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Bury St Edmunds: Decision on blueprint for new homes in north east of town

PUBLISHED: 14:10 16 June 2014 | UPDATED: 15:44 16 June 2014

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The masterplan for a major housing development in north-east Bury St Edmunds has been recommended for adoption.

Developer Berkeley is looking to build around 1,250 homes north-east of Bury St Edmunds on land bordering the Moreton Hall estate and the hamlet of Cattishall, near the village of Great Barton.

It is one of the five key strategic sites earmarked for new homes in the town in St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s draft Vision 2031 local plan.

Tomorrow, the borough council’s sustainable development working party will discuss Berkeley’s draft masterplan. Officers have recommended the committee moves to adopt it, subject to the approval of cabinet and full council.

A key concern from the community has been around the traffic impact in the area as a result of the new development, which has also been highlighted in the public consultation Berkeley has carried out.

The officers’ report, which is going before tomorrow’s meeting, said “significant changes” had been made to the draft masterplan following consultation.

Berkeley has said more than 130 people attended the public exhibitions on its proposed masterplan for the site and 115 people responded to the consultation.

The need for transport improvements came out as a “very important issue” for most people, followed by habitat creation to support wildlife and then open spaces.

At a public exhibition at Great Barton in November concerns over road infrastructure was a common thread among attendees, who highlighted the already busy through-road in Great Barton.

Car dependency will be reduced by a range of measures, the masterplan says, but transport infrastructure would be improved where necessary.

The masterplan must “not prejudice the ability of a bypass to be provided for Great Barton in the future,” the officers’ report said.

Previously, a spokesman for Berkeley said: “We are delighted that there has been such a strong response to our consultation.

“We believe that this shows just how much people care about the future of their town.”

The adopted masterplan will be used by Berkeley in the preparation of a planning application.

For more information visit www.northeast-bse.co.uk

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