Time permitted for Martlesham and Kesgrave homes comments is extended

The land in Kesgrave off Bell Lane which could be part of a 300-home development.

The land in Kesgrave off Bell Lane which could be part of a 300-home development.

Consultation deadlines for two developments which would provide 515 new homes have been changed because of the Christmas period.

Suffolk Coastal said people now have until 9am on Monday, January 18 to submit written representations about the projects.

Persimmon Homes has submitted plans for 300 homes and a primary school east of Bell Lane, Kesgrave, while Gladman Developments has applied to build 215 homes off Top Street, Martlesham, at the back of Dukes Park, Woodbridge.

Persimmon Homes’ scheme was first put forward at a public exhibition two years ago and the company said the redrafted proposals sought to address concerns raised by residents over traffic and education issues.

Gladman Developments said the site on the border of Woodbridge and Martlesham offers the “logical extension” of the town, helping to satisfy the “increasing need” for housing in the district.

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Comments can be made using the online submission links on the webpages for the applications on the Suffolk Coastal District Council website or via email to d.c.admin@eastsuffolk.gov.uk, or by post to Planning Department, Melton Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1AU.

The comments should include the application reference number – DC/15/4788/OUT for the Martlesham project, and DC/15/4672/OUT for the Kesgrave scheme.

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