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Green light for new local centre at Bury St Edmunds Marham Park development



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A shop could be operating at a growing Bury St Edmunds housing estate this time next year, after plans were given the green light by West Suffolk Council.

A new local centre will be built at Marham Park by FPC Marham Park, a joint venture between Sheppard Developments and Foundation Property and Capital PLC.

The centre will include a new 4,000sqft Co-op convenience store on the ground floor and five two-bedroom apartments for private sale on the first floor.

A computer generated image of the new Marham Park local centre, which has been given the go-ahead (52953222)
A computer generated image of the new Marham Park local centre, which has been given the go-ahead (52953222)

Work on the local centre is expected to start in the the new year and completed by autumn 2022.

Marham Park is Countryside’s 200-acre village-style development which will eventually provide around 1,000 new homes and 65-acres of parkland and open spaces.

To date more than 525 new homes and a care home have been built and occupied.

Martin Leach, managing director of Countryside strategic land and major projects, said: "We are delighted FPC Marham Park has come on board to deliver the local centre at the development and it now has the green light for its delivery.

"When complete, it will provide residents at Marham Park and the wider area with the convenience of having a leading supermarket on their doorstep.”

Ben Sheppard, Sheppard Developments managing director, said: "It is fantastic to have the go-ahead.

"In addition to household goods and groceries, Co-op stores are renowned for being at the centre of their communities, making it a great addition for Marham Park. We are delighted to have the supermarket on board.”

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