Plans to build 269 homes on the edge of two Suffolk villages have taken a step forward after the plot was sold to Taylor Wimpey.

Pigeon Investment Management Ltd was appointed in 2016 to promote 58 acres of agricultural land east of Norwich Road and off Church Lane on the border of Claydon and Barham for residential development.

Following consultations and negotiations with planners, Mid Suffolk District Council granted Pigeon outline planning permission in January last year for the 38-acre site to be used for up to 269 homes.

The consent also includes a reserved site for a pre-school and primary school, an area for community use and amenity space, including an extension to the grounds of St Mary and St Peter’s Church, including a car park.

Taylor Wimpey said it was currently preparing a reserved matters planning application for the details of the development including the mix, layout and design of the homes, which will have an affordable allocation of 35 per cent.

The homes will include one- and two-bed apartments, two- and three-bed bungalows, and two- to five-bed houses.

Pigeon sold the plot following marketing by Lacy Scott & Knight.  

Image source: Pigeon Investment Management Ltd

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