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Plans for 300 new homes are to be revealed at village event.

People are being invited to view plans for a Taylor Wimpey development in Stowupland which also includes green space development, a community orchard and land for a new pre-school.

The site is a draft allocation in the emerging Babergh and Mid Suffolk local plan and the developer is in the process of preparing an outline application.

The site proposed for the 300 homes. Image: Taylor Wimpey
The site proposed for the 300 homes. Image: Taylor Wimpey

The local plan proposes sites for 460 new homes along the A14 corridor.

The plans will be unveiled at a special village 'Community Day' on Saturday, November 6 between 10.30am and 4.00pm at Stowupland Village Hall.

The councils' emerging local plan also includes land south of Church Road, Stowupland, for 18 homes, and land north of the B1115, Stowupland, for 143 dwellings, which both have planning consent.

The Taylor Wimpey site measures approximately 44 acres, and consists of grassland, intersected by hedgerows, mature trees and vegetation; to the north west of the site there are allotments.

The B1115 extends along the northern boundary of the site, with an existing development on the opposite side of the B1115. To the east of the site are individual detached homes and to the south west is an arable field.

To the south and south east is the A14, extending along the southern boundary and providing separation between Stowmarket and Stowupland.

The developers say they will be creating a biodiversity net gain by enhancing the existing established orchards as a ‘community orchard’, in addition to increasing access to green spaces including a circular walking route around the site to be used by the community.

The plans will also provide land for a new pre-school with 'green links' so that staff and children can use the play area and green spaces on-site.

The company states on its website: "We want to deliver a development which reflects the needs of the village, with affordable homes and a a mix of different sizes and types of home onsite to create opportunities for families looking for more space, those looking to buy their first home or to downsize.

"We will look to improve the A1128/B1115 junction as part of our future planning application. "We are speaking to the community, parish, district and county councils about how we can contribute to, or deliver, an appropriate improvement to this junction.

"We would welcome the opportunity to talk to people about our plans."

Due to the current situation with Covid-19 anyone wishing to attend the Community Day must register in advance and agree a timeslot for their visit by emailing contact@taylorwimpeystowupland.co.uk or calling 01449 700545.

A webinar to view the plans has also been scheduled for Wednesday, November 10 between 6.30 and 8.00pm. Anyone wishing the join the webinar is also asked to contact the developer with using the same method.

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