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Plans have been submitted to add a further 56 homes to a development in a Suffolk village

Original planning permission was granted in 2018 for up to 200 homes for land off Norton Road, Thurston.

The new application for full planning permission is for a further 56 properties at the site, including 20 affordable homes, together with access, infrastructure, landscaping and amenity space.

Norton Road, Thurston. Image: Google Earth
Norton Road, Thurston. Image: Google Earth

In a planning statement by Pegasus Design, on behalf of applicants Linden (Thurston LLP) the plan is described as "a highly desirable place to live for the 21st century and beyond".

It says: "The development of the site provides a unique opportunity to create a new neighbourhood, building on the distinctive character of the site.

"Creating housing choice and provide areas of truly accessible public open space, whilst improving public access across the site and the wider pedestrian network.

The plans are for a further 56 homes: Image: Pegasus Designs/Mid Suffolk Council
The plans are for a further 56 homes: Image: Pegasus Designs/Mid Suffolk Council

"The site layout is founded on best practice urban design principles, community integration and sustainable development, with strong links to the wider area.

The Land at Norton Road, Thurston will be a highly desirable place to live for the 21st century and beyond, reflecting the desirable elements of the local vernacular.

"The proposals respect the local character but also move the community towards a more sustainable future, through an increase in housing choice.

"Development will accord with the principles of high-quality design and best practice to create a townscape that is both varied, and yet sympathetic to its environment.

"The aim is to achieve a development with a strong identity and distinct sense of place, whilst at the same time integrating with the existing community."

Mid Suffolk District Council will discuss the plans no later than early April.