Detailed plans for 86 homes in Elmswell have been submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council by Bloor Homes, after outline planning permission was obtained in January 2021.

The 14-acre scheme is on land off School Road, Elmswell, and includes a mix of one, two, three and four-bed homes, including 30 earmarked for affordable housing.

The scheme also includes a pre-school and will retain a 150-year-old oak tree which was previously going to be cut down, prior to a TPO being placed on it.

The planning statement for the project, by James Bailey Planning, said: “The benefits of the scheme include: delivery of an agreed level of housing, within an agreed sustainable location for Elmswell; a green frontage onto School Road, which will include open space; improved landscaping and green infrastructure that will add to the setting of this location; land for early years setting, protection and retention of important trees, and delivery of the cycleway and footway forming part of the wider project between Elmswell and Woolpit.

“In conclusion, the land north and west of School Road, Elmswell is an emerging allocated site, and already benefits from outline planning consent.

“The site is considered to be a very sustainable location, and the proposed development is in keeping with the principles agreed as part of the outline planning permission and is also in accordance with local and national policy and guidance.”

Outline permission was granted with six votes to one. It is not known when a decision is expected.

Image source: Bloor Homes

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