Haverhill residents invited to have their say on proposed housing development

Haverhill residents are being to have their say on new home plans. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Haverhill residents are being to have their say on new home plans. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

Residents in Haverhill are being invited to have their say on proposals for a new 94-home development.

Plans are being drawn up for 94 new homes, including 30% affordable housing and public open space, on land off Chapelwent Road.

The proposed development site, which lies south of Chapelwent Road and west of Howe Road, was originally identified for a middle school as part of the Hales Barn Farm development.

Following the reorganisation of schooling in Suffolk to a two-tier system, the school was never brought forward and the site has been allocated for housing in St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s Haverhill Vision 2031 document.

Further information about the proposals will be unveiled during a public exhibition at Haverhill Arts Centre on Friday, March 2, between 4pm and 7pm.


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The public consultation event will give local residents, businesses, community groups and other interested parties the chance to find out more about the scheme and discuss the plans with developer Taylor Wimpey.

Comments received from those who attend the event will help to shape the development proposals before a detailed planning application is finalised for submission to St Edmundsbury Borough Council in April.

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Jordan Last, senior planning co-ordinator for Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, said: “As a considerate, responsible developer, we want to give people the chance to have their say on development plans for their area.

“Anyone who comes along to our public exhibition on Friday, March 2, will be able to speak to members of our project team to find out more about our proposals and provide their feedback to help us develop and refine the emerging scheme.”

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