First look at designs for 104 homes set for rural Suffolk village
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Designs for more than 100 homes which were controversially given permission for a rural village in Suffolk have been revealed.
The new homes, which will be built by developer Linden LLP were given planning permission in March 2018 as part of a huge 191 home housing estate.
The first stage of the development - which accounts for 87 homes - is already underway however, before the second stage can start a number of conditions must be met, including setting out designs for the buildings.
The homes are planned for land to the north of Norton Road and will comprise of a mixture of one, two, three and four bedroom properties.
In the designs Linden LLP show that there will be a variety of housing styles including a mix of coloured render, red and buff brick.
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This variety in house types and materials is considered to be in keeping with the wider context of Thurston.
The new properties are part of a number of planning application which will see 800 homes built in the area, nearly doubling the size of the village.
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At a Mid Suffolk planning meeting in January a further 210 homes planned for land south west of Beyton Road were approved and a decision on another 210 on land to the east of Ixworth Road was deferred.
At the time of the January meeting, a spokeswoman for Thurston Parish Council said: “Thurston is a rural village which has grown organically over the years but still has a legacy road system consisting of narrow bridges, winding roads and junctions which are at or close to capacity.
“Thurston does not have a doctors surgery and only has infrequent bus services to neighbouring facilities.
“No significant investment in infrastructure has or will occur as a result of these developments despite a doubling in the size of the village.”
Another potential development in the village, could see a 420-place primary school constructed in Norton Road.
If the school does goes ahead, it would replace the current Thurston Primary Academy - which only currently has room for just over 200 pupils at its School Lane site - thereby doubling its capacity.
The school would feature 14 classrooms along with a large hall, library and food science suite.