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Bury St Edmunds site for 1,800 homes focus of deal between developer and landowner

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A developer is working with a landowner on a Bury St Edmunds site for more than 1,800 homes.

Jaynic has signed a land promotion deal on a 270-acre site on Rougham Hill to the south of the A14.

It is next to Abbots Vale, a scheme which has planning consent for 1,250 homes, community facilities and a primary school.

The Bury St Edmunds site on Rougham Hill outlined in red. Picture: Sealand Aerial
The Bury St Edmunds site on Rougham Hill outlined in red. Picture: Sealand Aerial

The site has been identified in the West Suffolk Local Plan, a framework for growth over the next 18 years which is up for consultation.

An early assessment suggests the site would be suitable for more than 1,800 homes as well as employment opportunities and other facilities.

Jonathan Lloyd, director of Hazells which is the agent for the landowner, said it had sold 'two of the most significant residential development sites in Bury St Edmunds' under the area's existing local plan.

He said: "This latest 270-acre site is a potential further extension to the strategic growth of Bury St Edmunds and our client was keen to ensure that it received the best planning and promotional assistance possible.

"The selection of Jaynic as land promoter fulfils these requirements to the full and we are delighted at their appointment.”

Andrew Anderson, director of Jaynic responsible for the site, added: “We are delighted to have secured this agreement and equally pleased that Jaynic’s representations on behalf of the landowner have helped secure a draft allocation in the council’s draft plan.

"We now look forward to engaging with all stakeholders to ensure that a sustainable new scheme can be delivered for the benefit of the town."