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Suffolk County Council's plans to create 114 homes on farm land between A14 and Bramford Road, near Ipswich, submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council




County council plans to develop 114 homes on underused county farm land in Bramford have been submitted for planning permission.

Suffolk County Council in June outlined early proposals to utilise 11 hectares of land between the A14 and Bramford Road for its housebuilding ambitions.

That was ahead of a pre-application public consultation, with the formal outline plans now having been lodged with Mid Suffolk District Council.

The plans propose to utilise 11 hectares of land between the A14 and Bramford Road in Bramford. Picture: Google Maps
The plans propose to utilise 11 hectares of land between the A14 and Bramford Road in Bramford. Picture: Google Maps

The proposals are currently open for public comments and statutory consultee responses, before going to one of the council's development control committees later this year.

The council, in its application report prepared by Phase 2 Planning and Development Ltd, said it would "exceed the current building construction standards in order to reduce the carbon footprint of these homes and provide an exemplary form of development".

It continued: "Suffolk County Council’s key objectives for this site are to utilise their own land to increase the supply of new homes and play their part in contributing towards addressing local and county wide housing shortfalls; and to use their land to assist with addressing the climate emergency declared by the county council.

Illustrative layout designs for Suffolk County Council\'s Bramford 114 homes application. Picture: Suffolk County Council
Illustrative layout designs for Suffolk County Council\'s Bramford 114 homes application. Picture: Suffolk County Council

"These objectives can be achieved through delivering new homes on this windfall site that is within the ownership of SCC and is located within a sustainable location.

"In addition to delivering new local transport infrastructure that prioritises travel by walking and cycling, there are also opportunities to raise the standards of housing design and building to reduce the carbon footprint of this development, consequently responding positively to the climate emergency."

A priority junction will be created with Bramford Road as the main vehicle access to the new estate, as well as a dedicated pedestrian and cycle link to connect with nearby Ipswich.

Indicative housing mix numbers aim for 18 one-bed apartments, 31 two-bed houses, 47 three-bedroom properties and 18 houses with four beds.

Forty affordable homes are planned for the site.

It marks the latest application to develop land along the A14 corridor around villages near Ipswich, with the likes of Sproughton, Bramford, Claydon and Great Blakenham all being attractive to developers because of the close connections to the county town and the key dual carriageway.

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