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Builder hopes to start construction this summer

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 April 2017 | UPDATED: 17:00 21 April 2017

Bloor Homes have announced plans for a new homes developemnt near Woods Lane, Melton, Woodbridge

Bloor Homes have announced plans for a new homes developemnt near Woods Lane, Melton, Woodbridge

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Bloor Homes announces plans for 180 new homes north of Woods Lane, Melton

Bloor Homes has acquired the land for a major housing development in Melton, near Woodbridge.

The developer is planning to build 180 new homes on a 20.4 acre site to the north of Woods Lane (A1152) and east of the A12.

Outline planning permission for the scheme was granted in September 2015, and the developer is now preparing to submit a reserved matters application.

Subject to approval, work could begin in the summer.

The proposed development will comprise a range of two to five-bedroom homes, including two and three bedroom bungalows.

There will also be more than seven acres of open space and a new network of footpaths and cycleways on site.

Terry Tedder, regional managing director for Bloor Homes Eastern, said: “There is a severe shortage of land for new homes in the Suffolk Coastal District and this site will help to deliver much-needed private and affordable housing for the area.

“We are therefore pleased to have acquired the land for our proposed development, which is an important step in bringing the scheme to fruition.

“The site is positioned in an attractive and sustainable location, close to the centre of both Woodbridge and Melton, and will provide a sensitive extension to the settlement of Woodbridge.

“Set amidst farmland and mixed woodland, the development will enhance existing areas of green space around the edge of the site, including the creation of a linear park with a children’s play area.

“The development will also provide improvements to schools, highways, open space, footpaths and cycle ways through the Community Infrastructure Levy requirement totalling around £2 million.”

“We are now in the process of finalising our reserved matters application for the scheme, and subject to approval, we hope to start construction work on the first homes in the summer.”

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