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Sixty-six homes on site of former Hardwick Industrial Estate, in Bury St Edmunds, win approval




Proposals to complete a housing development in Bury St Edmunds originally granted planning approval in 2007 were given the green light today.

The scheme, for 66 homes with parking, garages and landscaping on the former Hardwick Industrial Estate, in Laundry Lane, were discussed by West Suffolk Council's development control committee.

Phase one of the development was completed nearly a decade ago, with the new plans forming the second – and final – phase.

Proposed second phase at the former Hardwick Industrial Estate (43378199)
Proposed second phase at the former Hardwick Industrial Estate (43378199)

Bury Town Council had objected to the scheme on the grounds of access, design, lack of outside space, density, mass and height of homes.

Laura Dudley-Smith, agent for Strutt and Parker, told the meeting: "The fact that this site has remained unvelivered for 12 years shows the constraints of the previous scheme.

"We hope that the updated scheme presents an improved version of that previously considered acceptable and that this, along with the increased certainty of the delivery of this site that this application is able to offer, will allow you to agree with your officers' recommendation to approve the development."

Proposed second phase at the former Hardwick Industrial Estate (43378197)
Proposed second phase at the former Hardwick Industrial Estate (43378197)

All 15 members voted to approve the scheme.

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