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Seven months after the developer won its appeal to be able to build about 150 homes at Haverhill Research Park, the scheme is going out to public consultation.

The consultation opens on Monday and relates to the construction of the second phase of 'The Arboretum' development.

Plans are currently being drawn up for approximately 148 new homes, 44 of which will be affordable properties, following on from an outline planning application submitted by Jaynic Investments LLP to West Suffolk Council in May 2019.

That application for outline planning permission was denied by the council but In April, Jaynic was told its appeal to the Planning Inspectorate had been successful.

The location of the second phase of the The Arboretum housing development at Haverhill Research Park. Image: Taylor Wimpey
The location of the second phase of the The Arboretum housing development at Haverhill Research Park. Image: Taylor Wimpey

The site, which lies between Three Counties Way, the A1307 and the A1017, and close to the Flying Shuttle pub and The EpiCentre, was originally allocated as employment land within the Local Plan.

For nine years Jaynic marketed the land for research and development businesses but a lack of commercial interest led to the current situation.

Once complete, there will be a mix of one-to-five-bedroom properties, including some apartments.

The layout for the housing scheme. Image: Taylor Wimpey
The layout for the housing scheme. Image: Taylor Wimpey

The scheme will also contribute approximately £1.5m towards local services and infrastructure, including local schooling, healthcare and road improvements.

Andrew Wright, design & planning manager for Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, said: “We are keen to engage with local residents, businesses and interested parties to allow them to have their say on development plans for their area.

"The feedback we receive from local residents is invaluable and helps us develop and refine our emerging proposals, before a detailed planning application is finalised for submission to West Suffolk Council in the new year.”

This public consultation will be carried out electronically and the information will be available to view HERE from 8am on Monday.

The deadline for feedback is December 24 and comments can be emailed to the teams involved at .