Rougham, near Bury St Edmunds, could see 13 new homes built according to plans by West Suffolk Council-owned Barley Homes
Thirteen new homes could be built in Rougham, near Bury St Edmunds, according to plans which have been submitted by a council-owned housing developer.
Barley Homes worked with West Suffolk Council to purchase land in Kingshall Street from the Rougham Estate to build a mix of detached and semi-detached homes in the village.
There will be nine three and four bedroom properties and four affordable homes, which include a mix of one and two bed properties. The houses will have sizeable back gardens with countryside views.
To improve energy efficiency and sustainability, each new home with high levels of insulation with solar panels to be installed on south or west facing roof slopes.
All homes will have heating and hot water provided through air sourced heat pumps with electrical vehicle charging points also installed.
As part of the development there will be new and retained native trees and hedges, an onsite open space area, and planting to the front of the development.
It is hoped once planning permission has been granted contractors will be able to start from early 2024.
West Suffolk Councillor, Richard O’Driscoll, chair of the shareholder advisory group, said: “Barley Homes is able to bring forward developments that contain affordable homes and are tailored for the local community.
“Simultaneously, it also provides an income back to West Suffolk Council to help support services at a time of national financial challenges for public services. Barley Homes has already successfully developed properties in Haverhill and I look forward to seeing Rougham move forward.”
The plans follow the delivery of two successful developments in Haverhill which are fully occupied and are also a mix of market and affordable homes.
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