, The Gardens Trust, and the Sudbury Society.
Also opposed is Lady Hart of Chilton Hall, whose Grade II* listed home overlooks the site and who believes a construction access on Waldingfield Road at the north east corner of the site would have a long-term impact on Chilton Hall.
You may also want to watch:
But planning committee chairman Peter Beer said: "Following careful public debate, the reserved matters application for 130 homes on Waldingfield Road, Chilton has been approved - subject to the developers submitting a detailed planting specification and method statement in engagement with the parish council.
"This development will provide much-needed housing within the district and I'm pleased that the developer and parish council were able to work together to put forward an agreeable amendment to the committee."
- 1 Caravan owners furious after park suddenly blocks sales of properties
- 2 Engineers repair water main which flooded A14 roundabout
- 3 Matchday Recap: Blues cruise to victory at Fratton Park
- 4 The Suffolk pub serving a gourmet Sunday lunch three days a week
- 5 Portsmouth 0-4 Ipswich Town: Blues deliver Cook's biggest win as boss
- 6 'Our most complete performance of the season' - Cook on 4-0 win at Portsmouth
- 7 Former Suffolk school leaders found guilty of professional misconduct
- 8 Ratings: How the Ipswich Town players performed in their 4-0 win at Pompey
- 9 Family pay tribute to former Suffolk headteacher who has passed away
- 10 Framlingham taxi driver lives double life as Chateau Diaries star